Author Archives: Grocery Headquarters

Fruit And Vegetable Consumption On The Rise In Young Children, But Down In Teens

Hockessin, Del. – New data shows children under the age of 12 have been eating more fruits and vegetables since 2004.   Children under the … Continue reading

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CVS/pharmacy To Offer KODAK PYNK Smart Print System

Rochester, NY, Sept. 23, 2010 – Eastman Kodak Company (NYSE:EK) today announced that CVS/pharmacy is the first national drug store chain to offer the … Continue reading

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BI-LO Charities Goes Pink to Support Breast Cancer Awareness

GREENVILLE, S.C.  (Sept. 23, 2010) -   October is National Breast Cancer Awareness Month, and BI-LO Charities is inviting the community to support Susan G. … Continue reading

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Store Brands Are Here to Stay: Deloitte Study

NEW YORK, Sept. 21, 2010 – As American consumers continue to add private label products to their shopping carts, consumer packaged goods (CPG) and … Continue reading

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Redbox Expanding Presence at Convenience Store Locations Nationwide

Oakbrook Terrace, Ill. – Redbox, the popular movie rental provider and a wholly-owned subsidiary of Coinstar, Inc. (NASDAQ: CSTR), announces the company has signed … Continue reading

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Kroger Commits $3 Million in Donations for Breast Cancer Awareness

In partnership with key suppliers, The Kroger Co. has committed $3 million in donations to support breast cancer initiatives in communities across the country … Continue reading

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Whole Grain Products Driving Sector Growth

Chicago (September 17, 2010)-With obesity fears a constant concern, many are striving to eat better, seeking out affordable better-for-you food options. Whole grain products … Continue reading

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Lower-Income/Multicultural Shoppers Represent $115 Billion Opportunity in Rapidly Changing Economy

CHICAGO, Sept. 20, 2010 - Even in a challenging and rapidly changing marketplace, lower-income shoppers will generate $115 billion in incremental spending during the next … Continue reading

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Bi-Lo Helps Protect Customers with Two New Health & Wellness Initiatives

GREENVILLE, S.C. (Sept. 17, 2010) – BI-LO is launching two new health and wellness initiatives in its pharmacy department, offering seasonal flu vaccinations and … Continue reading

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P&G Announces Expansion of its’ Future Friendly Program

As a continuation of its Future Friendly campaign, Cincinnati-based Protcer & Gamble is compacting the cartons of its entire U.S. and Canadian portfolio of … Continue reading

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Western New England College School of Pharmacy and Big Y Foods, Inc. Team Up to Create Consultation and Wellness Center

Springfield, MA (PRWEB) September 14, 2010 Big Y Foods, Inc. and Western New England College School of Pharmacy have partnered to create a faculty … Continue reading

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Kraft Foods Lays Out Its New Global Growth Strategy

NEW YORK, Sept. 15 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ — Kraft Foods Inc. presented its new global growth strategy at a meeting of analysts and investors in New … Continue reading

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Fresh & Easy to Launch Reusable Bag Giveaway

Fresh & Easy Neighborhood Market is bringing back its popular reusable bag giveaway, which will run through the end of the month for customers … Continue reading

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Cone Cause Evolution Study: Consumers Want More Cause-Related Products

According to the new 2010 Cone Cause Evolution Study, the 17-year benchmark of cause marketing attitudes and behaviors, 41% of Americans say they have … Continue reading

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ShopRite & MyWebGrocer Launch the First Retail Grocery Weekly Specials Android App

Building off the success of ShopRite’s iPhone App, MyWebGrocer and ShopRite supermarkets have teamed up again to launch a new Android Application, ShopRite Weekly … Continue reading

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Locally Grown, Regional Food Systems Come Under the Microscope at WPPC

WASHINGTON, D.C. – Regional food systems and locally-grown produce will be the subject of “Wholesaler-Distributors as the Key to Regional Food Systems,” a market … Continue reading

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Consumer Reports: Taste Tests Find Some Store Brands as Good as National Brands

Store brand products can compete with their name-brand counterparts and save shoppers more than a thousand dollars a year on grocery bills, according to … Continue reading

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Publix Reaches 1 Billion Paper and Plastic Bags Saved

Since 2007, Publix Super Markets has led initiatives to reduce the use of paper and plastic grocery bags used at checkout. The company has … Continue reading

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Omnicare, Inc. and Walgreen Co. to Exchange Home Infusion and Long-Term Care Pharmacy Businesses

COVINGTON, Ky. & DEERFIELD, Ill., Sept. 3, 2010 – Omnicare, Inc. (NYSE: OCR) and Walgreen Co. (NYSE: WAG) (NASDAQ: WAG) today announced a transaction … Continue reading

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Sounding Board: A nagging problem

It’s time to address the embarrassing issue of food deserts. By Len Lewis There are just some issues in the supermarket industry that won’t … Continue reading

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Performance driven

A dedication to servicing independents and a genuine passion for community service are among the gears driving wholesaler Nash Finch Co.’s well-oiled machine. That’s … Continue reading

Posted in 2010 09 Article Archives, Cover Stories

Cold front

New and drastically improved items are transforming the frozen dinner case. By Richard Turcsik On tonight’s menu: Chopped Beef Steak, featuring tender chopped beef … Continue reading

Posted in 2010 09 Article Archives, Center Store

Cry me a river… of sales

The continued interest in home cooking and the growing popularity of ethnic dishes have increased the demand for all types of onions. By Craig … Continue reading

Posted in 2010 09 Article Archives, Focus on Fresh

An apple by any other name…

Shoppers seeking value and consistency are gravitating toward branded produce. By Craig Levitt In today’s economy, consumers are constantly struggling to find ways to … Continue reading

Posted in 2010 09 Article Archives, Focus on Fresh

Healthy glow

Natural personal care products are performing well in the supermarket channel as suppliers expand price points and offer spa-type products. By Carol Radice When … Continue reading

Posted in 2010 09 Article Archives, Selling Wellness