Author Archives: Richard Turcsik

About Richard Turcsik

With more than 20 years of indus­try expe­ri­ence under his belt, includ­ing more than five with Gro­cery Head­quar­ters, Richard Turcsik is a walk­ing ency­clo­pe­dia of super­mar­ket knowl­edge. As exec­u­tive edi­tor he is respon­si­ble for much of the magazine’s con­tent, includ­ing the pop­u­lar Retail Spot­light fea­tures, cover sto­ries, news arti­cles, cen­ter store and per­ish­ables fea­tures, as well as the Trade Talk, In the Aisles and Pro­mo­tion Cor­ner sec­tions. If Richard didn’t write for GHQ he would be “work­ing undercover.”

Eye of the Storm

When it comes to dealing with natural and man-made disasters, the best plans for retailers are predetermined. Continue reading

Posted in 2015 07 Article Archives, Cover Stories, FEATURED Articles

Sweet Rewards

New products that debuted at the Sweets & Snacks Expo promise to boost candy and snack sales in the months ahead. The future looks … Continue reading

Posted in 2015 07 Article Archives, Center Store

Private Affairs

A strong, upscale private label program can bond consumers with their favorite retailers. Continue reading

Posted in 2015 07 Article Archives, Center Store, FEATURED Articles

Ruiz Foods’ El Monterey snacks wins ChefsBest Award

  El Monterey snacks have received 2015 ChefsBest “Best Taste” and “Excellence” awards. Independent professional chefs gave the category-exclusive awards after testing products from … Continue reading

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Supervalu National Sales Expo Set

Supervalu Inc.  (NYSE: SVU) expects to welcome nearly 4,000 grocery professionals to the RiverCentre in downtown St. Paul, Minn., from Aug. 11-13. In addition … Continue reading

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Weis Markets raises $124K for Pet Shelters

Weis Markets’ announced that associates helped raise $124,000 in customer donations for more than 100 local pet shelters and rescue organizations during its month-long … Continue reading

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CVS Health Acquiring Target Pharmacy Operations

CVS Health Corporation and Target Corporation announced today that they have entered into a definitive agreement for CVS Health to acquire Target’s pharmacy and … Continue reading

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Herr’s partners with Paralyzed Veterans of America for special pretzels

        Herr’s has partnered with Paralyzed Veterans of America, a nonprofit veterans service organization that works to improve the lives of … Continue reading

Posted in Grocery, Web-Exclusive Content, What's New

United Family funds graduation parties

The United Family has donated more than $45,000 to Project Graduation celebrations at 65 high schools in West Texas and Dallas-Fort Worth, which will … Continue reading

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2015 Sweets & Snacks Expo

The annual Sweets & Snacks Expo, held May 19-21 at McCormick Place in Chicago, attracted an estimated 16,000 attendees. Grocery Headquarters was among those … Continue reading

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Big cheese alliance

Caves of Faribault, a subsidiary company of Swiss Valley Farms and the award-winning producer of Blue cheese, Gorgonzola and other specialty cheeses, together with … Continue reading

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Stater Bros. Donates Emergency Command Center

  Stater Bros. Markets recently donated a trailer that had been converted into a mobile emergency command center to the San Bernardino County Sheriff’s … Continue reading

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Lucky’s Market

Based in Niwot, Colo., Lucky’s Market was founded in 2003 and currently operates 11 stores throughout the Rocky Mountain Region, Midwest and South. This … Continue reading

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On a Lucky’s Streak

Lucky’s Market enlivens the Ann Arbor, Mich. food scene by emphasizing the freshness and uniqueness of its products and offering a one-of-a-kind shopping experience. Continue reading

Posted in 2015 06 Article Archives, Retail Spotlights, Upfront

Global Food Fare

A proliferation of ethnic cuisines are taking consumers’ taste buds on a culinary ride. Check out any city’s restaurant scene. In addition to pizzerias, … Continue reading

Posted in 2015 06 Article Archives, Center Store

The Real Co Launches Single Origin Foods

The Real Company announces its U.S. debut  of certifiable 100% Single Origin products including Himalayan Pink Rock Salt, Organic Raw Cane Sugar, and organically … Continue reading

Posted in Grocery, Web-Exclusive Content, What's New

Ocean Mist Farms Sponsors Artichoke Festival

Ocean Mist Farms will sponsor the Castroville Artichoke Food and Wine Festival as it returns to the Monterey County Fairgrounds May 30–31 to celebrate … Continue reading

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West Point Market to Close

Is it the death knell for the Killer Brownies? West Point Market, the Akron, Ohio, nationally renowned, one-unit specialty store that invented the decadent … Continue reading

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Postcards from the edge

I have a friend Linda Fischer who is a budding author and loves to travel. We have an arrangement. She sends me postcards from … Continue reading

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Big Y opens Gas/C-Store

Big Y Foods, Inc. is pleased to announce the grand opening celebration for their first wholly owned Big Y Express Gas & Convenience store … Continue reading

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Shop ‘N Save debuts mobile app

Shop ‘N Save is offering its customers an innovative, tech-savvy way to save money and enjoy a more convenient shopping experience with the launch … Continue reading

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Duda hits celery marketing home run

1.6oz Celery Snack Pack_All American Snack.jpg Duda Farm Fresh foods is stepping up to the plate this spring with a new promotion that will … Continue reading

Posted in Perishables, Web-Exclusive Content, What's New

Kroger Buys Hiller’s Markets

The Kroger Co. announced today that it is buying the seven-unit Hiller’s Markets chain in suburban Detroit. The transaction includes Hiller’s stores in West … Continue reading

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Sausage Recall

Ohanyan’s Bastirma & Soujouk Co., a Fresno, Calif. establishment, is recalling approximately 159,291 pounds of sausage products due to misbranding and an undeclared allergen, … Continue reading

Posted in News, Uncategorized, Web-Exclusive Content

Giant Awakening

Sharp pricing, high quality, top-notch stores and dedicated associates enable the GIANT Food Stores division of Ahold USA to be the market leader in its key operating areas. Continue reading

Posted in 2015 05 Article Archives, Cover Stories