Author Archives: Grocery Headquarters

Bi-Lo Launches Thrive! Health and Wellness Initiative

GREENVILLE, S.C. (June 21, 2010) – Because consumers are interested in making healthier food choices for themselves and their families, BI-LO has launched a … Continue reading

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N.G.A. and OTT Announce Online Training Partnership

ARLINGTON, VA – The National Grocers Association (N.G.A.) and Online Training Technologies (OTT) is pleased to announce a new strategic partnership created to ensure … Continue reading

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Kroger and United Food and Commercial Workers Ratify Agreement in Michigan

NOVI, MI – June 21, 2010 – Associates of The Kroger Co. of Michigan, an affiliate of The Kroger Co. (NYSE: KR), have ratified … Continue reading

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Stew Leonard’s Introduces Organic Milk

NORWALK, Conn. On June 18, Stew Leonard’s introduced its own organic milk produced from family-owned farms throughout New England. Stew Leonard’s Organic Whole Milk, … Continue reading

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Loblaw prepares to launch multiple no frills stores

BRAMPTON, ON /CNW/ – Loblaw Companies Limited (Loblaw) is pleased to announce today that it plans to open six nofrills banner stores in Atlantic Canada. … Continue reading

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CVS Caremark and Walgreens Announce New PBM Network Pharmacy Agreement

WOONSOCKET, R.I. & DEERFIELD, Ill., – CVS Caremark Corporation (NYSE: CVS) and Walgreens (NYSE: WAG) (NASDAQ: WAG) today announced that the companies have reached … Continue reading

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Nielsen: More Than Half of U.S. Consumers Likely to Shop Elsewhere if They Notice Reduced Product Selection

 LAS VEGAS – June 15, 2010 – – Consumer packaged goods (CPG) retailers take note: more than half of U.S. consumers tell The Nielsen … Continue reading

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Sam’s Club Extends Early Shopping Hours

BENTONVILLE, Ark., June 14 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ — Sam’s Club is offering its consumer Advantage Plus Members access to early shopping hours from 7 a.m. to … Continue reading

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Kroger and United Food And Michigan Commercial Workers Reach Tentative Agreement

NOVI, MI – June 11, 2010 – The Kroger Co. of Michigan, an affiliate of The Kroger Co. (NYSE: KR), and United Food and … Continue reading

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ShopRite to Offer Free Diabetes Medications and New Lower Prices On Generic Medications

Keasbey, NJ – According to the American Diabetes Association, nearly 24 million people – close to 8% of the U.S. population – has a … Continue reading

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Tim Smucker and Danny Wegman Honored

Lawrenceville, NJ – The Voluntary Interindustry Commerce Solutions Association announced the winners of the 2010 Roger Milliken Lifetime Achievement Awards last night at the … Continue reading

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Produce sales on the rise according to United Fresh

WASHINGTON, D.C. – Over the first quarter of 2010, dollar and volume performance for produce were mostly positive, according to FreshFacts on Retail, the … Continue reading

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Walgreens Will Not Participate in Future CVS Caremark Pharmacy Network Plans

Deerfield, Ill. June 2010 –  Walgreens said that it will not participate as a provider in any new and renewed prescription drug plans awarded … Continue reading

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2010 Bi-Lo Charity Classic Raises More Than $4.5 Million For Non-Profits Across Southeast

GREENVILLE, S.C. -  As the 27th annual BI-LO Charity Classic came to a close tonight, BI-LO Charities announced that this year’s tournament raised a … Continue reading

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Consumers Apprehensive and Approach 2010 Summer Rituals with Conservative Mindset

CHICAGO, 2010 - American consumers plan to enter the 2010 summer season with a conservative spending mindset and saving strategies in their back pockets.  Compared … Continue reading

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Winn-Dixie Introduces Active Yogurt Line

JACKSONVILLE, Fla. Winn-Dixie Stores, Inc., recently introduced a new line of organic yogurts that appeal to consumers seeking products with added health benefits. Winn-Dixie … Continue reading

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Walmart CEO Outlines Strategies for Building the ‘Next Generation Walmart’

FAYETTEVILLE, Ark., June 4 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ — Wal-Mart Stores, Inc. President and CEO Mike Duke laid out four strategies for building the Next Generation Walmart … Continue reading

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Fifteen Tops Markets celebrate re-openings under new Tops banner

WILLIAMSVILLE, N.Y. – Tops Friendly Markets, a leading full-service grocery retailer in upstate New York and northern Pennsylvania, celebrated today with 15 local communities … Continue reading

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ALDI to open first New York City store

South Windsor, Conn. – Select assortment discount grocer, ALDI, announced that it will open its first New York metropolitan area store in early 2011, … Continue reading

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Winn-Dixie Prepped For 2010 Hurricane Season

JACKSONVILLE, Fla. (June 1, 2010) – Today marks the beginning of the 2010 Atlantic hurricane season, which experts say will be an “active to … Continue reading

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Baby talk

Value, product innovation and social media outreach are driving sales in the competitive baby care category. By Nora Caley Companies in the baby care … Continue reading

Posted in 2010 06 Article Archives, Nonfoods for Profit

Higher learning

Executive development programs can help grocery retailers groom their rising stars. By Craig Levitt For those who have ever worked at a supermarket, intertwined … Continue reading

Posted in 2010 06 Article Archives, Cover Stories

The golden egg

A top-to-bottom remodel at Hen House Markets’ flagship store is something to crow about. By Richard Turcsik With its Starbucks Café, Rice Garden Chinese … Continue reading

Posted in 2010 06 Article Archives, Retail Spotlights

Big brewhaha

Customers are looking to replicate the coffee house experience at home, spurring sales of premium roasts, flavored coffees and blends. By Richard Turcsik Here’s … Continue reading

Posted in 2010 06 Article Archives, Center Store

What’s the scoop?

Smaller portions and “better-for-you” options are driving ice cream sales. By Craig Levitt When summer rolls around, there are a couple givens in Amer­ican … Continue reading

Posted in 2010 06 Article Archives, Center Store