Author Archives: Grocery Headquarters

Food Forum: Building consumer confidence

While the U.S. has been slower to adopt traceability legislation than Europe, it is only a matter of time before similar rules affect retailers … Continue reading

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Future Forces: Eradicating food deserts

The industry should be proud of what it has done so far to improve access to affordable nutritious food, but there is more work … Continue reading

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From the Publisher: Technology in the aisles

New products and software are making a big difference at retail chains. Can merchants learn how to harness the power of new technologies? By … Continue reading

Posted in 2010 10 Article Archives, Columns

Talking shop with… Juan Romero

The president and CEO of api(+) says the foodie phenomenon is sparking changes in food retailing. Grocery Headquarters: What are some of the most … Continue reading

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Talking shop with… Jim Ritchie

The president of CHEP Americas says that the transportation industry is recovering, but companies are being cautious about adding capacity. Grocery Headquarters: What are … Continue reading

Posted in 2010 10 Article Archives, Talking Shop

Wellness Forum: Talking calories

Grocers can help consumers get a better handle on how much they are eating. By Cary Silvers Americans have a curious relationship with calories. … Continue reading

Posted in 2010 10 Article Archives, Columns, Selling Wellness

Nonfoods Talk: Looking inside the box

A marketing gimmick shows that creating the right mystique can grab consumers’ attention and more sales. By Seth Mendelson I got a neat product … Continue reading

Posted in 2010 10 Article Archives, Columns, Nonfoods for Profit

Sounding Board: Political fallout

As executives at Target discovered, a political donation can be a land mine for any retailer. By Len Lewis Free speech is the cornerstone … Continue reading

Posted in 2010 10 Article Archives, Columns

Key Grocery Industry Group Creates Center Store Taskforce

ARLINGTON, VA – September 27, 2010 – Leading manufacturers have joined with the Food Marketing Institute (FMI), its members and other industry suppliers to … Continue reading

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Fruit And Vegetable Consumption On The Rise In Young Children, But Down In Teens

Hockessin, Del. – New data shows children under the age of 12 have been eating more fruits and vegetables since 2004.   Children under the … Continue reading

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CVS/pharmacy To Offer KODAK PYNK Smart Print System

Rochester, NY, Sept. 23, 2010 – Eastman Kodak Company (NYSE:EK) today announced that CVS/pharmacy is the first national drug store chain to offer the … Continue reading

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BI-LO Charities Goes Pink to Support Breast Cancer Awareness

GREENVILLE, S.C.  (Sept. 23, 2010) -   October is National Breast Cancer Awareness Month, and BI-LO Charities is inviting the community to support Susan G. … Continue reading

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Store Brands Are Here to Stay: Deloitte Study

NEW YORK, Sept. 21, 2010 – As American consumers continue to add private label products to their shopping carts, consumer packaged goods (CPG) and … Continue reading

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Redbox Expanding Presence at Convenience Store Locations Nationwide

Oakbrook Terrace, Ill. – Redbox, the popular movie rental provider and a wholly-owned subsidiary of Coinstar, Inc. (NASDAQ: CSTR), announces the company has signed … Continue reading

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Kroger Commits $3 Million in Donations for Breast Cancer Awareness

In partnership with key suppliers, The Kroger Co. has committed $3 million in donations to support breast cancer initiatives in communities across the country … Continue reading

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Whole Grain Products Driving Sector Growth

Chicago (September 17, 2010)-With obesity fears a constant concern, many are striving to eat better, seeking out affordable better-for-you food options. Whole grain products … Continue reading

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Lower-Income/Multicultural Shoppers Represent $115 Billion Opportunity in Rapidly Changing Economy

CHICAGO, Sept. 20, 2010 - Even in a challenging and rapidly changing marketplace, lower-income shoppers will generate $115 billion in incremental spending during the next … Continue reading

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Bi-Lo Helps Protect Customers with Two New Health & Wellness Initiatives

GREENVILLE, S.C. (Sept. 17, 2010) – BI-LO is launching two new health and wellness initiatives in its pharmacy department, offering seasonal flu vaccinations and … Continue reading

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P&G Announces Expansion of its’ Future Friendly Program

As a continuation of its Future Friendly campaign, Cincinnati-based Protcer & Gamble is compacting the cartons of its entire U.S. and Canadian portfolio of … Continue reading

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Western New England College School of Pharmacy and Big Y Foods, Inc. Team Up to Create Consultation and Wellness Center

Springfield, MA (PRWEB) September 14, 2010 Big Y Foods, Inc. and Western New England College School of Pharmacy have partnered to create a faculty … Continue reading

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Kraft Foods Lays Out Its New Global Growth Strategy

NEW YORK, Sept. 15 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ — Kraft Foods Inc. presented its new global growth strategy at a meeting of analysts and investors in New … Continue reading

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Fresh & Easy to Launch Reusable Bag Giveaway

Fresh & Easy Neighborhood Market is bringing back its popular reusable bag giveaway, which will run through the end of the month for customers … Continue reading

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Cone Cause Evolution Study: Consumers Want More Cause-Related Products

According to the new 2010 Cone Cause Evolution Study, the 17-year benchmark of cause marketing attitudes and behaviors, 41% of Americans say they have … Continue reading

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ShopRite & MyWebGrocer Launch the First Retail Grocery Weekly Specials Android App

Building off the success of ShopRite’s iPhone App, MyWebGrocer and ShopRite supermarkets have teamed up again to launch a new Android Application, ShopRite Weekly … Continue reading

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Locally Grown, Regional Food Systems Come Under the Microscope at WPPC

WASHINGTON, D.C. – Regional food systems and locally-grown produce will be the subject of “Wholesaler-Distributors as the Key to Regional Food Systems,” a market … Continue reading

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