Author Archives: Grocery Headquarters

Consumers Plan to Spend Less at Restaurants

Chicago-based Mintel reports that consumers are still watching their discretionary spending. In fact, 60% of restaurant-goers report that the recession has changed the way … Continue reading

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Study shows lost opportunity in center store

PHOENIX – According to a newly released five-year Center Store study, co-sponsored by Grocery Headquarters, Center Store generates 73% of total store sales and 77% … Continue reading

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NCA Supports Senator Shaheen’s Efforts to Reform Antiquated U.S. Sugar Policy

The National Confectioners Association announced its support today for a bipartisan bill, SUGAR (Stop Unfair Giveaway and Restrictions) Act, introduced by Senator Jeanne Shaheen … Continue reading

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Sunflower Farmers Market to Bloom Again in Utah

Salt Lake City, UT (01/24/11)- Sunflower Farmers Market, the popular full-service natural and organic grocer, will bring its “serious food at silly prices” to … Continue reading

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Crystal clear

Purex Complete Crystals Softener from Henkel offers a purer way to get laundry that smells clean and fresh for weeks, according to company officials. … Continue reading

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Walmart Launches Major Initiative to Make Food Healthier and Healthier Food More Affordable

WASHINGTON, D.C., Jan. 20, 2011 - At an event today in Washington, D.C., Walmart, the nation’s largest grocer, unveiled a comprehensive effort to provide its … Continue reading

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Creative, Shopper-Centric Merchandising Critical to CPG and Retail Success in 2011, according to SymphonyIRI Group

CHICAGO, Jan. 20, 2011 - The new year creates an opportunity to review product and retail strategies with a view toward continuous improvement. Nowhere is … Continue reading

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BI-LO’s first campaign in two years highlights company’s commitment to providing “savings without sacrifice”

GREENVILLE, S.C. (Jan. 19, 2011) – After a two-year absence, BI-LO has developed a new TV advertising campaign featuring real moms from throughout its … Continue reading

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Eating Pemmican Beef Jerky pays off for Safeway shopper

Jan. 17, 2011 / Taylor, Mich. – Marfood announced today that its Pemmican Brand Beef Jerky has awarded its second $1,000 Giveaway winner. Barbara … Continue reading

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For the First Time, a Larger Share of DVDs and Blu-ray Discs Rented from Kiosks than from Retail Stores

Port Washington, New York (Vocus/PRWEB) January 17, 2011 Recent research by The NPD Group, a leading market research company, reveals that for the first time the share … Continue reading

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Walmart Foundation Gives $2 Million to Help ‘Green’ Food Banks

BENTONVILLE, Ark., Jan. 18, 2011 /PRNewswire/ — As hunger relief organizations continue to look for new ways to serve an increasing number of U.S. families who … Continue reading

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United Fresh White Paper Details Impact of Food Safety Law on Produce

WASHINGTON, D.C. – The United Fresh Produce Association has released a new white paper that explores the likely effects of the FDA Food Safety … Continue reading

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Tuna Turns Heads With Growth Campaign

January 17, 2011 Washington, DC – The three largest American tuna companies, Bumble Bee, Chicken of the Sea and StarKist have joined forces in … Continue reading

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Coupons website: Atlanta Most Frugal City

For the second year in a row, Atlanta takes the top spot on the Most Frugal U.S. Cities list, according to the 2010 Savings … Continue reading

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CSM Bakery Products North America launches line of cupcakes

CSM Bakery Products North America launched a line of cupcakes that consumers will not feel guilty about devouring. Sensibly Indulgent cupcakes contain zero grams … Continue reading

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United Supermarkets Extends NuVal Nutritional Scoring System to All 50 Stores

United Supermarkets has made available the NuVal Nutritional Scoring System in all 50 of its stores. Last year, the company became the first supermarket … Continue reading

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Harris Teeter Announces e-VIC Coupons

Harris Teeter gradually began rolling out its new e-VIC coupon program to e-VIC customers in winter 2010 and is announcing that e-Coupons are now … Continue reading

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FDA launches website to help regulated industries save time, resources

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration today introduced a new Web resource called FDA Basics for Industry (www.fda.gov/FDABasicsforIndustry) to help companies and others save … Continue reading

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BI-LO Re-Launches Full Circle Line of All-Natural and Organic Products

GREENVILLE, S.C. (Jan. 2011) – BI-LO, is re-introducing Full Circle, its line of all-natural and organic products.  By more than doubling its offering of … Continue reading

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Kristi Yamaguchi & Safeway Partner for Kids’ Health

PLEASANTON, Calif. – Safeway is partnering with Olympic figure skating champion Kristi Yamaguchi to re-launch the highly successful “Lunchbox Winners” produce program on January … Continue reading

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ShopRite Celebrates 40th Anniversary of Its Famous Can Can Sale

January 6, 2011, (Keasbey, NJ) – For years, ShopRite’s annual Can Can sale has been heralded by a catchy jingle that gets stuck in … Continue reading

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Winn-Dixie Introduces Smartphone ‘App’ Saving Customers Time and Money With Their Grocery Shopping

JACKSONVILLE, Fla. (Jan. 2011) – Winn-Dixie Stores, Inc. (NASDAQ: WINN) today announced it launched a smartphone application that will help customers find their closest … Continue reading

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What lies ahead

What does the future look like for the supermarket industry? The answer depends on the retailer being discussed. By Craig Levitt Since the onset … Continue reading

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Private label power

Exhibitors at the PLMA show were displaying their latest offerings in every category. By Elizabeth Louise Hatt Store brands have grown tre­men­dously over the … Continue reading

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Easter parade

An exciting array of seasonal products is helping the candy aisle spring ahead. By Richard Turcsik Here comes Peter Cottontail, hopping down the bunny … Continue reading

Posted in 2011 01 Article Archives, Center Store