Author Archives: Grocery Headquarters

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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

Feminine care evolution

As women trend toward larger count sizes, supermarkets must rethink their product mix or fall behind. By Craig Levitt Evolve or perish. It is … Continue reading

Posted in 2010 04 Article Archives, Nonfoods for Profit

Handle with care

Innovative coding options, social media and task management software can help smooth the product recall process. By Deena M. Amato-McCoy When the spinach re­call … Continue reading

Posted in 2010 04 Article Archives, Tech Solutions

Pleasing to the pallet

While the materials differ— wood, plastic, steel and various combinations—the pallet industry appears to be committed to safety and sustainability. By Carol Radice As … Continue reading

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

Food Forum: What’s next for private label?

Will private label products continue to sustain their growth once the economy rebounds? The answer will depend on the retailer, the category and household … Continue reading

Posted in 2010 04 Article Archives, Columns

Food Forum: Earth friendly and profitable

Recycling stations can attract customers, inspire loyalty and boost the bottom line. By Warren Stoll Retailers and consumer packaged goods (CPG) manufacturers are always … Continue reading

Posted in 2010 04 Article Archives, Columns

Food Forum: Handling slip-and-fall cases

Grocers need to rethink their approach as the law shifts in slip-and-fall lawsuits. By Michael Maniscalco, Esq. It’s a scenario that plays out in … Continue reading

Posted in 2010 04 Article Archives, Columns

The power of produce

The produce department remains the heart of the supermarket as consumers continue to focus on their health and home cooking. There is no denying … Continue reading

Posted in 2010 04 Article Archives, Focus on Fresh

Staying in the HBC business

HBC sales are struggling at grocery stores. But is this the right time to get out of the business? By Seth Mendelson The age-old … Continue reading

Posted in 2010 04 Article Archives, Nonfoods for Profit

Circling the wagons

In a battered economy, are retailers and suppliers doing enough to encourage growth in the health and wellness category? By Carol Radice A year … Continue reading

Posted in 2010 04 Article Archives, Selling Wellness

Talking shop with… Kevin Boglarsky

The director of network products for Riverwoods, Ill.-based Discover says that innovative payment options can help grocers build loyalty and boost transaction size Grocery … Continue reading

Posted in 2010 04 Article Archives, Talking Shop

Wakeferns Expands Wholesale Agreement with Gristedes Markets

KEASBEY, N.J. – Wakefern Food Corp. announced that it will now include grocery products and consumer-packaged goods in its wholesale agreement with New York … Continue reading

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Associations Recognized for Long Commitment to Consumer Food Safety Education

Seven associations were recognized for more than 10 years of participation and $2.5 million in cumulative contributions to the nonprofit US Partnership for Food … Continue reading

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United Fresh Sees Increase in Total Produce Volume

WASHINGTON, D.C. – The volume of fresh fruits and vegetables purchased by American grocery shoppers increased over the past year, according to the United … Continue reading

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United Way recognizes General Mills, with national award

ALEXANDRIA, VA United Way recognized General Mills, Inc. with three Summit Awards-one of United Way’s highest national honors-for its unwavering commitment to communities as … Continue reading

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Winn-Dixie announces food recovery program

 JACKSONVILLE, Fla.–(Business Wire)– Winn-Dixie Stores, Inc. (NASDAQ:WINN) announced the complete roll out of its Food Recovery Program, which provides perishable items to local Feeding … Continue reading

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Target Selects DemandTec for Assortment Optimization

SAN MATEO, Calif. – DemandTec, Inc. a leading provider of on-demand optimization solutions for retailers and consumer products manufacturers, announced that Target Corporation, the … Continue reading

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United Fresh Announces New Product Award Finalists

WASHINGTON, D.C. – Twenty-nine of the top new products in the produce industry will compete in six categories for the title of Best New … Continue reading

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