Author Archives: Grocery Headquarters

Consumers Apprehensive and Approach 2010 Summer Rituals with Conservative Mindset

CHICAGO, 2010 - American consumers plan to enter the 2010 summer season with a conservative spending mindset and saving strategies in their back pockets.  Compared … Continue reading

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Winn-Dixie Introduces Active Yogurt Line

JACKSONVILLE, Fla. Winn-Dixie Stores, Inc., recently introduced a new line of organic yogurts that appeal to consumers seeking products with added health benefits. Winn-Dixie … Continue reading

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Walmart CEO Outlines Strategies for Building the ‘Next Generation Walmart’

FAYETTEVILLE, Ark., June 4 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ — Wal-Mart Stores, Inc. President and CEO Mike Duke laid out four strategies for building the Next Generation Walmart … Continue reading

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Fifteen Tops Markets celebrate re-openings under new Tops banner

WILLIAMSVILLE, N.Y. – Tops Friendly Markets, a leading full-service grocery retailer in upstate New York and northern Pennsylvania, celebrated today with 15 local communities … Continue reading

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ALDI to open first New York City store

South Windsor, Conn. – Select assortment discount grocer, ALDI, announced that it will open its first New York metropolitan area store in early 2011, … Continue reading

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Winn-Dixie Prepped For 2010 Hurricane Season

JACKSONVILLE, Fla. (June 1, 2010) – Today marks the beginning of the 2010 Atlantic hurricane season, which experts say will be an “active to … Continue reading

Posted in Focus on Fresh

Baby talk

Value, product innovation and social media outreach are driving sales in the competitive baby care category. By Nora Caley Companies in the baby care … Continue reading

Posted in 2010 06 Article Archives, Nonfoods for Profit

Higher learning

Executive development programs can help grocery retailers groom their rising stars. By Craig Levitt For those who have ever worked at a supermarket, intertwined … Continue reading

Posted in 2010 06 Article Archives, Cover Stories

The golden egg

A top-to-bottom remodel at Hen House Markets’ flagship store is something to crow about. By Richard Turcsik With its Starbucks Café, Rice Garden Chinese … Continue reading

Posted in 2010 06 Article Archives, Retail Spotlights

Big brewhaha

Customers are looking to replicate the coffee house experience at home, spurring sales of premium roasts, flavored coffees and blends. By Richard Turcsik Here’s … Continue reading

Posted in 2010 06 Article Archives, Center Store

What’s the scoop?

Smaller portions and “better-for-you” options are driving ice cream sales. By Craig Levitt When summer rolls around, there are a couple givens in Amer­ican … Continue reading

Posted in 2010 06 Article Archives, Center Store

Hot from the oven

The retail pizza category is sizzling, thanks to new products and varieties. By Seth Mendelson The pizza category is hot in supermarkets. And, many … Continue reading

Posted in 2010 06 Article Archives, Center Store

Looking fancy

The Summer Fancy Food Show is a launching pad for all types of gourmet goodies. By Richard Turcsik Some see this month’s Sum­mer Fancy … Continue reading

Posted in 2010 06 Article Archives, Upfront

O Canada!

A wealth of new product and merchandising ideas were on display at the SIAL show in Montreal. By Richard Turcsik So did you hear … Continue reading

Posted in 2010 06 Article Archives, Upfront

Space race

A look at some of the products that will be featured at IDDBA’s Dairy-Deli-Bake 2010 in Houston on June 6-8. By Carol Radice DAIRY … Continue reading

Posted in 2010 06 Article Archives, Focus on Fresh

United for the consumer

At this year’s United Fresh, the talk was about making the produce aisle an easier and more inviting place to shop. By Seth Mendelson … Continue reading

Posted in 2010 06 Article Archives, Focus on Fresh

The case for dairy

Experts say natural and organic dairy sales are back on track thanks to innovative products and heightened consumer awareness. By Carol Radice Experts following … Continue reading

Posted in 2010 06 Article Archives, Selling Wellness

Strong performers

Niacins and omega-3s—along with sports nutritional supplements and functional foods and beverages—are giving the vitamin and supplements category a lift. By Nina Amir Americans … Continue reading

Posted in 2010 06 Article Archives, Nonfoods for Profit

Time to shine

By focusing on customer-centric marketing strategies to attract HBC shoppers with the right mix of products, grocers hope to lift sales. By Deena M. … Continue reading

Posted in 2010 06 Article Archives, Nonfoods for Profit

Keeping a watchful eye

Sophisticated energy management technology provides grocers with insights to help curtail skyrocketing operating costs. By Deena M. Amato-McCoy Even as grocers strive to keep … Continue reading

Posted in 2010 06 Article Archives, Tech Solutions

Ultimate multi-taskers

When it comes to deli and bakery equipment, grocers look for systems that can perform a variety of tasks while maintaining high output and … Continue reading

Posted in 2010 06 Article Archives, Equipment, Design & Operations

The value of education

Training teaches staffers how to handle the tasks of today, but education prepares them for the challenges of tomorrow. By Dr. John L. Stanton … Continue reading

Posted in 2010 06 Article Archives, Columns, Upfront

Sounding Board: More than lip service

The good news is that grocers are giving the “customer experience” some serious attention. But what’s the best approach? By Lew Lewis If you’re … Continue reading

Posted in 2010 06 Article Archives, Columns

From the Publisher: Getting into plastic

Credit card transaction fees may be headed down for retailers, thanks to a federal bill now making its way through Congress. By Seth Mendelson … Continue reading

Posted in 2010 06 Article Archives, Columns

Talking shop with… TARA O’DONOVAN

The marketing manager for Bake’n Joy says that the in-store bakery category holds a lot of potential for supermarket retailers What is the state … Continue reading

Posted in 2010 06 Article Archives, Talking Shop