Author Archives: Grocery Headquarters

General Mills Launches New Nonprofit to Improve Food Processing and Alleviate Hunger in Africa

  MINNEAPOLIS (March 16, 2011) – General Mills today announced the launch of Partners in Food Solutions as a hunger-fighting nonprofit bringing food production and … Continue reading

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Beef Information Centre Launches NEW Canadian Beef Advantage Marketing Website and Image Gallery

Calgary, AB March 16, 2011 – The Beef Information Centre (BIC) announces the launch of an online resource to support the marketing of the … Continue reading

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Amerlux celebrates opening of a new facility in China

  FAIRFIELD, N.J., March 16, 2011 – Amerlux, a leading worldwide lighting solutions provider, recently celebrated the grand opening of Guangzhou Amerlux Lighting Solutions … Continue reading

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Whole Foods Market Lends $4 Million to Local Farmers And Artisan Producers

AUSTIN, Texas (March, 15, 2011) - Whole Foods Market announced it has funded a total of $4 million dollars inlow-interest loans through its Local Producer Loan … Continue reading

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Walmart Expands Its Multichannel Offering with National Rollout of ‘Pick Up Today’

  BENTONVILLE, Ark. — Walmart announced plans to further expand its U.S. multichannel platform by launching a full-scale, national rollout of “Pick Up Today” … Continue reading

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Grocers Can Go Green and Save Green with Support from NYSERDA

The New York State Energy Research and Development Authority (NYSERDA) today announced a new initiative to help New York grocers, supermarkets, food co-ops and … Continue reading

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C&K Market, SUPERVALU Relationship to Bring Lower Prices, Investment in Oregon

Brookings, Ore (March 14, 2011)-C&K Market, Inc. (C&K) today announced a new relationship with SUPERVALU, INC., that will lower prices over time for customers … Continue reading

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ECRS Introduces LogicSyncTM – A Transformative Retail Technology

  BOONE, NC – Appalachian State University (ASU) – March 8, 2011- After five years of extensive development, in-field testing, and collaborative research on … Continue reading

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Perishables Group Partners With Spire

The Perishables Group, the industry-leading consulting firm specializing in fresh food category management and marketing, formed a partnership with consumer-centric analytic services firm, Spire … Continue reading

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Customers Remain Loyal to Fresh Produce Despite Challenges in Economy

WASHINGTON, D.C. – Weekly dollar sales and per store volume of fresh produce grew in the fourth quarter of 2010, when compared with the … Continue reading

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New National Pork Board Campaign Celebrates Proud Brand Identity

DES MOINES, Iowa, March 4, 2011 – With a new focus on reaching creative, flavor-seeking home cooks who already prepare, eat and love pork, the … Continue reading

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Safe Quality Food Institute Launches a New Website Provides Easier Navigation for Diverse Group of Users

  ARLINGTON, VA – March 3, 2011 – The Safe Quality Food Institute(SQFI) launched a new website organizing the content according to the needs … Continue reading

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Winn-Dixie Protects Customers’ Health With Exclusive Service Sanitizing Shopping Carts, Baskets & Trays

JACKSONVILLE, Fla. (March 2, 2011) – Winn-Dixie Stores, Inc. (NASDAQ: WINN) today announced it recently signed an exclusive agreement with Green Secure Solutions, Inc. … Continue reading

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BI-LO Launches Nutrition Tags to Offer Shoppers Easy-To-Find Healthy Food Options

GREENVILLE, S.C. (March 2, 2011) – While most of us try our best to eat healthy and follow nutritional guidelines, it’s almost always easier … Continue reading

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Publix Announces 4th Quarter and Annual Results for 2010

LAKELAND, Fla., March 1, 2011 ­ Publix’s sales for the fourth quarter of 2010 were $6.4 billion, a 4.4 percent increase from last year’s $6.1 billion. … Continue reading

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Organic Trade Association and CCOF announce strategic alliance

WASHINGTON, D.C., and SANTA CRUZ, California (March 2)-The Organic Trade Association (OTA) and California Certified Organic Farmers Inc. (CCOF)  have formed a strategic alliance … Continue reading

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A matter of convenience

Supermarkets feel the squeeze as convenience stores and dollar stores add more groceries to their mix. By Richard Turcsik Well, isn’t this convenient? Just … Continue reading

Posted in 2011 03 Article Archives, Cover Stories

Winter Wonderland

The aisles of the Fancy Food Show were bedecked with the latest in gourmet offerings. By Richard Turcsik In mid-January, while the Eastern half … Continue reading

Posted in 2011 03 Article Archives, Upfront

Catch a rising Star

By emphasizing service, fresh meat, local products and its pharmacy, Star Super Market offers Huntsville, Ala. residents an out-of-this-world shopping experience. By Richard Turcsik … Continue reading

Posted in 2011 03 Article Archives, Retail Spotlights

More than just salt of the earth

Spices and seasonings infuse foods with flavor and retailers with profits. By Craig Levitt There is no question that Americans’ palates are be­coming more … Continue reading

Posted in 2011 03 Article Archives, Center Store

Showing support

Commodity boards assist growers, packers and shippers with product research, marketing campaigns and legislative oversight, which helps retailers build sales and brand loyalty. By … Continue reading

Posted in 2011 03 Article Archives, Focus on Fresh

Kids zone

By offering the latest kid-focused products, along with exciting promotions and events, retailers can turn the produce department into a tool in the battle … Continue reading

Posted in 2011 03 Article Archives, Focus on Fresh

Netting new ideas

An ocean full of merchandising opportunities awaits attendees of the International Boston Seafood Show. By Richard Turcsik According to the recently re­leased 2010 Dietary … Continue reading

Posted in 2011 03 Article Archives, Focus on Fresh

Bagging more sales

In addition to its functional role, packaging can help make prepared foods tastier and more attractive to shoppers. By Craig Levitt At its most … Continue reading

Posted in 2011 03 Article Archives, Focus on Fresh

Baby steps

Not all parents are fully committed to the wellness category when they shop for themselves, but they are more interested in organic and healthy … Continue reading

Posted in 2011 03 Article Archives, Selling Wellness