Author Archives: Grocery Headquarters

Smoke Signals

Value brand cigarettes, smokeless and tobacco-free options are helping tobacco remain a viable category. By Craig Levitt State and federal tobacco taxes are sky-high … Continue reading

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From the Publisher: Taking the offensive

Dramatic increases in fuel prices, plus skyrocketing commodity costs, are putting a whammy on consumers. Retailers had better be prepared to offer more creative … Continue reading

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Talking Shop with… Stan Woodworth

The senior vice president of channel management for the Wisconsin Milk Marketing Board says retailers can customize promotions for maximum impact. Grocery Headquarters: Tell … Continue reading

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Food Forum: The impact of the Food Safety Act

Grocers will have to implement more stringent controls throughout the supply chain, especially for fresh items. By Tom Kozenski There has been a fair … Continue reading

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Talking Shop with… Derek Smith

The vice president of global industry marketing for DemandTec says retailers and manufacturers are sharing more data to drive customer-focused promotions. Grocery Headquarters: How … Continue reading

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Talking Shop with… Jeff McLemore

Sunsweet Growers’ product manager, dried fruit, emphasizes the health benefits of juices and dried fruit. Grocery Headquarters: What is the current state of the … Continue reading

Posted in 2011 06 Article Archives, Talking Shop

Sounding Board: Turning the tables

Big Y is charging shoppers an annual fee to join one of its loyalty programs. What if retailers force customers to pay for the … Continue reading

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Miss America Teams with Produce for Kids to Launch Publix Get Healthy, Give Hope Spring Campaign

To help kick off the Produce for Kids 2011 Get Healthy, Give Hope campaign in all Publix stores on June 2, Miss America 2011, … Continue reading

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USA Rice Federation Presents Retailer of the Year Award to BI-LO

USA Rice Federation presented BI-LO with its Retailer of the Year award last week at the company’s headquarters. This honor is given to the … Continue reading

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Popovers, Improved Convenience and Gluten-free Options Among Trends Fueling Growth in baked Goods market

Baked goods have always provided nostalgic comfort, but today’s new offerings also deliver premium twists, global flavor adventure and never-before-seen convenience, according to the … Continue reading

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Top Consumer Sweets and Snacks Trends for 2011: Value, Flavor Combos and Nutrition

From unique flavor blends like chili and mint to more cost conscious bites, new sweets and snacks hitting the store shelves in 2011 aim … Continue reading

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Giant Food Awards Nearly $2m To Local Schools

Giant Food of Landover, Md. is presenting nearly $2 million to local schools in Maryland, Virginia, Washington, D.C., and Delaware as a result of … Continue reading

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A&P Launches New and Exclusive Woodson & James Choice Angus Beef Line in all A&P, Pathmark, Superfresh, Waldbaum’s and The Food Emporium Stores

MONTVALE, N.J. – The Great Atlantic & Pacific Tea Company, Inc. announced the launch of a brand new line of premium-quality Angus beef featuring … Continue reading

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Male Shoppers Adopting Wide Range of Money-Saving Rituals

Most studies into shopper behavior dissect shoppers by income, ethnicity and/or geographic location, but very few focus on shopping habits of men versus women, … Continue reading

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Americans like Sweet Snacks, Canadians like Salty Snacks, Both Like Convenience

Cross-border differences and similarities between Canadians and Americans have been revealed via two studies by leading market research company The NPD Group. According to … Continue reading

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Kraft Foods Is Creating A More Delicious World

Kraft Foods issued its 2010 Corporate Responsibility Report.  Called Creating a More Delicious World, the report focuses on the products, policies and partnerships Kraft … Continue reading

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Sunflower Farmers Market Launches In-store Coffee Video

Sunflower Farmers Market has launched an in-store and online coffee video that walks customers through the process – and the quality difference – behind … Continue reading

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Stew Leonards Now Selling Lottery Tickets

Farm fresh food grocer Stew Leonard’s is now selling CT Lottery tickets in Norwalk, Danbury and Newington, Conn. Mega Millions, Powerball, and Classic Lotto … Continue reading

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CHEP Enters New Partnership With Dole, ConAgra Foods

 Dole Fresh Fruit Company, a subsidiary of Dole Food Company the world’s largest producer and marketer of fresh produce, announced the signing of a … Continue reading

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The J. M. Smucker Company Acquires Leading Hispanic Brands From Rowland Coffee Roasters

ORRVILLE, Ohio, May 16, 2011 — The J. M. Smucker Company announced that it has completed an acquisition of the coffee brands and business … Continue reading

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ECRS Releases CATAPULT Loyalty Points Loyalty Solution for SMB Retailers

BOONE, N.C. — As part of its expanding Customer Relationship Management suite, ECR Software Corporation (ECRS) announced the release of CATAPULT Loyalty Points.  This … Continue reading

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Cosmetic and Skincare Market Showing Slow Improvements, Reports Mintel

While popular perception would have us believe that when times are tough, consumers use cosmetics to ‘put their best face forward,’ the cosmetic and … Continue reading

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U.S. EPA honors Sprouts Farmers Market in Westlake Village as Platinum – Level GreenChill Partner for Environmental Achievements

SAN FRANCISCO – At a community welcoming event held by Sprouts Farmer’s Market’s new store in Westlake, Calif., the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency’s GreenChill … Continue reading

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Retailers Navigate the Challenges of Unsure Economic Recovery

Food retailers are rising to the opportunities and challenges presented by America’s uneven economic recovery, according to data released today in the Food Marketing … Continue reading

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Kraft Foods Expands Sustainability Goals to Build On Success

NORTHFIELD, Ill., May 12, 2011– Kraft Foods announced expanded sustainability goals and highlighted progress against its focus areas.  The company’s new goals – now … Continue reading

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