Author Archives: Grocery Headquarters

Naturally chilly

Natural refrigerants, improved compressor technology and monitoring systems are among the advancements in refrigeration systems. By Kim Ann Zimmermann Like many of the foods … Continue reading

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Talking Shop with… Jim Travis

The vice president of sales for the specialty coffee business at Green Mountain Coffee Roasters shares his thoughts on what the fast growing single-cup … Continue reading

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Talking Shop with… Scot Aitcheson

The vice president of Yale dealer sales for Yale Materials Handling Corp. says that changes in warehouse operations are driving lift truck design. What … Continue reading

Posted in 2011 08 Article Archives, Talking Shop

Sounding Board: Five scary digits

A California Supreme Court ruling restricting retailers from collecting ZIP codes could lead to costly penalties and impact how consumer data is gathered going … Continue reading

Posted in 2011 08 Article Archives, Columns

Publix Offers Customers Free Diabetes Screenings

LAKELAND, Fla., July 27, 2011 – Publix Super Markets will offer free diabetes screenings at more than 800 Publix stores this year. Appointments are … Continue reading

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Meijer Announces New Store Concept in Chicago Market

Less than two years after launching its first new format store in the Chicago market, Meijer is delivering another new concept to its Chicago-area … Continue reading

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Walmart to Open up to 300 Stores Serving USDA Food Deserts by 2016

Walmart announced that it will open between 275-300 stores serving the Department of Agriculture (USDA) designated food desert areas between now and 2016. These … Continue reading

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BI-LO Introduces Shopper-friendly E-coupon Program

Beginning Wednesday, July 27, BI-LO will offer customers exclusive e-coupons, providing them one more convenient way to save when shopping in stores.  The new … Continue reading

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Safeway, United Natural Foods Sign Distribution Agreement

United Natural Foods, Inc. announced that it has signed a three-year distribution agreement with Safeway. A brief transition period from Safeway’s current distributors is … Continue reading

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Supervalu and Save-A-Lot Join First Lady Michelle Obama to Announce Agreement With the Partnership for A Healthier America

SUPERVALU and its wholly owned subsidiary, Save-A-Lot FoodStores, joined First Lady Michelle Obama in announcing that it has reached a memorandum of understanding with … Continue reading

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A&P to Offer Discounts on Baby Items

The Great Atlantic & Pacific Tea Company announced the launch of a new program to help customers save on their baby-related purchases.  Members of … Continue reading

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FMI Releases Research Aid on Access to Healthier Foods

The Food Marketing Institute has released of Access to Healthier Foods: Opportunities and Challenges for Food Retailers in Underserved Areas, a research resource exploring … Continue reading

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United Fresh Working Group Updating Audits Benchmarking Matrix

The United Fresh Produce Association’s Food Safety and Technology Council has re-opened the Audits Benchmarking Matrix for updating and inclusion of other fresh produce … Continue reading

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FMI Supports Repeal to Allow OTC Eligibility for Flexible Spending Arrangements

The Food Marketing Institute (FMI) endorsed the Restoring Access to Medication Act (S. 1368/H.R. 2529), legislation allowing consumers the freedom to use their flexible … Continue reading

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Giant Eagle Opening Two Compressed Natural Gas (CNG) Fueling Stations

Building on its longstanding commitment to environmental sustainability, multi-format food and fuel retailer Giant Eagle, Inc. unveiled its first two compressed natural gas (CNG) … Continue reading

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Go Social to Put More Fruits & Veggies on Plates

Produce for Better Health Foundation (PBH) has introduced the new Half-Your-Plate Social Media Marketing toolkit on the PBH website, www.PBHFoundation.org. This useful new toolkit … Continue reading

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Heineken’s Hot Spot

There is a new hot spot for Manhattan-based Latin music and culture enthusiasts. Sponsored by Heineken, in partnership with Remezcla, the online local guide … Continue reading

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A&P Introduces Exclusive Mid-Atlantic Country Farms Brand

The Great Atlantic & Pacific Tea Company, Inc. announced the launch of a brand new line of locally raised chicken, turkey and beef products … Continue reading

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USDA Launches Online Resource to Help Producers Get Products to Market

The U.S. Department of Agriculture’s (USDA) Agricultural Marketing Service (AMS) launched an online resource today that makes it easier than ever for small and … Continue reading

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Supervalu-Owned Albertsons Stores Maintain Self Check-out Lanes

SUPERVALU clarified that it is not removing the self check-out lanes from the 460 ALBERTSONS stores that it owns and operates in Idaho, Oregon, … Continue reading

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Alaskan & Proud Joins Unified Grocers

Unified Grocers announced that Williams Incorporated, which operates four retail grocery stores under the Alaskan & Proud banner in southeastern Alaska, has become a … Continue reading

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Stop & Shop Launches Scan It! Mobile App

The Stop & Shop Supermarket Company announced the launch of Scan It! Mobile – the next generation of its in-store handheld scanner that allows … Continue reading

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PMA — U.S. – Mexico Trucking Agreement Good News for Produce Industry

The Produce Marketing Association (PMA) praised the signing of agreements resolving a two-year long dispute over cross-border trucking services between the U.S. and Mexico.  … Continue reading

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N.G.A. Calls for FDA to Modify Menu Labeling Proposal to Exclude Supermarkets and Grocery Stores

  ARLINGTON, VA, — The National Grocers Association (N.G.A.) in public comments filed with the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) on July 5, 2011, … Continue reading

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Survey: 44% of Consumers Feel Grocery Store Customer Service Could be Improved

Empathica Inc., a leading provider of Customer Experience Management (CEM) solutions to some of the world’s most respected brands, announced the results of its … Continue reading

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