Author Archives: Grocery Headquarters

USDA Commodity Procurement Division Launches New Website

WASHINGTON, May 9, 2011 – The U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Commodity Procurement Division has launched a website providing vendors and other interested parties streamlined … Continue reading

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Weis Markets to Reduce Out-of-Stocks

Weis Markets, a 164-store grocery chain based in Sunbury, Penn., plans to optimize its overall in-stock position and reduce excess inventory and out-of-stocks in … Continue reading

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Schnucks Takes a Stand for Food Quality and Safety

All consumers should have the information needed to make informed food choices, no matter where they shop. That is according to  Schnuck Markets, Inc.  … Continue reading

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United Fresh 2011 Attendees Honor Best New Products

  NEW ORLEANS, La. Attendees to the United Fresh Produce Association’s annual convention and expo in New Orleans cast their votes Wednesday and recognized … Continue reading

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FDA Issues First New Rules Under Food Safety Modernization Act

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration today announced two new regulations that will help ensure the safety and security of foods in the United … Continue reading

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Saint Joseph’s University and UpLift Solutions Announce Food Desert Partnership

Consumers, community leaders and organizations will benefit from a new partnership between Saint Joseph’s University’s Haub School of Business and UpLift Solutions that aims … Continue reading

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United Supermarkets and Cargill Partner to Introduce Genuine Texas Beef

  It is said that “everything’s bigger in Texas,” and nothing is bigger than Texans’ love for their state and things that originate from … Continue reading

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Sunflower Farmers Market Launches New Interactive Website

Boulder, CO (05/02/11) – Sunflower Farmers Market, the rapidly expanding, value-priced natural and organic grocer known for “serious food at silly prices,” announced the … Continue reading

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Being at one with the Earth – there’s an app for that

  As influential leaders of industry, most of you are all too aware of the havoc irresponsible corporations can wreak on the environment. For … Continue reading

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Procter and Gamble Partners with Kroger to Support USO to Help American Troops and Their Families

ARLINGTON, Va., May 3, 2011 /PRNewswire/ — Procter & Gamble (P&G) and Kroger and its family of stores have joined together to support the … Continue reading

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FDA Updates Seafood Guidance to Enhance Seafood Safety

FDA is announcing the availability of the 4th edition of the “Fish and Fishery Products Hazards and Controls Guidance.”  This updated guidance contains FDA’s … Continue reading

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Target Joins EPA’s GreenChill Program

Target Corp. announced it is joining the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency’s (EPA) GreenChill program. This partnership will further Target’s efforts to reduce refrigeration emissions … Continue reading

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An Independent Voice: A fresh perspective

Young employees can provide valuable insights into your business practices. By Jane Olszeski Tortola Sometimes it is hard to gauge what is on the … Continue reading

Posted in 2011 05 Article Archives, Columns

Acting natural

The Natural Products Expo West show attracted a wide range of exhibitors. Here is a sampling of what the thousands of attendees enjoyed. By … Continue reading

Posted in 2011 05 Article Archives, Selling Wellness

At your service

Officials at Publix Super Markets strive to offer their customers the best possible service. It has paid off nicely for the chain, which has … Continue reading

Posted in 2011 05 Article Archives, Cover Stories

Battle plans

Conventional supermarkets have to fight to win back center store sales and market share from other classes of trade. By Richard Turcsik A War … Continue reading

Posted in 2011 05 Article Archives, Center Store

In the bag

New varieties and flavors, combined with rising consumer interest about its many health benefits, are brewing excitement in the tea aisle. By Richard Turcsik … Continue reading

Posted in 2011 05 Article Archives, Center Store

Shaping up

As more consumers try to slim down, savvy retailers are expanding their produce departments. By Elizabeth Louise Hatt If the key to a successful … Continue reading

Posted in 2011 05 Article Archives, Focus on Fresh

Organic Magic

With the organic segment still on the rise, retailers can keep sales blooming with a well-stocked produce aisle. By Elizabeth Louise Hatt Organic foods … Continue reading

Posted in 2011 05 Article Archives, Focus on Fresh

With a cherry on top

Fresh cherries have never been more popular and retailers are preparing for the short, yet profitable season. By Elizabeth Louise Hatt For many people … Continue reading

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Reeling in sales

The International Boston Seafood Show offered a boatload of new products and merchandising ideas. By Richard Turcsik Someone should have call­­ed the Har­bor Pa­trol. … Continue reading

Posted in 2011 05 Article Archives, Focus on Fresh

Powering forward

Following a tumultuous few years, the battery category appears to be back on course and primed for growth. By Craig Levitt They say “patience … Continue reading

Posted in 2011 05 Article Archives, Nonfoods for Profit

Reshaping the GM category

Some grocers are ready to overhaul their general merchandise programs. By Carol Radice Blame it on the economy, fierce competition, an out­dated business mod­el, … Continue reading

Posted in 2011 05 Article Archives, Focus on Fresh

Going where the customers are

Social networking is becoming a viable way to attract channel-surfing and budget-conscious consumers. By Deena M. Amato-McCoy Realizing that word-of-mouth is the most compelling … Continue reading

Posted in 2011 05 Article Archives, Tech Solutions

Hot out of the oven

High-tech cooking equipment that saves energy and space is gaining favor with grocers. By Kim Ann Zimmermann A retailer simply roasting up a few … Continue reading

Posted in 2011 05 Article Archives, Equipment, Design & Operations