Author Archives: Grocery Headquarters

An Independent Voice: Mixing and mingling

Independent grocers such as Giant Eagle are leading the way when it comes to harnessing the power of social media. By Jane Olszeski Tortola … Continue reading

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On Point: Penny wise, pound foolish

Food safety looks like the wrong place to make budget cuts. By Tom Weir In America, the route to safer eating sometimes seems to … Continue reading

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Chobani Maker, Agro Farma, Announces Acquisition of Australia’s Bead Foods

Agro Farma, maker of Chobani announced the acquisition of Bead Foods Pty Ltd, an Australian manufacturer and leading distributor of an innovative range of … Continue reading

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Store brands cap a decade of growth with sales increases across the board

Store brands capped a decade of powerful growth by posting sales increases across all three of the major retail channels in 2010 and pushing … Continue reading

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Wegmans introduces a line of sparkling fruit juices

Warm days and cold drinks are meant for each other. As the body turns up its air-conditioning system (perspiration) so you don’t overheat, it … Continue reading

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Springer Mountain Farms Introduces Paula Deen Chicken Products

Popular Food Network personality Paula Deen has partnered with Springer Mountain Farms to produce and package her branded line of chicken products. “Chicken is … Continue reading

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Egg market shows no signs of cracking — Mintel

Whether it’s hard-boiled, over-easy or poached; used for breakfast, lunch or dinner, baked goods or sauces…the egg is truly the MVP of the kitchen. … Continue reading

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Flowering in the desert

Saint Joseph University’s Haub School of Business has partnered with UpLift Solutions, the Westville, N.J.-based non-profit founded by Jeffrey Brown of Brown’s Super Stores, … Continue reading

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Weis markets to open new store

Weis Markets opened its 63,400-square-foot superstore in Easton, Pa. on June 26. The new store utilizes advanced refrigeration and climate control technologies designed to … Continue reading

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Wakefern Executive Joins GS1 US Board of Governors

Joe Sheridan of Wakefern Food Corp. and Mark Walchirk of McKesson Corporation have been appointed to the GS1 US Board of Governors, the organization … Continue reading

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Nielsen Forms Key Alliance With Mywebgrocer

Nielsen has entered into a strategic alliance with MyWebGrocer to measure U.S. online supermarket sales. The agreement enables Nielsen to provide consumer packaged goods … Continue reading

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Shrinkage on the Rise, According to Preliminary National Retail Security Survey Findings

Growth in retail crime and fraud is leaving retailers racing to stop the individuals responsible for stealing billions of dollars each year. Preliminary results … Continue reading

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Grocery Manufacturers Association Launches International Food Additives Database

The Grocery Manufacturers Association (GMA) has launched an International Food Additive Database designed to provide industry with easy access to accurate and current regulatory … Continue reading

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Coborn’s Launches Mobile Shopping Program

Coborn’s  and the Grocery Shopping Network have launched a new mobile apps program for Coborn’s Inc.’s (“Coborn’s”) Coborn’s and Cashwise stores. This new mobile … Continue reading

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ConAgra Foods Acquires Brand Trademarks for Marie Callender’s

ConAgra Foods announced the purchase, effective June 9, 2011, of the Marie Callender’s brand trademarks from Marie Callender Pie Shops, for a price of … Continue reading

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Dole Food Company Hosts Summit Showcasing Latest Innovations in Sustainability

This past week, Dole Food Company hosted more than 30 academics, researchers, members of NGOs, opinion leaders and Costa Rican officials during a three-day … Continue reading

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Kraft Foods Fights Hunger … Literally in Its Own Backyard

The fruits and vegetables now growing on the campus of Kraft Foods global headquarters near Chicago will soon be breakfasts, lunches and dinners for … Continue reading

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Rising Health Consciousness Fuels $64 Billion U.S. Market for Snack Foods

Despite the lingering effects of global recession, American consumers are snacking more than ever, thanks to less frequent restaurant dining, frenzied lifestyles that encourage … Continue reading

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Acme Introducing Dietz & Watson Dedicated Gluten-Free Deli

Dietz & Watson Premium Deli Meats & Artisan Cheeses and ACME Markets, part of the nationwide SUPERVALU family of grocery stores, will debut the … Continue reading

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Increase in Dollar Sales, Growth of Premium Items Highlight Latest FreshFacts on Retail

Weekly dollar sales rose and per store volume of fresh produce stayed fairly consistent in the first quarter of 2011 compared with the same … Continue reading

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PBH Updates Foundation Website

  Produce for Better Health Foundation (PBH) has just updated its foundation website, www.PBHFoundation.org, with a fresh design, streamlined the content for better navigation, … Continue reading

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Schnucks to Host Frieda’s Produce University on Specialty Summer Melons

Schnuck Markets Inc. invites shoppers toparticipate in a Frieda’s Produce University promotion on June 18th to taste and learn about three new specialty melons: … Continue reading

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NPD/SymphonyIRI Beauty Cross Channel Monitor Reports a Total View of U.S. Beauty Market

  Leading market research providers SymphonyIRI Group, Inc. and The NPD Group, Inc. announced the first quarter 2011 (January through March) results of their … Continue reading

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Winn-Dixie Reintroduces Bottled Water to Benefit Wounded Warrior Project

Winn-Dixie has reintroduced a commemorative bottled water to raise funds for Wounded Warrior Project (WWP), a non-profit organization that helps veterans injured in the … Continue reading

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Loblaw to Introduce Fresh Certified Sustainable Seafood

Seafood lovers can now purchase Marine Stewardship Council (MSC) certified Pacific sockeye salmon, Pacific cod, Pacific halibut and Atlantic haddock at the fresh seafood … Continue reading

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