Author Archives: Grocery Headquarters

Squeezing oral care

The oral care category is losing space at retail, which means that some products are no longer making the merchandise mix. Is this good … Continue reading

Posted in 2010 02 Article Archives, Nonfoods for Profit

Locking the data vault

While PCI DSS compliance is a good starting point, retailers need to be vigilant about securing the avalanche of data they collect every day. … Continue reading

Posted in 2010 02 Article Archives, Tech Solutions

Turning the front end upside down

Will this be the year that the Global Data Synchronization Network (GDSN) finally takes off? By Kim Ann Zimmermann Even the best shopping experience … Continue reading

Posted in 2010 02 Article Archives, Equipment, Design & Operations

Food Forum: Time to streamline

Will this be the year that the Global Data Synchronization Network (GDSN) finally takes off? By Milan Vacval In 2004, GS1 announced the Global … Continue reading

Posted in 2010 02 Article Archives, Columns

Talking shop with… Larry Graham

The president of the National Confectioners Association discusses the opportunities for the candy category and changes at the upcoming industry show. Grocery Headquarters: What … Continue reading

Posted in 2010 02 Article Archives, Talking Shop

Sounding Board: The art of improvisation

A sense of humor and the ability to think on your feet can be valuable assets in the grocery business. By Len Lewis So, … Continue reading

Posted in 2010 02 Article Archives, Columns

Drink up

The outlook for beverages is bubbly thanks to intriguing product introductions and smart pricing strategies. By Richard Turcsik The beverage category is getting healthier … Continue reading

Posted in 2010 02 Article Archives, Center Store

Saucy tomatoes

New varieties and the shift to more greenhouse production are giving a boost to the category. By Nora Caley It has been a tough … Continue reading

Posted in 2010 02 Article Archives, Focus on Fresh

All aboard!

Commodity boards come in a range of shapes, sizes and purposes, but they share a focus on helping retailers build sales. By Carol Radice … Continue reading

Posted in 2010 02 Article Archives, Focus on Fresh

Nielsen: Nine Out of Ten U.S. Consumers to Watch Super Bowl at Home

  SCHAUMBURG, IL, February 1, 2010 – The great majority of U.S. households — 9 out of 10 – say they will be watching … Continue reading

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Walmart Leverages Global Scale to Lower Costs of Goods, Accelerate Speed to Market, Improve Quality of Products

BENTONVILLE, Ark., PRNewswire-FirstCall/ — Wal-Mart Stores, Inc. announced today a number of related events that position the company to leverage its global scale to … Continue reading

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Target Launches Giada De Laurentiis for Target Kitchen Gear and Specialty Food Collection

MINNEAPOLIS (January 2010) – This winter, Target launches Giada De Laurentiis for Target, an exclusive line of affordable cookware products and specialty food items … Continue reading

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IRI Analyzes 15 Years of New Product Pacesetter Products

CHICAGO, Jan. 26, 2010 – A special edition of IRI Times & Trends, “15 Years of New Product Pacesetters: Excellence in Innovation Drives CPG … Continue reading

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Target Eliminates Farmed Salmon From All Target Stores

MINNEAPOLIS – Target today announces that it has eliminated all farmed salmon from its fresh, frozen, and smoked seafood offerings in Target stores nationwide. … Continue reading

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Southwind Farms

Tops Friendly Markets Acquisition of Penn Traffic Assets Approved By Court

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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Expert Panel Reviews Scientific Information On Saturated Fats

CHICAGO, IL, [January 25, 2010] – A multidisciplinary panel of nutrition and clinical experts convened in late 2008 to review the science around possible … Continue reading

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Health Starts Here Launches At Whole Foods Market

AUSTIN, Texas. – To help shoppers and Team Members who want to improve their health easily and naturally, Whole Foods Market, a leader in … Continue reading

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Food & drink product launches decline during 2009 recession

Chicago (January 26, 2010)—The economic slump paid its toll on US food and drink manufacturers in 2009, according to a recent review of Mintel’s … Continue reading

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GMA Urges Senate to Vote on Food Safety Bill

WASHINGTON, D.C. – In a joint letter to Senate Leadership, the Grocery Manufacturers Association (GMA) and 17 other organizations today urged the Senate to … Continue reading

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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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