Author Archives: Grocery Headquarters

Sounding Board: When cyber-bullies attack

A conservative group of mothers took their protest online to criticize the name of a new Ben & Jerry’s flavor. What is the proper … Continue reading

Posted in 2011 12 Article Archives, Columns

Food Forum: Bridging the social media gap

Grocers need to tailor their social media outreach to older members of the Gen Y and Baby Boom generations. By Richard J. George How … Continue reading

Posted in 2011 12 Article Archives, Columns

Food Forum: Increase the power of the candy aisle

Clearing up the chaos and having an efficient assortment are just some ways to boost candy sales. By Timothy LeBel In these uncertain economic … Continue reading

Posted in 2011 12 Article Archives, Columns

Talking Shop with… Jim Mozer

The vice president/general manager of refrigeration marketing and the integrated products division of Emerson Climate Technologies says that compressor technology is crucial to refrigeration … Continue reading

Posted in 2011 12 Article Archives, Talking Shop

Talking Shop with… Elizabeth Webb

The cause marketing manager for DS Waters says that water is the perfect product to promote breast cancer awareness throughout the year. Grocery Headquarters: … Continue reading

Posted in 2011 12 Article Archives, Talking Shop

Economizing with equipment

With space and budget dollars at a premium, grocers are looking for economical deli and bakery equipment. By Kim Ann Zimmermann Whether via money, … Continue reading

Posted in 2011 12 Article Archives, Equipment, Design & Operations

Nonfoods Talk: When the pipeline is overflowing

New nonfoods items keep arriving, but there is no more room on the shelves. What can grocers do? By Seth Mendelson An executive from … Continue reading

Posted in 2011 12 Article Archives, Columns, Nonfoods for Profit

Battery sales recharging

To build the category, grocers need to broaden their offerings and increase visibility to capture impulse sales. By Carol Radice Battery sales showed signs … Continue reading

Posted in 2011 12 Article Archives, Nonfoods for Profit

Frozen food forte

From appetizers to snack foods to entrees, the better-for-you frozen food category is heating up. By Carol Radice Time-pressed consumers are always looking for … Continue reading

Posted in 2011 12 Article Archives, Selling Wellness

A team effort

Some consumers watch the Super Bowl with a small group of family and friends huddled around the TV. For others it has become a much larger event. However fans chose to enjoy the game, one thing is consistent, a lot of food will be consumed. Continue reading

Posted in 2011 12 Article Archives, Focus on Fresh

Pushing protein

Supermarkets stronghold as the primary channel where consumers make food purchases has never been more precarious.

Target and Walmart have entered the fresh produce arena. Continue reading

Posted in 2011 12 Article Archives, Focus on Fresh

Fitness in the food bowl

Pet foods and treats that offer nutritional value continue to be favorites among consumers. By Craig Levitt There is an old wives’ tale that … Continue reading

Posted in 2011 12 Article Archives, Center Store

Ethnic Supermarkets Industry: Growing Hispanic and Asian Markets Have Kept Performance Strong

  The Ethnic Supermarkets industry is forecast to continue enjoying growth over the five years to 2016,according to IBISWorld, publisher of industry research. A … Continue reading

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Million dollar sports stars

Supervalu has committed $1 million to sponsor 1,542 youth sports teams in markets where its Acme, Albertsons, Cub Foods, Farm Fresh, Jewel-Osco and Shaw’s/Star … Continue reading

Posted in Promotions, What's New

Golden chicken

Gold’n Plump chicken wants to make consumers’ love for chicken literally as good as gold with its Gold’n Chicken Challenge. Through Dec. 11, consumers … Continue reading

Posted in Promotions, What's New

Healthy eating oasis

What do people living in quaint clapboard houses on the Kansas prairie, Southside Chicago tenements, shotgun houses in New Orleans’ Ninth Ward and the battered row houses of gritty North Philadelphia have in common?
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Posted in 2011 12 Article Archives, Cover Stories

Alouette Cheese’s In-store and Online Tintin Promotion

Alouette Cheese is launching an in-store and online promotion for the release of the upcoming movie, The Adventures of Tintin. Alouette will join the … Continue reading

Posted in Perishables, What's New

Chiquita to Consolidate Corporate Headquarters in Charlotte

Chiquita Brands International, Inc. today announced plans to relocate its corporate headquarters to Charlotte, North Carolina, from the company’s current location in Cincinnati, Ohio. … Continue reading

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Take Heart: Defibrillators Are Now In Wegmans Stores

By the end of 2011, every Wegmans store will have at least two public-access defibrillators on site to assist a customer or employee who … Continue reading

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$8.5 Billion Natural HBC Market Resists Recession

Natural health and beauty care (HBC) product sales through all U.S. retail channels will reach $8.5 billion in 2011, according to “Natural and Organic … Continue reading

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Armour Lunchkits with Apples

Armour has introduced Armour Active Packs, a new line of portable lunchkits with sliced apples and wholesome ingredients. All four varieties of Active Packs … Continue reading

Posted in Perishables, What's New

Weight Watchers Fresh Meals Expand Product Line

Greencore USA announces the growth of the Weight Watchers Fresh Meals product line. “In November, we will add five new meals to the current … Continue reading

Posted in Perishables, What's New

Chobani announces first international distribution

Chobani, the popular-yogurt brand in the U.S., is now international. Beginning this month, they will bring their yogurt, along with their Nothing But Good … Continue reading

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Mamma Chia

A new beverage company, Mamma Chia, has launched an organic chia seed beverage to the market that, official say, “is bringing an entirely new … Continue reading

Posted in Wellness, What's New

Food Retail Industry Applauds WTO Ruling on COOL

The Food Marketing Institute (FMI) issued the following statement today from Regulatory Counsel Erik Lieberman regarding the World Trade Organization’s Dispute Settlement Panel Report … Continue reading

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