Author Archives: Grocery Headquarters

PMA — U.S. – Mexico Trucking Agreement Good News for Produce Industry

The Produce Marketing Association (PMA) praised the signing of agreements resolving a two-year long dispute over cross-border trucking services between the U.S. and Mexico.  … Continue reading

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N.G.A. Calls for FDA to Modify Menu Labeling Proposal to Exclude Supermarkets and Grocery Stores

  ARLINGTON, VA, — The National Grocers Association (N.G.A.) in public comments filed with the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) on July 5, 2011, … Continue reading

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Survey: 44% of Consumers Feel Grocery Store Customer Service Could be Improved

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

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Sam’s Club Giving Made Simple Campaign Highlights Wellness, Pledges $2 Million

Sam’s Club announced that it is raising public awareness of health and wellness issues and pledging up to $2 million to four health-focused nonprofits … Continue reading

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BI-LO Updates Three Stores Through Re-Design Program

Over the past month, BI-LO has revealed three newly updated stores in Greenwood and Spartanburg, S.C., in order to make grocery shopping even simpler … Continue reading

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40th Anniversary Celebration of Famous Can Can Sale Continues

From the instantly recognizable song to the dancing can can girls, many of us have had some experience with ShopRite’s famous Can Can Sale.  … Continue reading

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Center for Produce Safety Welcomes Gift from Wegman Family Charitable Foundation

Wegman Family Charitable Foundation representatives presented a gift of $250,000 to Center for Produce Safety officers today, during opening ceremonies for CPS’s second annual … Continue reading

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Gang green

Grocers’ IT departments are helping take the sustainability movement to the next level. By Deena M. Amato-McCoy Grocers face pressures from many factions when … Continue reading

Posted in 2011 07 Article Archives, Tech Solutions

3PLs lend a hand

Third-party logistics providers help keep the supply chain running smoothly, freeing up grocers to focus on their core business. By Kim Ann Zimmermann As … Continue reading

Posted in 2011 07 Article Archives, Equipment, Design & Operations

Nonfood for Profit: A ray of sunshine

New government rules should bring a level of sensibility to the booming, but confusing, sunscreen category. By Seth Mendelson I can’t tell you how … Continue reading

Posted in 2011 07 Article Archives, Columns, Nonfoods for Profit

A show of fresh ideas

Consumers continue to demand higher quality foods from in-store bakeries and delis. Manufacturers at the IDDBA’s Dairy Deli Bake Expo showed retailers that they … Continue reading

Posted in 2011 07 Article Archives, Focus on Fresh

Breakout products from SIAL

From healthy oils to delectable pastries, the floor at this Canadian trade show was bursting with items to entice U.S. consumers. By Richard Turcsik … Continue reading

Posted in 2011 07 Article Archives, Upfront

Spinning profits

As usage occasions expand and equipment becomes customizable, retailers can get more out of their rotisserie ovens. By Kim Ann Zimmermann The chicken has … Continue reading

Posted in 2011 07 Article Archives, Equipment, Design & Operations

Capitol investment

The upcoming Summer Fancy Food Show brings a change in venue and a chance for retailers to scope out the latest gourmet products to … Continue reading

Posted in 2011 07 Article Archives, Center Store

Sticky & sweet

From health-conscious chocolate bars to salty energy snacks, there was something for everyone at the 2011 Sweets & Snacks Expo. By Elizabeth Louise Hatt … Continue reading

Posted in 2011 07 Article Archives, Center Store

Ways of the West

For years Idaho and Oregon have been delivering high-end produce to grocery retailers across the nation. By Elizabeth Louise Hatt Produce growers in the … Continue reading

Posted in 2011 07 Article Archives, Focus on Fresh

Packaged deals

Cash- and time-strapped consumers are turning to packaged meats to feed their families. By Deena Amato-McCoy The tight economy has created a more value-centric … Continue reading

Posted in 2011 07 Article Archives, Focus on Fresh

Reformulating function

Unique ingredients and health-driven benefits of functional beverages are serving as a growth engine for an otherwise mature beverage category. By Carol Radice Lucille … Continue reading

Posted in 2011 07 Article Archives, Selling Wellness

Target aims for grocery

With increased emphasis on areas such as the home department, the retailer’s new initiatives are designed to help build grocery sales. By David Gill … Continue reading

Posted in 2011 07 Article Archives, Nonfoods for Profit

The world of power

A retailer roundtable, sponsored by Grocery Headquarters and Energizer Battery Co., found that merchants are still excited about the future of the batteries category. … Continue reading

Posted in 2011 07 Article Archives, Nonfoods for Profit

Hair today, profits tomorrow

Merchandise. Promote. Get repeat purchases. That is the formula supermarkets are hoping to follow when it comes to hair care products. By Craig Levitt … Continue reading

Posted in 2011 07 Article Archives, Nonfoods for Profit

Sounding Board: Seed money

If you want to know what items will be in the produce department 15 years from now, talk to a genetic scientist today. By … Continue reading

Posted in 2011 07 Article Archives, Columns

Talking Shop with… Ralph Arthur

The president of dedicated contract carriage for Ruan Transportation Management Systems says third-party logistics providers can free up grocers to concentrate on issues that … Continue reading

Posted in 2011 07 Article Archives, Talking Shop

Talking Shop with… Jerry Colburn

With more than 150 products, Ener-G Foods offers a one-stop shopping experience, says the company’s national sales and marketing manager. Grocery Headquarters: What can … Continue reading

Posted in 2011 07 Article Archives, Talking Shop

Talking Shop with… Ryan Tu

The president of Pasta Prima says the difference between today’s and yesterday’s gluten-free products is quality. Grocery Headquarters: What are the current trends and … Continue reading

Posted in 2011 07 Article Archives, Talking Shop