Author Archives: Grocery Headquarters

Fresh & Easy Reducing Store Water Consumption By 30%

    EL SEGUNDO, CA – Fresh & Easy Neighborhood Market has embarked on an ambitious plan to reduce water consumption in its stores … Continue reading

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Mighty good eating

Manufacturers are revamping mainstream grocery products by eliminating sodium, trans fats, sugar and other “unhealthy” ingredients. By Richard Turcsik Nobody doesn’t like Sara Lee, … Continue reading

Posted in 2010 08 Article Archives, Cover Stories

Fancy shmancy

The annual Summer Fancy Food Show was awash in the latest gourmet offerings. By Richard Turcsik There was quite a hubbub on the lower … Continue reading

Posted in 2010 08 Article Archives, Upfront

Class act

By catering to University of Wisconsin students, Fresh Madison Market scores an easy A. By Richard Turcsik In most of America mid-August signals the … Continue reading

Posted in 2010 08 Article Archives, Retail Spotlights

Mixing it up

Consumers’ creativity and desire to save money, along with the availability of high-quality products, continue to drive sales in the baking mix category. By … Continue reading

Posted in 2010 08 Article Archives, Center Store

Making the grade

The back-to-school season provides retailers with a chance to contribute to the health and wellness of children. By Craig Levitt Back in the day, … Continue reading

Posted in 2010 08 Article Archives, Focus on Fresh

The eyes have it

Grocers that carefully consider consumer insights and are willing to continually review their eye care offerings can increase sales in the category. By Craig … Continue reading

Posted in 2010 08 Article Archives, Nonfoods for Profit

What’s in a name?

The industry has developed standards for labeling “natural” personal care and cleaning products. By Carol Radice Recognizing the growing need to standardize the term … Continue reading

Posted in 2010 08 Article Archives, Selling Wellness

Bar none

Grocers and manufacturers prepare for the GS1 DataBar. By Deena M. Amato-McCoy When the huge crystal ball drops in New York City’s Times Square … Continue reading

Posted in 2010 08 Article Archives, Tech Solutions

Easy on energy

Equipment manufacturers are offering solutions such as LED lighting and distributed refrigeration systems to keep a cap on costs. By Kim Ann Zimmermann Supermarkets … Continue reading

Posted in 2010 08 Article Archives, Equipment, Design & Operations

Packaging prowess

Retailers and consumers want attractive, convenient and safe packaging for prepared foods and suppliers deliver. By Carol Radice No one is going to grab … Continue reading

Posted in 2010 08 Article Archives, Focus on Fresh

Food Forum: Better buying

Perishables buyers need access to enhanced information to survive economic uncertainty and market inefficiency. By Ryan Schneider Commodity food items have experienced unprecedented price … Continue reading

Posted in 2010 08 Article Archives, Columns

A warm welcome

As the next leader of the NGA, Peter Larkin needs to continue to nurture the independent spirit and build on the past 28 years. … Continue reading

Posted in 2010 08 Article Archives, Columns

Food Forum: Shades of green

By increasing the number of green brands in mainstream aisles retailers can win over more “light green” shoppers. By James D’Agosta Picture a refrigerated … Continue reading

Posted in 2010 08 Article Archives, Columns

Food Forum: Cope is not a strategy

Recent compliance requirements highlight the need for retailers to implement efficient and effective systems for managing vendor data. By Nick Parnaby When sales, profits … Continue reading

Posted in 2010 08 Article Archives, Columns

Sounding Board: Dethroning the lunch lady

When the ingredients in school lunches are the same as those in pet food, there is a problem. Will retailers seize the opportunity to … Continue reading

Posted in 2010 08 Article Archives, Columns

Digging deep

There is a lot going on in the nonfoods world, even if we have to look a little harder to find the news. By … Continue reading

Posted in 2010 08 Article Archives, Columns, Nonfoods for Profit

From the Publisher: Getting the message

Consumers are wired and that means they know everything in an instant. Can retailers take advantage of this trend? By Seth Mendelson Facebook and … Continue reading

Posted in 2010 08 Article Archives, Columns

New Early Detection System Helps FDA Identify More than 100 Food Safety Problems in First Seven Months

More than 100 food safety reports were submitted by industry to the U.S. Food and Drug Administration’s new electronic portal in its first months … Continue reading

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USDA Deputy Secretary Kathleen Merrigan, Senator Lindsey Graham, House Minority Leader John Boehner Scheduled to Speak at Washington Public Policy Conference

WASHINGTON, D.C. – The architect of Obama Administration’s “buy local” movement, one of the most important “deal makers” in the United States Senate, and … Continue reading

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Survey Shows Majority of California Pear Growers Practice Sustainable Farming

Sacramento, CA – A recent survey of California pear farmers has found that when it comes to sustainable farming practices such as employing Integrated … Continue reading

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Stop & Shop Installs Solar Panels on Stores in Massachusetts, Connecticut and New Jersey

(QUINCY, MASS.) – Stop & Shop today announced that it has completed the installation of solar panels on eight of its stores in Mass., … Continue reading

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Traditional Grocery Stores Losing Market Share to Specialty Retailers

New York, July 30, 2010 – Specialty food retailers, such as Trader Joe’s and Whole Foods, have capitalized on renewed consumer interest in and … Continue reading

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Fruits of fall

The beginning of the apple and pear season harkens year- round sales opportunities. By Nina Amir As summer winds down, the produce category gears … Continue reading

Posted in 2010 08 Article Archives, Focus on Fresh

Kraft Foods Announces Plans to Double the Amount of Whole Grain in Nabisco Crackers

NORTHFIELD, Ill.,/PRNewswire-FirstCall/ — Kraft Foods announced plans to significantly increase the whole grain content in its leading Nabisco cracker brands, more than doubling the … Continue reading

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