Author Archives: Grocery Headquarters

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

On Point: Here today, gone tomorrow

Could your brand end up on the auction block? By Tom Weir As 2010 was drawing to a close, a group of people gathered … Continue reading

Posted in 2011 03 Article Archives, Columns

Nonfoods Talk: Feeling the power

Rather than go the way of photo/film, the batteries category is re-inventing itself as consumer needs change. by Seth Mendelson The retail industry can … Continue reading

Posted in 2011 03 Article Archives, Columns, Nonfoods for Profit

Sounding Board: Who shall lead?

The recent medical leave of Apple’s founder Steve Jobs pushes succession planning to the forefront. By Len Lewis I like to think that companies … Continue reading

Posted in 2011 03 Article Archives, Columns

Wakefern Named One of 2011 Best Places to Work in New Jersey

Keasbey, NJ – February, 2011 – Wakefern Food Corp. announced today that it has been named one of NJBIZ magazine’s 2011 Best Places to … Continue reading

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Giant & Martin’s “Living Here, Giving Here” Programs Give Back More Than $19 Million In 2010

Carlisle, PA- Officials from GIANT Food Stores and MARTIN’S Food Markets today announced that charitable donations made in 2010 as part of the companies’ … Continue reading

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Price Chopper Donates Thousands of Free Flu Shots Throughout Its Communities

Schenectady, N.Y. – In an effort to help members of communities within its corporate footprint who would like to get a flu shot but … Continue reading

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Hurst’s Berry Farm Announces New Marketing, Sales and Packing Company

Hurst’s Berry Farm, Inc. has reorganized its marketing, sales and packing operation into a brand new entity – HBF International, LLC. “HBF” is the … Continue reading

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Sunflower Farmers Market Unveils New Logo

Boulder, CO — Sunflower Farmers Market customers noticed an exciting change to their weekly sale flyers – a fresh, all-new Sunflower logo. The new … Continue reading

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Target to Open Small-Format Store in Chicago Landmark

Target announced it will open a Chicago store in a landmark at South State Street and Madison Street East in Chicago. The small-format store … Continue reading

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Food Lion To Add More Coupon Kiosks

Based on increased in-store coupon usage, Food Lion is planning to add more MVP Savings Center kiosks inside their stores to help customers save … Continue reading

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Planters Kicks Off 2011 “Naturally Remarkable” Campaign

LOS ANGELES – February 2011 – Planters kicks off its 2011 “Naturally Remarkable” campaign at a sustainability showcase hosted by Global Green, a leading … Continue reading

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MillerCoors Donates to River Network

CHICAGO (February 22, 2011) – MillerCoors today announced an $80,000 donation to River Network, a national non-profit organization with more than 650 local member … Continue reading

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CVS/pharmacy Simplifies Shopping for Value with Just the Basics

WOONSOCKET, R.I., Feb. 23, 2011 /PRNewswire via COMTEX/ — CVS/pharmacy announced the introduction of Just the Basics(TM), a new line of household essentials that brings smart … Continue reading

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