Author Archives: Grocery Headquarters

Catalina Marketing’s Weight-Management Study Profiles Shopping Habits of Health-Conscious Consumers

ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. – Catalina Marketing, which powers the Pointer Media Network, one of the world’s largest print media and consumer-driven marketing vehicles, released … Continue reading

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Hy-Vee Pharmacy Solutions To Offer Specialty Pharmacy Services

WEST DES MOINES, IA – A leading retail pharmacy chain has teamed with one of the nation’s largest privately-owned specialty pharmacies to form a … Continue reading

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Schnucks Pharmacies to Offer Free Prescription Prenatal Vitamins

ST. LOUIS – Approximately 3,000 babies in the U.S. are born with brain/spinal cord defects each year.  According to the March of Dimes, 70 … Continue reading

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Delhaize Group Announces New U.S. Structure to Streamline Support Functions for U.S. Banners

SCARBOROUGH, Maine; SALISBURY, N.C.; and TAMPA, Fla., — Delhaize Group today announced a new organizational structure for its U.S. operations focused on creating a … Continue reading

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Food Lion Banners and Bottom Dollar Food Donate to Haiti Earthquake Relief

SALISBURY, N.C. – Food Lion, Bloom, Harveys, Reid’s and Bottom Dollar Food announced today a $50,000 American Red Cross donation to assist victims of … Continue reading

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Tops Friendly Markets Bid To Acquire Penn Traffic

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

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Albertsons Launches Albertsons Wellbeing Online Community

FULLERTON, Calif., Jan 11, 2010 (BUSINESS WIRE) — Albertsons, a SUPERVALU (NYSE: SVU) company, today launched a new online community, AlbertsonsWellbeing.com, that will provide … Continue reading

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7-Eleven, Inc. Climbs to No. 3 Spot In Entrepreneur Magazine’s 31st Annual Franchise 500

Dallas (Vocus/PRWEB ) January 12, 2010 — 7-Eleven, Inc. has earned the No. 3 spot on Entrepreneur magazine annual Franchise 500®, which ranks top … Continue reading

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Sam’s Club Launches Premium Vodka

Bentonville, AR – Sam’s Club introduces a first this month in 241 locations with the addition of a private label Member’s Mark ultra premium … Continue reading

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FDA Ends Maryland Seafood Processor’s Pattern of Sanitary Violations

The FDA today announced that a Maryland seafood processor delivering fresh, frozen, and ready-to-eat seafood in Virginia, Pennsylvania, and New Jersey, and Washington, D.C., … Continue reading

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Marsh Partners with Spire

Indianapolis, Ind.—In an effort to become a consumer centric retailer in everything they do, Marsh Supermarkets has partnered with analytic services firm Spire to … Continue reading

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The Organic Trade Association opens its first D.C. office

Washington, D.C. -  The Organic Trade Association (OTA), headquartered in Greenfield, Massachusetts, has opened its first Washington, D.C., office in the Hall of the States … Continue reading

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Spartan Stores Continues Supply Chain Optimization Strategy

As part of its ongoing distribution network optimization efforts, Spartan Stores, Inc. announced that it plans to operate all supply chain activities from its … Continue reading

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Talking shop with… Perry Reynolds

The vice president of marketing and trade development for the International Housewares Association sees increased opportunities for housewares in the supermarket channel. Grocery Headquarters: … Continue reading

Posted in 2010 01 Article Archives, Talking Shop

Dunnhumby Acquires KSS Retail

LONDON – International marketing consultancy dunnhumby announced today that it has acquired KSS Retail, a leading provider of price modeling and optimization solutions for … Continue reading

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Kraft Foods Announces Agreement to Sell Pizza Business to Nestle

NORTHFIELD, Ill., Jan. 5 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ — Kraft Foods today announced that, after several months of discussions, it has agreed to sell the assets of … Continue reading

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FDA Takes Action Against New Jersey Cheese Manufacturer

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration today announced intentions to ask a federal court to shut down a New Jersey cheese manufacturer with an … Continue reading

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Pricible.com Announces the Launch of the First Grocery Price Comparison Website in the U.S.

Raleigh, NC — Pricible.com will be the first grocery price comparison site launched in the U.S. to compare all products in a grocery store, … Continue reading

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Spectacular Schnucks

Community stewardship, breathtaking architecture, mouth-watering foods and in-store theater create a unique shopping environment at Schnucks. By Richard Turcsik The folks at Schnuck Markets … Continue reading

Posted in 2010 01 Article Archives, Cover Stories

Hopping down the seasonal aisle

Candy companies and other makers of Easter items are rolling out new products, promotions and packaging. By Nora Caley While consumers are just re­covering … Continue reading

Posted in 2010 01 Article Archives, Center Store

Super spuds

Potato growers are grabbing the side dish spotlight with eye-popping pro­mo­tions and value-added products that stress convenience. By Nina Amir The cold weather and … Continue reading

Posted in 2010 01 Article Archives, Focus on Fresh

Going green for baby

Natural and sustainable products continue to gain favor with parents. By Craig Levitt Natural and green products may seem like a good idea, but … Continue reading

Posted in 2010 01 Article Archives, Nonfoods for Profit

Linking to loyalty

By aligning more closely with frequent shopper programs, electronic coupons and mobile marketing programs gain traction as a strategy to keep customers coming back. … Continue reading

Posted in 2010 01 Article Archives, Tech Solutions

Bottom(line)s Up!

Larger pack sizes, in-store displays and innovative products continue to pace supermarket beer sales. By Craig Levitt It may be time for retailers and … Continue reading

Posted in 2010 01 Article Archives, Center Store

Loyal friend

A steady stream of product introductions and a shift to higher-margin, healthier and nutritious offerings are helping the pet aisle remain strong. By Richard … Continue reading

Posted in 2010 01 Article Archives, Center Store