Author Archives: Grocery Headquarters

Kraft Foods Programs Cut Manufacturing Waste by 30% in Four Years

NORTHFIELD, Ill. (July, 2010)  - Whether people call it garbage, rubbish, trash or junk – everyone creates waste. And no matter what it’s called, too much … Continue reading

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New Law in California to Help All Supermarkets in the State Go Cage-Free

(July 2010)- Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger signed landmark legislation that protects animal welfare and food safety. The new law requires that shelled (whole) eggs sold … Continue reading

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The A&P Family of Supermarkets Debuts Text, Give, Save Campaign to Benefit The Children’s Miracle Network

MONTVALE, N.J., 2010 – In a unique new promotion designed to “give back” while “getting back,” The Great Atlantic & Pacific Tea Company, Inc. … Continue reading

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United Fresh to Donate Salad Bars to New Orleans Schools

WASHINGTON, D.C. – Schools throughout New Orleans will be the beneficiaries this fall as the United Fresh Produce Association has announced that it will … Continue reading

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Unilever commits to sustainable sourcing of paper packaging

Unilever published its sustainable paper and board packaging sourcing policy as part of its commitment to double the size of the business while reducing … Continue reading

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CVS Distributing Free Health and Nutrition Guide in Stores

WOONSOCKET, R.I., July 7 /PRNewswire/ — As part of their ongoing partnership to help Americans improve their health and curb the onset of chronic … Continue reading

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Whole Foods Market Announces New Guidelines for Organic Personal Care Products

Whole Foods Market announced that all personal care products and cosmetics making an “organic” claim sold in its U.S. stores must be third-party certified … Continue reading

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Albertsons Activates Solar Power at Three California Stores

Albertsons, a SUPERVALU INC. company, and SunEdison, a solar energy services provider, announced the activation of rooftop solar power systems at three Albertsons grocery … Continue reading

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Behaviors of Families with Overweight/Obese Children Differ Little from Those with Healthy Weight Children

CHICAGO and WASHINGTON, D.C.  – SymphonyIRI Group, Inc., formerly named Information Resources, Inc. (IRI), and the Food Marketing Institute (FMI) announced today new research … Continue reading

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Reasor’s installs PepsiCo Dream Machine recycling system

Reasor’s is the first grocery chain in the nation to have the PepsiCo Dream Machine installed in stores. The Dream Machine is the first … Continue reading

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Sam’s Club Tests Online Small Business Loan Program for Main Street

Bentonville, AR—July 6, 2010— Existing small business owners and entrepreneurs with hopes of starting up continue to seek access to capital in the form of … Continue reading

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Nonfood Talk: A new soapbox?

A fledgling e-commerce site is eyeing the health and beauty care category. Traditional retailers need to pay attention and initiate some strategies to fight … Continue reading

Posted in 2010 07 Article Archives, Columns, Nonfoods for Profit

Safe & sound

A vast array of safety and security measures ensures our food supply is the safest it’s ever been. By Richard Turcsik Face it. The … Continue reading

Posted in 2010 07 Article Archives, Cover Stories

Use your noodle

While budget-friendly pasta has shown its resilience during the recession, an influx of better-for-you varieties ensures long-term success and profitability of the category. By … Continue reading

Posted in 2010 07 Article Archives, Center Store

Mixing & matching

Salad options expand beyond the traditional as consumers search for convenient ways to eat healthier. By Craig Levitt As Americans continue to concern themselves … Continue reading

Posted in 2010 07 Article Archives, Focus on Fresh

Beautiful beverages

More than just thirst-quenching, many of today’s natural beverages have a functional side as well. By Carol Radice Whether consu­mers are looking to reduce … Continue reading

Posted in 2010 07 Article Archives, Selling Wellness

Sharpening the blades

Razor manufacturers are banking on new technologies to spur sales in the grocery channel. By Craig Levitt The razor war between Gillette and Schick … Continue reading

Posted in 2010 07 Article Archives, Nonfoods for Profit

Thanks for the memory

Grocers who offer the proper mix at the proper price points can do well in the consumer electronics category. By Craig Levitt Clearly, consumers … Continue reading

Posted in 2010 07 Article Archives, Nonfoods for Profit

Waging a war on shrink

Supermarkets bolster loss prevention efforts by integrating analytics into existing anti-theft solutions. By Deena M. Amato-McCoy Shrink has always been an in­ev­itable cost of … Continue reading

Posted in 2010 07 Article Archives, Tech Solutions

Getting SOCIAL

Grocers try their hand at social media to expand their reach and build customer loyalty. By Deena M. Amato-McCoy As the saying goes, “If … Continue reading

Posted in 2010 07 Article Archives, Tech Solutions

CoolMoves

Grocers are looking to reconfigured cases and alternative refrigerants to keep the lid on refrigeration costs. By Kim Ann Zimmermann Store layouts are continuously … Continue reading

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

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