Author Archives: Grocery Headquarters

Gourmet Salt Grinders

Frontier Natural Products Co-op, introduces Gourmet Salt Grinders, a line of five natural gourmet salts from a vari­ety of coastal and moun­tain­ous areas. Hawai­ian Black … Continue reading

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Crunch Pak Teams Up with Disney for on-pack DVD Promotion

Crunch Pak is collaborating with Disney on a promotion supporting the release of a timeless Disney classic, Lady and the Tramp, being releasing from … Continue reading

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May the Brisk be with you

Brisk Iced Tea continues to invigorate its creative mojo by taking its 2012 national marketing campaign to a galaxy far, far away by joining … Continue reading

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Promotion on a stick

People are suckers for supermarket grand openings. So it makes perfect sense for The Original Gourmet Food Co. to give away free samples of … Continue reading

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Village Farms Member of Clean Technology Index

Village Farms is pleased to announce that it is a part of the Standard & Poors and the Toronto Stock Exchange (TSX) ‘Clean Technology … Continue reading

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Greencore USA Facility Acheives Prestigious BRC “Grade A” Accreditation

Greencore USA announces that its chilled prepared foods facility in Newburyport, Mass., has been awarded the BRC ‘Grade A’ Global Technical Standard in recognition … Continue reading

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Nielsen Acquires The Perishables Group

Nielsen Holdings has acquired the Perishables Group, the industry expert in fresh food consulting and category development. Nielsen acquired all company assets including data, … Continue reading

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The Great Atlantic & Pacific Tea Company to Close 14 Stores as Part of Turnaround Strategy

The Great Atlantic & Pacific Tea Company announced that it has filed a motion with the U.S. Bankruptcy Court for the Southern District of … Continue reading

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Former First Lady Laura Bush, FMI Chairman and Harris Teeter President Fred Morganthall to Headline United Fresh 2012

United Fresh Produce Association has announced the line-up of headline speakers for United Fresh 2012 to be held in Dallas, May 1-3.  Former First … Continue reading

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belVita Breakfast biscuits

Kraft Foods introduces belVita Breakfast biscuits to the U.S. market. Merchandised in the cookie and cracker aisle, belVita Breakfast biscuits are not like the … Continue reading

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Canada’s leading international food trade show recaptures “the flavor of Montreal” in 2012

Canada’s leading international food and beverage exhibition, SIAL Canada will return to Montreal for its ninth edition scheduled to take place May 9-11, 2012 … Continue reading

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Giant Food Stores to Acquire Sixteen Genuardi’s Stores

GIANT Food Stores of Carlisle, Pennsylvania has entered into an agreement with Genuardi’s Family Markets, a subsidiary of Safeway Inc., to acquire sixteen Genuardi’s … Continue reading

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Wegmans Announces No Price Increases on Winter List of Products Families Buy Most

Against a backdrop of persistent concern about the economy, Wegmans has once again announced a freeze on prices effective Sunday, January 8, through April … Continue reading

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Stater Bros. Receives 2011 Waste Reduction Award From State of California for “Green Business Practices”

For the second year in a row, Stater Bros. has received a Waste Reduction Award for its many environmentally friendly programs from California Department … Continue reading

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United Supermarkets Establishes Seafood Milestone

The Marine Stewardship Council (MSC) announced today that United Supermarkets has become the first all-Texas grocery chain to obtain MSC Chain of Custody certification. … Continue reading

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IEOOC Announces Sixth Annual Onion Lovers’ Month Retail Display Contest

Kicking off the new year, the Idaho-E. Oregon Onion Committee (IEOOC) is sponsoring its annual onion display contest to assist retailers in boosting onion … Continue reading

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Talking Shop With… Suzanne Wolter

The director of marketing for Selah, Wash.-based Rainier Fruit Co. says new varieties are juicing up apple sales. Grocery Headquarters: What are the main … Continue reading

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Talking Shop With… George W. Prest

The CEO of the Material Handling Industry of America (MHIA) outlines some of the educational and networking opportunities at MODEX 2012. Grocery Headquarters: What … Continue reading

Posted in 2012 01 Article Archives, Talking Shop

Sales Review: Deli service cheese

Posted in 2012 01 Article Archives, Perishables Group Sales Reviews

Sales Review: Potatoes

Posted in 2012 01 Article Archives, Perishables Group Sales Reviews

On Point: Now you see it…

The best service is sometimes invisible to the customer. By Tom Weir To the male half of the couple it was surprising, disappointing actually, … Continue reading

Posted in 2012 01 Article Archives, Columns

Future Forces: The Amazon effect

Center store profits could be at risk as consumers do more of their research and buying online. By Patrick Kiernan As our industry continues … Continue reading

Posted in 2012 01 Article Archives, Columns

Making room for housewares

When a category gets hot, responsive retailers do not hesitate to capitalize on ever-evolving consumer buying habits by adjusting their merchandising strategies. Industry observers say now is time to clear some shelf space for housewares. Continue reading

Posted in 2012 01 Article Archives, Nonfoods for Profit

Tyson Partners with 7UP Beverages for a Big Game Promotion

Tyson Foods will launch a new promotion featuring savings on wings, boneless wings and 7UPbrand beverages for the football season leading up to the playoff game … Continue reading

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All-Natural, Lower Sodium Dinner Ham

Dietz & Watson is introducing an all-natural, uncured dinner ham without nitrates and with less sodium than most other dinner hams. At about six … Continue reading

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