Author Archives: Grocery Headquarters

Beyond food

With proper attention to product development and marketing, grocers can flourish in the competitive nonfoods private label arena. By Craig Levitt Thanks in part … Continue reading

Posted in 2010 11 Article Archives, Nonfoods for Profit

Building loyalty, bit by bit

Grocers use new communication tools to grab attention and boost shopper loyalty. By Deena M. Amato-McCoy As more consumers click away on their smart … Continue reading

Posted in 2010 11 Article Archives, Tech Solutions

Local Flavor

Store designs are reflecting the history and vibe of the communities they serve. By Kim Ann Zimmermann The “go local” movement is going beyond … Continue reading

Posted in 2010 11 Article Archives, Equipment, Design & Operations

Food Forum: Targeting mature Millennials

This demographic represents a growing opportunity for grocers. By Richard J. George, Ph.D. Age, lifestyle and life stage all influence food retail attitudes and … Continue reading

Posted in 2010 11 Article Archives, Columns

Food Forum: Turkeys with history

Heritage turkeys can help grocers appeal to consumers who are interested in the origins of their food. By P. Allen Smith With the holiday … Continue reading

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Talking shop with… Renee Sang

The global director of the Accenture Customer Innovation Network says information is only valuable if you can make it profitable. Grocery Headquarters: What are … Continue reading

Posted in 2010 11 Article Archives, Talking Shop

Sounding Board: Beyond the sale

Too often, supermarket executives think the relationship ends when the customer exits the checkout. A look at the Best Buy model could change some … Continue reading

Posted in 2010 11 Article Archives, Columns

An Independent Voice: Hitting the gas

Can independent grocers compete in the fuel business? By Jane Olszeski Tortola Over the past couple of years, we’ve witnessed it all as “retailers” … Continue reading

Posted in 2010 11 Article Archives, Columns

Nonfoods Talk: The new sheriff in town

Bed, Bath & Beyond is going after the nonfoods category. That is not good news for any supermarket chain’s GM/HBC department. By Seth Mendelson … Continue reading

Posted in 2010 11 Article Archives, Columns, Nonfoods for Profit

SUPERVALU Announces Sale of Bristol Farms Division

SUPERVALU announced the sale of its Bristol Farms division (14 stores) to a company formed through a partnership with the Bristol Farms management team … Continue reading

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SymphonyIRI Research Reveals Consumers’ Expectations of CPG Industry

CHICAGO, Nov. 1, 2010 - Emerging from the economic whirlwind of the past few years is a new breed of astute shoppers who are seasoned … Continue reading

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MyWebGrocer Expands

MyWebGrocer, with the nation’s largest online grocery audience, has announced tremendous growth in the reach of its advertising platform. The company’s audience was already … Continue reading

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NOAA and FDA Announce Chemical Test for Dispersant in Gulf Seafood

Building upon the extensive testing and protocols already in use by federal, state and local officials for the fishing waters of the Gulf, NOAA … Continue reading

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P&G Launches Have You Tried This Yet?” Initiative

In an effort to drive trial and make shopping for innovative products effortless and cost effective, Cincinnati-based Procter & Gamble introduced its “Have You … Continue reading

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Mintel: Consumers Perceive Superior Quality of Sustainable Food and Drink

Consumer demand for sustainable food and drink continues to grow, and companies are increasing the supply, as Mintel Global New Products Database (GNPD) has … Continue reading

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BPA Hazard Spurs Industry Innovation

October 21 2010 – Major brand name companies including Hain Celestial, H.J. Heinz, ConAgra, and General Mills are taking a leadership role in responding … Continue reading

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Village Farms responds to the Value Consumer Trend with full line of Products in Value-Added Packaging

In keeping with the consumer trend toward value and convenience in the face of the new economy, Village Farms has now added all new … Continue reading

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Whole Foods Market Celebrated As EPA Green Power Partner of the Year

AUSTIN, Texas – Whole Foods Market has received a Green Power Partner of the Year award from the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) for … Continue reading

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A&P Provides Update on Turnaround Plan and Announces Second Quarter 2010 Results

MONTVALE, N.J. – October 21, 2010 – The Great Atlantic & Pacific Tea Company provided an update on its comprehensive turnaround plan to strengthen … Continue reading

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Supermarket Websites Integrate Social Networking to Personalize Shopping Experience

MINNEAPOLIS- Grocery Shopping Network (GSN) announced today the initial launch of their Social Media Integration suite with 20 of their retail partners in the … Continue reading

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Heineken ‘The Holidays Start Here’ Retail Program Celebrates the Art of Planning the Perfect Party

WHITE PLAINS, NY  – Heineken, the number one selling European import beer in the U.S., today unveiled the details of its ‘The Holidays Start … Continue reading

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Weis Littles Ones Enables Customers to Donate Diapers and Infant Care Products to Families in Need

(Sunbury, PA) – Weis Markets today announced the launch of its new Weis Little Ones program, allowing customers to donate diapers, baby wipes and … Continue reading

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Stop & Shop Awarded with Sidney Farber Medical Research Award

QUINCY, Mass., Oct. 18 /PRNewswire/ — Stop & Shop today announced it received the 2010 Sidney Farber Medical Research Award, Dana-Farber Cancer Institute’s highest accolade, for … Continue reading

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Shop ‘n Save Grows Pharmacy Division with Acquisition of Rinderer’s Drug Stores

KIRKWOOD, Mo., Oct 18, 2010 (BUSINESS WIRE) — SHOP ‘N SAVE, a grocery and drug retailer serving the St. Louis metropolitan area and Springfield, … Continue reading

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Target Stores Redesigned

Target stores in Chicago, Dallas and the Washington DC area have been redesigned to further deliver one-stop shopping convenience for guests. The stores feature … Continue reading

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