Author Archives: Grocery Headquarters

FMI Food Retail Show 2012

The Food Marketing Institute’s Food Retail Show 2012 was a hit. It was packed with food, equipment and packaging manufacturers, all featuring something hot … Continue reading

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Duncan Hines Frosting Creations

Duncan Hines Frosting Creations consists of a 12-ounce can of white base frosting and individual flavor packets, which the consumer stirs into the base … Continue reading

Posted in Grocery, What's New

IPC Announces 2012 Retail Display Contest Winners

The Idaho Potato Commission has announced the winners of its 2012 Retail Display Contest. The contest awarded more than $150,000 in cash and prizes, including … Continue reading

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Del Monte Fresh Avocado Pulp Wins Superior Taste Award

Del Monte Fresh Produce, N.A., Inc. has been awarded the Superior Taste Award with the maximum three stars for its fresh Hass Avocado Pulp … Continue reading

Posted in Perishables, What's New

Oneonta Starr Ranch Growers and Columbia Valley Fruit Team Up

Oneonta Starr Ranch Growers has taken a larger leap into the organic sector. The grower, packer and shipper of Northwest apples, pears, cherries and stone fruit, … Continue reading

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United Fresh 2012 Attendees Honor Best New Products

United Fresh, AMI and FMI attendees chose this year’s New Product Award winners from 27 fresh fruit and vegetable innovations in the categories of … Continue reading

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WMMB Introduces Picks & Bites

An engaging new promotion concept from Wisconsin Milk Marketing Board offers diverse and versatile marketing opportunities. Wisconsin Cheese Picks & Bites is a program … Continue reading

Posted in Promotions, What's New

FMI Establishes Industry Toolkit on Sustainable Seafood Sourcing

At the FMI2012 Sustainability Solutions Center, the Food Marketing Institute (FMI) released its first Sustainable Seafood Toolkit, a free resource providing food retail answers … Continue reading

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Publix Earns National Recognition for Community Support

The United Way recognized Publix Super Markets, Inc. with two Summit awards for philanthropic engagement and community impact. Publix’s 2011 United Way campaign raised … Continue reading

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Sealed Air’s Cryovac Food Packaging Honored With American Meat Institute Supplier of the Year Award

Sealed Air’s Cryovac Food Packaging today was awarded the American Meat Institute’s (AMI) Supplier of the Year during the 2012 AMI Meat, Poultry & … Continue reading

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A refreshing coffee break

The company introduced a line of ready-to-drink energy drinks called Refreshers. Made with green coffee extract from 100% Arabica beans, the sparkling beverage contains … Continue reading

Posted in Grocery, What's New

Price Chopper Honored for Sustainability Efforts

Price Chopper was recognized by GXT Green for its siginificant contributions to sustainability efforts and was named to the 2012 GXT Earth Day Honor … Continue reading

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Deodorant Industry Sees Continued Growth

The deodorant and antiperspirant industry continues to enjoy the sweet smell of success…seeing a 16% growth between 2006 and 2011 and according to Mintel’s … Continue reading

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Inaugural FMI Foundation Gala Raises $685,000

The Food Marketing Institute (FMI) Foundation hosted its inaugural Industry Leadership Dinner, raising $685,000 through the support of its food retailer members, suppliers and esteemed … Continue reading

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FMI Speaks: The State of the Food Retail Industry

The Food Marketing Institute (FMI) previewed the findings of its 2012 U.S. Grocery Shopper trends research in a presentation by FMI President and CEO … Continue reading

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FMI Announces Grand Prize Winners of 2012 Store Manager Awards

The Food Marketing Institute (FMI) announced the 12th annual Store Manager Award Grand Prize Winners at FMI2012. The three winners were chosen from nine … Continue reading

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Produce for Kids Spring Campaign Kicks Off

Produce for Kids is gearing up for its annual Get Healthy, Give Hope campaign, working with 16 supermarket grocery store chains across the country to help raise … Continue reading

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FirstFruits Marketing Donates 250,000 Pounds of Apples

Together with retail partners, FirstFruits Marketing donated over 250,000 pounds of fresh apples to food shelves across the U.S. and Canada through the 2012 … Continue reading

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NPD Group: Private Label Foods Continues to Rise, Satisfaction Declining

The number of consumers using private label food and beverage products continues to rise, but U.S. consumers are losing their enthusiasm for these value-oriented … Continue reading

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Future Forces: Who will you trust?

The consumers’ quest for naturalness is really a continuing search for healthy living. By Patrick Kiernan Something happens to your view of life when … Continue reading

Posted in 2012 05 Article Archives, Columns

Talking Shop with… George Latella

George Latella, visiting professor of food marketing at Saint Joseph’s University, discusses the role of technology in food retailing. Grocery Headquarters: Is it fair … Continue reading

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Taking to the airwaves and shelves

Backed by marketing muscle, the As Seen on TV category can be profitable for grocers. Suppliers in the As Seen on TV category have … Continue reading

Posted in 2012 05 Article Archives, Nonfoods for Profit, Uncategorized

Sales Review: Deli dips, toppings & spreads

Posted in 2012 05 Article Archives, Focus on Fresh, Perishables Group Sales Reviews

Talking Shop with… Peter Charness

The president of Manthan Systems says retailers can use business intelligence to uncover many small opportunities that can add up to big profits. Grocery … Continue reading

Posted in 2012 05 Article Archives, Talking Shop

Sales review: Refrigerated dressings

Posted in 2012 05 Article Archives, Focus on Fresh, Perishables Group Sales Reviews