Author Archives: Grocery Headquarters

FMI Announces Grand Prize Winners of Store Manager Awards Competition

LAS VEGAS, NV —  The Food Marketing Institute (FMI) announced the Grand Prize winners of the 11th Annual Store Manager Awards at FMI 2010, … Continue reading

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BI-LO Supermarkets Selects KSS Retail to Optimize Regular and Promotional Pricing

Florham Park, N.J. — BI-LO Supermarkets of Greenville, S.C. has selected KSS Retail as the grocer’s new provider of price modeling, forecasting and price … Continue reading

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Specialty Food Retailers Selected for Top Industry Award

The National Association for the Specialty Food Trade, Inc. announced the Outstanding Specialty Food Retailers of 2010. They are: Bi-Rite Market, San Francisco; Hubbell … Continue reading

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Winn-Dixie Helps Wounded Warriors

Winn-Dixie Stores, Inc. is partnering with two of its vendors, Niagara Bottling and Silver Springs Bottled Water, to raise funds to help veterans injured … Continue reading

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Stop & Shop Helps Schools

Quincy, Mass.-based Stop & Shop will distribute $1 million to local schools on behalf of Stop & Shop and its A+ Bonus Bucks shoppers. … Continue reading

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Biofuels Policy Has Damaged Turkey Industry

Washington, D.C. – National Turkey Federation (NTF) President Joel Brandenberger told a committee from The National Academies that the current U.S. biofuels policy has … Continue reading

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Post-Recession Marketplace on Upswing

New York, — Consumer confidence and economic optimism are on the upswing in the first half of 2010,accompanied by new opportunities for marketers and … Continue reading

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Hy-Vee, Casey’s To Sponsor Another Honor Flight

DES MOINES, IA – Officials with Hy-Vee, Inc. and Casey’s General Stores today announced plans to jointly sponsor another Honor Flight trip for military veterans. The announcement came at … Continue reading

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FDA Takes Steps to Increase Safety of Foods During Transport

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration is asking commercial food transporters to follow new guidance the agency is issuing to reduce the chances of … Continue reading

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PCC Natural Markets is first gluten-free endorsed retailer in the nation

(Seattle, Wash.) The commitment of PCC Natural Markets (PCC), the nation’s largest natural foods retail cooperative, to responding to the needs of consumers unable … Continue reading

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NFRA Ice Cream & Novelties Promotion Features Retail Display Contest, Mr. Food Partnership, and Coupon Giveaway

Harrisburg, PA – The National Frozen & Refrigerated Foods Association (NFRA) is heating up the annual Summer Favorites Ice Cream & Novelties Promotion with … Continue reading

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Fresh Food Forum: A matter of trust

Canada is the only country in North America with a mandatory national cattle identification program. By Marty Carpenter A survey among U.S. beef buyers … Continue reading

Posted in 2010 05 Article Archives, Focus on Fresh

Nonfoods Talk: Open communication

A simple coupon may have changed the way one consumer shops for HBC items. Retailers take note. I certainly did. By Seth Mendelson I … Continue reading

Posted in 2010 05 Article Archives, Columns, Nonfoods for Profit

Sounding Board: Staying on track

While readers may not recognize the name Fred Harvey, there is much to learn about customer service from this operator of restaurants at railroad … Continue reading

Posted in 2010 05 Article Archives, Columns

Nonfoods Forum: An advocate’s perspective

As the 40th annual General Merchandise Marketing Conference gets underway, some of the challenges facing nonfoods remain the same. How will the industry respond? … Continue reading

Posted in 2010 05 Article Archives, Columns, Nonfoods for Profit

Fresh Food Forum: Balancing the apple cart

Is there a risk to offering too many varieties of apples? By Kevin Precht How many new apple varieties do we need? Everyone up … Continue reading

Posted in 2010 05 Article Archives, Columns, Focus on Fresh

On Point: Hunting down bacteria

Loyalty data solves an outbreak of foodborne illness. By Tom Weir Although experience tells us that there is often contaminated food on the market, … Continue reading

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Food Forum: Making things happen

Moving from “think” to “feel” to “do.” By George Latella Shopper marketing has been a hot topic in our business for a few years. … Continue reading

Posted in 2010 05 Article Archives, Columns

Future Forces: Defining moment

Will the industry tell its story of change, or will it let others be the voice of the future of food? By Patrick Kiernan … Continue reading

Posted in 2010 05 Article Archives, Columns

No stopping these guys

Innovation plays a big role at Stop & Shop, a chain that never seems to slow down when it comes to experimenting with new … Continue reading

Posted in 2010 05 Article Archives, Cover Stories

Sweet dreams

Candy offers consumers an affordable—yet profitable—treat. By Richard Turcsik Retailers’ sweet dreams are made of this: high-margin, quick-turning impulse items that require little shelf … Continue reading

Posted in 2010 05 Article Archives, Center Store

Tickled cherry blossom pink

Improved packaging and promotions, along with the expectation of an excellent crop, promise to make cherry growers, retailers and consumers giddy with excitement. By … Continue reading

Posted in 2010 05 Article Archives, Focus on Fresh

Pockets of profitability

While many grocers are inclined to pare down their general merchandise offerings, cat­egories such as greeting cards, personal grooming and high-tech accessories show potential … Continue reading

Posted in 2010 05 Article Archives, Nonfoods for Profit

Putting the customer first

Consumer-centric technology strategies help grocers build loyalty and stand out in a crowded retail landscape. By Deena M. Amato-McCoy The economy may be on … Continue reading

Posted in 2010 05 Article Archives, Tech Solutions

Hot stove

To attract customers seeking simple meal solutions, stores are installing high-end cooking equipment that is simple and efficient to use so they can change … Continue reading

Posted in 2010 05 Article Archives, Focus on Fresh