Author Archives: Grocery Headquarters

FMI Applauds Merchant Advisory Group Payments Roadmap

On behalf of the nation’s retail and wholesale grocers, the Food Marketing Institute (FMI) supports efforts by the Merchant Advisory Group (MAG) to bring … Continue reading

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Diesel Power

Nissan Forklift Corp. introduces the GO6 Series, with a larger lifting capacity coupled with a fuel-efficient diesel engine, to its Platinum line. The heavyweight … Continue reading

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Marketing Plus Receives Award for Design Work

Marketing Plus of Fresno has recently received recognition for its work in advertising and package design. The award-winning work is for Marketing Plus’ clients, … Continue reading

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Safeway Announces Change in Leadership at Vons

Safeway announces that Tom Keller, President of the company’s Vons Division, will retire after more than 40 years of distinguished service in the food … Continue reading

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USDA Proposes Rule to Update Poultry Slaughter Inspection System

The U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) announced a long-awaited proposed rule that would modernize the poultry slaughter inspection system in the United States. The … Continue reading

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IPC’s Retailer Handbook is Available

After one of its busiest years in terms of marketing initiatives, the Idaho Potato Commission (IPC) is distributing hundreds of comprehensive Retailer Support Guides … Continue reading

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Marketers Scramble for Footing as Pet Owners Shop Around

Pet product marketers and retailers must re-evaluate their strategic options to respond to an increasingly competitive marketplace, according to “Pet Product Retail Channel and … Continue reading

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FRESH By Brookshire’s Awarded LEED Green Building Certification

Brookshire Grocery Company announced that FRESH by Brookshire’s has been awarded LEEDcertification established by the U.S. Green Building Council and verified by the Green … Continue reading

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CPMA is Sold Out

Having already sold out once and expanded to meet the additional demand, exhibit spaces at the Canadian Produce Marketing Association’s (CPMA) 87th Annual Convention … Continue reading

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Stop & Shop Offers Cost-Conscious Customers More Ways to Save

With tightened family budgets, Stop & Shop is re-introducing its Guaranteed Value product line with a new look and new products all at compelling … Continue reading

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Tillamook launches new line of yogurt

Tillamook is releasing a line of light yogurt, naturally sweetened with Truvia sweetener. The recipe has no artificial growth hormones, no artificial flavors, no … Continue reading

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New PLU Code Approved for Francis Mango Variety

The International Federation for Produce Standards (IFPS) has approved a new PLU code for the Francis mango variety. Retailers, shippers and growers are encouraged to … Continue reading

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N.G.A. Announces Expansion of Its Successful Executive Leadership Development Program

The National Grocers Association (N.G.A.) announced that it is partnering with the University of Southern California (USC) Marshall School of Business and Unilever to … Continue reading

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ShopRite Achieves EPA GreenChill Gold Certification

ShopRite announced that its Hatfield, PA store has been awarded the GreenChill Gold Certification. This prestigious award, distributed annually by the Environmental Protection Agency … Continue reading

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Eggland’s Best has been Approved

Eggland’s Best has been awarded the American Culinary Federation’s (ACF) Seal of Approval. The company’s products underwent extensive testing by a panel of ACF-certified … Continue reading

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Gluten Free Instant Oatmeal

The oatmeal is made with whole grains, including certified gluten-free oats, amaranth and quinoa plus chia and flax. It is high in fiber, non-GMO, … Continue reading

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Kraft Foods Takes Steps To Position Company For Successful Spinoff

Kraft Foods announced several moves to help ensure its North America-based snacks and grocery businesses are well-positioned to become two independent public companies before … Continue reading

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Harris Teeter Donates Over $7.4 Million to Non-Profit

Harris Teeter believes in giving back to the communities in which it is located, and during its 2011 fiscal year, the company donated $7,430,505 … Continue reading

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Weis Announces Price Freeze Program

Weis Markets, announced it has lowered the prices on 1,700 staple items and that it will freeze the prices of these products through April … Continue reading

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Enviro-Log expands its earth-friendly product line with Firestarters, designed to provide an alternative for kindling, petroleum-based starter blocks, lighter fluids and ethanol-based gels. “In … Continue reading

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Wegmans Takes Another Step Towards Seafood Sustainability

Wegmans Food Markets has united with the Sustainable Fisheries Partnership to help understand Wegmans’ impact on the future of seafood sustainability. “The seafood industry … Continue reading

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FDA Cracks Down on Carbendazim in OJ

The FDA announced that it is implementing a “test and hold” policy for all imported shipments of orange juice to determine if they contain … Continue reading

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Newcastle Offers a Fourth Limited Edition Beer

Newcastle Brown Ale, brewer of One & Only, today announced the release of its fourth Limited Edition brew, Founders’ Ale. Available nationwide for a limited … Continue reading

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Q&A with Larry Andrews, Alaska Seafood Marketing Institute

Larry Andrews, retail marketing director for the Alaska Seafood Marketing Institute (ASMI), tells GHQ what retailers can expect in the coming year in the seafood industry … Continue reading

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Scans from all angles

Wincor Nixdorf officials say they are setting a new standard for retail customer service with the introduction of the 360 Scan Portal, a fully … Continue reading

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