Author Archives: Grocery Headquarters

Bridgelux Introduces Cetero Spot Light Module

Bridgelux Inc. announced today the introduction of the Bridgelux Cetero Spot Light Module (SLM) a compact high flux density light source delivering clean and … Continue reading

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Savvy Penny Launches A New Mobile and Digital Technology for Supermarket Coupon Savings

Savvy Penny is an in-store digital coupon system, designed for supermarkets that use Bluetooth technology to offer value and savings to consumers. At the … Continue reading

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Ocean Mist “Take Your Pic” Sweepstakes

Ocean Mist Farms is supporting sales of fresh artichokes this spring peak season with the company’s second consumer sweepstakes.  The Take Your Pic sweepstakes … Continue reading

Posted in Perishables, Promotions, What's New

Not Just for Breakfast: A Boom in the Food Bars Market

U.S. retail sales of cereal/granola bars and energy/nutrition bars reached $5.7 billion in 2011, according to Food Bars in the U.S., a just-released report … Continue reading

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Local Shoprite Associates Raise $1 Million To Help Feed The Hungry

Raising help and hope for the hungry is a top priority for ShopRite associates who band together each year for a five week contest … Continue reading

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FMI’s Private Brands Summit Encourages Retailers to Think Like a Customer

The Food Marketing Institute (FMI) will feature the 2012 Private Brands Summit, taking place alongside FMI2012: The Food Retail Show, in Dallas. The Summit … Continue reading

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Pappy Fred’s Old Style Pizza Sauce

DelGrosso Foods has introduced Pappy Fred’s Old Style Pizza Sauce under its La Famiglia DelGrosso ultra-premium label. According to company officials, the sauce is … Continue reading

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$57 Billion Pet Industry Walks the Line—But Readies for More

In the New Normal of economic moderation, pet industry players must walk a line between promotional pricing and product premiumization, according to U.S. Pet … Continue reading

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Corona Extra Launches New National Hispanic Campaign

Corona Extra today announced a new national multimedia advertising campaign entitled Los Latinos Tenemos Algo Extra (We Latinos Have Something Extra) that invites Hispanics … Continue reading

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New Sausages by Hormel

This April Hormel Foods is introducing two new sausage products to its portfolio—Hormel Natural Choice chicken sausages and Hormel Natural Choice smoked sausages. Hormel … Continue reading

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Wisconsin Master Cheesemaker Program Announces 2012 Graduates

The Wisconsin Master Cheesemaker program, the nation’s only advanced training course of its kind for veteran cheesemakers, has graduated one new and two returning … Continue reading

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The Great Big Idaho Potato Truck Embarks on Seven-Month Cross-Country Tour

After months of much anticipation and fanfare, the Great Big Idaho Potato Truck officially set off on its seven-month cross-country journey following a ribbon-cutting … Continue reading

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Celebrate the 5th Annual Produce Excellence in Foodservice Awards Winners at United Fresh 2012

Six of the country’s most exciting chefs and foodservice professionals representing an array of culinary styles and backgrounds will be honored this May at … Continue reading

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Government and University Research Experts’ Solutions in the United Fresh FreshTech Learning Center

The annual S-294 poster session at United Fresh, May 1-3 in Dallas, features cutting-edge research on food safety and quality aspects of fresh and … Continue reading

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New Vidalia Onion Icon Hits Georgia Menus

Vidalia onions will soon be popping up on menus across Georgia. While chefs routinely use the famous Vidalia onions raw or cooked in a … Continue reading

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Food Lion Launches New Brand Strategy

Food Lion launched its new brand strategy in 268 stores in Virginia, West Virginia and North Carolina. These markets are the first stores in … Continue reading

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Whole Foods Eliminates Red-rated, Wild-caught Species

Beginning this Earth Day (April 22), Whole Foods Market will no longer carry red-rated, wild-caught fish in its seafood departments. The move, which comes … Continue reading

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Talking Shop with… Jesse Garcia

The senior vice president of sales and chief customer officer for Minneapolis-based MOM Brands says his company is well-positioned to grow in the cereal … Continue reading

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Talking Shop with… David Kirkpatrick

The chief marketing officer for The FaVe Juice Co. says consumers are looking for beverages with fewer calories and more servings of fruits and … Continue reading

Posted in 2012 04 Article Archives, Talking Shop

Food Forum: Looking for the silver lining

By  David Donnan Commodity volatility can create business opportunities for grocers. Effectively managing escalating commodity volatility is rapidly becoming an increasingly mission-critical agenda item … Continue reading

Posted in 2012 04 Article Archives, Columns

Dissecting the data

The Grocery Headquarters annual State of the Industry Almanac delves into the performance of dozens of supermarket categories. Good times? Bad times? That is … Continue reading

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KL1 compact tablet counter

Kirby Lester announced its KL1 compact tablet counter has exceeded the company’s expectations to become the most successful product launch in the company’s four-decade … Continue reading

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Carl Buddig & Company Joins Forces with Reading Is Fundamental

To promote children’s literacy and family reading time, Carl Buddig & Company is partnering with Reading Is Fundamental (RIF) for a second year to … Continue reading

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Ball Park Flame Grilled Patties

BALL PARK introduces fully cooked Ball Park Flame Grilled Patties. Ball Park Flame Grilled Patties are made with 100% beef and are ready straight … Continue reading

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Tyson Offers Consumers A Flavor Fiesta

Tyson Foods will partner with two brands for a spring and early summer savings opportunity. Tyson Wings and Boneless Wings from the grocer’s deli pair … Continue reading

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