Author Archives: Grocery Headquarters

Grocery Manufacturers Association-Booz & Company Research Reveals Playbook for Shopper Marketing Success

NAPLES, FL-Over the next three years, 83 percent of food, beverage and consumer product manufacturers plan to increase their investments in shopper marketing, according … Continue reading

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FDA, USDA, Cornell University Announce Alliance for Produce Safety

SILVER SPRING, Md., Nov. 4, 2010 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ — A public-private organization will provide produce growers and packagers with fundamental, on-farm food safety knowledge, in advance of … Continue reading

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Mintel reveals 2011 consumer packaged goods trends

Chicago (November, 2010)-Mintel, the global leader in market and consumer intelligence, has predicted the worldwide consumer packaged goods (CPG) trends set to make an … Continue reading

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A&P Sells Seven Connecticut Stores to Big Y

MONTVALE, N.J. – November 2, 2010 – The Great Atlantic & Pacific Tea Company, Inc. today announced that it completed the transaction with Big … Continue reading

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Giant Food Stores to Acquire Two Genuardi’s Stores

Carlisle, PA. — GIANT Food Stores LLC of Carlisle, Pennsylvania has entered into a sales agreement with Safeway, Inc. to acquire two Bucks County … Continue reading

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Meijer to Install Electric Vehicle Charging Stations at Area Stores

GRAND RAPIDS, MI (November 4, 2010) – Meijer, the Grand Rapids, Mich.-based supercenter chain, has announced plans to install electric vehicle charging stations at … Continue reading

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GMA to Honor Dollar General, Kroger and CVS in Inaugural Retailer Awards Program

WASHINGTON, D.C. – The Grocery Manufacturers Association (GMA) today announced Dollar General Corporation (NYSE: DG), The Kroger Company (NYSE: KR) and CVS/pharmacy (NYSE: CVS) … Continue reading

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Catalina Marketing and FMI Release Grocery Shopper Attitude Study

A new consumer attitude research study conducted by Catalina Marketing reveals that, despite the industry’s healthy-eating consumer initiatives, shoppers have not changed their old … Continue reading

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On Point: A question of answers

When shoppers come asking, knowledge is power. By Tom Weir As the grocery industry’s main point of contact with the consuming public, retailers have … Continue reading

Posted in 2010 11 Article Archives, Columns

Private label zeal

With lower price tags, high margins and a chance for uniqueness, more retailers are expanding their private label assortments. By Richard Turcsik Pinching pennies. … Continue reading

Posted in 2010 11 Article Archives, Cover Stories

Top of the morning

Breakfast items are bringing new energy to the frozen foods aisle. By Richard Turcsik Thanks to an ever-grow­ing array of convenient, creative and better-for-you … Continue reading

Posted in 2010 11 Article Archives, Center Store

Saving steps

Sales of value-added produce remain strong as consumers seek faster meal prep­aration and healthier snacks. By Nora Caley While consumers continue to  look for … Continue reading

Posted in 2010 11 Article Archives, Focus on Fresh

Bumper crop of organics

Sales of organic fruits and vegetables are outpacing conventional produce, thanks to creative in-store promotions, merchandising and education. By Charlotte Barnard If there are … Continue reading

Posted in 2010 11 Article Archives, Focus on Fresh

Beefing up value

Evolving consumer buying habits and the growth of private label are changing the face of the meat case. By Craig Levitt Value. In the … Continue reading

Posted in 2010 11 Article Archives, Focus on Fresh

Fresh from the summit

A walk around the Produce Marketing Association’s Fresh Summit revealed a rainbow of fruits and vegetables along with packaging upgrades. By Suzanne Vita Palazzo … Continue reading

Posted in 2010 11 Article Archives, Focus on Fresh

Natural appeal

When priced competitively, private label wellness products can attract consumers focused on value and health. By Carol Radice As the recession continues to grip … Continue reading

Posted in 2010 11 Article Archives, Selling Wellness

Beyond food

With proper attention to product development and marketing, grocers can flourish in the competitive nonfoods private label arena. By Craig Levitt Thanks in part … Continue reading

Posted in 2010 11 Article Archives, Nonfoods for Profit

Building loyalty, bit by bit

Grocers use new communication tools to grab attention and boost shopper loyalty. By Deena M. Amato-McCoy As more consumers click away on their smart … Continue reading

Posted in 2010 11 Article Archives, Tech Solutions

Local Flavor

Store designs are reflecting the history and vibe of the communities they serve. By Kim Ann Zimmermann The “go local” movement is going beyond … Continue reading

Posted in 2010 11 Article Archives, Equipment, Design & Operations

Food Forum: Targeting mature Millennials

This demographic represents a growing opportunity for grocers. By Richard J. George, Ph.D. Age, lifestyle and life stage all influence food retail attitudes and … Continue reading

Posted in 2010 11 Article Archives, Columns

Food Forum: Turkeys with history

Heritage turkeys can help grocers appeal to consumers who are interested in the origins of their food. By P. Allen Smith With the holiday … Continue reading

Posted in 2010 11 Article Archives, Columns

Talking shop with… Renee Sang

The global director of the Accenture Customer Innovation Network says information is only valuable if you can make it profitable. Grocery Headquarters: What are … Continue reading

Posted in 2010 11 Article Archives, Talking Shop

Sounding Board: Beyond the sale

Too often, supermarket executives think the relationship ends when the customer exits the checkout. A look at the Best Buy model could change some … Continue reading

Posted in 2010 11 Article Archives, Columns

An Independent Voice: Hitting the gas

Can independent grocers compete in the fuel business? By Jane Olszeski Tortola Over the past couple of years, we’ve witnessed it all as “retailers” … Continue reading

Posted in 2010 11 Article Archives, Columns

Nonfoods Talk: The new sheriff in town

Bed, Bath & Beyond is going after the nonfoods category. That is not good news for any supermarket chain’s GM/HBC department. By Seth Mendelson … Continue reading

Posted in 2010 11 Article Archives, Columns, Nonfoods for Profit