Author Archives: Grocery Headquarters

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

Talking Shop with… Suzette Overgaag

The vice president and CFO of North Shore Sales & Marketing talks about the value and profitability of fresh living herbs. Grocery Headquarters: Tell … Continue reading

Posted in 2011 07 Article Archives, Talking Shop

Talking Shop with… Jeffrey Kao

The vice president and general manager for NCR Healthcare discusses self-service technology at retail health clinics. Grocery Headquarters: Retail health clinics are becoming more … Continue reading

Posted in 2011 07 Article Archives, Talking Shop

Food Forum: Seven ways to woo shoppers

From tweaking store layouts to localizing assortments, here are some things retailers can do right now to put customers front and center. By Candace … Continue reading

Posted in 2011 07 Article Archives, Columns

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

Posted in 2011 07 Article Archives, Columns

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

Posted in 2011 07 Article Archives, Columns

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

Posted in News

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

Posted in News

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

Posted in News

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

Posted in News

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

Posted in News

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

Posted in News

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

Posted in News

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

Posted in News

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

Posted in News

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

Posted in News

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

Posted in News

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

Posted in News

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

Posted in News

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

Posted in News

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

Posted in News