Author Archives: Grocery Headquarters

Nonfoods Talk: Taking ownership

To thrive in supermarkets, nonfoods needs cheerleaders. Right now, the category has few outspoken leaders and that is hurting its performance. By Seth Mendelson … Continue reading

Posted in 2010 02 Article Archives, Columns, Nonfoods for Profit

Obama Administration Details Healthy Food Financing Initiative

PHILADELPHIA – The Obama Administration released details of an over $400 million Healthy Food Financing Initiative, which will bring grocery stores and other healthy … Continue reading

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Brookshire Grocery partners with Spire to better leverage shopper card data

Tyler, Texas (February 17, 2010) – In an effort to enhance their ability to leverage shopper card data, Brookshire Grocery Co. has partnered with … Continue reading

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Kroger Associates In Atlanta And Savannah Ratify Agreements With United Food And Commercial Workers Local 1996

ATLANTA and SAVANNAH – Associates with Kroger stores in Atlanta and Savannah have ratified new agreements with United Food & Commercial Workers Union Local … Continue reading

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Food Lion Announces New, Lower Prices

SALISBURY, N.C. — Food Lion announced it is lowering prices throughout its stores on thousands of items customers buy most. “Food Lion has a … Continue reading

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Stop & Shop Launches New Online Community for Moms

(QUINCY, Mass.) Feb. 17, 2010 – Stop & Shop announced the launch of, a new online community for moms. The Web site … Continue reading

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Americans Still Cutting Back on the Small Things to Save Money

The economy is turning around based on what one hears from economists and the White House. But are most Americans behaving as if they … Continue reading

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Connecticut Gains Ten New ShopRite Stores and One New PriceRite Store

Keasbey, N.J. – Wakefern Food Corp. and its cooperative members announced today that they have entered into an agreement with Minnesota-based SuperValu to purchase … Continue reading

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Kroger and Shell Kickoff Grocer Rewards Program to Give Customers Fuel Savings at the Pump

Cincinnati and Houston – The Kroger Co., the nation’s largest traditional supermarket retailer, and Shell, the no. 1 selling gasoline brand in the U.S., … Continue reading

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1,625 Non-Profit Organizations Receive More Than $213,000 Through Bi-Lo’s Boostersplus Program

GREENVILLE, S.C. –  This month, more than 1,600 non-profit organizations across BI-LO’s operating area of Georgia, North Carolina, South Carolina and Tennessee will receive $213,128 … Continue reading

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Weis Markets Upgrades Website

(Sunbury, PA)- Weis Markets announced the re-launch and upgrade of where customers can find on-line ordering options for gift cards and party platters, … Continue reading

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Wegmans is Top Supermarket, Costco is Favorite Mass Grocer

BOULDER, Colo., Feb. 9, 2010 -Wegmans and Costco were selected as the No. 1 grocery retailers in a consumer survey conducted by Market Force … Continue reading

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Kings Super Markets Selects Guiding Stars In-store Nutrition Navigation System

SCARBOROUGH, Maine–(BUSINESS WIRE)–Guiding Stars, the world’s first store-wide nutrition navigation system, announces that Kings Super Markets, Inc. has decided to implement its good-better-best nutrition … Continue reading

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SUPERVALU Emphasizes Importance of Health and Wellness During Heart Health Month

MINNEAPOLIS, (BUSINESS WIRE) — This February, in honor of Heart Health Month, SUPERVALU INC. and its nationwide family of stores, including Acme, Albertsons, bigg’s, … Continue reading

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Kroger Offers Floral Tips In Time For Valentine’s Day

CINCINNATI, Ohio, – The Kroger Co. the nation’s largest traditional grocery retailer and the world’s largest florist, reminds its customers they can find everything … Continue reading

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Schnucks and Monsanto Debut Onion With Fewer Tears and Sweeter Taste

ST. LOUIS – Schnucks and Monsanto Company are teaming up to bring St. Louis consumers EverMild onions, a new U.S.-grown sweet onion variety.  The … Continue reading

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Ahold’s Giant-Carlisle Division completes acquisition of Ukrop’s stores

Ahold today announced that Giant-Carlisle, a Division of Ahold USA, has successfully completed the acquisition of 25 stores from Ukrop’s Super Markets, Inc. The … Continue reading

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Premier Retail Networks and Associated Food Stores, Inc. Announce Agreement to Operate Checkout TV Network in Rebranded Fresh Market Stores

SAN FRANCISCO, CALIF. and SALT LAKE CITY, UTAH, – Premier Retail Networks,Inc. (PRN), a global leader in providing innovative digital out-of-home media solutions, and … Continue reading

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Four Retailers Announced As Winners of Third National Retail Beef Backer Awards

The beef checkoff-funded Retail Beef Backer Award recognizes retailers for their commitment to outstanding beef marketing and merchandising programs. Winners presented with the 2009 … Continue reading

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International Food Information Council Foundation Research Offers Insights on Consumers’ Use and Understanding of Nutrition Food Labels

(Washington, D.C.) – As the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) and others consider various food labeling formats, recent research by the International Food Information … Continue reading

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Ready for their close-up

Leafy greens, berries and other gems from California fill the produce aisles all year long. By Nina Amir Nearly every supermarket in the U.S. … Continue reading

Posted in 2010 02 Article Archives, Focus on Fresh

Addressing food allergies

A host of allergen-free foods are expected to hit the shelves this year. By Carol Radice For some people, a food allergy can re­sult … Continue reading

Posted in 2010 02 Article Archives, Selling Wellness

Breathing new life into nonfoods

Focusing on customer needs and food-related items can help drive more traffic to the HBC and GM aisles. By Craig Levitt Some supermarket retailers … Continue reading

Posted in 2010 02 Article Archives, Cover Stories

Red hot in Rhode Island

By offering shoppers an outstanding array of perishables, along with hard- to-find local grocery favorites, Dave’s Fresh Marketplace is an Ocean State favorite. By … Continue reading

Posted in 2010 02 Article Archives, Retail Spotlights