Author Archives: Grocery Headquarters

J&J Snack Foods Announces Planned Acquisition of Frozen Handheld Business from ConAgra Foods

Pennsauken, NJ, April 18, 2011 – – J & J Snack Foods announced that it has entered into an agreement to acquire the frozen … Continue reading

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In the shadow of competition, the soy market slumps, reports Mintel

Chicago (April 15, 2011)-While it was once the must-have ‘super food,’ essential for any healthy diet, according to a new report from Mintel and … Continue reading

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A&P to Sell 25 Superfresh Stores as Part of Turnaround Strategy

MONTVALE, N.J. – April 13, 2011 – The Great Atlantic & Pacific Tea Company, Inc. (A&P, OTC: GAPTQ) today announced that it is filing … Continue reading

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Consumers Can Save Up to 33% on Store Brands — Study

NEW YORK- A new study of comparative prices on a wide range of everyday supermarket purchases demonstrates why more shoppers than ever before are … Continue reading

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New Study Finds Most Top-Selling Imported Olive Oil Sold in U.S. is Mislabeled as “Extra Virgin”

DAVIS, Calif., April 13, 2011 /PRNewswire/ — A new study finds that most olive oil imported into the U.S. fails to meet the international … Continue reading

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Winn-Dixie Expands Fuelperks! Discounts

JACKSONVILLE, Fla. Winn-Dixie Stores, Inc., is expanding the discounts earned through its fuelperks! program, beginning April 13, by lifting previous one-item limit restrictions on … Continue reading

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LiDestri Food & Beverage Completes the Acquisition of M.H. Zeigler’s & Sons

LiDestri Food & Beverage headquartered in Fairport, NY, has acquired M.H. Zeigler’s & Sons, LLC, located in Lansdale, PA. Zeigler’s has been in existence … Continue reading

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Market Force Private-Label Study Finds Correlation Between Recognizable Brands and Consumer Satisfaction

BOULDER, Colo. – April 12, 2011 - Consumers prefer certain private-label products over others, and some do not even know they are purchasing private-label brands, … Continue reading

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Enhanced Technology Retailers and FBI Renew Efforts to Combat Retail Crime

Washington, D.C., (April 12, 2011) -  America’s Leading retail industry associations announced today a plan to launch an enhanced version of the Law Enforcement … Continue reading

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Newcastle Brown Ale’s “Your Beer. Your glass.” Program Returns

Discerning beer drinkers everywhere are ready for the camaraderie and revelry that summer brings. Newcastle Brown Ale, America’s #1 selling import ale, is once … Continue reading

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Walmart Reinforces Its Commitment to Deliver Low Prices

BENTONVILLE, Ark., April 11, 2011 /PRNewswire/ — Today, Walmart announces more steps to re-establish its one-stop shopping convenience and deliver low prices every day, on everything. … Continue reading

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Kellogg Company Extends Consumer Engagement With Mobile Campaigns Across Products and Initiatives

NEW YORK, NY– April 11, 2011 - Augme Technologies, Inc., a technology and services leader in interactive media marketing that offers the only patented and innovative end-to-end … Continue reading

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P&G First Year Supplier Sustainability Scorecard Results in Collaboration and Innovation

CINCINNATI — The Procter & Gamble Company (NYSE: PG) shared in a public webcast the learning from the Year 1 results of its Environmental … Continue reading

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PMA Fresh Connections: Minneapolis will showcase traceability and PTI milestones

Newark. Del. -Produce Marketing Association’s (PMA) Fresh Connections: Minneapolis event will provide Minneapolis, Minn.-area produce industry members the chance to learn from PMA experts about critical steps … Continue reading

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Signature Brands Opens One of the World’s Largest Popcorn Popping Facilities

OCALA, Fla.–(BUSINESS WIRE)–Signature Brands, LLC hosted a grand opening ceremony at its new 207,000-square-foot popcorn popping production and distribution facility in Ocala, Fla. The … Continue reading

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Safeway Makes the First Five Years of Life Count for Kids with Disabilities

Safeway just launched their annual People with Disabilities fundraising campaign to benefit Easter Seals, Special Olympics and Rebuilding Together. This April, shop any Safeway, Vons, … Continue reading

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Medjool Date Growers Kick Off Year-long Marketing Program

The Bard Valley Medjool Date Growers Association (BVMDGA), responsible for 70 percent of the Medjool dates grown in the U.S., have named Miami, Tampa, … Continue reading

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California Pear Advisory Board Looks to Future with New “Sustainable” Structure

Sacramento, CA – With the news that industry programs for California peaches and nectarines have been voted out by growers, California pear farmers want … Continue reading

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FDA proposes draft menu and vending machine labeling requirements

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration today issued two proposed regulations regarding calorie labeling on menus and menu boards in chain restaurants, retail food … Continue reading

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Village Farms Initiates Global Food Safety Program

  Village Farms has initiated the global food safety program for its Canadian and American operations. The scope of the GFSI is focused on … Continue reading

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A fresh take

United Fresh addresses some of the top issues of concern to the produce industry, including transportation costs, technology and social media. By Deena M. … Continue reading

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The pulse of the industry

The Grocery Headquarters annual State of the Industry Almanac provides retailers with a comprehensive look at sales in dozens of categories. By Grocery Headquarters … Continue reading

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Gastronomical giant

Woodlands Market towers above the competition with outstanding service, community involvement, scratch bakery, famous meats, mouth-watering prepared foods, a penchant for local products and … Continue reading

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Healthy, wealthy & wise

Olive oils are bringing health benefits, high margins and renewed interest back to Center Store. By Richard Turcsik Forget the Middle East. The real … Continue reading

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Raising a glass

Grocers are adding innovative varietals and tweaking their marketing strategies to draw shoppers to the wine category. By Deena M. Amato-McCoy While wine drinkers … Continue reading

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