Author Archives: Grocery Headquarters

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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Consumer Reports: Taste Tests Find Some Store Brands as Good as National Brands

Store brand products can compete with their name-brand counterparts and save shoppers more than a thousand dollars a year on grocery bills, according to … Continue reading

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Publix Reaches 1 Billion Paper and Plastic Bags Saved

Since 2007, Publix Super Markets has led initiatives to reduce the use of paper and plastic grocery bags used at checkout. The company has … Continue reading

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Omnicare, Inc. and Walgreen Co. to Exchange Home Infusion and Long-Term Care Pharmacy Businesses

COVINGTON, Ky. & DEERFIELD, Ill., Sept. 3, 2010 – Omnicare, Inc. (NYSE: OCR) and Walgreen Co. (NYSE: WAG) (NASDAQ: WAG) today announced a transaction … Continue reading

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Sounding Board: A nagging problem

It’s time to address the embarrassing issue of food deserts. By Len Lewis There are just some issues in the supermarket industry that won’t … Continue reading

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Performance driven

A dedication to servicing independents and a genuine passion for community service are among the gears driving wholesaler Nash Finch Co.’s well-oiled machine. That’s … Continue reading

Posted in 2010 09 Article Archives, Cover Stories

Cold front

New and drastically improved items are transforming the frozen dinner case. By Richard Turcsik On tonight’s menu: Chopped Beef Steak, featuring tender chopped beef … Continue reading

Posted in 2010 09 Article Archives, Center Store

Cry me a river… of sales

The continued interest in home cooking and the growing popularity of ethnic dishes have increased the demand for all types of onions. By Craig … Continue reading

Posted in 2010 09 Article Archives, Focus on Fresh

An apple by any other name…

Shoppers seeking value and consistency are gravitating toward branded produce. By Craig Levitt In today’s economy, consumers are constantly struggling to find ways to … Continue reading

Posted in 2010 09 Article Archives, Focus on Fresh

Healthy glow

Natural personal care products are performing well in the supermarket channel as suppliers expand price points and offer spa-type products. By Carol Radice When … Continue reading

Posted in 2010 09 Article Archives, Selling Wellness

HBC gets noticed

Retailers that arrange their HBC assortments to better meet their customers’ needs can succeed in this challenging category. By Craig Levitt Objective observers are … Continue reading

Posted in 2010 09 Article Archives, Nonfoods for Profit

Tech assessment

It has been an interesting year in retail technology as budgets begin to loosen up and grocers eye customer- pleasing applications. By Deena M. … Continue reading

Posted in 2010 09 Article Archives, Tech Solutions

Stand-out design

Grocers are upgrading décor, lighting and other design elements to woo shoppers. By Kim Ann Zimmermann Warm colors. Inviting layout. Energy-saving features. While these … Continue reading

Posted in 2010 09 Article Archives, Equipment, Design & Operations

On Point: Hurry up and think!

By-the-book innovation is a pretty silly idea. By Tom Weir The reigning concept in business thinking today seems to be innovation, and there is … Continue reading

Posted in 2010 09 Article Archives, Columns

Talking shop with… Jyoti Stephens

The director of sustainability and stewardship for Nature’s Path Foods discusses how eco-friendly packaging can benefit retailers and consumers. Tell us about your sustainable … Continue reading

Posted in 2010 09 Article Archives, Talking Shop

Talking shop with… Steve Roberts

The CEO of ShopText discusses ways to create and monetize a mobile couponing channel. What is ShopText Mobile? Steve Roberts: ShopText is a mobile … Continue reading

Posted in 2010 09 Article Archives, Talking Shop

Food Forum: Striking a balance

Robust market basket analysis can help retailers identify the right products to discount while protecting margins and market share. By Anthony Bruce Value shoppers … Continue reading

Posted in 2010 09 Article Archives, Columns

Food Forum: The many flavors of Hispanic consumers

This growing demographic has a wide range of cooking styles and taste preferences. By Joseph Pérez Many years ago, the Hispanic community was relegated to … Continue reading

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An Independent Voice: Never stop learning

Walking the aisles and listening to customers, suppliers and co-workers provides a real education. By Jane Olszeski Tortola One of the most powerful lessons … Continue reading

Posted in 2010 09 Article Archives, Columns

Nonfoods Talk: Right on Target

The giant mass merchandiser is boosting its nonfoods assortment and it is likely to pay off at the cash register. By Seth Mendelson In … Continue reading

Posted in 2010 09 Article Archives, Columns, Nonfoods for Profit

PLMA Report Spells Out Post-Recession Strategies for Store Brands Success

NEW YORK – Stronger retailer-manufacturer partnerships and greater investments in new product development and innovation are essential if store brands want to keep the … Continue reading

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