Author Archives: Grocery Headquarters

Grocery Shoppers Maintain or Increase Spend, Looking For More Value and Service

A majority (81%) of consumers are spending the same amount or more money on groceries in the last three months (August – October) than … Continue reading

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NSF International Launches New NSF Home Product Certification Program

NSF International, a global public health and safety organization that certifies products and writes standards for food, water and consumer goods, has launched the … Continue reading

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WMMB Cheese Tour

In November 2011 Grocery Headquarters was invited by the Wisconsin Milk Marketing Board on a media tour of Wisconsin’s creameries. Here are some highlights.

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Stop & Shop To Debut Next Evolution Grocery Store

The Stop & Shop Supermarket Company will debut a new store in Chelmsford, Mass., boasting more selection and innovative features to bring a new … Continue reading

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Dos Equis Named “Beer Brand of the Year”

Dos Equis, the fastest growing premium Mexican beer in the U.S., and perennial favorite of the Most Interesting Man in the World, is the … Continue reading

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Grand Ole Sweet Onion Display Contest

Vidalia Onion Committee announced a winner for its Sweet Vidalias and Country Music retail display contest that drew more than 100 entries. The winner, … Continue reading

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Safe Quality Foods Institute Introduces EtQ to Address Customer Service Needs

The Safe Quality Food Institute (SQFI), a division of the Food Marketing Institute, introduced a new vendor partnership that will enhance the infrastructure of … Continue reading

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Walmart Launches New Mobile Apps to Give Customers Better Shopping Experiences Online and In-Store

Walmart has launched new applications for the iPhone and iPad designed to give its customers tools to plan their weekly shopping trips as well … Continue reading

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A&P Receives $490 Million Commitment to Sponsor Plan of Reorganization

The Great Atlantic & Pacific Tea Company announced it has entered into an agreement to receive $490 million of debt and equity financing from … Continue reading

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MyWebGrocer Expands to Western States and Hawaii

MyWebGrocer, provider of digital grocery solutions, has now expanded their services to Hawaii and the West Coast. 42 stores from PAQ, Inc. in California, … Continue reading

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Sweet on whole grain

Dancing Deer Baking Company is introducing a line of 100% whole grain sweet goods to in-store bakeries, natural food and specialty stores nationwide. The … Continue reading

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A Better Seafood Effort

The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) is cracking down on the mislabeling that occurs with fish species. In an effort to ramp up its … Continue reading

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Lowes Foods Begins Friends Feeding Friends Annual Food Drive

Lowes Foods’ has begun its annual food drive, Friends Feeding Friends, which runs through December 31, 2011. Lowes Foods will be collecting food donations … Continue reading

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Beef Checkoff Announces Sustainability Project

The U.S. beef industry announced initiation of a landmark checkoff-funded sustainability assessment. Previous checkoff-funded research demonstrated beef’s carbon footprint in the United States decreased … Continue reading

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Seventy-eight Percent of U.S. Families Say They Purchase Organic Foods

Seventy eight percent – more U.S. families than ever before – say they are choosing organic foods, according to a study published by the … Continue reading

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Food Lion Builds Fourth Green Grocery Store

Food Lion unveiled its fourth Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED) store in Norge, Va., Wednesday, Nov. 2, with a ribbon-cutting ceremony.   … Continue reading

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Harris Teeter Gets an ATM in Every Store

Cardtronics announced it has signed an agreement to provide ATM services to North Carolina-based Harris Teeter, a regional chain of supermarkets located primarily in … Continue reading

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More Chobani for Everybody

Chobani announced plans to open a second domestic manufacturing plant in Twin Falls, Idaho. The $100-million state-of-the-art, high capacity production facility is part of … Continue reading

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Bella Pak Qualifies for Organic Certification

Bella Pak, a division of MCT Manufacturing known for its packaging services, met the National Organic Standards to be certified USDA Organic for its … Continue reading

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PFK Gives Back More Than $3.5M

After the success of its Spring 2011 campaign, Produce for Kids is proud to announce it has donated more than $3.5 million to children’s … Continue reading

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Dole is Hot Among Health Nuts

Dole is a hit among health enthusiasts. The Spinach Cherry Almond Bleu All Natural Salad Kit launched in April 2011 won Best Salad Kit … Continue reading

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Elevating private label

Retailers and manufacturers need to collaborate and innovate to take private label to the next level. By John Karolefski Private label has clearly been … Continue reading

Posted in 2011 11 Article Archives, Cover Stories

Growing gluten-free

The gluten-free market is expected to double in the next four years. The biggest challenge facing retailers may be holding the attention of consumers. … Continue reading

Posted in 2011 11 Article Archives, Selling Wellness

Talking Shop with… George Ward

The director of off-premise accounts for the Boston Beer Co. says that craft beer sales are spurting higher despite slow sales in other segments … Continue reading

Posted in 2011 11 Article Archives, Talking Shop

Food Safety Forum: Expanding the food safety net

While the Food Safety Modernization Act is a good start, a centralized database is needed to ensure food safety and protect the industry’s reputation. … Continue reading

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