Author Archives: Grocery Headquarters

Fresh Direct Partners With Daymon Worldwide To Refresh Private Brand Portfolio

FreshDirect has engaged Daymon Worldwide to support FreshDirect’s premium private brand portfolio and compliment the company’s current fresh-inspired online product offerings and chef-made options. … Continue reading

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Stop & Shop New England Announces Carbon Reduction Advancements in Massachusetts

The Stop & Shop Supermarket Co. announced sustainability advancements today in Massachusetts, in particular, its progress in reducing greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions in the … Continue reading

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Kate Farms functional whole foods Debuts at Expo West 2013

Kate Farms, makers of a dairy-free, gluten-free and soy-free ready to drink meal replacement shake introduced their flagship line of certified made with organic … Continue reading

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Return of the Pound Cake

Last September, the Sara Lee brand introduced a more moist butter pound cake formula to address strong consumer insights that suggested the Sara Lee … Continue reading

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Food Lion Launches “Hunger Has a Cure” Campaign

Food Lion launches its “Hunger Has a Cure” campaign today to support Feeding America and its network of local food banks. The two-week campaign, … Continue reading

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United Fresh to Honor Lisa McNeece at 2013 Reception

Lisa McNeece, vice president, Foodservice and Industrial Sales, of Grimmway Enterprises, will be the guest speaker at the United Fresh Produce Association’s annual Reception … Continue reading

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GMA Science Forum Focuses on Product Safety

Experts from the consumer packaged goods industry gathered today in Washington, D.C. to advance the industry’s product safety and health and wellbeing mission through … Continue reading

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Publix Supports March of Dimes

Publix Super Markets is working alongside the March of Dimes for stronger, healthier babies, and the grocery giant will ask its customers to join … Continue reading

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Top Chefs Earn Top Honors at United Fresh 2013

Six of the country’s most exciting chefs and foodservice professionals representing an array of culinary styles and backgrounds will be honored this May as … Continue reading

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Simplified Beef and Pork Cut Names Approved for Retail

The National Pork Board and Beef Checkoff Program received unanimous approval from the Industry-Wide Cooperative Meat Identification Standards Committee (ICMISC) to introduce updated Uniform … Continue reading

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Ahold USA Retail Divisions Awarded LEED Certifications for Six Newly Constructed Stores

Ahold USA retail divisions recently achieved another milestone in their commitment to building greener stores. Six newly constructed stores have received Leadership in Energy … Continue reading

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Ready Pac Helps Consumers Shop for Lettuce

Ready Pac Foods is expanding on a recent consumer trend, introducing its “What’s What” guide to lettuce types, the Fresh Cut Salad Guide. With … Continue reading

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Walmart, Leading Grocery Partners to Fight Hunger this Spring

This month, Walmart and 10 of the most recognizable food companies in America embark on the third chapter of the Fighting Hunger Together initiative … Continue reading

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Whole Foods to Build Rooftop Greenhouse

Whole Foods Market is proud to announce Gotham Greens as its operating partner of the nation’s first commercial scale greenhouse farm integrated within a … Continue reading

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Annie’s Expands Its Snack Offerings

Made without artificial flavors, synthetic colors or synthetic preservatives, Annie’s new products aim to provide families with “smart alternatives” to traditional snack crackers. Annie’s … Continue reading

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Chez Marie Unveils Hearty Hemp Seed Veggie Patties

Chez Marie unveiled its Hearty Hemp Seed veggie patty at Natural Products Expo West 2013. Unlike some “cardboard-like” vegetarian patties with ingredients that are … Continue reading

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Pamela’s Rolls Our New Cookie Mixes and Artisan Flour Blend

Home bakers who have struggled to create gluten-free treats that live up to their wheat counterparts are the inspiration behind three new mixes from … Continue reading

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The HBC top 50

Supermarkets keep fighting for market share with more and more retail formats in the HBC category. Continue reading

Posted in 2013 04 Article Archives, Nonfoods for Profit

Spring-cleaning

By Barrie Dawson Cleaning product manufacturers are continually trying to reinvent the category to generate sales. It seems that the cleaning products category is … Continue reading

Posted in 2013 04 Article Archives, Nonfoods for Profit

A numbers game

The Grocery Headquarters annual State of the Industry Almanac takes a comprehensive look at dozens of supermarket categories. Continue reading

Posted in 2013 04 Article Archives, Cover Stories

Food Forum: Business is blooming!

Properly managed, bedding plants can provide a boost to the bottom line. By P. Allen Smith Want to jump start seasonal sales this spring? … Continue reading

Posted in 2013 04 Article Archives, Columns

Talking Shop with… Dave McConnell & Mark Deuschle, GMDC

Dave McConnell, president and CEO, and Mark Deuschle, vice president business development and chief marketing officer, for the Global Market Development Center (GMDC) talk … Continue reading

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Talking Shop with… Bill Frazer, Wrigley

Bill Frazer, vice president-U.S. grocery for Wrigley, says that effective merchandising allows shoppers to make quick and easy decisions in the gum and mint … Continue reading

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Sales Review: Tomatoes

Posted in 2013 04 Article Archives, Focus on Fresh, Perishables Group Sales Reviews

Expanding health care options

The seventh annual Saint Joseph’s Food Industry Summit suggested retailers play a bigger part in the health care equation. Continue reading

Posted in 2013 04 Article Archives, Upfront