Author Archives: Grocery Headquarters

IMPORTant moves

After sluggish sales in 2009, top beer importers are putting much advertising and promotion effort into the summer season. By Craig Levitt When times … Continue reading

Posted in 2010 05 Article Archives, Center Store

Going for gold

The Canadian Produce Marketing Association Annual Convention heads to Vancouver. By Carol Radice The ski jumps have been disassembled, the hockey skates hung up … Continue reading

Posted in 2010 05 Article Archives, Focus on Fresh

Something to sea

The 2010 International Boston Seafood Show was awash in new merchandising ideas and value-added products. By Richard Turcsik At this year’s International Boston Seafood … Continue reading

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Home is where the housewares are

As some forward-thinking food retailers dedicate more space to housewares, sales are beginning to rise. By Craig Levitt It is no secret that for … Continue reading

Posted in 2010 05 Article Archives, Nonfoods for Profit

Best foot forward

Foot care sales are declining, but there is some growth in this category. By Seth Mendelson As the foot care category tired? Some industry … Continue reading

Posted in 2010 05 Article Archives, Nonfoods for Profit

Purr-fectly healthy

Pet parents continue to spend on products to improve the health and well-being of their pets. By Deena M. Amato-McCoy The economy has forced … Continue reading

Posted in 2010 05 Article Archives, Nonfoods for Profit

Fueling sales

Consumers are attracted to scents that evoke relaxation. Green and natural are also major draws. By Nora Caley The light at the end of … Continue reading

Posted in 2010 05 Article Archives, Nonfoods for Profit

Big Y Foods Rolls Out Targeted Shopper Promotion System

Springfield, Mass. and Woburn, Mass., April 27, 2010 – Big Y Foods, one of the largest independently owned supermarket chains in New England, and … Continue reading

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NACDS Foundation Awards $280,000 in Student Scholarships to Pharmacy Schools

Palm Beach, FL – Supporting the nation’s 119 colleges and schools of pharmacy, the National Association of Chain Drug Stores (NACDS) Foundation has awarded … Continue reading

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FMI’s Safe Quality Food Program Introduces Standard for Labor and Environmental Practices

ARLINGTON, VA – April, 2010 – The Safe Quality Food (SQF) Institute recently added an Ethical Sourcing standard for labor and environmental practices to … Continue reading

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Harris Teeter Kicks Off its Community Cares Campaign

Charlotte, NC - For the second time this year, Harris Teeter is giving its shoppers an opportunity to support three of the largest health charities … Continue reading

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A boost from nature

Many grocers have scaled back their traditional general merchandise offerings. Can their natural and organic counterparts fare better? By Carol Radice In a time … Continue reading

Posted in 2010 05 Article Archives, Selling Wellness

Food Safety Still an Issue but Consumers’ Concern has Decreased

  NEW YORK, April 27, 2010 – According to Deloitte’s 2010 Consumer Food Safety Survey, while nine out of ten (90 percent) consumers believe … Continue reading

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SUPERVALU Makes Changes to Board of Directors

  MINNEAPOLIS, 2010 (BUSINESS WIRE) –SUPERVALU INC. announced today that, after a deliberative review, it is making changes to the size and composition of … Continue reading

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PepsiCo introduces recycling initiative

Purchase, NY – 2010 - PepsiCo and Waste Management, Inc, announced a multi-year partnership in support of the Dream Machine recycling initiative designed around PepsiCo’s goal of increasing the U.S. … Continue reading

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New Product Awards Announced at United Fresh 2010

LAS VEGAS, Nevada – Attendees to United Fresh 2010 cast their votes and recognized the winners of the 2010 United Fresh Produce Association New … Continue reading

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U.S. Organic Product Sales Reach $26.6 Billion in 2009

GREENFIELD, Mass.- U.S. sales of organic products continued to grow during 2009 despite the distressed state of the economy, the Organic Trade Association (OTA) … Continue reading

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Madison Hy-Vee earns LEED Gold certification

WEST DES MOINES, IA - The new Hy-Vee supermarket in Madison, WI has been awarded the prestigious LEEDGold certification by the U.S. Green Building Council. … Continue reading

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Stop & Shop Makes Healthy Eating Affordable and Simple

(QUINCY, MASS.) 2010 – A healthy diet is a key ingredient to overall wellness.  According to a Nielson study released earlier this month, most … Continue reading

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Whole Foods Market Commits to Reduce Energy Consumption By 25 by 2015

AUSTIN, Texas - Whole Foods Market announced it is strengthening efforts to reduce energy consumption at all stores by 25 percent per square foot by … Continue reading

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NEW to honor Delhaize America for diversity leadership

CHICAGO – Delhaize America has been recognized for its diversity leadership by the Network of Executive Women, the consumer products and retail industry’s largest … Continue reading

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Publix store receives Gold LEED certification

LAKELAND, Fla. – Through a collaboration with North American Properties, Publix announced its first Gold Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED) certified store … Continue reading

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Unified Grocers Extends Lease for Existing Seattle Distribution Center

Unified Grocers announced that it has reached an agreement with Sabey Corporation, enabling the company to continue to operate its wholesale grocery distribution business … Continue reading

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General Mills to Further Reduce Sodium Across Portfolio

General Mills is accelerating its goals to reduce sodium by 20 percent across multiple product categories by 2015.  The commitment was announced in the … Continue reading

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Leaders from USDA, Produce Industry Headline Sustainability Conference to Follow United Fresh 2010

WASHINGTON, D.C. – The United Fresh Foundation’s Center for Global Produce Sustainability will host an exploration of the increasingly important topic of sustainability in … Continue reading

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