Author Archives: Grocery Headquarters

At your service

As in-store bakeries and delis focus on scratch baking, artisan breads and restaurant-quality meals, equipment manufacturers are keeping pace. By Kim Ann Zimmermann Some … Continue reading

Posted in 2011 06 Article Archives, Equipment, Design & Operations

International food court

The U.S. flagship of South Korea’s Mega Mart brings style, fashion, sophistication—and Asian, Hispanic and American groceries—to Georgia’s Gwinnett Place Mall. By Richard Turcsik … Continue reading

Posted in 2011 06 Article Archives, Retail Spotlights

Taking center stage

Compiled by Elizabeth Louise Hatt Packed with new products and flavors for retailers’ fresh departments, IDDBA’s Deli-Dairy-Bake 2011 runs June 5 through 7 in … Continue reading

Posted in 2011 06 Article Archives, Focus on Fresh

Spreading the word

Many produce growers and marketers have integrated their online and offline marketing campaigns to promote their brand image, paving the way for retailers to … Continue reading

Posted in 2011 06 Article Archives, Focus on Fresh

Skinnier dips

Sales of healthier dip options such as guacamole and hummus are on the rise. By Craig Levitt Whether used for chips or vegetables, a … Continue reading

Posted in 2011 06 Article Archives, Focus on Fresh

Navigating the NACDS Marketplace

Retailers can learn about emerging nonfoods segments and the latest merchandising tactics at the show later this month. By Deena M. Amato-McCoy Grocers looking … Continue reading

Posted in 2011 06 Article Archives, Nonfoods for Profit

Young at heart

To ease the aging process, Baby Boomers have been driving sales of everything from vitamins to sexual health products. By Howard Riell The much … Continue reading

Posted in 2011 06 Article Archives, Nonfoods for Profit

Smoke Signals

Value brand cigarettes, smokeless and tobacco-free options are helping tobacco remain a viable category. By Craig Levitt State and federal tobacco taxes are sky-high … Continue reading

Posted in 2011 06 Article Archives, Nonfoods for Profit

From the Publisher: Taking the offensive

Dramatic increases in fuel prices, plus skyrocketing commodity costs, are putting a whammy on consumers. Retailers had better be prepared to offer more creative … Continue reading

Posted in 2011 06 Article Archives, Columns

Talking Shop with… Stan Woodworth

The senior vice president of channel management for the Wisconsin Milk Marketing Board says retailers can customize promotions for maximum impact. Grocery Headquarters: Tell … Continue reading

Posted in 2011 06 Article Archives, Talking Shop

Food Forum: The impact of the Food Safety Act

Grocers will have to implement more stringent controls throughout the supply chain, especially for fresh items. By Tom Kozenski There has been a fair … Continue reading

Posted in 2011 06 Article Archives, Columns

Talking Shop with… Derek Smith

The vice president of global industry marketing for DemandTec says retailers and manufacturers are sharing more data to drive customer-focused promotions. Grocery Headquarters: How … Continue reading

Posted in 2011 06 Article Archives, Talking Shop

Talking Shop with… Jeff McLemore

Sunsweet Growers’ product manager, dried fruit, emphasizes the health benefits of juices and dried fruit. Grocery Headquarters: What is the current state of the … Continue reading

Posted in 2011 06 Article Archives, Talking Shop

Sounding Board: Turning the tables

Big Y is charging shoppers an annual fee to join one of its loyalty programs. What if retailers force customers to pay for the … Continue reading

Posted in 2011 06 Article Archives, Columns

Miss America Teams with Produce for Kids to Launch Publix Get Healthy, Give Hope Spring Campaign

To help kick off the Produce for Kids 2011 Get Healthy, Give Hope campaign in all Publix stores on June 2, Miss America 2011, … Continue reading

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USA Rice Federation Presents Retailer of the Year Award to BI-LO

USA Rice Federation presented BI-LO with its Retailer of the Year award last week at the company’s headquarters. This honor is given to the … Continue reading

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Popovers, Improved Convenience and Gluten-free Options Among Trends Fueling Growth in baked Goods market

Baked goods have always provided nostalgic comfort, but today’s new offerings also deliver premium twists, global flavor adventure and never-before-seen convenience, according to the … Continue reading

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Top Consumer Sweets and Snacks Trends for 2011: Value, Flavor Combos and Nutrition

From unique flavor blends like chili and mint to more cost conscious bites, new sweets and snacks hitting the store shelves in 2011 aim … Continue reading

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Giant Food Awards Nearly $2m To Local Schools

Giant Food of Landover, Md. is presenting nearly $2 million to local schools in Maryland, Virginia, Washington, D.C., and Delaware as a result of … Continue reading

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A&P Launches New and Exclusive Woodson & James Choice Angus Beef Line in all A&P, Pathmark, Superfresh, Waldbaum’s and The Food Emporium Stores

MONTVALE, N.J. – The Great Atlantic & Pacific Tea Company, Inc. announced the launch of a brand new line of premium-quality Angus beef featuring … Continue reading

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Male Shoppers Adopting Wide Range of Money-Saving Rituals

Most studies into shopper behavior dissect shoppers by income, ethnicity and/or geographic location, but very few focus on shopping habits of men versus women, … Continue reading

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Americans like Sweet Snacks, Canadians like Salty Snacks, Both Like Convenience

Cross-border differences and similarities between Canadians and Americans have been revealed via two studies by leading market research company The NPD Group. According to … Continue reading

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Kraft Foods Is Creating A More Delicious World

Kraft Foods issued its 2010 Corporate Responsibility Report.  Called Creating a More Delicious World, the report focuses on the products, policies and partnerships Kraft … Continue reading

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Sunflower Farmers Market Launches In-store Coffee Video

Sunflower Farmers Market has launched an in-store and online coffee video that walks customers through the process – and the quality difference – behind … Continue reading

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Stew Leonards Now Selling Lottery Tickets

Farm fresh food grocer Stew Leonard’s is now selling CT Lottery tickets in Norwalk, Danbury and Newington, Conn. Mega Millions, Powerball, and Classic Lotto … Continue reading

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