Author Archives: Grocery Headquarters

FMI: A closer look

A Private Brand Summit, Solution Centers and new products promise to enthrall visitors. Continue reading

Posted in 2012 05 Article Archives, Upfront

Food Forum: Washington hatches a good idea

Grocers should support federal legislation on eggs. By Gene Gregory How often do you hear grocers say, “That’s a great idea!” about something happening … Continue reading

Posted in 2012 05 Article Archives, Columns

Food Forum: What is the gluten-free category missing?

A rush to market is resulting in some products that are not nutritionally sound. By Julie McGinnis Expensive alternative grains, starch-filled recipes, and speed … Continue reading

Posted in 2012 05 Article Archives, Columns

Talking Shop with… Ralph Schwartz

The director of vendor management and value-added marketing for Potandon Produce says that much change has taken place in the produce category in recent … Continue reading

Posted in 2012 05 Article Archives, Talking Shop

Pepsi Launches First Global Campaign, “Live For Now”

Pepsi unveiled its first global campaign titled, “Live for Now,” based on the brand’s new global positioning.  Pepsi conducted extensive global research, connecting with … Continue reading

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FMI Forms Partnership with TopSource

The Food Marketing Institute (FMI) announces its strategic business partnership with TopSource LLC, a sourcing company and wholly-owned subsidiary of Topco Associates LLC. This … Continue reading

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Tops Friendly Markets Annual Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation Campaign to Begin

Tops Friendly Markets, a leading full-service grocery retailer in upstate New York and northern Pennsylvania, announced its 2012 Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation charitable campaign.  … Continue reading

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Meijer Announces Seafood Sustainability Initiative

Meijer has announced the launch of a comprehensive seafood sustainability initiative, which will ensure all Meijer seafood suppliers follow specific sustainability guidelines for both … Continue reading

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Wegmans Instills Summer Price Freeze

Wegmans has announced a freeze on prices for more than 60 products families buy most during the summer months, effective Sunday, April 29 through … Continue reading

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Fiesta Baked Beans

Goya Foods launches Goya Fiesta Baked Beans. Flavors in the line include Original, creamy Navy Beans, mixed with savory pork, onions, mustard and spices, … Continue reading

Posted in Grocery, What's New

Weis Markets To Invest $125 Million In Its Growth

Weis Markets announced it will invest $125 million in its 2012 growth program. At the Company’s annual shareholder meeting, Weis Markets Vice Chairman Jonathan … Continue reading

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LGMA Focuses on Global Food Safety Initiative

As part of its strategic plan for 2012 and beyond, the California Leafy Greens Marketing Agreement (LGMA) has identified as a top priority to … Continue reading

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Stop & Shop Launches Health & Wellness Initiatives

Stop & Shop is launching two new health and wellness initiatives this month to address health concerns for all customers and their families. In … Continue reading

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Revionics, Planalytics Enhance Weather-Driven Pricing Solution

Revionics, Inc., a provider of retail life cycle price optimization solutions, has announced enhancements to its weather-driven demand intelligence feature. The weather-driven demand feature, … Continue reading

Posted in Technology, What's New

Giant Food Makes Gluten-free Eating Easy

Giant Food of Landover, Md. is making it easier for shoppers who follow gluten-free diets to choose the right foods. There are now easy-to-spot … Continue reading

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NPD Group: 85% of Consumers Say the Price Needs to Be Right Before They Shop

Price trumps sales and special deals, customer service, and convenience as a factor in deciding where to shop for the majority of U.S. consumers, … Continue reading

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Budweiser Pledges $5,000 for Every Walk-Off

There is no more exciting play in baseball than a walk-off, when the home team wins the game in the bottom of the final … Continue reading

Posted in Promotions, What's New

Target Expands Fresh Food Selection

Target has initiated remodels at 90 general merchandise stores across the U.S., which are expected to be completed on June 24, 2012. Upon completion … Continue reading

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Naturipe Farms Launches New Tool-Rich Website

Naturipe Farms officially launched its refreshed website. The website,, is designed as an information hub for all things “berry.” Bringing the Naturipe brand … Continue reading

Posted in Perishables, What's New

Hy-Vee Marks Earth Day With New Environmental Initiatives

Hy-Vee celebrated Earth Day with the launch of two initiatives that underscore its commitment to sustainability as a part of a healthy lifestyle. Hy-Vee … Continue reading

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Natural Megavite Fruits and Veggies

Consumers looking for the natural benefits of anti-inflammatory and blood sugar stabilizing properties of sweet potatoes, the natural fiber and omega-3 from kale, the … Continue reading

Posted in Nonfoods, What's New

John Dumais Receives N.G.A. Association Leadership Award

John Dumais, President & CEO of the New Hampshire Grocers Association (NHGA) was presented the National Grocers Association (N.G.A.) Association Leadership Award for his … Continue reading

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Q&A with Jeff Manning, Cherry Marketing Institute

Jeff Manning with the Cherry Marketing Institute has been fortunate to have worked on a very wide range of category programs, from beef and … Continue reading

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N.G.A., Sterilox Fresh Form Partnership

The National Grocers Association (N.G.A.) has formed a partnership with Malvern, PA.-based Sterilox Fresh to provide its members with a special promotion for their … Continue reading

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Meijer Receives Community Award

Meijer has been honored with the community award for best commercial business partnership in support of the AbilityOne Program, as part of the 2011 … Continue reading

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