Author Archives: Grocery Headquarters

Demand for In-Store Deals has Diminished, Shoppers Expect Discounted Prices: Deloitte Survey

Excitement over unexpected in-store deals has diminished as discounted prices become an anticipated part of the consumer products shopping experience, according to the Deloitte/Harrison … Continue reading

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United Supermarkets and Texas Tech Team Up For Cancer Research

United Supermarkets, along with Texas Tech University and Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center, announced a public-private partnership to fund cancer prevention research in … Continue reading

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Smithfield and Safeway Launch In-store Sweepstakes

Safeway has teamed up with Smithfield, the meat packing company, to offer an in-store sweepstakes. Nine grand prize winners will receive two tickets to … Continue reading

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Lil Snappers

Stemilt Growers is adding two new varieties to its kid-sized apple snacks. Lil Snappers now include Braeburn and Fuji apples in addition to its … Continue reading

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ADC Held Its 10th Annual ReFresh Conference

Representatives from fourteen grocery/supermarket chains across the U.S. gathered at the Applied Data Corporation’s (ADC) 10th annual ReFresh Conference this month in Clearwater Beach, … Continue reading

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United Fresh is Accepting Nominations for Produce Awards

The United Fresh Foundation is now accepting nominations for the 2012 United Fresh Retail Produce Manager Awards Program. The program will honor 25 outstanding … Continue reading

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Puratos to Open State-of-the-art Manufacturing Facility

Puratos Corporation will break ground this month for the construction of a new manufacturing facility in Pennsauken, N.J., where it will produce a variety … Continue reading

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PMA Research Shows that Packaging of Fresh Produce Influences Purchasing Behavior

The latest research from the Produce Marketing Association (PMA) shows that packaging of fresh produce plays a critical role in consumer preference and that … Continue reading

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USDA’S FSIS Delays Meat Labeling Requirements

The U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Food Safety and Inspection Service (FSIS) announced it would delay the effective date for enforcement of the “Nutrition Labeling … Continue reading

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Nualight wins Judge’s Award

Nualight, the Cork, Ireland-based LED lighting company, has won the overall Judge’s Award at the Cleantech Connect Awards in London. According to the organizers, … Continue reading

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NCA Announces International Strategic Planning Process

The National Confectioners Association will conduct a planning initiative to implement an international strategic plan to examine how NCA can best serve its members’ … Continue reading

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SymphonyIRI EconoLink Offers CPG and Retailer Decision Makers Insights

In an economy where CPG and retailer decision makers alike are continuously searching for new insights into the attitudes and behaviors of shoppers, SymphonyIRI … Continue reading

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GMA Plays Key Role in Announcing Partnership to Create the World’s First Global Food Safety Fund

Pamela G. Bailey, president and CEO of the Grocery Manufacturers Association (GMA), joined U.S. government and World Bank officials in announcing an innovative public … Continue reading

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ConAgra Foods to Acquire Private Label Pretzel Manufacturer

ConAgra Foods has agreed to acquire National Pretzel Company, based in Lancaster, Pa., from Brookstone Holdings. National Pretzel makes private label pretzels in a … Continue reading

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PLMA’s 2011 Trade Show

Grocery Headquarters attended the 2011 PLMA Private Label Trade Show in Chicago in November. Here are some of the people we met.

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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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