Author Archives: Grocery Headquarters

Rising to the occasion

Convenience and healthy benefits provide a one-two punch for the better-for-you breakfast category. By Carol Radice Consumers are fast learning the benefits of eating … Continue reading

Posted in 2011 02 Article Archives, Selling Wellness

Supplemental health

More consumers are turning to nutritional supplements to assist with their health care needs. By Craig Levitt How can Americans put a cap on … Continue reading

Posted in 2011 02 Article Archives, Nonfoods for Profit

The to-do list

Analytics, loss prevention and promotion management tools are among grocers’ top IT priorities for 2011. By Deena M. Amato-McCoy After 24 months of calculated … Continue reading

Posted in 2011 02 Article Archives, Tech Solutions

The heat is on

Heated merchandisers are becoming more flexible, energy efficient and stylish. By Kim Ann Zimmermann Not so long ago, the hot food offerings at supermarkets … Continue reading

Posted in 2011 02 Article Archives, Equipment, Design & Operations

Food Forum: Producing for a cause

The upcoming Produce for Kids spring promotion will benefit local Children’s Miracle Network hospitals. By Heidi McIntyre Produce for Kids, a cause marketing organization … Continue reading

Posted in 2011 02 Article Archives, Columns

Equipment Forum: Cold, hard profits

An automatic ice bagging system creates an in-store ice plant and greater opportunities for retailers. By Harry Starkweather At a time when margins are … Continue reading

Posted in 2011 02 Article Archives, Columns

From the Publisher: Standing at the top

Coborn’s has a well-earned reputation for great service, a strong product assortment and community service, making it a logical choice for the 2011 Grocery … Continue reading

Posted in 2011 02 Article Archives, Columns

Nonfoods Talk: Reshuffling the cards

The social expression department was once the star of the nonfoods category. Its current struggles at supermarkets highlight the problems of all GM/HBC segments. … Continue reading

Posted in 2011 02 Article Archives, Columns, Nonfoods for Profit

Talking Shop with… Kyle O’Brien

The executive vice president of sales for Chobani says Greek yogurts are energizing the category. Grocery Headquarters:  Tell us about the state of the … Continue reading

Posted in 2011 02 Article Archives, Talking Shop

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

Posted in 2011 02 Article Archives, Talking Shop

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

Posted in 2011 02 Article Archives, Columns

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

Posted in 2011 02 Article Archives, Columns

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

Posted in 2011 02 Article Archives, Center Store

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

Posted in 2011 02 Article Archives, Center Store

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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