Author Archives: Grocery Headquarters

List vs Impulse – How Shoppers Really Decide

For years the retailing industry has debated between those who argue a shopper’s mind is mostly made up before they even enter the store … Continue reading

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Survey Reveals that Half of Canadians Always Check Grocery Flyers Before Shopping

Global market research firm Synovate released a new study showing that 47% of Canadian households always check grocery flyers before shopping. A further 24% … Continue reading

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SUPERVALU and Its Family of Stores Commit $1 Million to Sponsor Local Youth Sports

SUPERVALU INC. has committed $1 million to sponsor 1,542 youth sports teams in markets where its ACME, ALBERTSONS, Cub Foods,FARM FRESH, JEWEL-OSCO and SHAWS/STAR … Continue reading

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Retail Executive of the Year

As CEO of Green Hills Farms Super Market, Gary Hawkins leveraged technology and local vendors to build loyalty. By John Karolefski Over the years, … Continue reading

Posted in 2011 10 Article Archives, Cover Stories

Stop the presses!

Housed on a site where Bibles and dime-store novels were once printed, Food City’s newest flagship is a best-seller encyclopedic emporium of fresh produce, … Continue reading

Posted in 2011 10 Article Archives, Retail Spotlights

New spin cycle

More scents, formulations and a renewed emphasis on sustainability are transforming the detergent and household cleaner aisle. By Richard Turcsik Want to keep your … Continue reading

Posted in 2011 10 Article Archives, Center Store

Fresh from the field

Coming to Atlanta this month, PMA’s Fresh Summit is back— and it is packed with innovation. By Elizabeth Louise Hatt From growers to shippers … Continue reading

Posted in 2011 10 Article Archives, Focus on Fresh

Raising a fingerling for potatoes

As consumers look to replicate meals they enjoy in restaurants and see on TV, specialty potatoes continue to grow in popularity. By Craig Levitt … Continue reading

Posted in 2011 10 Article Archives, Focus on Fresh

United stands on wellness

United Supermarkets’ Living Well initiative earns the chain Grocery Headquarters’ “Wellness Retailer of the Year” recognition. By Deena M. Amato-McCoy Many supermarkets created wellness … Continue reading

Posted in 2011 10 Article Archives, Selling Wellness

Health & wellness purchasing trends revisited

In Phase III work on studying the Consumer Shop ping Habits for Wellness and Environmentally Conscious Life styles, the Global Market Develop- ment Center … Continue reading

Posted in 2011 10 Article Archives, Selling Wellness

Smart snacks

Manufacturers continue to innovate the better-for-you snack category, but the question remains—where is the best place for retailers to merchandise product? By Carol Radice … Continue reading

Posted in 2011 10 Article Archives, Selling Wellness

Holiday rush

Retailers are hoping for some holiday cheer in the nonfoods Aisles as suppliers roll out seasonal items for entertaining, decorating and gifting. By Carol … Continue reading

Posted in 2011 10 Article Archives, Nonfoods for Profit

Disposable income?

Retailers need to stay focused and flexible when merchandising the challenging disposable baby products category. By Craig Levitt Birth rates are down, unemployment is … Continue reading

Posted in 2011 10 Article Archives, Nonfoods for Profit

Moving targets

Consumers want to use their mobile phones at every step of the shopping process. How can grocers appeal to this growing segment of connected … Continue reading

Posted in 2011 10 Article Archives, Tech Solutions

Equipment upgrade

Grocery Headquarters takes a look at some of the latest developments in design, refrigeration, lighting, displays and all of the other equipment that keeps … Continue reading

Posted in 2011 10 Article Archives, Equipment, Design & Operations

Sounding Board: The never-ending story

With social networks, blogs and websites, customers are continually evaluating their shopping experiences. Retailers should do the same. By Len Lewis Are you offering … Continue reading

Posted in 2011 10 Article Archives, Columns

Talking Shop with… John Durkin

The vice president of sales and marketing for Boiron USA says shoppers that purchase homeopathic medicines spend more at the store. Grocery Headquarters: Tell … Continue reading

Posted in 2011 10 Article Archives, Talking Shop

Talking Shop with… Arjan Stephens

The executive vice president of sales and marketing for Nature’s Path says new, consistent packaging will increase sales. Grocery Headquarters: Tell us about the … Continue reading

Posted in 2011 10 Article Archives, Talking Shop

Talking Shop with… Inés Peláez

The manager for the Argentinean Blueberry Committee says emphasizing the nutritional benefits and multiple uses of blueberries is important. Grocery Headquarters: Tell us about … Continue reading

Posted in 2011 10 Article Archives, Talking Shop

Talking Shop with… Bruce Stubbs

The director of industry marketing for Intermec, Inc. discusses the impact of technology on food traceability and safety. Grocery Headquarters: What are the current … Continue reading

Posted in 2011 10 Article Archives, Talking Shop

An Independent Voice: Finding good help

Independents need to make time for interviewing and training as they hire workers for the upcoming holiday season. By Jane Olszeski Tortola Hiring a … Continue reading

Posted in 2011 10 Article Archives, Columns

From the Publisher: Not a jolly holiday

The Christmas selling season is shaping up to be a rough one for retailers. They need to plan ahead to get consumers in a … Continue reading

Posted in 2011 10 Article Archives, Columns

Nonfoods Talk: Eye of the storm

Hurricane Irene pounded the East Coast with high winds and heavy rain. It was the perfect weather for increased batteries sales. By Seth Mendelson … Continue reading

Posted in 2011 10 Article Archives, Columns, Nonfoods for Profit

Winn-Dixie Expands Fuelperks! Rewards Program

Winn-Dixie Stores is expanding the fuelperks! Rewards Program throughout Central Florida. This expansion will include 62 Winn-Dixie stores in Orlando and Daytona, Fla., areas, … Continue reading

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Kroger and Yoplait Team Up for the 11th Year to Fight Breast Cancer

Yoplait and Kroger have teamed up for the 11th year in a row to support the fight against breast cancer. As part of this … Continue reading

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