Author Archives: Grocery Headquarters

Connecting with customers

With technology budgets remaining slim for the foreseeable future, supermarket chains don’t have the luxury of adding technology simply for the sake of being … Continue reading

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One on One with… Carlo M. Govia

Grocery Headquarters: What are some of the things driving consumers, retailers and consumer goods companies to digital promotions?Carlo M. Govia: For consumers, the transaction … Continue reading

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An internal study, conducted by Dole Fresh Vegetables of Monterey, Calif., named 21 markets as “Top Salad Cities” in the United States.  This means … Continue reading

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Fresh & Easy Set New Benchmark for Energy Efficiency

Minneapolis, November 30, 2009 – Verisae, Inc. announced today that Fresh & Easy Neighborhood Market, the U.S. arm of Tesco, is reporting energy consumption … Continue reading

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Talking shop with… STEVE WARD

Grocery Headquarters: What are Heineken USA’s primary objectives with the category?Steve Ward: We are very focused on helping retailers maximize the opportunity with the … Continue reading

Seeking remedies

Pharmacies—including those in supermarkets, mass merchants and traditional drug stores—are situated on average within about five miles of all Americans. This proximity places pharmacies … Continue reading

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United Fresh Produce Inspection Training Course Returns for 2010

WASHINGTON, D.C. – The United Fresh Research & Education Foundation’s popular Produce Inspection Training Program is back for three more courses in 2010. These … Continue reading

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Mintel Predicts 2010 CPG Trends

Chicago (November 17, 2009)–What will the breakthrough new products of next year be? Most likely something recognizable…with a twist. The trend experts at Mintel … Continue reading

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Safeway to Offer iPura from Global Food Technologies

SAN RAMON, CA — Global Food Technologies (“GFT”), a California-based life science company specializing in food safety, today announced the commencement of deliveries of … Continue reading

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FDA To Look Into Safety of Caffeinated Alcoholic Beverages

The Food and Drug Administration notified nearly 30 manufacturers of caffeinated alcoholic beverages that it intends to look into the safety and legality of … Continue reading

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ShopRite & MyWebGrocer Launch iPhone App

Colchester, VT –MyWebGrocer and ShopRite supermarkets have teamed up to launch a pioneering new Apple iPhone and iTouch Application called ShopRite Weekly Specials. The … Continue reading

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Stater Bros. Annual Holiday Giving Campaign to Feed Over One Million People in Need in Southern California

SAN BERNARDINO, /PRNewswire/ — Stater Bros., in conjunction with its charitable arm Stater Bros. Charities, is launching an urgently needed campaign to help local … Continue reading

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FDA Issues 2009 FDA Food Code

The Food and Drug Administration today announced the publication of the new FDA Food Code, a model code and reference document that provides a … Continue reading

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Target Introduces Archer Farms Simply Balanced

Target introduces Archer Farms Simply Balanced, a new food collection built around better-for-you nutrition that’s budget friendly. Archer Farms Simply Balanced includes more than … Continue reading

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Kellogg Company Discontinues Immunity Statements On Rice Krispies Cereals

BATTLE CREEK, Mich., /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ — Kellogg Company announced its decision to discontinue the immunity statements on Kellogg’s Rice Krispies cereals. Last year, Kellogg Company … Continue reading

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Kroger adds to pet health coverage

To most of the nation’s 70 million pet owners, pets are family too. And when pets get sick or injured, many owners are willing … Continue reading

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Ahold organizes for growth

Ahold announced a series of changes in its European and US businesses to create a strong platform for future growth. The reorganization in both … Continue reading

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Land O’Lakes Announces a Multi-level Approach to Help Alleviate Hunger

Arden Hills, Minn. (Vocus/PRWEB ) — The Land O’Lakes Foundation recently announced the launch of a strategic initiative – Feeding Our Communities – focused … Continue reading

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Walmart Foundation Kicks-Off $32 Million Holiday Giving Campaign

BENTONVILLE, Ark., Nov. 3 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ — Today, Walmart and the Walmart Foundation kicked-off “Walmart Gives Back,” a holiday giving initiative that will provide $32 … Continue reading

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Walmart Announces New Savings on Thanksgiving Meal Favorites

BENTONVILLE, Ark., Nov. 4 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ — Dedicated to helping American families save money on both holiday traditions and gift items, Walmart (NYSE:WMT) announced today … Continue reading

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Pepsi Cola Bottling Company of New York Brings drank Beverage to Big Apple

HOUSTON and St. Cloud, Minn., Nov. 3 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ — Innovative Beverage Group Holdings, Inc. (Pink Sheets: IBGH) today announced that the company has entered … Continue reading

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Kroger’s New Line Of Fresh Salads Enables Customers To Learn The Origin Of The Produce Through Exclusive Technology

CINCINNATI, Ohio, October 28, 2009 – Kroger’s new line of its own fresh salads includes new technology on the packaging that enables customers to … Continue reading

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Food Lion and Kysor//Warren Unveil Sustainable Refrigeration Technologies

COLLEGE PARK, Ga., Oct. 29 /PRNewswire/ — Grocer Food Lion LLC and refrigeration manufacturer Kysor//Warren unveiled the grocery industry’s first cascading refrigeration system with … Continue reading

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Smart staffing

In good times and in bad, supermarkets face a number of strategic staffing decisions every day that impact customer service levels and the bottom … Continue reading

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Designs that shine

As fans of home design shows know, even a fresh coat of paint can upgrade the look of a room. But when it comes … Continue reading

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