Author Archives: Grocery Headquarters

Ocean Mist Farms Mascot Wins Fan Favorite Contest

Ocean Mist Farms’ mascot, Arti the Artichoke, won the Fan Favorite Contest against other Salinas Valley company mascots in a social media contest conducted … Continue reading

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California Giant Berry Farms Offers Summer Solutions

California Giant Berry Farms has announced its latest consumer co-promotion, the Skinny Summertime Sweepstakes, with fellow fresh brand SUNSET Produce. By capitalizing on the … Continue reading

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Three Roth Cheeses Take Home Awards

Team Emmi Roth USA captured three awards at the Wisconsin State Fair Cheese & Butter Contest – two ribbons in the Smear Ripened category … Continue reading

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PBH Kicks Off Colors of Summer Contest

Produce for Better Health Foundation (PBH) kicked off the Colors of Summer consumer contest this week on the Fruits & Veggies—More Matters Facebook page. … Continue reading

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Local Farmers Partner with Giant Food to Expand Local Offerings

In partnership with more than sixty-three local farmers, Giant Food will offer an array of farm fresh produce grown within its store’s local communities. … Continue reading

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N.J. PPC Helps Retailers Promote Peaches

The New Jersey Peach Promotion Council (PPC) has produced an original video, available for the 2014 selling season, for produce retailers, wholesalers, shippers, distributors … Continue reading

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PMA Kicks Off 2014 Foodservice Conference With Field Tours

PMA Foodservice Conference attendees will get a fresh look at leading crops on an exclusive visit to some of Salinas Valley’s fields and facilities … Continue reading

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FMI Develops Introduction to Fishery Improvement Projects Guidelines

The Food Marketing Institute recently released its second seafood sustainability publication, Fishery Improvement Projects: How Retailers and the Supply Chain Advance Seafood Sustainability. This … Continue reading

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Duda Farm Fresh Foods Ups Convenience in the Celery Category

Duda Farm Fresh Foods is reinventing celery.  At the PMA Foodservice Expo this year, the company will share how it is recreating this kitchen … Continue reading

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Hormel Foods to Acquire Maker of Muscle Milk Sports Nutrition Products

Hormel Foods Corporation has entered into a definitive agreement to acquire CytoSport Holdings, maker of Muscle Milk products. The transaction is subject to customary closing conditions, … Continue reading

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sofi Award Winners Announced at Summer Fancy Food Show

The winners of the 2014 sofi Awards for the outstanding specialty foods and beverages of the year were announced at a red-carpet ceremony at … Continue reading

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CVS/pharmacy Launches New Gold Emblem Abound Line of Snacks

CVS/pharmacy has launched Gold Emblem Abound. Rolling out immediately, CVS/pharmacy is introducing the new brand of snack products which includes more than 40 wholesome … Continue reading

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Snyder’s-Lance Completes Divestiture of Private Brands

Snyder’s-Lance announced the completion of the sale of its Private Brands business, along with two manufacturing facilities in the U.S. and Canada, to Shearer’s Foods, a … Continue reading

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Fighting the good-for-you fight

Retailers have their game faces on as they battle to gain market share of the organic and natural segment. Continue reading

Posted in 2014 07 Article Archives, Cover Stories

Food Forum: Doing more with less

By Graeme McVie Retailers that employ assortment optimization must make sure they do not drive away their best customers. Retailers are always trying to … Continue reading

Posted in 2014 07 Article Archives, Columns

Food Forum: Omni-channel consumerism in fresh foods

By Juan Perez Employing advanced technologies can help improve fresh foods sales. Omni-channel is the latest terminology used to describe how consumers are increasingly … Continue reading

Posted in 2014 07 Article Archives, Columns

Winning with private label

By Barrie Dawson Private label products have become a way for retailers to differentiate themselves from the competition. Thirty years ago, private label products … Continue reading

Posted in 2014 07 Article Archives, Upfront

Food Forum: Protecting retailer liability

By Randy Fields The tipping point on food safety risk has been reached for retailers. We have increasingly seen food safety issues negatively impacting … Continue reading

Posted in 2014 07 Article Archives, Columns

Talking Shop with… Stephen T. Matsko

Stephen T. Matsko, director of sales and marketing for Trion Industries, says the proper fixtures can help better connect shopper to retailer.  What is … Continue reading

Posted in 2014 07 Article Archives, Columns, Talking Shop

Sales Review: Apples

Posted in 2014 07 Article Archives, Focus on Fresh, Perishables Group Sales Reviews

MountainKing Potatoes Invites Retailers to the “Summer Gold Rush”

MountainKing has announced the roll out of its Butter Gold “Summer Gold Rush” retail merchandising program for 2014 featuring high-graphic bins, comprehensive marketing support … Continue reading

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Rich’s Raises the Bar with Hershey’s

Rich Products Corp. is raising the bar on chocolate indulgence with the introduction of Rich’s Chocolate Bettercreme Made with Hershey’swhipped icing. Available nationally, this … Continue reading

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Aversion to GMOs Becoming Driving Factor to Buying Organic, OTA Reports

Of all the thoughts that race through the mind of a mom or dad as they do the weekly grocery shopping and decide whether … Continue reading

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CMI Targets C-Stores with “Go-Go Fresh” Cherry Package

CMI is conducting a limited test of Go-Go Fresh cherries thorough the month of July in select markets and stores. The “Go-Go Fresh” is … Continue reading

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Barbara’s Expands Breakfast Offerings with Launch of Two New Cereals

Barbara’s, known for making cereals and snacks from simple, wholesome ingredients, has expanded its portfolio of Non-GMO Project Verified breakfast options with the addition … Continue reading

Posted in Grocery, Wellness, What's New