Author Archives: Grocery Headquarters

Use your noodle

While budget-friendly pasta has shown its resilience during the recession, an influx of better-for-you varieties ensures long-term success and profitability of the category. By … Continue reading

Posted in 2010 07 Article Archives, Center Store

Mixing & matching

Salad options expand beyond the traditional as consumers search for convenient ways to eat healthier. By Craig Levitt As Americans continue to concern themselves … Continue reading

Posted in 2010 07 Article Archives, Focus on Fresh

Beautiful beverages

More than just thirst-quenching, many of today’s natural beverages have a functional side as well. By Carol Radice Whether consu­mers are looking to reduce … Continue reading

Posted in 2010 07 Article Archives, Selling Wellness

Sharpening the blades

Razor manufacturers are banking on new technologies to spur sales in the grocery channel. By Craig Levitt The razor war between Gillette and Schick … Continue reading

Posted in 2010 07 Article Archives, Nonfoods for Profit

Thanks for the memory

Grocers who offer the proper mix at the proper price points can do well in the consumer electronics category. By Craig Levitt Clearly, consumers … Continue reading

Posted in 2010 07 Article Archives, Nonfoods for Profit

Waging a war on shrink

Supermarkets bolster loss prevention efforts by integrating analytics into existing anti-theft solutions. By Deena M. Amato-McCoy Shrink has always been an in­ev­itable cost of … Continue reading

Posted in 2010 07 Article Archives, Tech Solutions

Getting SOCIAL

Grocers try their hand at social media to expand their reach and build customer loyalty. By Deena M. Amato-McCoy As the saying goes, “If … Continue reading

Posted in 2010 07 Article Archives, Tech Solutions

CoolMoves

Grocers are looking to reconfigured cases and alternative refrigerants to keep the lid on refrigeration costs. By Kim Ann Zimmermann Store layouts are continuously … Continue reading

Posted in 2010 07 Article Archives, Equipment, Design & Operations

Transportation overhaul

Grocers are revamping their transportation strategies by investing in technologies and equipment and forming new partnerships. By William Epmeier If the past several years … Continue reading

Posted in 2010 07 Article Archives, Equipment, Design & Operations

Kind cuts

Packaged meats offer consumers convenience and value while expanding opportunities for retailers. By Nina Amir Packaged meat is a dependable but historically slow-growing category—sales … Continue reading

Posted in 2010 07 Article Archives, Focus on Fresh

Westward Ho!

Companies in Idaho and Washington State are spreading the message of the area’s unique produce through social media and websites. By Carol Radice Odds … Continue reading

Posted in 2010 07 Article Archives, Focus on Fresh

Striking it rich

The 2010 IDDBA convention in Houston showcased a wealth of products and creative merchandising ideas. By Richard Turcsik The A-list speakers, in­cluding Rachel Ray, … Continue reading

Posted in 2010 07 Article Archives, Focus on Fresh

Talking shop with… BOB MOORE

The CEO of iGPS discusses safety and sustainability issues as they relate to pallets. Grocery Headquarters: Safety is of course a priority for the … Continue reading

Posted in 2010 07 Article Archives, Talking Shop

Talking shop with… JULIE BURIC

The vice president of marketing with the Milk Processor Education Program (MilkPEP) discusses the year-round promotional opportunities for milk. Grocery Headquarters: What is MilkPEP … Continue reading

Posted in 2010 07 Article Archives, Talking Shop

Talking shop with… J. Hudson Garrett Jr.

Employees and customers can help to keep the store environments clean, sanitary and healthy, according to J. Hudson Garrett Jr., PhD, MSN, MPH, APRN, … Continue reading

Posted in 2010 07 Article Archives, Talking Shop

On Point: An eye to the future

Healthier foods will be a growing presence on grocery shoppers’ lists. By Tom Weir It seems not a day goes by without at least … Continue reading

Posted in 2010 07 Article Archives, Columns

Sounding Board: Changing channels

P&G doesn’t think every sale has to go through a retailer. Likewise, retailers shouldn’t feel obligated to carry every product in every size. By … Continue reading

Posted in 2010 07 Article Archives, Columns

Food Forum: Pause before you cause

Companies can do the most good by choosing a cause that fits the corporate culture and supporting it in a big way. By Jyoti … Continue reading

Posted in 2010 07 Article Archives, Columns

NOAA, FDA, and Gulf Coast State Officials Affirm Commitment to Ensuring Safety of Gulf Coast Seafood

New Orleans — Gulf State health and fisheries officials joined with senior leaders from several federal agencies to affirm a shared commitment to ensuring … Continue reading

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FMI Training Course Returns

ARLINGTON, VA — The Food Marketing Institute (FMI) today announced the return of the Food Safety Fundamentals training program as an essential component of food safety … Continue reading

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Kellogg Company Voluntarily Recalls Select Packages of Cereal

BATTLE CREEK, Mich., June 25 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ — Working in consultation with the United States Food and Drug Administration (FDA), Kellogg Company (NYSE: K) is … Continue reading

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Kroger Announces New $500 Million Stock Repurchase Authorization

CINCINNATI, Ohio, – The Kroger Co.’s (NYSE: KR) Board of Directors authorized the repurchase of $500 million of Kroger common stock, replacing the $225 … Continue reading

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Target, Ben & Jerry’s Join Forces for Summer

MINNEAPOLIS – Target will debut two new, exclusive  Ben & Jerry’s ice cream flavors at all stores nationwide.  The super premium ice cream flavors, … Continue reading

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Store Brands Enjoy Another Strong Year

NEW YORK – Private label scored strong gains across all major U.S. retail channels in 2009 as consumers increasingly switched from national brands and … Continue reading

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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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