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Walgreens Launches Nice! Store Brand Chainwide

Walgreens unveiled its new store brand Nice! in stores across the country. The new brand will include more than 400 high quality grocery and … Continue reading

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H-E-B Acquires Three Albertsons Locations in Texas

  H-E-B announced the acquisition of three Albertsons stores in the Texas communities of College Station, Kerrville and New Braunfels. Albertsons will close all … Continue reading

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U.S. EPA Honors Two Food Lion Stores with 2011 Gold-Level GreenChill Store Certification Award

Two Food Lion stores have earned the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency’s 2011 Gold Level GreenChill Store Certification Award, one of the agency’s highest honors … Continue reading

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Omega-3 Awareness on the Rise

Awareness of omega-3 fatty acids as among the most important nutrients for physical and mental health has reached critical mass, according to a new … Continue reading

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Meijer Supercenter to Offer MyAllergyTest

MyAllergyTest, the latest innovation in allergy testing, will be available by October 1st in retail markets in the Midwest through a partnership between ImmuneTech, … Continue reading

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Chep Extends Strategic Relationship With P&G

CHEP, an industry leader in pallet and container pooling solutions, announced that it has renewed its contract with consumer products leader Procter & Gamble. … Continue reading

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Kroger Unveils Solar Energy Systems

Smith’s Food & Drug Stores, a division of the Kroger Co., announced that it has completed the installation of photovoltaic energy panels at two … Continue reading

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Survey Shows North American Consumers Value Self-Checkouts Above All Other Grocery Store Technologies

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

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Whole Foods Market Increases Its Promotion of Local Albacore

Whole Foods Market is expanding its promotion and distribution of local albacore tuna this summer. The natural foods retailer has partnered with the Western … Continue reading

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Price is Important, But Shoppers Want More Than Low Prices From Grocers

For retailers, price and promotion have been the name of the game as the U.S. economic recovery continues at its sluggish and uneven pace.  … Continue reading

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United Fresh Launches Fresh Impact Tour

The United Fresh Produce Association will host five Town Hall meetings and visit dozens of member farms and facilities during a two-week Fresh Impact … Continue reading

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Cardtronics’ Retail ATM Network Growing Along With Kroger Relationship

Cardtronics announced that it has expanded its ATM management services agreement with The Kroger Co. Building on a 2010 agreement with Kroger, Cardtronics has … Continue reading

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Price Comparison Shows summer Shopping Savings of 35% When Buying Store Brands

A new pricing study compares a summer shopping basket of store brands vs. national brands and finds that consumers can save more than 35% … Continue reading

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Kraft Foods Announces Intent to Create Two Independent, Publically Traded Companies

Kraft Foods announced that its Board of Directors intends to create two independent public companies: A high-growth global snacks business with estimated revenue (1) … Continue reading

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Cargill Initiates Voluntary Ground Turkey Recall

Cargill Value Added Meats Retail, a business unit of Wichita-based Cargill Meat Solutions Corporation announced an immediate Class I voluntary recall of approximately 36 … Continue reading

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MyWebGrocer to Provide Digital Services for Marsh Supermarkets

MyWebGrocer will power digital services for Marsh Supermarkets, a homegrown Midwest food retailer with 97 locations. Marsh will now offer their customers a completely … Continue reading

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Unified Grocers’ Sixteenth Annual Summer Youth Employment Program Teaches Students About Supermarket Industry

Unified Grocers, the largest wholesale grocery distributor in the western United States, is providing 57 high school students an opportunity to learn how the … Continue reading

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New On-line Tool Provides Ultimate Transparency in California Tomato Farmers Food Safety Audits

In 2010, the California Tomato Farmers launched an online database to allow tomato buyers immediate access to food safety audit results.  In 2011, they … Continue reading

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Newcastle Brown Ale “Your Beer. Your Gear.” Retail Program Combines Great Taste and Individuality

New York, NY (August 2, 2011) – With Autumn’s cooler weather, adult consumers tastes shift to richer more full-flavored beers. This fall, Newcastle Brown … Continue reading

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Heineken Multi-channel Holiday Retail Program Invites Consumers to ‘Spread Your Holiday Cheer’

New York, NY (August 2, 2011) – Heineken, the number one selling European import beer in the U.S., is unveiling the details of its … Continue reading

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Giant Carlisle Named 2010-2011 Apple Merchandiser of the Year

Giant Carlisle, a division of Ahold USA, received the 2010-2011 Apple Merchandiser of the Year Award from the National Apple Month program. Nominated by … Continue reading

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Dispensing greater value

Grocers are using technology and their wellness expertise to build pharmacy sales. By Deena M. Amato-McCoy By bolstering the visibility and efficiency of their … Continue reading

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Something to sink your teeth into

Specialty and image-enhancing products are growing segments within the oral care category. By Craig Levitt Baby Boomers are aging and health care costs continue … Continue reading

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Nonfoods Talk: Power in numbers

The decision to merge three shows into one could be a boost for the retail industry. But it is going to take a lot … Continue reading

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Edwards Food Giant

Grocery Headquarters’ editor Richard Turcsik visited Edwards Food Giant in Little Rock, Ark. Read about the retailer, known for its meat department, in Meat … Continue reading

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