Author Archives: Grocery Headquarters

Sounding Board: The eyes have it

What can retailers learn by literally looking through the eyes of their customers? By Len Lewis If you are in the supermarket one day … Continue reading

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Nonfoods Talk: Writing the next chapter

What lessons can supermarkets glean from the fall of Borders? By Seth Mendelson What’s the book on Borders? As has been well documented in … Continue reading

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Talking Shop with… Steve Ward

The vice president of national accounts for Heineken USA says the company is reaching Millennials with social media and other marketing initiatives. Grocery Headquarters: … Continue reading

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Talking Shop with… Xavier Poncin

The executive director of SIAL Canada discusses the show’s move to Toronto. Grocery Headquarters: Tell us about the move from Montreal to Toronto? Xavier … Continue reading

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Food Forum: Media matters

By Timothy P. McMahon, Ph.D. Generation Y, a segment of the population born between 1977 and 1994, encompasses 80 million consumers with more than … Continue reading

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An Independent Voice: Change can do you good

Guided by new leadership, this year’s NGA Convention featured spirited discussions of health care, politics, energy and other challenges facing today’s independent grocers. By … Continue reading

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Making a splash

A gallery of hot and cool products appealed to NAFEM attendees looking to save energy and labor costs while producing high-quality prepared foods. By … Continue reading

Posted in 2011 04 Article Archives, Equipment, Design & Operations

Shining examples

Improvements to LED and traditional lighting are providing retailers with a wealth of options. By Kim Ann Zimmermann A customer will become aware of … Continue reading

Posted in 2011 04 Article Archives, Equipment, Design & Operations

Procter & Gamble Showcases Future Friendly Products for Earth Month

MINNEAPOLIS, March 31, 2011 /PRNewswire/ — In honor of Earth Month, Procter & Gamble will offer valuable brandSAVER coupons on Tide Coldwater, PUR and Pampers Cruisers. … Continue reading

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Associated Wholesale Grocers Adding Nutrition Keys on Private Label Food Products

Associated Wholesale Grocers, distributor of the private-label products  Best Choice and Always Save, is embracing the voluntary move in conjunction with the Food Marketing Institute … Continue reading

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SymphonyIRI Launches Quarterly MarketPulse Survey Series, Offers CPG, Retail and Healthcare Companies a Comprehensive Look at Shopper Behaviors

MIAMI BEACH – Fewer consumers are switching brands to catch a sale and trading down to private label options, hinting at glimmers of optimism … Continue reading

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Grocers Descend on Capitol Hill to Offer Their Two Cents: Implement Debit Card Interchange Fee Reform Now

ARLINGTON, VA – March 31, 2011 – Grocers from across the U.S. are meeting in Washington, DC today to give lawmakers their “two cents” … Continue reading

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Grocery Manufacturers Association Comments on FDA Food Safety Modernization Act Implementation

(WASHINGTON, DC)  In comments today before the U.S. Food & Drug Administration’s public meeting on the import safety provisions of the FDA Food Safety … Continue reading

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Giant Food Goes Mobile with New Grocery Application

LANDOVER, Md. – Giant Food of Landover, Md. announced the launch of its first mobile application for iPhone® and AndroidTM devices. The new addition … Continue reading

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SymphonyIRI New Product Pacesetters Report Finds Leading Brands Bring Value While Raising the Bar on Consumer Expectations

MIAMI BEACH, March 29, 2011 – Today, SymphonyIRI Group Summit 2011 featured the announcement of the most successful food and beverage and non-foods consumer … Continue reading

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Foodtown Celebrates Four Grand Openings

ISELIN, N.J. – Foodtown, Inc. has just announced that they will be celebrating the Grand Opening of 4 locations in New York on April … Continue reading

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New Symphony Consulting Food & Beverage Industry Report Predicts Accelerating Market Growth in 2011 and 2012

MIAMI BEACH, March 28, 2011 - The U.S. food and beverage market will continue its rebound in 2011 and 2012, as more shoppers believe the … Continue reading

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PMA expands global reach, hosts inaugural Fresh Connections: Southern Africa

Newark, Del. -The Southern Africa produce industry is offered an unprecedented opportunity on April 12 to attend the region’s first event hosted by Produce … Continue reading

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With $1 Trillion Household Income, Healthy 50+ Americans Become Prime Target for Marketers of Wellness Products

  New York, March 28, 2011 – Financial and physical wellness have become mainstays of Baby Boomers, as they and other influential older American … Continue reading

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The Procter & Gamble Company and Teva Pharmaceutical Industries Form Consumer Health Care Partnership

Procter & Gamble Company and Teva Pharmaceutical Industries Ltd. announced the signing of a master agreement to create a partnership in consumer health care … Continue reading

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Price Chopper Chooses IBM Netezza to Analyze Its Business Data

Price Chopper has selected IBM Netezza to provide it with a comprehensive data warehouse platform, encompassing much of the company’s sales, merchandising and supply … Continue reading

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NASFT Announces Super Retailer Summit in Washington, DC

New York, N.Y. – The National Association for the Specialty Food Trade is presenting an education conference for specialty food retailers immediately prior to … Continue reading

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Walgreens to Acquire Online Retailer drugstore.com, inc.

Walgreen Co. and online retailer drugstore.com, inc. announced a definitive merger agreement pursuant to which Walgreens will acquire drugstore.com in a transaction with a … Continue reading

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2011 Harris Poll EquiTrend Shows Sentiment Toward Consumer Brands Improving for Second Straight Year

Brands that give us comfort and provide value are driving an overall improvement in consumer sentiment according to the 2011 Harris Poll EquiTrend study … Continue reading

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Produce for Better Health Foundation Announces Retailer Role Models & Champions

Hockessin, Del.- Produce for Better Health Foundation (PBH) has named seven Retail Role Models and seven Retail Champions for their extraordinary support of the Fruits … Continue reading

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