Author Archives: Grocery Headquarters

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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Mastronardi Produce

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

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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