Author Archives: Grocery Headquarters

Private label power

Exhibitors at the PLMA show were displaying their latest offerings in every category. By Elizabeth Louise Hatt Store brands have grown tre­men­dously over the … Continue reading

Posted in 2011 01 Article Archives, Upfront

Easter parade

An exciting array of seasonal products is helping the candy aisle spring ahead. By Richard Turcsik Here comes Peter Cottontail, hopping down the bunny … Continue reading

Posted in 2011 01 Article Archives, Center Store

Tricks for treats

Pets—and their owners—are flipping over the latest items in the pet care aisle and begging for more. By Richard Turcsik Maybe you can’t teach … Continue reading

Posted in 2011 01 Article Archives, Center Store

Pass the potatoes

New potato varieties, smaller packages and value-added offerings are attracting a new generation of consumers. By Elizabeth Louise Hatt At one time, the typical … Continue reading

Posted in 2011 01 Article Archives, Focus on Fresh

Fresh start

As consumer resolve to eat healthier and diet in the new year, retailers can be a valuable resource. By Charlotte Barnard With the arrival … Continue reading

Posted in 2011 01 Article Archives, Focus on Fresh

One-stop sweet shop

No longer an afterthought, retailers are turning the in-store bakery into a destination with the delicious desserts customers demand. By Elizabeth Louise Hatt Knowing … Continue reading

Posted in 2011 01 Article Archives, Focus on Fresh

Winning in wellness

Grocery Headquarters’ annual Trailblazer Awards honor influential health and wellness companies across a number of segments. By Carol Radice As the health and wellness … Continue reading

Posted in 2011 01 Article Archives, Selling Wellness

Mother may I?

Social media and online retailers are changing the way parents shop the baby category. By Craig Levitt In this era of social networking, everyone … Continue reading

Posted in 2011 01 Article Archives, Nonfoods for Profit

House beautiful

From candles and kitchenware to grooming products and food storage, the housewares category is proving its resilience. By Carol Radice The housewares category—particularly inexpensive … Continue reading

Posted in 2011 01 Article Archives, Nonfoods for Profit

Tips for accessorizing

Consumers are looking for style and function when it comes to accessories for their high-tech gadgets. Grocers can succeed with the proper product mix. … Continue reading

Posted in 2011 01 Article Archives, Nonfoods for Profit

Planet pleasing

Whether they are seeking LEED or GreenChill certification or just becoming more environmentally friendly, grocers are investing in energy-efficient equipment and designs. By Kim … Continue reading

Posted in 2011 01 Article Archives, Equipment, Design & Operations

On point: Attitude adjustment

What is critical about hard times is how you approach them. By Tom Weir For the past couple of years we have all been … Continue reading

Posted in 2011 01 Article Archives, Columns

An Independent Voice: The best year ever

Four independent grocers share their plans for 2011 and beyond. By Jane Olszeski Tortola Mark Batenic, Juvenal Chavez, Bill Orr and Rick Geyer are … Continue reading

Posted in 2011 01 Article Archives, Columns

Food Forum: Retail convergence

While more consumers are shopping and comparing prices online, the store is still relevant. Mike Webster Retailers are experiencing an unprecedented rate of market … Continue reading

Posted in 2011 01 Article Archives, Columns

Wellness Forum: Healthy returns

Understanding shoppers’ top tactics for eating healthier can help grocers build sales. By Cary Silvers Losing weight is one of America’s top reasons for … Continue reading

Posted in 2011 01 Article Archives, Columns

Nonfoods Talk: The emperor has no clothes

The latest recall from Johnson & Johnson shows some holes in the manufacturing process. If not corrected, they can lead to even larger problems … Continue reading

Posted in 2011 01 Article Archives, Columns, Nonfoods for Profit

Talking Shop with… Perry Reynolds

The vice president of marketing and trade development for the International Housewares Association says celebrity chefs and fresh and organic foods are fueling growth … Continue reading

Posted in 2011 01 Article Archives, Talking Shop

Talking Shop with… John Nofsinger

The CEO of the Material Handling Industry of America says the need for speed, efficiency and visibility is driving innovation Grocery Headquarters:  What can … Continue reading

Posted in 2011 01 Article Archives, Talking Shop

Sounding Board: Not boxed in

The CEO of The Container Store says loyalty—to employees, customers and vendors—is the linchpin of the retailer’s success. By Len Lewis How would you … Continue reading

Posted in 2011 01 Article Archives, Columns

Weis Markets Announces Sixth Round of Price Freeze Program

Weis Markets, Inc. today announced it has lowered the prices on 2,400 staple items, effective Sunday, January 2 and that it will freeze the … Continue reading

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Craft beers bubble over in popularity, reports Mintel

Chicago (December, 2010)-While spirits barely edged out beer as the most popular alcoholic beverage enjoyed by consumers between 2009-2010, the market has hardly fallen … Continue reading

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Nutrition Facts Panels to Appear on Labels of Popular Cuts of Meat and Poultry Products

WASHINGTON, Dec. 29, 2010 – The U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Food Safety and Inspection Service (FSIS) today announced that it will be making important … Continue reading

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Barilla Joins National Cage-Free Egg Movement

(Jan. 3, 2011)-Chicagoland-based Barilla has announced that it will switch 45 percent of the eggs in its supply chain to cage-free in 2011, becoming … Continue reading

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CVS Caremark to Purchase Universal American’s Medicare Part D Business

WOONSOCKET, R.I., Dec. 31, 2010 /PRNewswire via COMTEX/ — CVS Caremark (NYSE: CVS) today announced it has entered into an agreement to acquire the … Continue reading

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A&P Files for Chapter 11 Reorganization to Facilitate Financial and Operational Restructuring

MONTVALE, N.J. – December 12, 2010 – The Great Atlantic & Pacific Tea Company, Inc. announced today that it has filed a voluntary petition … Continue reading

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