Author Archives: Grocery Headquarters

Kroger and Shell Kickoff Grocer Rewards Program to Give Customers Fuel Savings at the Pump

Cincinnati and Houston – The Kroger Co., the nation’s largest traditional supermarket retailer, and Shell, the no. 1 selling gasoline brand in the U.S., … Continue reading

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1,625 Non-Profit Organizations Receive More Than $213,000 Through Bi-Lo’s Boostersplus Program

GREENVILLE, S.C. –  This month, more than 1,600 non-profit organizations across BI-LO’s operating area of Georgia, North Carolina, South Carolina and Tennessee will receive $213,128 … Continue reading

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Weis Markets Upgrades Website

(Sunbury, PA)- Weis Markets announced the re-launch and upgrade of weismarkets.com where customers can find on-line ordering options for gift cards and party platters, … Continue reading

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Wegmans is Top Supermarket, Costco is Favorite Mass Grocer

BOULDER, Colo., Feb. 9, 2010 -Wegmans and Costco were selected as the No. 1 grocery retailers in a consumer survey conducted by Market Force … Continue reading

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Kings Super Markets Selects Guiding Stars In-store Nutrition Navigation System

SCARBOROUGH, Maine–(BUSINESS WIRE)–Guiding Stars, the world’s first store-wide nutrition navigation system, announces that Kings Super Markets, Inc. has decided to implement its good-better-best nutrition … Continue reading

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SUPERVALU Emphasizes Importance of Health and Wellness During Heart Health Month

MINNEAPOLIS, (BUSINESS WIRE) — This February, in honor of Heart Health Month, SUPERVALU INC. and its nationwide family of stores, including Acme, Albertsons, bigg’s, … Continue reading

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Kroger Offers Floral Tips In Time For Valentine’s Day

CINCINNATI, Ohio, – The Kroger Co. the nation’s largest traditional grocery retailer and the world’s largest florist, reminds its customers they can find everything … Continue reading

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Schnucks and Monsanto Debut Onion With Fewer Tears and Sweeter Taste

ST. LOUIS – Schnucks and Monsanto Company are teaming up to bring St. Louis consumers EverMild onions, a new U.S.-grown sweet onion variety.  The … Continue reading

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Ahold’s Giant-Carlisle Division completes acquisition of Ukrop’s stores

Ahold today announced that Giant-Carlisle, a Division of Ahold USA, has successfully completed the acquisition of 25 stores from Ukrop’s Super Markets, Inc. The … Continue reading

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Premier Retail Networks and Associated Food Stores, Inc. Announce Agreement to Operate Checkout TV Network in Rebranded Fresh Market Stores

SAN FRANCISCO, CALIF. and SALT LAKE CITY, UTAH, – Premier Retail Networks,Inc. (PRN), a global leader in providing innovative digital out-of-home media solutions, and … Continue reading

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Four Retailers Announced As Winners of Third National Retail Beef Backer Awards

The beef checkoff-funded Retail Beef Backer Award recognizes retailers for their commitment to outstanding beef marketing and merchandising programs. Winners presented with the 2009 … Continue reading

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International Food Information Council Foundation Research Offers Insights on Consumers’ Use and Understanding of Nutrition Food Labels

(Washington, D.C.) – As the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) and others consider various food labeling formats, recent research by the International Food Information … Continue reading

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Ready for their close-up

Leafy greens, berries and other gems from California fill the produce aisles all year long. By Nina Amir Nearly every supermarket in the U.S. … Continue reading

Posted in 2010 02 Article Archives, Focus on Fresh

Addressing food allergies

A host of allergen-free foods are expected to hit the shelves this year. By Carol Radice For some people, a food allergy can re­sult … Continue reading

Posted in 2010 02 Article Archives, Selling Wellness

Breathing new life into nonfoods

Focusing on customer needs and food-related items can help drive more traffic to the HBC and GM aisles. By Craig Levitt Some supermarket retailers … Continue reading

Posted in 2010 02 Article Archives, Cover Stories

Red hot in Rhode Island

By offering shoppers an outstanding array of perishables, along with hard- to-find local grocery favorites, Dave’s Fresh Marketplace is an Ocean State favorite. By … Continue reading

Posted in 2010 02 Article Archives, Retail Spotlights

Hot profit$

As Frozen Food Month approaches, ethnic cuisine draws consumers to the frozen food aisle. By Craig Levitt Once the land of peas and ice … Continue reading

Posted in 2010 02 Article Archives, Center Store

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