Author Archives: Grocery Headquarters

Recipients for Tip Murphy Scholarship for Leadership Excellence announced

Kellen Stailey and Patrick Morris have been selected to receive the fourth annual Tip Murphy Scholarship for Leadership Excellence awarded by the Produce Marketing … Continue reading

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Fully DNA-Traceable Premium Alberta Pork

Fully DNA-traceable fresh premium Alberta pork from Sturgeon Valley Pork, an Alberta, Canada, pork processor, has been introduced at all 15 Freson Bros. grocery stores in Alberta. … Continue reading

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Q&A with Bill Monroe, CEO of Pompeian Olive Oil

Bill Monroe, CEO of Pompeian Olive Oil, tells Grocery Headquarters how Pompeian continues to grow the olive oil category. What is the biggest obstacle … Continue reading

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Q&A with Produce Growers on Supporting Consumers New Year’s Resolutions

With the new year upon us, people are re-committing to eating healthy and getting in shape. Retailers can help shoppers stick to their goals … Continue reading

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Herbed and seasoned deli meats

Sara Lee, based in Downers Grove, Ill., is offering retailers new flavors to spice up their deli case. The new Deli Herbed & Seasoned … Continue reading

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New Research Finds Potato Buyers Are Shopping for Inspiration

According to the findings of a new study released by the United States Potato Board (USPB), fresh potatoes are more of a planned purchase … Continue reading

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Q&A with Joe Cornelius, Georgia Blueberry Commission

Joe Cornelius, chairman for the Georgia Blueberry Commission, based in Whitecross, Ga., talks about the direction of the blueberry industry. What is going on … Continue reading

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PMA Foundation Announces Two Speakers for the Leadership Symposium

Business leaders in the produce industry who attend the 2012 Produce Marketing Association’s (PMA) Foundation for Industry Talent Leadership Symposium will gain expert counsel … Continue reading

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Coca-Cola and P&G Executives Join GS1 U.S. Board of Governors

Melvin Landis of Coca-Cola Refreshments and Roberto Magaña of Procter & Gamble have been appointed to the GS1 US Board of Governors, the organization … Continue reading

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BI-LO and Winn-Dixie Agree to Merge

BI-LO, and Winn-Dixie Stores, announced that the companies will merge to create an organization of approximately 690 grocery stores and 63,000 employees in eight … Continue reading

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Winn-Dixie Foundation Donates $1.4 million to Southeast Charities

The Winn-Dixie Foundation announced it is investing nearly $1.4 million in neighborhoods across the Southeast through partnerships with 116 nonprofit organizations, providing a broad … Continue reading

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United Supermarkets Announces $3 Million Gift to Texas Tech Foundation

United Supermarkets announced a $3 million gift to the Texas Tech Foundation, Inc., to endow two scholarship programs at Texas Tech University and provide … Continue reading

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Kroger Announces Agreement with UFCW to Merge Four Pension Plans into New Fund

The Kroger Co. announced that four of the UFCW/multi-employer pension funds to which the company contributes will merge into a new fund effective January … Continue reading

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Retail executive of the year

The center store gets a makeover under the direction of Shawne Murphy Johnson, Supervalu’s group vice president of brand strategy and marketing. By John … Continue reading

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Pennington Quality Market Wins First Prize in New Jersey Peach Promotion Council Display Contest

Mike Oliver, the produce manager for Pennington Quality Market, Pennington, N.J., was awarded first prize from the New Jersey Peach Promotion Council (PPC) for … Continue reading

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IPC’s Retail Display Contest to Award $150,000 in Cash and Prizes

It’s time for the Idaho Potato Commission’s (IPC) 21st annual Potato Lover’s Month Retail Display Contest. This February the IPC’s longest-running promotion will offer … Continue reading

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Seafood Tortas by Inland Market Premium Foods

Just in time for the 2011 Holiday Season, Inland Market Premium foods is introducing a line of ready-to-serve, consumer friendly seafood dips that are … Continue reading

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San Miguel Cut ‘n Clean Greens Kits

San Miguel Produce has introduced two Cut `n Clean Greens, ready-to-cook “cooking greens kits,” making it easy for home cooks to add southern-style comfort … Continue reading

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Frieda’s Inc. Now Exclusive Marketer of MOAB Superfruit Juice Blends

Frieda’s Specialty Produce has signed a multi-year exclusive sales and distribution agreement with MOAB Superfruit Juice Blends. The MOAB line of pure fruit juices … Continue reading

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Tyson Foods and Joyful Noise Team Up

Tyson Foods, based in Springdale, Ark., will launch a new holiday promotion with the release of the movie Joyful Noise, hitting theaters January 13, 2012. … Continue reading

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New Supermarket Association of Japan Trade Show To Be Biggest Yet

New Supermarket Association of Japan (NSAJ) is expecting its 2012 Supermarket Trade Show from February 1–3, 2012 in Tokyo to be the biggest yet. … Continue reading

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Potandon Wraps up its Breast Cancer Awareness Campaign

Potandon Produce headquartered in Idaho Falls, Idaho, completed its 2011 Breast Cancer Awareness (BCA) campaign in conjunction with the National Breast Cancer Foundation (NBCF). … Continue reading

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Chilean Blueberry Committee Launches “Media Blitz” Focused on U.S. Retail

The Chilean Blueberry Committee (CBC) has launched a promotional campaign to support sales and consumption of fresh blueberries from Chile during the winter months … Continue reading

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United Supermarkets Raises Almost $5,500 for Breast Cancer

United Supermarkets, Market Street and Amigos United locations raised nearly $5,500 for the fight against breast cancer during the company’s annual “Who Do You … Continue reading

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Blount Fine Foods Acquires Cape Cod Chowder Company

Blount Fine Foods, a manufacturer of hand-crafted artisan soups and gourmet dips, sauces and salads, has acquired the Cape Cod Chowder Company of Marion, … Continue reading

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