Author Archives: Grocery Headquarters

S&F Foods Introduces Certified Gluten-Free Delights Stuffed Sandwiches

Recognizing and catering to the 18 million Americans that are on a gluten-free diet, and seeking gluten-free food options, S&F Foods has introduced a … Continue reading

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StorOx 2.0 Now Registered in California

BioSafe Systems announces that StorOx 2.0, a bactericide/fungicide, is now registered for use in California. StorOx 2.0 is a versatile post-harvest tool that extends … Continue reading

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A&P Selects Retail 20/20 to Combat Shrink and Fraud

A&P has selected Retail 20/20 to enhance its  chain-wide effort to reduce shrink and fraud. Based out of New Jersey, A&P operates more than … Continue reading

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America’s Household Brands Losing Ground, Deloitte Reports

U.S. consumers are pushing their shopping carts past many of America’s national brands and feel little regret in doing so, according to Deloitte’s American … Continue reading

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Saint Joseph’s University Introduces Online Executive MBA in Food Marketing

Saint Joseph’s University’s Haub School of Business (HSB) is expanding its reach and deepening its impact with the launch of an online delivery option … Continue reading

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Placon Acquires Plastic Packaging Corp.

Placon announced that it is has completed the acquisition of privately-held rigid plastic container manufacturer, Plastic Packaging Corp. Founded in 1954 by Fred Weiss, … Continue reading

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GMA to Honor Retired Walmart CEO Mike Duke with 2014 Hall of Achievement Award

Grocery Manufacturers Association (GMA) President and CEO Pamela G. Bailey announced that the association will honor retired Walmart President and CEO Mike Duke with … Continue reading

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Shopppers Willing to Pay More for Premium, Local Foods

The second annual A.T. Kearney survey of U.S. shoppers’ local food buying habits finds that local food is fast becoming a necessity for attracting and … Continue reading

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Stop & Shop to Raise Awareness for Child Hunger

As part of its ongoing mission to fight hunger in the local communities it serves, the Stop & Shop Supermarket Company is teaming up … Continue reading

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Kimberly-Clark Recognized for Innovation

Kimberly-Clark’s Scott 24 Hour Sanitizing Spray and Huggies Gender Specific Diapers have been named among the most innovative new products of the year at … Continue reading

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Produce for Kids Launches 12th Annual Get Healthy, Give Hope Campaign

Across the country, shoppers can stock up on fresh produce and help raise funds for Children’s Miracle Network Hospitals and other local children’s charities … Continue reading

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Jarron Springer Receives FMI’s 2014 MacManus Award

Food Marketing Institute (FMI) presented its state-focused public affairs award, the Donald H. MacManus Association Executive Award, to Jarron Springer, past president of the … Continue reading

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IPC Concludes its 2014 Potato Lover’s Month Contest

More than 5,000 supermarket chains and independent retailers showcased spuds for the annual Potato Lover’s Month retail display promotion in February, the most ever … Continue reading

Posted in Perishables, What's New

NGA Honors Brandon Scholz with NGA Association Leadership Award

Brandon Scholz, President and CEO of the Wisconsin Grocers Association (WGA) was presented the National Grocers Association (NGA) Association Leadership Award for his dedication … Continue reading

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Ian’s Commemorates Celiac Awareness with over 30 Gluten-Free Foods

Ian’s, makers of allergy friendly/gluten-free foods, includes over 30 gluten-free foods in its family of products – something worthy of celebrating during May, which … Continue reading

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Talking Shop with… Leslie G. Sarasin

Leslie G. Sarasin, FMI President and CEO, says FMI Connect will serve as a consistent, more available resource to inspire creative thinking among food … Continue reading

Posted in 2014 05 Article Archives, Columns, Talking Shop

Talking Shop with… Ron Lemaire

Ron Lemaire, president of CPMA (Canadian Produce Marketing Association), is excited about the recently launched Half Your Plate program.  Tell us about CPMA. Ron … Continue reading

Posted in 2014 05 Article Archives, Columns, Talking Shop

Talking Shop with… Jeff Boutelle

Jeff Boutelle, president and CEO of Beech-Nut Nutrition, says moms are showing renewed interest in the baby food category.    Tell us about Beech-Nut and … Continue reading

Posted in 2014 05 Article Archives, Columns, Talking Shop

A seasonal approach

Current and future GMDC white papers are designed for retailers to get the most out of the different selling seasons. How do grocery retailers … Continue reading

Posted in 2014 05 Article Archives, Nonfoods for Profit

Food Forum: Flipping tradition this grilling season

By Brian Diffenderfer Brian Diffenderfer, director of meat and seafood for Daymon Worldwide, says beef and pork shortages will affect retailers summertime ad plans.  … Continue reading

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Talking Shop with… Dan Edmeier

Dan Edmeier, vice president of sales and marketing for Kingdom Fresh Farms, says flavor and consistency are improved when products are grown in a … Continue reading

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Sales Review: Cherries

Significant price increases led to decreased cherries sales.  By Martha Scheler Cherries made up 2.9% of fruit dollar sales, ahead of specialty fruit, pears … Continue reading

Posted in 2014 05 Article Archives, Focus on Fresh, Perishables Group Sales Reviews

Talking Shop with… Chris Kronenthal

Chris Kronenthal, CTO of FreedomPay, says faster, simpler, safer and smarter payment management solutions are available to retailers.  Introduce us to FreedomPay. Chris Kronenthal: … Continue reading

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Food Forum: Tea time

Health-conscious consumers are looking for premium Ready-to-drink teas with less sugar. By Suley Muratoglu Reformed soda drinkers continue to look for healthier ways to … Continue reading

Posted in 2014 05 Article Archives, Columns

United Fresh Women in Produce Reception to Honor Teri Miller

Teri Miller, produce category manager at Delhaize America, headquartered in Salisbury, North Carolina, will be the honoree and featured speaker at the United Fresh … Continue reading

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