Author Archives: Grocery Headquarters

Low- and No-Sodium Foods and Beverages Emerge as Major Culinary Trend

New York, American consumer awareness of the benefits of reducing salt (sodium chloride) and sodium in their diet has reached a nationwide crescendo, making … Continue reading

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Produce For Better Health Foundation Announces Role Models & Champions

Hockessin, Del. - Produce for Better Health Foundation (PBH) has named 14 Role Models and four Champions for their extraordinary support of the Fruits & … Continue reading

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Kroger Encourages Customers to Use Fewer Plastic Bags

CINCINNATI, Ohio, – As Earth Day approaches, The Kroger Co. is inviting customers to Design a Reusable Shopping Bag through its annual online contest. … Continue reading

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Meijer To Offer Free Generic Diabetes Medicine

GRAND RAPIDS, Mich. /PRNewswire/ — With diabetes affecting the lives of millions of people throughout the Midwest, Meijer announced plans today to begin offering … Continue reading

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Talking shop with… D. Todd Feller

The president of Enviren Worldwide, Inc. says that there are many reasons for retailers to consider cart sanitation systems. Grocery Headquarters: Has the recent … Continue reading

Posted in 2010 04 Article Archives, Talking Shop

Kroger Endorses Rapid Recall Exchange

CINCINNATI, Ohio, – The Kroger Co. announced its endorsement of the Rapid Recall Exchange, an online service that standardizes and accelerates food and product … Continue reading

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Walgreens Completes Duane Reade Acquisition

DEERFIELD, Ill., Walgreen Co. announced that it has completed the acquisition of Duane Reade Holdings, Inc. The transaction includes all 258 Duane Reade stores … Continue reading

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Pemmican launches new website

TAYLOR, MICH. – MARFOOD USA, INC. announced today that the company is launching its new Pemmican website with an instant win online promotion that … Continue reading

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PMA Pledges $250,000 To PBH

Wilmington, Del. - Produce Marketing Association (PMA) has announced they are increasing their contribution commitment to Produce for Better Health Foundation (PBH) with a $250,000 … Continue reading

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The Food Lion Family of Banners and Bottom Dollar Food Honored with Ninth Consecutive EPA ENERGY STAR Award

SALISBURY, N.C. – The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) recently recognized the Food Lion Family of Banners and Bottom Dollar Food with a ninth … Continue reading

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ConAgra Foods To Significantly Reduce Waste By 2015

OMAHA, Neb., – ConAgra Foods, Inc., announced five aggressive sustainability goals to be achieved by 2015. The goals build on the company’s sustainability accomplishments, … Continue reading

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FDA Leadership to Headline United Fresh 2010 Food Safety Demo Center

WASHINGTON, D.C. – Three officers from the Food and Drug Administration will join United Fresh Produce Association members and guests in the inaugural Food … Continue reading

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SUPERVALU and Remke Markets Announce Sale of bigg’s Stores

ERLANGER, KY, 2010 – SUPERVALU (NYSE: SVU) and Remke Markets announced that they have entered into an agreement for the transfer of ownership of … Continue reading

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Tops Friendly Markets To Sell Five Recently Acquired Stores To Giant Eagle

WILLIAMSVILLE, N.Y. -Tops Friendly Markets, a leading full-service grocery retailer in Western New York, Central New York, including Rochester, and Northwestern Pennsylvania, announced that … Continue reading

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Talking shop with… Michele Bauli

The vice president of Bauli, based in Verona, Italy, discusses the company’s future in light of its recent acquisition. Grocery Headquarters: Tell us about … Continue reading

Posted in 2010 04 Article Archives, Talking Shop

Are Americans willing to pay more green to get more green?

Chicago -According to Mintel’s latest report on green living, the environment remains a concern for the majority of Americans. More than one-third (35%) of … Continue reading

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Bouncing back

The industry remains committed to sustainability and self-checkout options at the store level as store size and selling space hold steady. While supermarkets have … Continue reading

Posted in 2010 04 Article Archives, Equipment, Design & Operations

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The State of the Union

The Grocery Headquarters annual State of the Industry almanac is designed to help retailers gain a better understanding of their ever-changing world. Now it … Continue reading

Posted in 2010 04 Article Archives, Cover Stories

Perfect game

A sparkling industrial-chic store overflowing with produce, service meats, specialty and mainstreamgrocery, plus a popular restaurant, puts a supermarket named after a bowling alley … Continue reading

Posted in 2010 04 Article Archives, Retail Spotlights

Center store’s summer side

Sales of baked beans, condiments and other barbecue “fixins” rise with the temperatures. By Richard Turcsik Backyard barbecues con­jure up memories of an unforgettable … Continue reading

Posted in 2010 04 Article Archives, Center Store

Toasting summer

Exciting new varietals, coupled with creative marketing and advertising programs, ensure that wine remains the year-round beverage of choice for many adult consumers. By … Continue reading

Posted in 2010 04 Article Archives, Center Store

Bulking up

Bulk bins appeal to shoppers seeking bargains and the adventurous who want to try new items, but variety, cleanliness and promotion are key to … Continue reading

Posted in 2010 04 Article Archives, Center Store

Fresh & fruitful

A look at the events and exhibitors at the upcoming United Fresh 2010. By Craig Levitt From former Florida Governor Jeb Bush’s keynote address … Continue reading

Posted in 2010 04 Article Archives, Focus on Fresh

Growing the meat market

A close look at shoppers’ buying habits reveals that smart grocers can use the meat case to develop loyal customers. By Craig Levitt The … Continue reading

Posted in 2009 04 Article Archives, Focus on Fresh