Author Archives: Grocery Headquarters

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

Equipment upgrade

Grocery Headquarters takes a look at some of the latest developments in design, refrigeration, lighting, displays and all of the other equipment that keeps … Continue reading

Posted in 2011 10 Article Archives, Equipment, Design & Operations

Sounding Board: The never-ending story

With social networks, blogs and websites, customers are continually evaluating their shopping experiences. Retailers should do the same. By Len Lewis Are you offering … Continue reading

Posted in 2011 10 Article Archives, Columns

Talking Shop with… John Durkin

The vice president of sales and marketing for Boiron USA says shoppers that purchase homeopathic medicines spend more at the store. Grocery Headquarters: Tell … Continue reading

Posted in 2011 10 Article Archives, Talking Shop

Talking Shop with… Arjan Stephens

The executive vice president of sales and marketing for Nature’s Path says new, consistent packaging will increase sales. Grocery Headquarters: Tell us about the … Continue reading

Posted in 2011 10 Article Archives, Talking Shop

Talking Shop with… Inés Peláez

The manager for the Argentinean Blueberry Committee says emphasizing the nutritional benefits and multiple uses of blueberries is important. Grocery Headquarters: Tell us about … Continue reading

Posted in 2011 10 Article Archives, Talking Shop

Talking Shop with… Bruce Stubbs

The director of industry marketing for Intermec, Inc. discusses the impact of technology on food traceability and safety. Grocery Headquarters: What are the current … Continue reading

Posted in 2011 10 Article Archives, Talking Shop

An Independent Voice: Finding good help

Independents need to make time for interviewing and training as they hire workers for the upcoming holiday season. By Jane Olszeski Tortola Hiring a … Continue reading

Posted in 2011 10 Article Archives, Columns

From the Publisher: Not a jolly holiday

The Christmas selling season is shaping up to be a rough one for retailers. They need to plan ahead to get consumers in a … Continue reading

Posted in 2011 10 Article Archives, Columns

Nonfoods Talk: Eye of the storm

Hurricane Irene pounded the East Coast with high winds and heavy rain. It was the perfect weather for increased batteries sales. By Seth Mendelson … Continue reading

Posted in 2011 10 Article Archives, Columns, Nonfoods for Profit

Winn-Dixie Expands Fuelperks! Rewards Program

Winn-Dixie Stores is expanding the fuelperks! Rewards Program throughout Central Florida. This expansion will include 62 Winn-Dixie stores in Orlando and Daytona, Fla., areas, … Continue reading

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Kroger and Yoplait Team Up for the 11th Year to Fight Breast Cancer

Yoplait and Kroger have teamed up for the 11th year in a row to support the fight against breast cancer. As part of this … Continue reading

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FDA Sets Action Plan for Retail Food Safety Initiative

In its latest step to increase the safety of the American food supply, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) announced a Retail Food … Continue reading

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Food City

Food City, in Kingsport, Tenn., was Grocery Headquarters’ featured retailer in October 2011. Click here to read more about the flagship store located on … Continue reading

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Retail Leaders Honored for Beef Expertise

From the meat case to the table, beef remains a top choice among grocery shoppers who consistently seek the best cuts and finest quality. … Continue reading

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The National Grocers Association and FMS Solutions Release Results of the 2011 Independent Grocers Financial Survey

The 2011 edition of the Independent Grocers Survey, a joint venture between FMS Solutions and the National Grocers Association (N.G.A.) has been released and … Continue reading

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Sobeys to Supply Target Canada with Food and Grocery Products

  Sobeys Inc. and Target Canada Co. announced they have entered into a long-term wholesale distribution arrangement that will see Sobeys supply Target stores … Continue reading

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Heart-Check Mark Standards Expanded to Cover More Kinds of Healthy Foods

The American Heart Association is expanding and improving its Heart-Check Food Certification Program to allow certification of more foods with the healthier fats, including … Continue reading

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Walmart to Generate Solar Energy at More Than 75 Percent of Its Stores in California

Walmart announced its plan to install solar panels on up to 60 additional stores in California, expanding the company’s solar portfolio to more than … Continue reading

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Schnuck Markets to Acquire Seven Rockford, Ill. Hilander Stores

Schnuck Markets, Inc. Chairman and CEO Scott Schnuck announced that the family-owned company has agreed to acquire seven Hilander stores and one fuel center … Continue reading

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Sam’s Club Announces “Birth” of New Simply Right Baby Care Line

Sam’s Club announces the availability of their new proprietary brand Simply Right line of quality and affordable baby care products, available exclusively to Sam’s … Continue reading

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MODEX 2012 Expo and Conference will Showcase Latest Equipment and Technology Innovations for Manufacturing, Distribution and the Supply Chain

When the industry’s newest expo for manufacturing, distribution and the supply chain, MODEX 2012, opens on February 6 in Atlanta it will include over … Continue reading

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Consumer Grocery Store Survey Reveals Wide Range of Satisfaction and Brand Preferences by Geography

Empathica Inc., a provider of Customer Experience Management (CEM) solutions to some of the world’s most respected brands, announced that its Consumer Insights Panel … Continue reading

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