Author Archives: Grocery Headquarters

Face forward

An infusion of new products helps to invigorate the men’s grooming category. Now it’s up to retailers to carry that momentum forward. By Carol … Continue reading

Posted in 2010 03 Article Archives, Nonfoods for Profit

Guiding the enterprise

Streamlined ERP systems that are more modular and nimble are helping grocers keep close tabs on their operations. By Deena M. Amato-McCoy When grocery … Continue reading

Posted in 2010 03 Article Archives, Tech Solutions

Cutting losses

Loss prevention systems do more than catch thieves. They also identify training and operational issues that can lead to shrink. By Kim Ann Zimmermann … Continue reading

Posted in 2010 03 Article Archives, Equipment, Design & Operations

SeaQuest

At this year’s International Boston Seafood Show, look for versatility and affordability to be the catch of the day. By Richard Turcsik In a … Continue reading

Posted in 2010 03 Article Archives, Focus on Fresh

Hot Stuff

Spices are an easy and economical way to magically transform a meal. By Richard Turcsik Variety is the spice of life, so it’s only … Continue reading

Posted in 2010 03 Article Archives, Center Store

Counting on a rebound in pet care

Despite a recession that is hitting the industry where it counts, many remain optimistic about the pet care category. By Nora Caley Consumers are … Continue reading

Posted in 2010 03 Article Archives, Nonfoods for Profit

Food Forum: Scooping up customers

While Frozen Food Month offers an opportunity to kick start ice cream sales, the category needs year-round promotion. By Penny Baker Ice cream suppliers, … Continue reading

Posted in 2010 03 Article Archives, Columns

Food Forum: Talent search

Bringing automation to the hiring process reduces turnover and improves performance. By Bob Hogan Doesn’t it seem like consumers and businesses feel just a … Continue reading

Posted in 2010 03 Article Archives

Food Forum: Protect your brand

Supermarkets need to have a plan of action if their private label products are subject to a recall. By Katherine Cahill and Bill Harrison … Continue reading

Posted in 2010 03 Article Archives, Columns

Talking shop with… Jack Chipman

Consumers are looking for products that fit a specific diet, according to the director of sales for Amy’s Kitchen. Retailers need to carry them … Continue reading

Posted in 2010 03 Article Archives, Talking Shop

Nonfoods Talk: Facing a Catch-22

Nonfoods can’t grow unless supermarkets give the category more space, but without a stronger commitment the prospects for growth are dimming. By Seth Mendelson … Continue reading

Posted in 2010 03 Article Archives, Columns, Nonfoods for Profit

On Point: Employees as an investment

A well-trained workforce can be a highly valuable asset. By Tom Weir Fortune magazine came out with its annual list of the 100 best … Continue reading

Posted in 2010 03 Article Archives, Columns

Sounding Board: Breaking the meeting addiction

How much does it cost to bring everyone together? There’s app for that. By Len Lewis So, you’re sitting at another meeting and the … Continue reading

Posted in 2010 03 Article Archives, Columns

Department of Consumer Protection Finds Short-Weight Frozen Seafood in Stores Statewide

HARTFORD, – The Department of Consumer Protection has found that ice glazing on packaged frozen seafood such as shrimp, scallops and fish sold in … Continue reading

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United Fresh Launches “Salad Bar in Every School” Campaign

The United Fresh Produce Association Foundation announced the launch of “A Salad Bar in Every School” campaign, a multi-year public health commitment from the … Continue reading

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Nonfoods Talk: Taking ownership

To thrive in supermarkets, nonfoods needs cheerleaders. Right now, the category has few outspoken leaders and that is hurting its performance. By Seth Mendelson … Continue reading

Posted in 2010 02 Article Archives, Columns, Nonfoods for Profit

Obama Administration Details Healthy Food Financing Initiative

PHILADELPHIA – The Obama Administration released details of an over $400 million Healthy Food Financing Initiative, which will bring grocery stores and other healthy … Continue reading

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Brookshire Grocery partners with Spire to better leverage shopper card data

Tyler, Texas (February 17, 2010) – In an effort to enhance their ability to leverage shopper card data, Brookshire Grocery Co. has partnered with … Continue reading

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Kroger Associates In Atlanta And Savannah Ratify Agreements With United Food And Commercial Workers Local 1996

ATLANTA and SAVANNAH – Associates with Kroger stores in Atlanta and Savannah have ratified new agreements with United Food & Commercial Workers Union Local … Continue reading

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Food Lion Announces New, Lower Prices

SALISBURY, N.C. — Food Lion announced it is lowering prices throughout its stores on thousands of items customers buy most. “Food Lion has a … Continue reading

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Stop & Shop Launches New Online Community for Moms

(QUINCY, Mass.) Feb. 17, 2010 – Stop & Shop announced the launch of smallvictories.com, a new online community for moms. The smallvictories.com Web site … Continue reading

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Americans Still Cutting Back on the Small Things to Save Money

The economy is turning around based on what one hears from economists and the White House. But are most Americans behaving as if they … Continue reading

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Connecticut Gains Ten New ShopRite Stores and One New PriceRite Store

Keasbey, N.J. – Wakefern Food Corp. and its cooperative members announced today that they have entered into an agreement with Minnesota-based SuperValu to purchase … Continue reading

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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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