Author Archives: Grocery Headquarters

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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Produce for Better Health Foundation Achieves Social Media Milestone

Consumers, Public Health Communities and the Fruit and Vegetable Industry continue to respond very favorably to the Fruits & Veggies–More Matters national health campaign … Continue reading

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Health and Wellness Continue to Take Center Stage

Health and wellness are twin pillars driving developments across the U.S. food industry in 2013, according to Food Formulation and Ingredient Trends: Health & … Continue reading

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United Fresh to Honor Women in the Produce Industry

United Fresh Produce Association is now accepting nominations to help select an honoree to speak at the annual Reception Honoring Women in Produce, Wednesday, … Continue reading

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Cal Poly and California Strawberry Commission Team Up

Cal Poly and the California Strawberry Commission have signed an agreement to create the first of its kind Strawberry Sustainability Research and Education Center. … Continue reading

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Online Grocery Shopping is Driven by Two Factors, Reports The Hartman Group

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

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Virginia Firm Recalls Pork Sausage Product That May Contain Foreign Materials

Smithfield Packing Company is recalling approximately 38,000 pounds of pork sausage that may contain small pieces of plastic, likely from gloves, says the U.S. … Continue reading

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NGA Recommends Opting Out and Objecting to Proposed Settlement

Seven and a half years ago, NGA, at the direction of its board, elected to become a plaintiff in a class action payment card … Continue reading

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National Retail Conference Will Feature Six Retail Marketing Panelists

The theme for the 2013 Retail Merchandising & Marketing Conference to be held in Scottsdale in April is “Learn. Change. Grow.” The selection of … Continue reading

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Sea Best Offers Fish Finder Online Consumer Tool

Sea Best, the flagship brand of Beaver Street Fisheries, has launched an online tool to help consumers choose the fish type that best suits … Continue reading

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WeiserMazars Shares First Annual U.S. Food and Beverage Industry Study Results

According to the first annual U.S. Food & Beverage Industry Study, released today by WeiserMazars LLP, a leading accounting, tax and advisory services firm, … Continue reading

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