Author Archives: Grocery Headquarters

American Meat Institute Foundation Announce New Animal Welfare Training

The American Meat Institute Foundation (AMIF) and Alchemy Systems, the leader in innovative training solutions for the global workforce, today announced that they have … Continue reading

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Two Produce Industry Leaders Honored with LGMA Golden Checkmark Award

Two leaders from the retail and foodservice buying community were honored by the California Leafy Greens Marketing Agreement at the Produce Marketing Association’s Fresh … Continue reading

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Wegmans Enters New England

Wegmans Food Market’s first New England store at Routes 9 and 20 in Northborough, Massachusetts opened Sunday, October 16. At 138,000 square feet, the Northborough … Continue reading

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Bakery Sales Rise With Smaller Portions, Sweets Innovation

Sales at in-store supermarket bakeries climbed through the first half of 2011, fueled by trends like smaller portion sizes, innovative donuts and pies, and … Continue reading

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Fresh Fruit and Vegetable Program Increases Kids’ Consumption of Fruits and Vegetables by Fifteen Percent

The Fresh Fruit and Vegetable Program (FFVP) increases the consumption of fresh fruits and vegetables by children at participating schools by one quarter of … Continue reading

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Fresh Summit State of the Industry Address Focuses on a New Perspective for Growth

Rapid advances in technology, the continued enhancement of Internet-based marketing, and the democratization of information are just some of the forces that ushered in … Continue reading

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SymphonyIRI Report Takes a New Look at Private Label Trends

It wasn’t so long ago that many shoppers were embarrassed to be seen with a private label product in their cart. Today, nearly everyone … Continue reading

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Dole Food Company Acquires SunnyRidge Farm

The Dole Food Company announced that it has acquired all of the capital stock of the parent of SunnyRidge Farm, one of the top … Continue reading

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Fish Grown On Land? Yes! They’re Grown in the US and They’re at Wegmans

Bronzini and orata — two fish prized by Mediterranean peoples for centuries — are now products of the United States available at Wegmans Food … Continue reading

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Chiquita Joins the Arby’s Foundation Mission to End Childhood Hunger in America

Chiquita Brands joined the Arby’s Foundation in their effort to help eliminate childhood hunger in America.  The charitable arm of Arby’s Restaurant Group, the … Continue reading

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Whole Foods Market Helps Shoppers Combat Cold and Flu Season

As part of its “Be Good to Your Whole Body” campaign in its Whole Body departments, Whole Foods Market focuses on immune support to … Continue reading

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List vs Impulse – How Shoppers Really Decide

For years the retailing industry has debated between those who argue a shopper’s mind is mostly made up before they even enter the store … Continue reading

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Survey Reveals that Half of Canadians Always Check Grocery Flyers Before Shopping

Global market research firm Synovate released a new study showing that 47% of Canadian households always check grocery flyers before shopping. A further 24% … Continue reading

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SUPERVALU and Its Family of Stores Commit $1 Million to Sponsor Local Youth Sports

SUPERVALU INC. has committed $1 million to sponsor 1,542 youth sports teams in markets where its ACME, ALBERTSONS, Cub Foods,FARM FRESH, JEWEL-OSCO and SHAWS/STAR … Continue reading

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Retail Executive of the Year

As CEO of Green Hills Farms Super Market, Gary Hawkins leveraged technology and local vendors to build loyalty. By John Karolefski Over the years, … Continue reading

Posted in 2011 10 Article Archives, Cover Stories

Stop the presses!

Housed on a site where Bibles and dime-store novels were once printed, Food City’s newest flagship is a best-seller encyclopedic emporium of fresh produce, … Continue reading

Posted in 2011 10 Article Archives, Retail Spotlights

New spin cycle

More scents, formulations and a renewed emphasis on sustainability are transforming the detergent and household cleaner aisle. By Richard Turcsik Want to keep your … Continue reading

Posted in 2011 10 Article Archives, Center Store

Fresh from the field

Coming to Atlanta this month, PMA’s Fresh Summit is back— and it is packed with innovation. By Elizabeth Louise Hatt From growers to shippers … Continue reading

Posted in 2011 10 Article Archives, Focus on Fresh

Raising a fingerling for potatoes

As consumers look to replicate meals they enjoy in restaurants and see on TV, specialty potatoes continue to grow in popularity. By Craig Levitt … Continue reading

Posted in 2011 10 Article Archives, Focus on Fresh

United stands on wellness

United Supermarkets’ Living Well initiative earns the chain Grocery Headquarters’ “Wellness Retailer of the Year” recognition. By Deena M. Amato-McCoy Many supermarkets created wellness … Continue reading

Posted in 2011 10 Article Archives, Selling Wellness

Health & wellness purchasing trends revisited

In Phase III work on studying the Consumer Shop ping Habits for Wellness and Environmentally Conscious Life styles, the Global Market Develop- ment Center … Continue reading

Posted in 2011 10 Article Archives, Selling Wellness

Smart snacks

Manufacturers continue to innovate the better-for-you snack category, but the question remains—where is the best place for retailers to merchandise product? By Carol Radice … Continue reading

Posted in 2011 10 Article Archives, Selling Wellness

Holiday rush

Retailers are hoping for some holiday cheer in the nonfoods Aisles as suppliers roll out seasonal items for entertaining, decorating and gifting. By Carol … Continue reading

Posted in 2011 10 Article Archives, Nonfoods for Profit

Disposable income?

Retailers need to stay focused and flexible when merchandising the challenging disposable baby products category. By Craig Levitt Birth rates are down, unemployment is … Continue reading

Posted in 2011 10 Article Archives, Nonfoods for Profit

Moving targets

Consumers want to use their mobile phones at every step of the shopping process. How can grocers appeal to this growing segment of connected … Continue reading

Posted in 2011 10 Article Archives, Tech Solutions