Author Archives: Grocery Headquarters

N.G.A. and FMS Releases the 2010 Independent Grocers Survey

ARLINGTON, VA – The National Grocers Association (N.G.A.) and FMS Solutions have released the 2010 Independent Grocers Survey – a financial and operational review … Continue reading

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Average Family Has Completed More School Shopping Compared To Same Time Last Year

Washington – Consumers got a jump start on their back-to-school and college shopping this summer as extreme temperatures drove them into stores and out … Continue reading

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Publix Curbside Pickup Will Debut in Two Markets

Publix Curbside, a test of online grocery ordering and at store pickup, launched in one Atlanta and will launch in one Tampa store. Publix … Continue reading

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Safeway Promotion Lets Shoppers Earn Money for Cash-Strapped Schools

Safeway Inc. launched its 6th Annual 10% Goes Back to Schools program, a special in-store initiative that unites over 150 food manufacturers in support … Continue reading

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Sam’s Club Enhances Member Experience with Technology

Bentonville, Ark.-August, 2010- As part of its commitment to deliver the best possible shopping experience, Sam’s Club today announced plans to upgrade all of … Continue reading

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Food Lion Announces OfficeMax Partnership to Deliver Enhanced School and Office Product Selection to Customers

SALISBURY, N.C. – Food Lion family of brands – Food Lion, Bloom, Harveys and Reid’s – has selected OfficeMax as the company’s supplier of … Continue reading

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The Great Atlantic & Pacific Tea Company, Inc. to Close 25 Stores as Part of Turnaround Strategy

MONTVALE, N.J.- The Great Atlantic & Pacific Tea Company, Inc. announced that it will close 25 stores in five states as the Company begins … Continue reading

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Shoppers buying store brands in new categories

NEW YORK- New consumer research shows that many shoppers are now buying store brands in categories where they were once loyal to national brands.  … Continue reading

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FMI Applauds Senate for Passing Healthy, Hunger-Free Kids Act

ARLINGTON, VA, 2010 – The Food Marketing Institute (FMI) issued the following statement by Jennifer Hatcher, senior vice president of government and public affairs, … Continue reading

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Walgreens Introduces Live Pharmacy Chat

DEERFIELD, Ill., August 06, 2010 – With 20 percent of Walgreens 7,500-plus pharmacies open 24 hours daily, Walgreens patients nationwide rely on the round-the-clock … Continue reading

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Three New Weis Stores Reduce Refrigerant

Weis Markets announced three new stores it is building will incorporate technologies and systems reducing store   refrigerant charges (usage) to 50% less than a … Continue reading

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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