Author Archives: Grocery Headquarters

Sounding Board: Losing sleep

A looming discrimination suit is keeping Walmart executives up at night. But the real concern is not whether the retailer will survive, but how … Continue reading

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Talking Shop with… Larry Andrews

The retail marketing director of the Alaska Seafood Marketing Institute (ASMI) explains the new Responsible Fisheries Management certification for wild Alaska salmon. Grocery Headquarters:  … Continue reading

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Talking Shop with… Michael Zacka

The CEO and president, North America, for Tetra Pak,says his company can offer retailers a unique perspective on packaging. Grocery Headquarters: Tell us about … Continue reading

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Food Forum: The supply chain of the future

Supermarket supply chains have been reconfigured time and time again. What will the next generation supply chain look like? By Jim Ritchie Supermarket supply … Continue reading

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Food Forum: The future of payments

Are retailers ready for the next generation of payment processing technologies? By Paul Cwalina As consumers change their spending habits, they expect merchants to … Continue reading

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Food Forum: Time to rethink center store

Grocers have done a great job attracting shoppers to the perimeter departments. Now they need to apply that expertise to the center store. By … Continue reading

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Food Forum: Cracking the surface

Since tuna is a supermarket staple, retailers and their customers crave more information on sustainability. By Susan Jackson Tuna is one of the world’s … Continue reading

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Future Forces: In search of growth

Great manufacturers invent products that create new store aisles. Great retailers invent stores that bring neighbors and communities together. By Patrick Kiernan When industry … Continue reading

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Nonfoods Talk: Sweet smell of success?

Unilever has introduced a product that company officials hope will bring new sales to the deodorant category. Can it drum up interest in a … Continue reading

Posted in 2011 05 Article Archives, Columns, Nonfoods for Profit

On Point: Quality will tell

A strong private label program is its own reward. By Tom Weir An important trend in the industry over the past decade or more … Continue reading

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Maintaining momentum

Retailers look to premium products, new categories and revamped merchandising strategies to hold on to the gains made in private label. By Deena M. … Continue reading

Posted in 2011 05 Article Archives, Upfront

USDA Issues Proposal to Create National Leafy Greens Marketing Agreement

WASHINGTON — The U.S. Department of Agriculture’s (USDA) Agricultural Marketing Service (AMS) is requesting comment on the creation of a voluntary National Leafy Green … Continue reading

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Stop & Shop and Shell Team up to Provide Customers Deals at the Pump

QUINCY, Mass., April 28 — Just in time to combat the pinch at the pump, The Stop & Shop Supermarket Company LLC and Shell, … Continue reading

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Meijer Introduces “Order To Store” Program Featuring Free Shipping For Online Orders

GRAND RAPIDS, MI (April 27, 2011) – Merging online and in-store shopping, Meijer is introducing a program where shoppers can place an order on … Continue reading

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Pasta Prima Powers Operations with 100 Percent Wind, Solar

BENICIA, Calif. – “Pasta Prima, America’s fastest growing refrigerated pasta company, today announced its products are not only 100 percent natural, they’re now made … Continue reading

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Price Chopper Selected as a National Partner in APhA Foundation’s Project IMPACT: Diabetes

Schenectady, NY – Price Chopper Supermarkets announced today that its pharmacy operation based in Schenectady, NY has been selected as one of 25 nationwide … Continue reading

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NCA’s SWEETS & SNACKS EXPO Largest Ever

The National Confectioners Association announces 13 percent growth in the number of exhibitors at this year’s EXPO. The 2011 exhibit floor is maxed out … Continue reading

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Wegmans, Walgreens Settle Law Suit

Rochester, NY – Wegmans Food Markets, Inc. and Walgreens have agreed to settle the lawsuit commenced by Walgreens in November of 2010, in which … Continue reading

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Fresh & Easy Introduces Green Things Eco-Friendly Cleaning and Paper Products

 EL SEGUNDO, CA – Fresh & Easy Neighborhood Market has introduced Green Things, a new range of eco-friendly household cleaning and paper products. Designed … Continue reading

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Bi-Lo Celebrates Earth Day With Company-Wide Recycling Program

GREENVILLE, S.C. (April 21, 2011) – BI-LO always strives to act as a responsible business in the communities in which it operates by promoting … Continue reading

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Whole Foods Market Introduces Eco-Scale Rating System

AUSTIN, Texas (April 21, 2011) – Whole Foods Market today introduces its Eco-Scale Rating System – an industry-first set of tiered, green household cleaning … Continue reading

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Rising Prices Fuel Sales Growth Across All Fresh Departments

CHICAGO – April 21, 2011 – New research from the Perishables Group reveals rising food prices were a primary driver of increased sales in … Continue reading

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U.S. Organic Industry Valued at Nearly $29 Billion in 2010

BRATTLEBORO, Vt., April 21, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ — The organic industry grew at a rate of nearly eight percent in 2010, bucking the current trend … Continue reading

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General Mills Announces New Cage-Free Egg Commitment

MINNEAPOLIS, Minn. (April 20, 2011)- On the heels of the release of its 2011 Corporate Social Responsibility Report, food manufacturing giant General Mills announced … Continue reading

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