Author Archives: Grocery Headquarters

MyWebGrocer Chosen by Winn-Dixie to Connect with its Customers Through Online and Mobile Media Channels

MyWebGrocer was recently selected by Winn-Dixie Stores, Inc. to assist the Jacksonville-based supermarket in the deployment of its digital marketing programs.   As part … Continue reading

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Stater Bros. Recognized by The State of California for ‘Green Business Practices’

SAN BERNARDINO, Calif., Dec. 2010 /PRNewswire/ — On Earth Day 2009, Stater Bros. introduced a “Green Waste” Composting Program in all its 167 Supermarket locations to turn organic … Continue reading

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Grocery Manufacturers Association Urges Congress to Approve Korea-U.S. FTA

(WASHINGTON, DC) The Grocery Manufacturers Association (GMA) today issued the following statement from GMA President and CEO Pamela G. Bailey urging Congress to approve … Continue reading

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Study: 60% of Consumers Follow a Brand via Social Media, Most Because of Coupons or Promotions

Empathica Inc., recently announced the results of its latest Empathica Consumer Insights research. More than 15,000 Americans and Canadians responded to the survey that … Continue reading

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Executives of Kroger, J&J and Sysco Join GS1 US Board of Governors

LAWRENCEVILLE, N.J. (Dec. 6, 2010) – Rodney McMullen, president and chief operating officer of The Kroger Co., has been appointed to the GS1 US Board … Continue reading

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Lance and Snyder’s of Hanover Complete Merger

Lance, Inc. and Snyder’s of Hanover, Inc. announced the completion of their merger, first announced on July 22nd, 2010. The transaction brings together Snyder’s, … Continue reading

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Almost Heaven

With its whimsical décor, local crafts, hard-to-find groceries, Black Angus meats and “gianormous” homemade cookies, Betty’s Country Store is a shopper’s nirvana. By Richard … Continue reading

Posted in 2010 12 Article Archives, Retail Spotlights

Health care debate

As the first provisions of health care reforms begin to take effect, some industry executives express concerns about higher costs and hidden requirements. By … Continue reading

Posted in 2010 12 Article Archives, Cover Stories

Snack on

Salty snacks sales are on the rise and snacking events like the Super Bowl can help retailers improve other categories within the center store. … Continue reading

Posted in 2010 12 Article Archives, Center Store

Fresh game plan

Super Bowl Sunday can be a winner in the fresh aisles, but it takes some planning by retailers to ensure victory. By Elizabeth Louise … Continue reading

Posted in 2010 12 Article Archives, Focus on Fresh

Crisp & creamy

Packaged salads and refrigerated dressings are popular with consumers looking for healthy and convenient meal ideas. By Elizabeth Louise Hatt When the economy took … Continue reading

Posted in 2010 12 Article Archives, Focus on Fresh

Frozen food sales warming up

Products that address specific health & lifestyle issues are giving the category a boost. By Carol Radice Shoppers seeking healthier options have traditionally avoided … Continue reading

Posted in 2010 12 Article Archives, Selling Wellness

Wiping up

Private label products, consumer buying habits and environmentally friendly offerings continue to shape the consumer paper goods industry. By Craig Levitt Supermarkets are losing … Continue reading

Posted in 2010 12 Article Archives, Nonfoods for Profit

Slick self-service options

As staffing remains lean, grocers are using advanced self-service checkouts and kiosks to augment customer service. By Deena m. Amato-McCoy Successful su­permarkets have learned … Continue reading

Posted in 2010 12 Article Archives, Tech Solutions

Making products P-O-P

Point-of-purchase fixtures, displays and shelving are helping retailers call attention to new items, highlight healthy options and stock product faster. By Kim Ann Zimmermann … Continue reading

Posted in 2010 12 Article Archives, Equipment, Design & Operations

From the Publisher: The good times ahead

An improving economy could actually spell trouble for the grocery industry. How can retailers position themselves to benefit from an economic recovery? By Seth … Continue reading

Posted in 2010 12 Article Archives, Columns

Future Forces: Food as medicine

While more Americans are making healthier choices at the supermarket, there is room for improvement. How can grocers help shoppers make the connection between … Continue reading

Posted in 2010 12 Article Archives, Columns

An Independent Voice: Putting people first

When independent grocers connect with their employees, everyone wins. By Jane Olszeski Tortola Many of the most successful supermarket retailers that I know have … Continue reading

Posted in 2010 12 Article Archives, Columns

Talking shop with… Mike Stout

The director of new business development for Save-A-Lot says the company plans to double its grocery network over the next five years. Grocery Headquarters: … Continue reading

Posted in 2010 12 Article Archives, Talking Shop

Nonfoods Talk: The bedbugs are biting

Bedbugs have reappeared in many locations. Is this an opportunity for grocery stores? By Seth Mendelson Those nasty bedbugs are biting everyone and everywhere. … Continue reading

Posted in 2010 12 Article Archives, Columns, Nonfoods for Profit

Food Forum: Clean matters

While promotions and incentives can attract new customers, cleanliness is crucial if you want them to become regulars. By Bobbi King Customers choose the … Continue reading

Posted in 2010 12 Article Archives, Columns

Sounding Board: Getting a dressing down

As the first provisions of health care reforms begin to take effect, some industry executives express concerns about higher costs and hidden requirements. By … Continue reading

Posted in 2010 12 Article Archives, Columns

SymphonyIRI’s Latest Research Explores Center Store Trends and Opportunities

CHICAGO, Nov. 30, 2010 - The center store represents about two-thirds of total consumer packaged goods (CPG) sales and is a critical battleground for manufacturers … Continue reading

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Kraft Foods Challenges Starbucks Attempt To Terminate Strategic Partnership

NORTHFIELD, Ill., Nov. 29, 2010 /PRNewswire via COMTEX/ — Kraft Foods Inc. (NYSE: KFT) announced today that it initiated an arbitration proceeding to challenge … Continue reading

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Walmart Confirms Offer to Acquire 51% of Massmart

BENTONVILLE, Ark., Nov. 29, 2010 /PRNewswire via COMTEX/ — Wal-Mart Stores, Inc. (NYSE: WMT) announced today that it has offered to acquire 51% of … Continue reading

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