Author Archives: Grocery Headquarters

MilkPEP and Feeding America Kick Off Milk Drive

The nation’s milk processors and dairy farmers have come together with Feeding America to launch The Great American Milk Drive, a program to deliver … Continue reading

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Specialty Food Sales Break Records

Americans have a growing appetite for specialty food. U.S. sales of specialty food and beverages reached $88.3 billion in 2013, a record high for … Continue reading

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2014 Seafood Expo N.A.

Seafood Expo North America and Seafood Processing North America – formerly known as the International Boston Seafood Show – hauled in a record number … Continue reading

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Dole Packaged Foods Launches Annual $25,000 Recipe Contest

Dole Packaged Foods has kicked off its sixth annual California Cook-Off recipe contest.  The company is looking for cooking enthusiasts who are a fan … Continue reading

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Amalgamated Food Brokerage is Named Broker of the Year

Amalgamated Food Brokerage has been named 2013 Broker of the Year by Lantmannen Unibake USA. The Arizona-based broker received the honor for the second … Continue reading

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National Mango Board is Hosting a Ripening Webinar for Retailers

The National Mango Board (NMB) in conjunction with the University of California, Davis (Department of Plant Science) will be hosting a free Mango Ripening … Continue reading

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Philadelphia Cream Cheese Spreads Load Up on Fruits and Veggies

Knowing American families are paying closer attention to what they eat and increasingly seeking out more recognizable ingredients, the officials behind Philadelphia Cream Cheese … Continue reading

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Land O’Frost Introduces Heart-Healthy Lunchmeats

Land O’Frost has announced the launch of a heart-healthy lunchmeat line, Simply Delicious. The entire line of pre-packaged lunchmeats is certified by the American Heart … Continue reading

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Spreading the Wealth: Mintel Analyzes the Growth of Nut-Based Spreads

With an influx of new products in recent years, including Nutella, the $3.9 billion nut-based and sweet spread category grew 34% from 2008-13, Mintel … Continue reading

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Opal Apples Receives Non-GMO Project Verification

FirstFruits Marketing of Washington announces that Opal apple is now Non-GMO Project Verified. Opal is the first U.S. variety sold as a whole, fresh … Continue reading

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Brookshire Grocery Implements ADC’s P-Cubed In-Store Fresh Production Planner

Brookshire Grocery Company, a 150 store chain based in Tyler, Texas has completed rollout of ADC’s P-Cubed In-Store Fresh Production Planning module in all … Continue reading

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Whole Foods Acquires Four New Frontiers Natural Marketplace Stores

New Frontiers Natural Marketplace and Whole Foods Market announced that Whole Foods Market will purchase four stores from New Frontiers. The stores average 22,000 … Continue reading

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Studying supermarket stats

Grocery Headquarters’ annual State of the Industry Almanac takes a comprehensive look at dozens of supermarket categories. Continue reading

Posted in 2014 04 Article Archives, Cover Stories

Talking Shop with… Anthony Dilenno

Anthony Dilenno, president of HAVI Global Solutions Recycling and Waste Solutions, says that trash should be viewed as a resource, not waste. What are … Continue reading

Posted in 2014 04 Article Archives, Columns, Talking Shop

Sales Review: Tomatoes

As consumers look to eat healthier between meals, sales of snacking tomatoes continue to increase. By Haley Hastings Tomatoes accounted for 5.4% of produce … Continue reading

Posted in 2014 04 Article Archives, Focus on Fresh, Perishables Group Sales Reviews

Produce’s big players

Knowing where shoppers are placing their dollars can be the difference between full shelves or full carts. Imagine creating a large display of soup … Continue reading

Posted in 2014 04 Article Archives, Focus on Fresh

HBC top 50

Retailers that stay on top of HBC trends can succeed in the competitive category. The health and beauty care category is vast, and ripe … Continue reading

Posted in 2014 04 Article Archives, Nonfoods for Profit

Talking Shop with… Tracy Bailey

Tracy Bailey, executive director for Blossoms Fresh Fruit Arrangements, says retailers can expect high margins on fruit arrangement sales.  Tell us about Blossoms Fresh … Continue reading

Posted in 2014 04 Article Archives, Columns, Talking Shop

The eyes have it

A close-up look at eye care. Bloodshot, itchy eyes, whether from irritating contact lenses or pesky allergies, can be maddening. These discomforts are the … Continue reading

Posted in 2014 04 Article Archives, Nonfoods for Profit

Getting personal

Saint Joseph’s University’s eighth annual Food Industry Summit focused on personalization and attracting well-informed shoppers.  By Barrie Dawson Empowered by their online devices and … Continue reading

Posted in 2014 04 Article Archives, Upfront

SpartanNash takes the spotlight

The industry came together to celebrate Grocery Headquarters’ 2014 Independent Retailer of the Year, SpartanNash. Continue reading

Posted in 2014 04 Article Archives, Upfront

Food Forum: Betting on brands

As the produce department evolves, branded fruits and vegetables are poised to lead the way.    By Ralph Schwartz As the world around us continues … Continue reading

Posted in 2014 04 Article Archives, Columns

Talking Shop with… Jim Whitman

Jim Whitman, NACDS (National Association of Chain Drug Stores) senior vice president meetings and member services, says NACDS Total Store Expo is evolving. Tell … Continue reading

Posted in 2014 04 Article Archives, Columns, Talking Shop

United Family Takes a Bite Out of Hunger

For the third year in a row, United Family stores will help serve the hungry in their local communities by donating more than 30,000 … Continue reading

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Wisconsin Claims Top Awards at World Contest

Wisconsin cheesemakers dominated the competition at the recent World Championship Cheese Contest, winning 106 awards—about 39%—of the total 273 awards given, including 38 Best … Continue reading

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