Author Archives: Grocery Headquarters

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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Sam’s Club Giving Made Simple Campaign Highlights Wellness, Pledges $2 Million

Sam’s Club announced that it is raising public awareness of health and wellness issues and pledging up to $2 million to four health-focused nonprofits … Continue reading

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BI-LO Updates Three Stores Through Re-Design Program

Over the past month, BI-LO has revealed three newly updated stores in Greenwood and Spartanburg, S.C., in order to make grocery shopping even simpler … Continue reading

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40th Anniversary Celebration of Famous Can Can Sale Continues

From the instantly recognizable song to the dancing can can girls, many of us have had some experience with ShopRite’s famous Can Can Sale.  … Continue reading

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Center for Produce Safety Welcomes Gift from Wegman Family Charitable Foundation

Wegman Family Charitable Foundation representatives presented a gift of $250,000 to Center for Produce Safety officers today, during opening ceremonies for CPS’s second annual … Continue reading

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Gang green

Grocers’ IT departments are helping take the sustainability movement to the next level. By Deena M. Amato-McCoy Grocers face pressures from many factions when … Continue reading

Posted in 2011 07 Article Archives, Tech Solutions

3PLs lend a hand

Third-party logistics providers help keep the supply chain running smoothly, freeing up grocers to focus on their core business. By Kim Ann Zimmermann As … Continue reading

Posted in 2011 07 Article Archives, Equipment, Design & Operations

Nonfood for Profit: A ray of sunshine

New government rules should bring a level of sensibility to the booming, but confusing, sunscreen category. By Seth Mendelson I can’t tell you how … Continue reading

Posted in 2011 07 Article Archives, Columns, Nonfoods for Profit

A show of fresh ideas

Consumers continue to demand higher quality foods from in-store bakeries and delis. Manufacturers at the IDDBA’s Dairy Deli Bake Expo showed retailers that they … Continue reading

Posted in 2011 07 Article Archives, Focus on Fresh

Breakout products from SIAL

From healthy oils to delectable pastries, the floor at this Canadian trade show was bursting with items to entice U.S. consumers. By Richard Turcsik … Continue reading

Posted in 2011 07 Article Archives, Upfront

Spinning profits

As usage occasions expand and equipment becomes customizable, retailers can get more out of their rotisserie ovens. By Kim Ann Zimmermann The chicken has … Continue reading

Posted in 2011 07 Article Archives, Equipment, Design & Operations

Capitol investment

The upcoming Summer Fancy Food Show brings a change in venue and a chance for retailers to scope out the latest gourmet products to … Continue reading

Posted in 2011 07 Article Archives, Center Store

Sticky & sweet

From health-conscious chocolate bars to salty energy snacks, there was something for everyone at the 2011 Sweets & Snacks Expo. By Elizabeth Louise Hatt … Continue reading

Posted in 2011 07 Article Archives, Center Store

Ways of the West

For years Idaho and Oregon have been delivering high-end produce to grocery retailers across the nation. By Elizabeth Louise Hatt Produce growers in the … Continue reading

Posted in 2011 07 Article Archives, Focus on Fresh