Author Archives: Grocery Headquarters

Record Breaking Global Participation Expected at the 2013 Sweets & Snacks Expo

The 2013 Sweets & Snacks Expo continues to expand its status as a global resource for products, innovations and insights. Companies from 23 countries … Continue reading

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Prepared Foods Top Strategic Imperative for Supermarkets

Rotisserie chicken may have started the trend, and Whole Foods may get credit for raising prepared foods to a new level, but these days … Continue reading

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Online Grocery Shopping to Be Driven by Two Key Factors

Consumers are spending more time and money online, but companies considering expanding into grocery e-tailing should pull up a chair and settle in. It’s … Continue reading

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Talking Shop with… Paul Huckins, Huhtamaki

Paul Huckins, vice president, Huhtamaki retail division, says the company is uniquely positioned to respond to consumer and retailer disposable tableware needs. Tell us … Continue reading

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Food Forum: A Guide to winning with upscale

For retailers, the key to successfully navigating the beer category and growing their bottom line lies in optimizing shelves and merchandising. By Nick Lake, … Continue reading

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Food Forum: Preparing for the next phase of the obesity debate

Healthy food options at retail are not enough for some activist groups looking to increase regulations even more. By Richard Berman, executive director, Center … Continue reading

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Association Perspective: Addressing the independents

National Grocers Association’s 2013 NGA Show introduced several innovations developed to help small- to mid-sized grocers. By Peter J. Larkin, president & CEO, National … Continue reading

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Heineken Launches “Star Bottle” In the U.S.

Heineken announces the U.S. debut of its premium Star Bottle packaging for Heineken and Heineken Light. The new Star Bottle design, Heineken’s first package … Continue reading

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United Fresh to Offer Networking Reception for Wholesalers and Distributors

Produce wholesalers and distributors will find extra value at this year’s United Fresh Convention in San Diego with a new reception designed exclusively for … Continue reading

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New “Ou Kitniyot” Certification Symbol for Passover

OU Kosher,  a leader in Passover preparation and kosher certification, today announced a new symbol of authorization for Passover products: OU Kitniyot. The new … Continue reading

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Belle Foods in Hoover, Ala.

According to Grocery Headquarters Editor Richard Turcsik, it was the smell of slow-burning hickory that grabs shoppers’ attention when they walk through the doors … Continue reading

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Grocery Headquarters 2012 Consumer Perishables Databook

Download the 2012 Grocery Headquarters Consumer Perishables Databook for an in-depth statistical look at sales in the bakery, meat, deli, seafood and produce departments.  … Continue reading

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Annual Power of Meat Consumer Survey: Price Still Important, Need for Convenience Growing

Price and value continue to lead meat purchasing decisions however, the focus on price is no longer as strong as it has been in … Continue reading

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CPAC “Springs Ahead”

Continuing to promote its more than 100 varieties of spuds during the “Five Distinct Potato Seasons” campaign, the Colorado Potato Administrative Committee has launched … Continue reading

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Consumer Satisfaction in Supermarkets on the Rise

The national customer satisfaction benchmark gains 0.5% to 76.3 on a scale of 0 to 100 for the fourth quarter of 2012, according to … Continue reading

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New Technology from Food City

Food City has launched several programs designed to bring added value and convenience to their consumers.  Among the newest features is their e-ValuCard Savers, … Continue reading

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Emerging Healthy, Low-Fat Granola Brand Bulumu Expands Distribution Through UNFI Partnership

Bulumu Granola, producer of low-fat granola cereals, will partner with United Natural Foods, Inc. (UNFI), the independent national distributor of natural, organic and specialty … Continue reading

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U.S. Retail Sales of Oral Care Products Approach $5 Billion

Sales of over-the-counter oral care products reached $4.9 million in 2012, up 2.2% from 2011 sales, according to Oral Care Products in the U.S., … Continue reading

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Danger Rangers Kids Club Now at Brookshire Grocery

Mighty Kids Media and Brookshire Grocery Company have partnered to bring the Danger Rangers kids club to its stores.  The Danger Rangers are Mighty … Continue reading

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Kellogg Launches Breakfasts for Better Days Hunger Relief Initiative

Because one in eight people around the world face food insecurity each day, Kellogg Company and its foundation, the Kellogg’s Corporate Citizenship Fund, pledged … Continue reading

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Oceana Study Uncovers Widespread Seafood Fraud Nationwide

Oceana, an international advocacy group working solely to protect the world’s oceans, uncovered widespread seafood fraud across the United States, according to a new … Continue reading

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Chobani Empowers Consumer Choice With Go Real Chobani Movement

Chobani is putting a stake in the ground with the launch of Go Real Chobani. According to company officials, Go Real Chobani is more than … Continue reading

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Wallaby Yogurt Company Launches Organic Greek Nonfat Yogurt

Wallaby Yogurt Company, a family-owned producer of organic yogurt, announces the launch of Wallaby Organic Greek Nonfat Yogurt.  After its successful introduction of Greek … Continue reading

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Stella Artois Graces the Oscars

Stella Artois will premiere a new television spot, “The Artist,” during the weekend of the 2013 Academy Awards. The commercial will be seen nationwide … Continue reading

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Mondelez Global Conducts Nationwide Voluntary Recall of belVita Breakfast Biscuits

Mondelez Global LLC announced today a nationwide voluntary recall in the United States, including Puerto Rico, of the belVita Breakfast Biscuit product, Apple Cinnamon … Continue reading

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