Author Archives: Grocery Headquarters

Transportation overhaul

Grocers are revamping their transportation strategies by investing in technologies and equipment and forming new partnerships. By William Epmeier If the past several years … Continue reading

Posted in 2010 07 Article Archives, Equipment, Design & Operations

Kind cuts

Packaged meats offer consumers convenience and value while expanding opportunities for retailers. By Nina Amir Packaged meat is a dependable but historically slow-growing category—sales … Continue reading

Posted in 2010 07 Article Archives, Focus on Fresh

Westward Ho!

Companies in Idaho and Washington State are spreading the message of the area’s unique produce through social media and websites. By Carol Radice Odds … Continue reading

Posted in 2010 07 Article Archives, Focus on Fresh

Striking it rich

The 2010 IDDBA convention in Houston showcased a wealth of products and creative merchandising ideas. By Richard Turcsik The A-list speakers, in­cluding Rachel Ray, … Continue reading

Posted in 2010 07 Article Archives, Focus on Fresh

Talking shop with… BOB MOORE

The CEO of iGPS discusses safety and sustainability issues as they relate to pallets. Grocery Headquarters: Safety is of course a priority for the … Continue reading

Posted in 2010 07 Article Archives, Talking Shop

Talking shop with… JULIE BURIC

The vice president of marketing with the Milk Processor Education Program (MilkPEP) discusses the year-round promotional opportunities for milk. Grocery Headquarters: What is MilkPEP … Continue reading

Posted in 2010 07 Article Archives, Talking Shop

Talking shop with… J. Hudson Garrett Jr.

Employees and customers can help to keep the store environments clean, sanitary and healthy, according to J. Hudson Garrett Jr., PhD, MSN, MPH, APRN, … Continue reading

Posted in 2010 07 Article Archives, Talking Shop

On Point: An eye to the future

Healthier foods will be a growing presence on grocery shoppers’ lists. By Tom Weir It seems not a day goes by without at least … Continue reading

Posted in 2010 07 Article Archives, Columns

Sounding Board: Changing channels

P&G doesn’t think every sale has to go through a retailer. Likewise, retailers shouldn’t feel obligated to carry every product in every size. By … Continue reading

Posted in 2010 07 Article Archives, Columns

Food Forum: Pause before you cause

Companies can do the most good by choosing a cause that fits the corporate culture and supporting it in a big way. By Jyoti … Continue reading

Posted in 2010 07 Article Archives, Columns

NOAA, FDA, and Gulf Coast State Officials Affirm Commitment to Ensuring Safety of Gulf Coast Seafood

New Orleans — Gulf State health and fisheries officials joined with senior leaders from several federal agencies to affirm a shared commitment to ensuring … Continue reading

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FMI Training Course Returns

ARLINGTON, VA — The Food Marketing Institute (FMI) today announced the return of the Food Safety Fundamentals training program as an essential component of food safety … Continue reading

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Kellogg Company Voluntarily Recalls Select Packages of Cereal

BATTLE CREEK, Mich., June 25 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ — Working in consultation with the United States Food and Drug Administration (FDA), Kellogg Company (NYSE: K) is … Continue reading

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Kroger Announces New $500 Million Stock Repurchase Authorization

CINCINNATI, Ohio, – The Kroger Co.’s (NYSE: KR) Board of Directors authorized the repurchase of $500 million of Kroger common stock, replacing the $225 … Continue reading

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Target, Ben & Jerry’s Join Forces for Summer

MINNEAPOLIS – Target will debut two new, exclusive  Ben & Jerry’s ice cream flavors at all stores nationwide.  The super premium ice cream flavors, … Continue reading

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Store Brands Enjoy Another Strong Year

NEW YORK – Private label scored strong gains across all major U.S. retail channels in 2009 as consumers increasingly switched from national brands and … Continue reading

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Bi-Lo Launches Thrive! Health and Wellness Initiative

GREENVILLE, S.C. (June 21, 2010) – Because consumers are interested in making healthier food choices for themselves and their families, BI-LO has launched a … Continue reading

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N.G.A. and OTT Announce Online Training Partnership

ARLINGTON, VA – The National Grocers Association (N.G.A.) and Online Training Technologies (OTT) is pleased to announce a new strategic partnership created to ensure … Continue reading

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Kroger and United Food and Commercial Workers Ratify Agreement in Michigan

NOVI, MI – June 21, 2010 – Associates of The Kroger Co. of Michigan, an affiliate of The Kroger Co. (NYSE: KR), have ratified … Continue reading

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Stew Leonard’s Introduces Organic Milk

NORWALK, Conn. On June 18, Stew Leonard’s introduced its own organic milk produced from family-owned farms throughout New England. Stew Leonard’s Organic Whole Milk, … Continue reading

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Loblaw prepares to launch multiple no frills stores

BRAMPTON, ON /CNW/ – Loblaw Companies Limited (Loblaw) is pleased to announce today that it plans to open six nofrills banner stores in Atlantic Canada. … Continue reading

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CVS Caremark and Walgreens Announce New PBM Network Pharmacy Agreement

WOONSOCKET, R.I. & DEERFIELD, Ill., – CVS Caremark Corporation (NYSE: CVS) and Walgreens (NYSE: WAG) (NASDAQ: WAG) today announced that the companies have reached … Continue reading

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Nielsen: More Than Half of U.S. Consumers Likely to Shop Elsewhere if They Notice Reduced Product Selection

 LAS VEGAS – June 15, 2010 – – Consumer packaged goods (CPG) retailers take note: more than half of U.S. consumers tell The Nielsen … Continue reading

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Sam’s Club Extends Early Shopping Hours

BENTONVILLE, Ark., June 14 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ — Sam’s Club is offering its consumer Advantage Plus Members access to early shopping hours from 7 a.m. to … Continue reading

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Kroger and United Food And Michigan Commercial Workers Reach Tentative Agreement

NOVI, MI – June 11, 2010 – The Kroger Co. of Michigan, an affiliate of The Kroger Co. (NYSE: KR), and United Food and … Continue reading

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