Author Archives: Grocery Headquarters

Brookshire Grocery Implements ADC’s P-Cubed In-Store Fresh Production Planner

Brookshire Grocery Company, a 150 store chain based in Tyler, Texas has completed rollout of ADC’s P-Cubed In-Store Fresh Production Planning module in all … Continue reading

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Whole Foods Acquires Four New Frontiers Natural Marketplace Stores

New Frontiers Natural Marketplace and Whole Foods Market announced that Whole Foods Market will purchase four stores from New Frontiers. The stores average 22,000 … Continue reading

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Studying supermarket stats

Grocery Headquarters’ annual State of the Industry Almanac takes a comprehensive look at dozens of supermarket categories. Continue reading

Posted in 2014 04 Article Archives, Cover Stories

Talking Shop with… Anthony Dilenno

Anthony Dilenno, president of HAVI Global Solutions Recycling and Waste Solutions, says that trash should be viewed as a resource, not waste. What are … Continue reading

Posted in 2014 04 Article Archives, Columns, Talking Shop

Sales Review: Tomatoes

As consumers look to eat healthier between meals, sales of snacking tomatoes continue to increase. By Haley Hastings Tomatoes accounted for 5.4% of produce … Continue reading

Posted in 2014 04 Article Archives, Focus on Fresh, Perishables Group Sales Reviews

Produce’s big players

Knowing where shoppers are placing their dollars can be the difference between full shelves or full carts. Imagine creating a large display of soup … Continue reading

Posted in 2014 04 Article Archives, Focus on Fresh

HBC top 50

Retailers that stay on top of HBC trends can succeed in the competitive category. The health and beauty care category is vast, and ripe … Continue reading

Posted in 2014 04 Article Archives, Nonfoods for Profit

Talking Shop with… Tracy Bailey

Tracy Bailey, executive director for Blossoms Fresh Fruit Arrangements, says retailers can expect high margins on fruit arrangement sales.  Tell us about Blossoms Fresh … Continue reading

Posted in 2014 04 Article Archives, Columns, Talking Shop

The eyes have it

A close-up look at eye care. Bloodshot, itchy eyes, whether from irritating contact lenses or pesky allergies, can be maddening. These discomforts are the … Continue reading

Posted in 2014 04 Article Archives, Nonfoods for Profit

Getting personal

Saint Joseph’s University’s eighth annual Food Industry Summit focused on personalization and attracting well-informed shoppers.  By Barrie Dawson Empowered by their online devices and … Continue reading

Posted in 2014 04 Article Archives, Upfront

SpartanNash takes the spotlight

The industry came together to celebrate Grocery Headquarters’ 2014 Independent Retailer of the Year, SpartanNash. Continue reading

Posted in 2014 04 Article Archives, Upfront

Food Forum: Betting on brands

As the produce department evolves, branded fruits and vegetables are poised to lead the way.    By Ralph Schwartz As the world around us continues … Continue reading

Posted in 2014 04 Article Archives, Columns

Talking Shop with… Jim Whitman

Jim Whitman, NACDS (National Association of Chain Drug Stores) senior vice president meetings and member services, says NACDS Total Store Expo is evolving. Tell … Continue reading

Posted in 2014 04 Article Archives, Columns, Talking Shop

United Family Takes a Bite Out of Hunger

For the third year in a row, United Family stores will help serve the hungry in their local communities by donating more than 30,000 … Continue reading

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Wisconsin Claims Top Awards at World Contest

Wisconsin cheesemakers dominated the competition at the recent World Championship Cheese Contest, winning 106 awards—about 39%—of the total 273 awards given, including 38 Best … Continue reading

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Fresh Fruit Cuts Increases Efficiency and Volume with New Equipment

In preparation for the start of the California stone fruit season in early May, fresh cut peach and nectarine processor Fresh Fruit Cuts has … Continue reading

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Live Gourmet and Grower Pete’s Earn Third-Party Certification

Hollandia Produce, LPs’ Live Gourmet brand Living Upland Cress and Grower Pete’s Organic brand Living Watercress have been certified as Antioxidant-rich Superfoods based on … Continue reading

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Sesame Workshop-PMA Initiative Encourages ‘Brighter Eating’

Sesame Workshop and Produce Marketing Association have unveiled a national movement that applies the strength and influence of the Sesame Street brand and its … Continue reading

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Research Looks at Natural vs. Organic Fresh Meat Shoppers

Midan Marketing’s consumer research study, “Today’s Natural vs. Organic Fresh Meat Consumer,” takes an in-depth look at the consumers purchasing natural and organic fresh … Continue reading

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Ocean Mist Farms Launches Websites

Ocean Mist Farms rebuilt www.oceanmist.com from the ground up in order to improve the online experience for all site visitors. The improvements include an … Continue reading

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Sunkist Shares its Family Stories

Sunkist Growers unveiled Sunkist Family Stories, a multimedia storytelling project dedicated to sharing the rich heritage of Sunkist growers through video and imagery.  Sunkist … Continue reading

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Pioneer Growers Launches Green Giant Sweet Corn Products

Pioneer Growers is launching two packaged sweet corn products to provide consumers with more convenience and value-added options in-store. This includes a tray package … Continue reading

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Weis Markets Expands Private Brands Coffee Program

Weis Markets has expanded its private brand coffee program, now offering premium Weis Five Star and brand equivalent Weis Quality labels. The whole bean … Continue reading

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Consumers Overwhelmingly Reject In-Store Tracking by Retailers

New technologies now allow retailers to use cellphone signals to track shoppers as they move around the store. The practice is controversial—last month, the … Continue reading

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Zero Zone Introduces the Crystal Merchandiser Freezer

The Zero Zone Crystal Merchandiser line of medium-temp reach-ins has now been expanded to include the new Crystal Merchandiser freezer. Carl Petersen, Marketing & … Continue reading

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