Author Archives: Grocery Headquarters

Going green for baby

Natural and sustainable products continue to gain favor with parents. By Craig Levitt Natural and green products may seem like a good idea, but … Continue reading

Posted in 2010 01 Article Archives, Nonfoods for Profit

Linking to loyalty

By aligning more closely with frequent shopper programs, electronic coupons and mobile marketing programs gain traction as a strategy to keep customers coming back. … Continue reading

Posted in 2010 01 Article Archives, Tech Solutions

Bottom(line)s Up!

Larger pack sizes, in-store displays and innovative products continue to pace supermarket beer sales. By Craig Levitt It may be time for retailers and … Continue reading

Posted in 2010 01 Article Archives, Center Store

Loyal friend

A steady stream of product introductions and a shift to higher-margin, healthier and nutritious offerings are helping the pet aisle remain strong. By Richard … Continue reading

Posted in 2010 01 Article Archives, Center Store

Fresh start

With the indulgence of the holidays behind us, the beginning of a new year is a great time for retailers to promote healthy eating … Continue reading

Posted in 2010 01 Article Archives, Focus on Fresh

Tackling the front end

Many grocery retailers are not doing enough to maximize front end sales, according to study sponsored by a consortium of manufacturers. Here are some … Continue reading

Posted in 2010 01 Article Archives, Upfront

Selling nonfoods to the health & wellness shopper

Global Market Development Center research suggests that supermarkets are well positioned to capture this lucrative consumer. By Craig Levitt In their infancy, organic and … Continue reading

Posted in 2010 01 Article Archives, Nonfoods for Profit

Minding the pharmacy counter

A Grocery Headquarters’ survey finds that retailers have lots of issues with their pharmacy section. By Seth Mendelson What are retailers thinking about when … Continue reading

Posted in 2010 01 Article Archives, Nonfoods for Profit

Taking the LEED

Supermarkets are upgrading equipment and using eco-friendly materials to gain Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED) certification. What they’re finding is that these … Continue reading

Posted in 2010 01 Article Archives, Equipment, Design & Operations

On Point: Power vs. profits

Fighting among trading partners may be counterproductive. By Tom Weir Was it really only a couple of years ago that commodity prices were going … Continue reading

Posted in 2010 01 Article Archives, Columns

Future Forces: First at being second

A look at the airline industry can help retailers reshape their strategies for rewarding top customers. By Patrick Kiernan As Seinfeld’s George Costanza said, … Continue reading

Posted in 2010 01 Article Archives, Columns

On the path to wellness

Grocery Headquarters‘ Trailblazer Awards recognize excellence in 19 health and wellness categories. By Carol Radice Since 2006, Grocery Headquarters’ annual Trailblazer Awards have honored … Continue reading

Posted in 2010 01 Article Archives, Selling Wellness

Food Forum: Planning from the top down

Strategy is too important to leave to strategists. Leaders must take the reins. By Mark Lang Leaders need to agree on what strategy is. … Continue reading

Posted in 2010 01 Article Archives, Columns

Sounding Board: Branding in the age of Oprah

What can retailers and CPG firms learn from this brand-building powerhouse? By Len Lewis They laughed, cried tears of sorrow and joy, held hands … Continue reading

Posted in 2010 01 Article Archives, Columns

Nonfoods Talk: A Thanksgiving tale

Trying to buy a computer at Wal-Mart on Thanksgiving night did not create a happy ending to the holiday for my family. By Seth … Continue reading

Posted in 2010 01 Article Archives, Columns, Nonfoods for Profit

FMI Report Says Hispanics Buying More Private Brands

ARLINGTON, VA -  Many Hispanic shoppers are buying more private brand products, a trend expected to continue in the future based on research by … Continue reading

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Children Seeing Fewer Food and Beverage Ads

WASHINGTON, D.C. – In a presentation before a Federal Trade Commission forum, Grocery Manufacturers Association (GMA) Senior Vice President and Chief Government Affairs Officer … Continue reading

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Nestle Prepared Foods Company Announces Plan to Use More Paperboard

SOLON, Ohio, Dec. 15 /PRNewswire/ — Nestle Prepared Foods Company President and CEO, Angelo Iantosca, announced that the STOUFFER’S brand will adopt new paperboard … Continue reading

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Vend Natural, Inc. Introduces Del Monte Fresh Produce’s “Fresh Vending Line” to its Healthy Vending Line Initiative

Ventura, CA (PRWEB) December, 2009 — Vend Natural, America’s leading healthy vending company offering all natural and organic snacks and beverages, today announced the … Continue reading

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Registration Opens for United Fresh 2010

WASHINGTON, D.C. – Focused on the theme ‘Winning Is Everything,’ United Fresh 2010 returns to the Palazzo Resort and Casino in Las Vegas, Nev., … Continue reading

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Dos Equis Reveals ‘Game Within The Game’ Winter Consumer Program

WHITE PLAINS, NY – Dos Equis, is revealing the brand’s most interesting Game within the Game January through March consumer program designed to capture … Continue reading

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General Mills to Reduce Sugar in Cereals

Minneapolis (Dec. 9, 2009) – General Mills announced today a public commitment to reduce sugar in cereals advertised to children to single-digit grams of … Continue reading

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Survey: Fewer than 10% of U.S. Consumers Dislike Grocery Shopping

In today’s economy, U.S. consumers continue to feed on a back-to-basics and a “more meals at home” mentality. With consumers across all incomes looking … Continue reading

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