Author Archives: Grocery Headquarters

Weis Markets Opens New Store

Weis Markets held a Grand Opening for a 63,000-square-foot replacement superstore in West Lawn, PA (Berks County) on Sunday June 5. The new store, … Continue reading

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Packaged Facts: “Omega-3 Ingredient Market to Grow 40% by 2015″

New York, June 1, 2011 – Novel production technologies are allowing for the addition of omega-3 fatty oils to an expanding number of foods … Continue reading

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USDA Launches MyPlate to Encourage Healthy Eating

WASHINGTON, June 2, 2011 – First Lady Michelle Obama, Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack and Surgeon General Regina Benjamin today unveiled the federal government’s new … Continue reading

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Winn-Dixie Unveils A Fresh, New Shopping Experience

Winn-Dixie Stores celebrated the completion of its newly remodeled Aventura store located at 20417 Biscayne Blvd. Guests can now look forward to a dramatically … Continue reading

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Smooth checkout

As grocers start to make targeted investments in front-end systems, they are looking for equipment that can be easily integrated. By Deena M. Amato-McCoy … Continue reading

Posted in 2011 06 Article Archives, Tech Solutions

Greener pastures

Innovation has helped consumers realize that dairy products can be more than just a commodity. By Carol Radice Products such as cheese, milk, yogurt … Continue reading

Posted in 2011 06 Article Archives, Selling Wellness

A perfect match

Consumers continue to flock to the pasta and pasta sauce aisle, looking for nutritious ways to feed their families while sticking to their budgets. … Continue reading

Posted in 2011 06 Article Archives, Center Store

Food Forum: Getting smaller

After years of building big boxes, supermarkets are investing in smaller-format stores in response to evolving consumer preferences. By Mark Lang The supermarket is … Continue reading

Posted in 2011 06 Article Archives, Columns

An attack from within

Many top supermarket executives are turning against the nonfoods category in favor of other segments. Nonfoods buyers need to defend their turf. By Seth … Continue reading

Posted in 2011 06 Article Archives, Columns, Nonfoods for Profit

Point of no return?

As A&P navigates Chapter 11, the industry waits to see what is next for this iconic retailer. By Richard Turcsik Bottom line: Is A&P … Continue reading

Posted in 2011 06 Article Archives, Cover Stories

At your service

As in-store bakeries and delis focus on scratch baking, artisan breads and restaurant-quality meals, equipment manufacturers are keeping pace. By Kim Ann Zimmermann Some … Continue reading

Posted in 2011 06 Article Archives, Equipment, Design & Operations

International food court

The U.S. flagship of South Korea’s Mega Mart brings style, fashion, sophistication—and Asian, Hispanic and American groceries—to Georgia’s Gwinnett Place Mall. By Richard Turcsik … Continue reading

Posted in 2011 06 Article Archives, Retail Spotlights

Taking center stage

Compiled by Elizabeth Louise Hatt Packed with new products and flavors for retailers’ fresh departments, IDDBA’s Deli-Dairy-Bake 2011 runs June 5 through 7 in … Continue reading

Posted in 2011 06 Article Archives, Focus on Fresh

Spreading the word

Many produce growers and marketers have integrated their online and offline marketing campaigns to promote their brand image, paving the way for retailers to … Continue reading

Posted in 2011 06 Article Archives, Focus on Fresh

Skinnier dips

Sales of healthier dip options such as guacamole and hummus are on the rise. By Craig Levitt Whether used for chips or vegetables, a … Continue reading

Posted in 2011 06 Article Archives, Focus on Fresh

Navigating the NACDS Marketplace

Retailers can learn about emerging nonfoods segments and the latest merchandising tactics at the show later this month. By Deena M. Amato-McCoy Grocers looking … Continue reading

Posted in 2011 06 Article Archives, Nonfoods for Profit

Young at heart

To ease the aging process, Baby Boomers have been driving sales of everything from vitamins to sexual health products. By Howard Riell The much … Continue reading

Posted in 2011 06 Article Archives, Nonfoods for Profit

Smoke Signals

Value brand cigarettes, smokeless and tobacco-free options are helping tobacco remain a viable category. By Craig Levitt State and federal tobacco taxes are sky-high … Continue reading

Posted in 2011 06 Article Archives, Nonfoods for Profit

From the Publisher: Taking the offensive

Dramatic increases in fuel prices, plus skyrocketing commodity costs, are putting a whammy on consumers. Retailers had better be prepared to offer more creative … Continue reading

Posted in 2011 06 Article Archives, Columns

Talking Shop with… Stan Woodworth

The senior vice president of channel management for the Wisconsin Milk Marketing Board says retailers can customize promotions for maximum impact. Grocery Headquarters: Tell … Continue reading

Posted in 2011 06 Article Archives, Talking Shop

Food Forum: The impact of the Food Safety Act

Grocers will have to implement more stringent controls throughout the supply chain, especially for fresh items. By Tom Kozenski There has been a fair … Continue reading

Posted in 2011 06 Article Archives, Columns

Talking Shop with… Derek Smith

The vice president of global industry marketing for DemandTec says retailers and manufacturers are sharing more data to drive customer-focused promotions. Grocery Headquarters: How … Continue reading

Posted in 2011 06 Article Archives, Talking Shop

Talking Shop with… Jeff McLemore

Sunsweet Growers’ product manager, dried fruit, emphasizes the health benefits of juices and dried fruit. Grocery Headquarters: What is the current state of the … Continue reading

Posted in 2011 06 Article Archives, Talking Shop

Sounding Board: Turning the tables

Big Y is charging shoppers an annual fee to join one of its loyalty programs. What if retailers force customers to pay for the … Continue reading

Posted in 2011 06 Article Archives, Columns

Miss America Teams with Produce for Kids to Launch Publix Get Healthy, Give Hope Spring Campaign

To help kick off the Produce for Kids 2011 Get Healthy, Give Hope campaign in all Publix stores on June 2, Miss America 2011, … Continue reading

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