Author Archives: Grocery Headquarters

2011 Harris Poll EquiTrend Shows Sentiment Toward Consumer Brands Improving for Second Straight Year

Brands that give us comfort and provide value are driving an overall improvement in consumer sentiment according to the 2011 Harris Poll EquiTrend study … Continue reading

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Produce for Better Health Foundation Announces Retailer Role Models & Champions

Hockessin, Del.- Produce for Better Health Foundation (PBH) has named seven Retail Role Models and seven Retail Champions for their extraordinary support of the Fruits … Continue reading

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Network of Executive Women offers scholarships to women in food and retail studies

CHICAGO, March 21, 2011 — The Network of Executive Women, Consumer Products and Retail, is accepting applications for its annual merit scholarships awarded to … Continue reading

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New Implementation Guide for Applying Traceability Standards in the U.S. Seafood Supply Chain

BOSTON (March 21, 2011) - A new implementation guide for applying traceability standards in the U.S. seafood supply chain was announced today by the National … Continue reading

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Wegmans Food Markets, Inc. Named to Ethisphere’s 2011 ‘World’s Most Ethical Companies’ List

ROCHESTER, NY - Wegmans Food Markets, Inc. has once again been recognized by the Ethisphere Institute as one of the 2011 World’s Most Ethical Companies. Out … Continue reading

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Coffee Fixturing a Barista Would Love

Wilkes-Barre, PA (21 Mar 2011) – Merchandising coffee is both a challenge and an opportunity. Facings of compact package sizes easily become disheveled and … Continue reading

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Stater Bros. Announces Purchase of Two Albertsons Locations

Stater Bros. has entered into a purchase agreement with Albertsons for the purchase of the land, building and fixtures at their Lake Elsinore Albertsons … Continue reading

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Tops Friendly Markets Launches Nuval Nutritional Scoring System In All Stores

WILLIAMSVILLE, N.Y. -Tops Friendly Markets, a leading full-service grocery retailer in upstate New York and northern Pennsylvania, announced today the launch of the NuVal … Continue reading

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General Mills Launches New Nonprofit to Improve Food Processing and Alleviate Hunger in Africa

  MINNEAPOLIS (March 16, 2011) – General Mills today announced the launch of Partners in Food Solutions as a hunger-fighting nonprofit bringing food production and … Continue reading

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Beef Information Centre Launches NEW Canadian Beef Advantage Marketing Website and Image Gallery

Calgary, AB March 16, 2011 – The Beef Information Centre (BIC) announces the launch of an online resource to support the marketing of the … Continue reading

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Amerlux celebrates opening of a new facility in China

  FAIRFIELD, N.J., March 16, 2011 – Amerlux, a leading worldwide lighting solutions provider, recently celebrated the grand opening of Guangzhou Amerlux Lighting Solutions … Continue reading

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Whole Foods Market Lends $4 Million to Local Farmers And Artisan Producers

AUSTIN, Texas (March, 15, 2011) - Whole Foods Market announced it has funded a total of $4 million dollars inlow-interest loans through its Local Producer Loan … Continue reading

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Walmart Expands Its Multichannel Offering with National Rollout of ‘Pick Up Today’

  BENTONVILLE, Ark. — Walmart announced plans to further expand its U.S. multichannel platform by launching a full-scale, national rollout of “Pick Up Today” … Continue reading

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Grocers Can Go Green and Save Green with Support from NYSERDA

The New York State Energy Research and Development Authority (NYSERDA) today announced a new initiative to help New York grocers, supermarkets, food co-ops and … Continue reading

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C&K Market, SUPERVALU Relationship to Bring Lower Prices, Investment in Oregon

Brookings, Ore (March 14, 2011)-C&K Market, Inc. (C&K) today announced a new relationship with SUPERVALU, INC., that will lower prices over time for customers … Continue reading

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ECRS Introduces LogicSyncTM – A Transformative Retail Technology

  BOONE, NC – Appalachian State University (ASU) – March 8, 2011- After five years of extensive development, in-field testing, and collaborative research on … Continue reading

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Perishables Group Partners With Spire

The Perishables Group, the industry-leading consulting firm specializing in fresh food category management and marketing, formed a partnership with consumer-centric analytic services firm, Spire … Continue reading

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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