Author Archives: Molly Zimnoch

Candy land comes to Chicago

Sales opportunities lay ahead for retailers following the Sweets & Snacks Expo. Chicagoland’s McCormick Place convention center was transformed into a life- sized candy … Continue reading

Posted in 2014 07 Article Archives, Center Store

Healthy doses of HBC

These HBC innovators continue to keep retailers and consumers looking and feeling their best. Continue reading

Posted in 2014 07 Article Archives, FEATURED Articles, Nonfoods for Profit

Refusing to retreat

Certain private label nonfoods categories continue to entice shoppers with quality and value. Traditionally, when the economy emerges from a recession, private label sales … Continue reading

Posted in 2014 06 Article Archives, Nonfoods for Profit

Healthy indulgences

Regardless of dietary preferences, many shoppers have a sweet tooth that needs satisfying. Continue reading

Posted in 2014 06 Article Archives, Selling Wellness

The rise of the import

As consumers embrace new flavors from around the globe, retailers need to be ready for the next big thing.  Keeping up with the latest eating trends … Continue reading

Posted in 2014 06 Article Archives, Center Store

Face-to-face with HBW

The game changers and decision makers of the health, beauty and wellness categories will gather in Orlando this month for the 2014 GMDC Health Beauty … Continue reading

Posted in 2014 05 Article Archives, Nonfoods for Profit

Certifying the store

As store shelves are inundated with a torrent of certifications and verifications, it is up to the retailer to educate consumers about their presence, meanings and importance. Continue reading

Posted in 2014 05 Article Archives, Selling Wellness

The change of the culinary season

Despite today’s cold, overcast weather, I’m quite certain that spring has finally arrived in Manhattan. Seasonal allergies tend to keep me indoors until late-May, … Continue reading

Posted in Blogs, Web-Exclusive Content

Forging a vapor trail

Grocery Headquarters sat down with some of the electronic cigarette industry’s biggest players to hear their thoughts on the changing landscape of the category.  … Continue reading

Posted in 2014 04 Article Archives, Nonfoods for Profit

Innovation, naturally

With record breaking attendance, last month’s Natural Products Expo West show continued to prove its worth and importance to the natural industry. From March … Continue reading

Posted in 2014 04 Article Archives, Selling Wellness

Feeling inspired in Anaheim

If you love all things natural and great food, I highly recommend that you attend Expo West at least once in your life. Not … Continue reading

Posted in Blogs, Web-Exclusive Content

Promoting pet

Retailers that create a destination for consumers in the pet aisle will be rewarded with strong sales and loyal consumers. What was more exciting … Continue reading

Posted in 2014 03 Article Archives, Nonfoods for Profit

Natural evolution

Non-GMO, gluten-free, certified organic and a host of other natural products will be on display at Expo West.  In the natural industry, March means one thing: … Continue reading

Posted in 2014 03 Article Archives, Selling Wellness

Feeding my addiction to Greek yogurt

Today marks the re-opening of the new and improved Chobani SoHo Greek yogurt bar. HALLELUJAH! I have been in withdrawal for far too long. … Continue reading

Posted in Blogs, Web-Exclusive Content

Keepin’ it crafty

Though still a niche segment, craft beer sales continue to rise. Continue reading

Posted in 2014 02 Article Archives, Center Store

Waking up with wellness

Manufacturers in the natural channel have gotten creative, providing consumers with a multitude of better-for-you breakfast options. Breakfast has long been regarded as “the most … Continue reading

Posted in 2014 02 Article Archives, Selling Wellness

Setting wellness ablaze

Patience and perseverance have earned top wellness companies a 2014 Grocery Headquarters’ Selling Wellness Trailblazer Award. Continue reading

Posted in 2014 01 Article Archives, Selling Wellness

A healthy resolve

Each New Year consumers focus on healthy eating. Retailers would be wise to capitalize on this trend by recommitting to the produce department. Continue reading

Posted in 2014 01 Article Archives, Focus on Fresh

All the way from Alimentaria…

Last month, I had the incredible opportunity to travel to Barcelona, Spain and represent Grocery Headquarters at the international presentation of Alimentaria 2014. Alimentaria … Continue reading

Posted in Blogs, Web-Exclusive Content

Capital ideas

Grocery Headquarters visited four retailers in Albany, N.Y. and observed the various ways in which they are doing business in a highly competitive market. Continue reading

Posted in 2013 12 Article Archives, Nonfoods for Profit

The GMO food fight

As state campaigns for mandatory labeling are fought off, consumers and retailers can vote with their wallets to bring transparency and GMO awareness. Continue reading

Posted in 2013 12 Article Archives, Selling Wellness

A greener clean

Efficacy is key for home care products, but increasingly so is health and safety as consumers continue to look for natural alternatives to toxic household items. Continue reading

Posted in 2013 11 Article Archives, Selling Wellness

Keeping an eye on private label

Retailers have found meaning and purpose with private label programs. Now consumers are looking to them for meaningful answers—not to mention savings. Continue reading

Posted in 2013 11 Article Archives, Cover Stories

It’s time for some Halloween DIY

Halloween is just a few days away, and it’s time to get down to business. I consider myself a rather creative person and like … Continue reading

Posted in Blogs, Web-Exclusive Content

Savvy snacking

Consumers have embraced healthy snacking and grocers have responded by making product available throughout the entire store.  While the public was concerning itself with … Continue reading

Posted in 2013 10 Article Archives, Selling Wellness