Author Archives: Grocery Headquarters

Customers Remain Loyal to Fresh Produce Despite Challenges in Economy

WASHINGTON, D.C. – Weekly dollar sales and per store volume of fresh produce grew in the fourth quarter of 2010, when compared with the … Continue reading

Posted in News

New National Pork Board Campaign Celebrates Proud Brand Identity

DES MOINES, Iowa, March 4, 2011 – With a new focus on reaching creative, flavor-seeking home cooks who already prepare, eat and love pork, the … Continue reading

Posted in News

Safe Quality Food Institute Launches a New Website Provides Easier Navigation for Diverse Group of Users

  ARLINGTON, VA – March 3, 2011 – The Safe Quality Food Institute(SQFI) launched a new website organizing the content according to the needs … Continue reading

Posted in News

Winn-Dixie Protects Customers’ Health With Exclusive Service Sanitizing Shopping Carts, Baskets & Trays

JACKSONVILLE, Fla. (March 2, 2011) – Winn-Dixie Stores, Inc. (NASDAQ: WINN) today announced it recently signed an exclusive agreement with Green Secure Solutions, Inc. … Continue reading

Posted in News

BI-LO Launches Nutrition Tags to Offer Shoppers Easy-To-Find Healthy Food Options

GREENVILLE, S.C. (March 2, 2011) – While most of us try our best to eat healthy and follow nutritional guidelines, it’s almost always easier … Continue reading

Posted in News

Publix Announces 4th Quarter and Annual Results for 2010

LAKELAND, Fla., March 1, 2011 ­ Publix’s sales for the fourth quarter of 2010 were $6.4 billion, a 4.4 percent increase from last year’s $6.1 billion. … Continue reading

Posted in News

Organic Trade Association and CCOF announce strategic alliance

WASHINGTON, D.C., and SANTA CRUZ, California (March 2)-The Organic Trade Association (OTA) and California Certified Organic Farmers Inc. (CCOF)  have formed a strategic alliance … Continue reading

Posted in News

A matter of convenience

Supermarkets feel the squeeze as convenience stores and dollar stores add more groceries to their mix. By Richard Turcsik Well, isn’t this convenient? Just … Continue reading

Posted in 2011 03 Article Archives, Cover Stories

Winter Wonderland

The aisles of the Fancy Food Show were bedecked with the latest in gourmet offerings. By Richard Turcsik In mid-January, while the Eastern half … Continue reading

Posted in 2011 03 Article Archives, Upfront

Catch a rising Star

By emphasizing service, fresh meat, local products and its pharmacy, Star Super Market offers Huntsville, Ala. residents an out-of-this-world shopping experience. By Richard Turcsik … Continue reading

Posted in 2011 03 Article Archives, Retail Spotlights

More than just salt of the earth

Spices and seasonings infuse foods with flavor and retailers with profits. By Craig Levitt There is no question that Americans’ palates are be­coming more … Continue reading

Posted in 2011 03 Article Archives, Center Store

Showing support

Commodity boards assist growers, packers and shippers with product research, marketing campaigns and legislative oversight, which helps retailers build sales and brand loyalty. By … Continue reading

Posted in 2011 03 Article Archives, Focus on Fresh

Kids zone

By offering the latest kid-focused products, along with exciting promotions and events, retailers can turn the produce department into a tool in the battle … Continue reading

Posted in 2011 03 Article Archives, Focus on Fresh

Netting new ideas

An ocean full of merchandising opportunities awaits attendees of the International Boston Seafood Show. By Richard Turcsik According to the recently re­leased 2010 Dietary … Continue reading

Posted in 2011 03 Article Archives, Focus on Fresh

Bagging more sales

In addition to its functional role, packaging can help make prepared foods tastier and more attractive to shoppers. By Craig Levitt At its most … Continue reading

Posted in 2011 03 Article Archives, Focus on Fresh

Baby steps

Not all parents are fully committed to the wellness category when they shop for themselves, but they are more interested in organic and healthy … Continue reading

Posted in 2011 03 Article Archives, Selling Wellness

Begging for more

The natural pet set has expanded beyond food to include treats, toys, cat litter and more. By Carol Radice Sit. Stay. Stay healthy. While … Continue reading

Posted in 2011 03 Article Archives, Selling Wellness

Making house(wares) calls

From food preparation tools to candles, housewares can thrive in the grocery channel if the category is properly planned and promoted. By Craig Levitt … Continue reading

Posted in 2011 03 Article Archives, Nonfoods for Profit

Where the boys are

Thanks to an influx of male shoppers and value- based products, the men’s grooming category continues to grow. By Deena M. Amato-McCoy For years, … Continue reading

Posted in 2011 03 Article Archives, Nonfoods for Profit

A united front

By focusing on enterprise-wide data integration, supermarket chains are primed to boost customer service and profitability. By Deena M. Amato-McCoy While supermarket exec­utives are … Continue reading

Posted in 2011 03 Article Archives, Tech Solutions

Double duty

Loss prevention equipment is going beyond catching the misdeeds of shoppers and employees. Cameras, monitors and other devices are also helping to improve customer … Continue reading

Posted in 2011 03 Article Archives, Equipment, Design & Operations

An Independent Voice: Barking up the right tree

Some independents are giving pet owners a treat by creating outstanding pet sets that go beyond the traditional offerings. By Jane Olszeski Tortola During … Continue reading

Posted in 2011 03 Article Archives, Columns

Talking Shop with… Larry Graham

The president of the National Confectioners Association (NCA) says nearly 3,000 confectionery items are introduced in the U.S. each year, more than any other … Continue reading

Posted in 2011 03 Article Archives, Talking Shop

Food Forum: Flower power

New varieties of orchids are easier to grow and can fit into any budget. By P. Allen Smith Over the past several years, floral … Continue reading

Posted in 2011 03 Article Archives, Columns

Wellness Forum: How men shop

By Cary Silvers Many retailers know that their success is determined by their ability to be ahead of the curve on trends and consumer … Continue reading

Posted in 2011 03 Article Archives, Columns