Author Archives: Grocery Headquarters

Dole and Standard Fruit Company Recognized by Costa Rican-American Chamber of Commerce

The Costa Rican–American Chamber of Commerce has recognized Standard Fruit Company de Costa Rica S.A., a division of Dole Food Company in Costa Rica, … Continue reading

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HY-Vee Offers Mobile App

Hy-Vee shoppers can now use their mobile phones to locate products, make shopping lists, check sale prices and more, thanks to the company’s new … Continue reading

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Safeway Helps Customers Turn Holiday Hectic to Happy Without Breaking the Budget

A recent survey by Safeway revealed that 75 percent of women find perfecting their holiday decor and meal menus was among the most demanding … Continue reading

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SUPERVALU Announces Partnership with the “Better Buildings Challenge”

SUPERVALU INC., one of the nation’s largest grocery retailers and wholesalers, announced that it has joined the U.S. Department of Energy’s Better Buildings Challenge, … Continue reading

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Delhaize Group Plans 450 New Stores in the Next Three Years

Delhaize Group, the Belgian international food retailer, announced during its Analyst Meeting held in the U.S., plans to further accelerate store openings in its … Continue reading

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A&P’s Labor Partners Ratify Contract Modifications

The Great Atlantic & Pacific Tea Company, Inc. announced that the Locals of the United Food and Commercial Workers (UFCW) International Union have ratified … Continue reading

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Intelleflex Documents the Value of Delivered Freshness for Produce

Intelleflex released the results of its recent pilot program, Delivered Freshness, supporting its ability to help minimize loss and maximize freshness at the point … Continue reading

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Kroger Central Hosts Produce University on Holiday Cooking

Kroger is reminding consumers how to incorporate fresh produce into their holiday menus and offering new ways to enjoy their favorites. The produce experts … Continue reading

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Performance Food Group Uses DNA-based Meat Traceability System for Hamburger

The food distributor, Performance Food Group (PFG) and IdentiGEN, a leader in meat traceability systems, have developed a commercial solution to trace ground meat back … Continue reading

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Crunch Pak Apple-tizers

Crunch Pak is offering two seasonal Apple-Tizers party trays for winter holiday eating occasions. The party trays come in two combinations of fresh cut … Continue reading

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From the Publisher: Gas pump economics

Consumers are paying more for gas and other energy needs. Sounds like more bad news for retailers. Except there may be a silver lining … Continue reading

Posted in 2011 12 Article Archives, Columns

An Independent Voice: The art of appreciation

We tend to focus on showing gratitude around the holidays, but we should recognize workplace excellence throughout the year. By Jane Olszeski Tortola We … Continue reading

Posted in 2011 12 Article Archives, Columns

Sounding Board: When cyber-bullies attack

A conservative group of mothers took their protest online to criticize the name of a new Ben & Jerry’s flavor. What is the proper … Continue reading

Posted in 2011 12 Article Archives, Columns

Food Forum: Bridging the social media gap

Grocers need to tailor their social media outreach to older members of the Gen Y and Baby Boom generations. By Richard J. George How … Continue reading

Posted in 2011 12 Article Archives, Columns

Food Forum: Increase the power of the candy aisle

Clearing up the chaos and having an efficient assortment are just some ways to boost candy sales. By Timothy LeBel In these uncertain economic … Continue reading

Posted in 2011 12 Article Archives, Columns

Talking Shop with… Jim Mozer

The vice president/general manager of refrigeration marketing and the integrated products division of Emerson Climate Technologies says that compressor technology is crucial to refrigeration … Continue reading

Posted in 2011 12 Article Archives, Talking Shop

Talking Shop with… Elizabeth Webb

The cause marketing manager for DS Waters says that water is the perfect product to promote breast cancer awareness throughout the year. Grocery Headquarters: … Continue reading

Posted in 2011 12 Article Archives, Talking Shop

Economizing with equipment

With space and budget dollars at a premium, grocers are looking for economical deli and bakery equipment. By Kim Ann Zimmermann Whether via money, … Continue reading

Posted in 2011 12 Article Archives, Equipment, Design & Operations

Nonfoods Talk: When the pipeline is overflowing

New nonfoods items keep arriving, but there is no more room on the shelves. What can grocers do? By Seth Mendelson An executive from … Continue reading

Posted in 2011 12 Article Archives, Columns, Nonfoods for Profit

Battery sales recharging

To build the category, grocers need to broaden their offerings and increase visibility to capture impulse sales. By Carol Radice Battery sales showed signs … Continue reading

Posted in 2011 12 Article Archives, Nonfoods for Profit

Frozen food forte

From appetizers to snack foods to entrees, the better-for-you frozen food category is heating up. By Carol Radice Time-pressed consumers are always looking for … Continue reading

Posted in 2011 12 Article Archives, Selling Wellness

A team effort

Some consumers watch the Super Bowl with a small group of family and friends huddled around the TV. For others it has become a much larger event. However fans chose to enjoy the game, one thing is consistent, a lot of food will be consumed. Continue reading

Posted in 2011 12 Article Archives, Focus on Fresh

Pushing protein

Supermarkets stronghold as the primary channel where consumers make food purchases has never been more precarious.

Target and Walmart have entered the fresh produce arena. Continue reading

Posted in 2011 12 Article Archives, Focus on Fresh

Fitness in the food bowl

Pet foods and treats that offer nutritional value continue to be favorites among consumers. By Craig Levitt There is an old wives’ tale that … Continue reading

Posted in 2011 12 Article Archives, Center Store

Ethnic Supermarkets Industry: Growing Hispanic and Asian Markets Have Kept Performance Strong

  The Ethnic Supermarkets industry is forecast to continue enjoying growth over the five years to 2016,according to IBISWorld, publisher of industry research. A … Continue reading

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