Author Archives: Grocery Headquarters

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

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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

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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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Dos Equis Commemorates 150 Years Of Celebrating Cinco De Mayo

Dos Equis is rolling out the Lost Art of Celebrating Cinco spring retail program with substantially increased media investment and more engaging support to … Continue reading

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Liquid Refreshment Beverage Market Increased in 2011

The U.S. liquid refreshment beverage market grew by 0.9% in 2011, according to preliminary data from Beverage Marketing Corporation. This marked a second year … Continue reading

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Food Lion Raises $4.5 for Easter Seals

Food Lion associates and customers raised a record $4.5 million during their annual Shop&Care for Easter Seals, representing a 22 percent increase over last … Continue reading

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Kraft Foods Proposes Mondelēz International as New Name for Global Snacks Company

Kraft Foods announced plans to change its corporate name to Mondelez International, Inc.  ”Mondelez” (pronounced mohn-dah-LEEZ’) is a newly coined word that evokes the … Continue reading

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CPMA’s 87th Annual Trade Show: By the Numbers

CPMA’s Annual Convention & Trade Show is produced in a cyclical fashion, visiting the same four cities (Montréal, Calgary, Toronto and Vancouver) across Canada … Continue reading

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Pink Pumpkin Patch Foundation Board Selected

The Pink Pumpkin Patch Foundation, a Colorado nonprofit corporation, announced today the appointment of their inaugural board of directors for 2012-2013. The Pink Pumpkin … Continue reading

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2012 Retail Produce Manager Award Winners Announced

Outstanding produce managers representing 21 different supermarket chains, commissaries and independent retail stores in 15 states and Canada will be the honored guests at … Continue reading

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Frieda’s Named Top Donor by Orange County’s Second Harvest Food Bank and “Shares the Love”

Frieda’s, Inc. was awarded with the Top 20 Community Donor Award of 2011 by the Second Harvest Food Bank of Orange County. The second … Continue reading

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FMI and GMDC Partnering on Health and Wellness Conference

Food Marketing Institute (FMI) and Global Market Development Center (GMDC) announced plans for the two associations to partner in offering a comprehensive conference in … Continue reading

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Boston Seafood Show 2012

Lobsters, flounder and shrimp, oh my! Here are some highlights from GHQ’s visit to the International Boston Seafood Show. Continue reading

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PMA Foundation for Industry Talent Hosts Webinar Series

Produce Marketing Association’s Foundation for Industry Talent is launching a webinar series geared toward young professionals that will provide insights on general business practices, … Continue reading

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The Food Emporium, NYC

GHQ’s Executive Editor Richard Turcsik visited The Food Emporium on the Upper East Side in Manhattan. Continue reading

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USDA and Safeway Join in a National Strategic Partnership to Improve the Nutrition and Well-Being of Americans

Safeway is joining forces with the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s (USDA) Center for Nutrition Policy and Promotion (CNPP), to improve the health and well-being … Continue reading

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Midwest Produce Conference & Expo early bird registration now open

The Midwest Produce Conference & Expo looks forward to hosting over 750 industry professionals at the Sheraton Chicago Hotel, August 13-15, 2012. The conference … Continue reading

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