Author Archives: Grocery Headquarters

Time to shine

By focusing on customer-centric marketing strategies to attract HBC shoppers with the right mix of products, grocers hope to lift sales. By Deena M. … Continue reading

Posted in 2010 06 Article Archives, Nonfoods for Profit

Keeping a watchful eye

Sophisticated energy management technology provides grocers with insights to help curtail skyrocketing operating costs. By Deena M. Amato-McCoy Even as grocers strive to keep … Continue reading

Posted in 2010 06 Article Archives, Tech Solutions

Ultimate multi-taskers

When it comes to deli and bakery equipment, grocers look for systems that can perform a variety of tasks while maintaining high output and … Continue reading

Posted in 2010 06 Article Archives, Equipment, Design & Operations

The value of education

Training teaches staffers how to handle the tasks of today, but education prepares them for the challenges of tomorrow. By Dr. John L. Stanton … Continue reading

Posted in 2010 06 Article Archives, Columns, Upfront

Sounding Board: More than lip service

The good news is that grocers are giving the “customer experience” some serious attention. But what’s the best approach? By Lew Lewis If you’re … Continue reading

Posted in 2010 06 Article Archives, Columns

From the Publisher: Getting into plastic

Credit card transaction fees may be headed down for retailers, thanks to a federal bill now making its way through Congress. By Seth Mendelson … Continue reading

Posted in 2010 06 Article Archives, Columns

Talking shop with… TARA O’DONOVAN

The marketing manager for Bake’n Joy says that the in-store bakery category holds a lot of potential for supermarket retailers What is the state … Continue reading

Posted in 2010 06 Article Archives, Talking Shop

Talking shop with… MARK DUNSON

The president of Emerson’s Retail Solutions discusses how manufacturers are addressing retailers’ energy savings needs. What are HVAC/R equipment manufacturers doing to help the … Continue reading

Posted in 2010 06 Article Archives, Talking Shop

Nonfoods Talk: The firing line

Some GM/HBC suppliers are eager to say that they do not target supermarkets as much as other retail outlets. I think they are missing … Continue reading

Posted in 2010 06 Article Archives, Columns, Nonfoods for Profit

Nonfoods Forum: The future of pharmacy

Today’s pharmacist is the face of neighborhood health care, highlighting the importance of training and professional development. By Steven C. Anderson The pharmacist is … Continue reading

Posted in 2010 06 Article Archives, Columns, Nonfoods for Profit

Sunflower Farmers Market Wins Hot Retailers Award

Denver, CO – Sunflower Farmers Market, famous for serving its customers “Serious Food at Silly Prices,” has been awarded the 2010 Hot Retailers Award … Continue reading

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Celiac Disease And Gluten–Free Diet Experts Go Online To Inform The Public

(PRWEB) May 29, 2010 — The growth of the gluten-free food industry has been exponential. With it has been the number of questions about … Continue reading

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Kroger, United Food, Commercial Workers Ratify Agreement in Dallas

DALLAS – Kroger Texas L.P., an affiliate of The Kroger Co. (NYSE: KR), announced today that its associates have ratified an agreement with United … Continue reading

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Loblaw extends pharmacy hours

  BRAMPTON, ON – As part of its ongoing efforts to ensure customers get the best service, Loblaw Companies Limited (Loblaw) is pleased to … Continue reading

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Nash Finch Completes Lima Distribution Center Expansion

  MINNEAPOLIS, 2010 (BUSINESS WIRE) –Nash Finch Company, a leading national food distributor, today announced the completion of a significant expansion of a distribution … Continue reading

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FreshDirect Expands Presence in Connecticut Market

  Long Island City, NY (PRWEB) — Continuing its expansion into Connecticut, FreshDirect, the leading online grocer, announced that beginning May 17, it is … Continue reading

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ShopRite To Open Four In Connecticut

  Keasbey, NJ (May 2010) - ShopRite announced that it will celebrate the opening of four new stores in Connecticut. All four stores have undergone complete … Continue reading

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PBH Meets with Let’s Move Initiative

  Hockessin, Del. – Produce for Better Health Foundation (PBH) was among several members of the National Fruit & Vegetable Alliance who met with … Continue reading

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General Mills Announces LEED Gold Certified Industrial Building

MINNEAPOLIS – (May 2010) – General Mills’ new, 1.5 million-square-foot distribution center in Social Circle, Ga., promotes efficiency inside and out. The company announced … Continue reading

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Tops Friendly Markets Receives Award From International Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation

  WILLIAMSVILLE, N.Y.  - Tops Friendly Markets, a leading full-service grocery retailer in upstate New York and northern Pennsylvania, has been honored by the … Continue reading

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Wakefern Food Corp. Receives Exceptional Employer Award

  Keasbey, NJ (May 19, 2010) – Wakefern Food Corp. has been chosen as the 2010 recipient of the prestigious Harold R. Hawkey Exceptional … Continue reading

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Food and Beverage Manufacturers Pledging to Reduce 1.5 Trillion Calories By 2015

WASHINGTON D.C. – The Healthy Weight Commitment Foundation (HWCF) today joined First Lady Michelle Obama and the Partnership for a Healthier America in announcing … Continue reading

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Price Chopper Unveils “Diabetes Advantedge” Program to Help Customers Manage Diabetes with Medication, Diet and Lifestyle

  (SCHENECTADY) – Price Chopper has launched a comprehensive integrated diabetes management program — Diabetes AdvantEdge – which will give diabetes patients more access … Continue reading

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Walmart Commits $2 Billion to Help End Hunger in the U.S.

  WASHINGTON, D.C. - Walmart and the Walmart Foundation announced a $2 billion cash and in-kind commitment today, stepping up efforts to help end hunger … Continue reading

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