Author Archives: Grocery Headquarters

Talking Shop with… Matt Pletcher

The managing director of Remis America, LLC shares the ways retailers can benefit by adding doors to refrigerated cases. Grocery Headquarters: Energy is a … Continue reading

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Sounding Board: Time to build

While the economy has some retailers stuck in survival mode, many of America’s top companies were conceived in tough times. By Len Lewis Time … Continue reading

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An Independent Voice: Charity begins close to home

From cancer centers to marching band uniforms, independents find creative and meaningful ways to support their communities. By Jane Olszeski Tortola When visiting Coborn’s … Continue reading

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Private label laureates

The Grocery Headquarters Private Label Trailblazer Awards recognize outstanding private label manufacturers for their innovative excellence and leadership in the grocery industry. By Carol … Continue reading

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The suds cycle

Imports, specialties and craft brews are re-energizing the beer market. By Richard Turcsik The recession, coupled with shifts in consu­mers’ tastes to wine, cocktails … Continue reading

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Stepping up

Industry observers say grocers can have success in foot care by mirroring the SKUs of other channels and carrying the most popular sizes. By … Continue reading

Posted in 2011 02 Article Archives, Nonfoods for Profit

California dreamin’

The Golden State’s natural resources make it a top produce provider. By Deena M. Amato-McCoy According to the Beach Boys, “The West Coast has … Continue reading

Posted in 2011 02 Article Archives, Focus on Fresh

Heading South

Retailers attending the 2011 Southern Exposure show can expect to see advances in food safety along with new products, packaging and marketing programs. By … Continue reading

Posted in 2011 02 Article Archives, Focus on Fresh

Innovative New Heineken Can Offers Distinct Tactile Feel and Contemporary Look

NEW YORK – (February 1, 2011) – Heineken, the number one selling European Lager in the U.S., announces the launch of their new can … Continue reading

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United Fresh Foundation Launches Industry Compensation Tool

WASHINGTON, D.C. – The United Fresh Foundation, through its Center for Leadership Excellence, has announced the introduction of a national produce industry compensation tool … Continue reading

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Value Identified as “Prime Motivator” Guiding Growth in U.S. Food Retailing

  New York, February 1, 2011 – Gone but not forgotten, the shadow of the Great Recession continues to loom large over the food … Continue reading

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Stater Bros. Celebrates 75 Years

It’s been 75 years since founders Cleo and Leo Stater opened the first Stater Bros. grocery store in Yucaipa, California. “Celebrating 75 years is … Continue reading

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Meijer Launches Online Grocery Delivery Service

Meijer has announced a new online grocery service offering thousands of grocery and drugstore items to customers worldwide. The new site is the retailer’s … Continue reading

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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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