Author Archives: Grocery Headquarters

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

Posted in 2011 04 Article Archives, Focus on Fresh

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

Posted in 2011 04 Article Archives, Cover Stories

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

Posted in 2011 04 Article Archives, Retail Spotlights

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

Posted in 2011 04 Article Archives, Center Store

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

Posted in 2011 04 Article Archives, Center Store

North of the border

Produce growers are heading to Canada to celebrate the warm weather and share their latest offerings at the Canadian Produce Marketing Association’s Annual Convention … Continue reading

Posted in 2011 04 Article Archives, Focus on Fresh

Spring in New England

To find out what is hot in the produce category this year, retailers are heading to Boston for the New England Produce Council Produce … Continue reading

Posted in 2011 04 Article Archives, Focus on Fresh

A fresh take

Despite rising oil prices, civil unrest overseas and drastic weather conditions worldwide, produce and fresh categories continue to produce strong sales across the supermarket … Continue reading

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Produce packs a punch

Shoppers looking to eat healthier and cook more meals at home are making the produce department a key stop on their shopping trip. By … Continue reading

Posted in 2011 04 Article Archives, Focus on Fresh

Starting to sizzle

Retailers willing to promote grilling options that go beyond the typical fare are poised for a summer of hot sales in the meat department. … Continue reading

Posted in 2011 04 Article Archives, Focus on Fresh

Making a move

Modifications to the government’s dietary guidelines are expected to draw more shoppers to the wellness category this year. By Carol Radice As the political … Continue reading

Posted in 2011 04 Article Archives, Selling Wellness

Here’s to good health… and beauty

Grocers are giving their HBC aisles a makeover and sharpening their product mix to win in this ultra- competitive category. By Craig Levitt In … Continue reading

Posted in 2011 04 Article Archives, Nonfoods for Profit

HBC on the rebound?

HBC buyers say that supermarkets may be starting to win back consumers to their aisles. Can this trend be sustained? By Seth Mendelson Supermarket … Continue reading

Posted in 2011 04 Article Archives, Nonfoods for Profit

Scripting a change

Given the number of health care modifications on tap, pharmacies will need to beef up their staffing, marketing and technology to stay ahead. By … Continue reading

Posted in 2011 04 Article Archives, Nonfoods for Profit

The female perspective

As women shop other channels for their feminine hygiene needs, grocers look to non-traditional products and private label offerings to help capture market share. … Continue reading

Posted in 2010 04 Article Archives, Nonfoods for Profit

Housewarming party

There was optimism at the recent International Home + Housewares Show, as vendors say the housewares category is performing well, particularly at grocery. By … Continue reading

Posted in 2011 04 Article Archives, Nonfoods for Profit

The self-service scenario

While grocers have been scaling back on some of their IT investments, one area where they are spending is in self- checkout technology. By … Continue reading

Posted in 2011 04 Article Archives, Tech Solutions

From the Publisher: Small is big

As other retailers shrink their stores, does it make sense for supermarkets to follow suit? By Seth Mendelson Suddenly big is bad. At least … Continue reading

Posted in 2011 04 Article Archives, Columns