Author Archives: Grocery Headquarters

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

Sounding Board: The eyes have it

What can retailers learn by literally looking through the eyes of their customers? By Len Lewis If you are in the supermarket one day … Continue reading

Posted in 2011 04 Article Archives, Columns

Nonfoods Talk: Writing the next chapter

What lessons can supermarkets glean from the fall of Borders? By Seth Mendelson What’s the book on Borders? As has been well documented in … Continue reading

Posted in 2011 04 Article Archives, Columns, Nonfoods for Profit

Talking Shop with… Steve Ward

The vice president of national accounts for Heineken USA says the company is reaching Millennials with social media and other marketing initiatives. Grocery Headquarters: … Continue reading

Posted in 2011 04 Article Archives, Talking Shop

Talking Shop with… Xavier Poncin

The executive director of SIAL Canada discusses the show’s move to Toronto. Grocery Headquarters: Tell us about the move from Montreal to Toronto? Xavier … Continue reading

Posted in 2011 04 Article Archives, Talking Shop

Food Forum: Media matters

By Timothy P. McMahon, Ph.D. Generation Y, a segment of the population born between 1977 and 1994, encompasses 80 million consumers with more than … Continue reading

Posted in 2011 04 Article Archives, Columns

An Independent Voice: Change can do you good

Guided by new leadership, this year’s NGA Convention featured spirited discussions of health care, politics, energy and other challenges facing today’s independent grocers. By … Continue reading

Posted in 2011 04 Article Archives, Columns

Making a splash

A gallery of hot and cool products appealed to NAFEM attendees looking to save energy and labor costs while producing high-quality prepared foods. By … Continue reading

Posted in 2011 04 Article Archives, Equipment, Design & Operations

Shining examples

Improvements to LED and traditional lighting are providing retailers with a wealth of options. By Kim Ann Zimmermann A customer will become aware of … Continue reading

Posted in 2011 04 Article Archives, Equipment, Design & Operations

Procter & Gamble Showcases Future Friendly Products for Earth Month

MINNEAPOLIS, March 31, 2011 /PRNewswire/ — In honor of Earth Month, Procter & Gamble will offer valuable brandSAVER coupons on Tide Coldwater, PUR and Pampers Cruisers. … Continue reading

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Associated Wholesale Grocers Adding Nutrition Keys on Private Label Food Products

Associated Wholesale Grocers, distributor of the private-label products  Best Choice and Always Save, is embracing the voluntary move in conjunction with the Food Marketing Institute … Continue reading

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SymphonyIRI Launches Quarterly MarketPulse Survey Series, Offers CPG, Retail and Healthcare Companies a Comprehensive Look at Shopper Behaviors

MIAMI BEACH – Fewer consumers are switching brands to catch a sale and trading down to private label options, hinting at glimmers of optimism … Continue reading

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Grocers Descend on Capitol Hill to Offer Their Two Cents: Implement Debit Card Interchange Fee Reform Now

ARLINGTON, VA – March 31, 2011 – Grocers from across the U.S. are meeting in Washington, DC today to give lawmakers their “two cents” … Continue reading

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Grocery Manufacturers Association Comments on FDA Food Safety Modernization Act Implementation

(WASHINGTON, DC)  In comments today before the U.S. Food & Drug Administration’s public meeting on the import safety provisions of the FDA Food Safety … Continue reading

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Giant Food Goes Mobile with New Grocery Application

LANDOVER, Md. – Giant Food of Landover, Md. announced the launch of its first mobile application for iPhone® and AndroidTM devices. The new addition … Continue reading

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SymphonyIRI New Product Pacesetters Report Finds Leading Brands Bring Value While Raising the Bar on Consumer Expectations

MIAMI BEACH, March 29, 2011 – Today, SymphonyIRI Group Summit 2011 featured the announcement of the most successful food and beverage and non-foods consumer … Continue reading

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Foodtown Celebrates Four Grand Openings

ISELIN, N.J. – Foodtown, Inc. has just announced that they will be celebrating the Grand Opening of 4 locations in New York on April … Continue reading

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New Symphony Consulting Food & Beverage Industry Report Predicts Accelerating Market Growth in 2011 and 2012

MIAMI BEACH, March 28, 2011 - The U.S. food and beverage market will continue its rebound in 2011 and 2012, as more shoppers believe the … Continue reading

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PMA expands global reach, hosts inaugural Fresh Connections: Southern Africa

Newark, Del. -The Southern Africa produce industry is offered an unprecedented opportunity on April 12 to attend the region’s first event hosted by Produce … Continue reading

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