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.”

Rich Products Launches Licensed Peanuts Line

To send adults down memory lane, while also capturing the attention of young cartoon-lovers, Rich Products Corporation has developed a line of Peanuts and … Continue reading

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

Little Potato Company Targets Tots with Taters

The Little Potato Company has launched a program to provide tools and tips to make it easier for parents to cook with their kids, … Continue reading

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Kings Teams with Zaro’s in Bakery Department Expansion

Zaro’s Family Bakery, a fourth-generation family-owned and operated business located in the New York Metropolitan area, is expanding their sales to Kings Foods Markets, … Continue reading

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Rainbow Light President Wins Lifetime Achievement Award

Linda Kahler, president of Rainbow Light, was presented with Nutrition Business Journal’s Lifetime Achievement Award at Nutrition Business Journal’s (NBJ) 18th annual NBJ Summit … Continue reading

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Alto-Shaam Achieves Energy Star Rating

Alto-Shaam has announced that several of its CT PROformance and CT Classic Combitherm ovens have earned an ENERGY STAR rating from the Environmental Protection … Continue reading

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Healthy Retail 2015 Conference Set

Informa Exhibitions has opened registration for the Healthy Retail Conference & Expo to be held October 29-30 at the Fairmont Scottsdale Princess Resort. Attendees … Continue reading

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Summer Fancy Foods Show 2015

The Summer Fancy Food Show, held in New York at the Jacob Javitz Convention Center in late June, attracted record numbers of both exhibitors and … Continue reading

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A&P Files Bankruptcy; Seeks to Sell Stores

The Great Atlantic & Pacific Tea Co. (A&P) filed a voluntary petition under Chapter 11 of the U.S. Bankruptcy Code with the U.S. Bankruptcy … Continue reading

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Fantastic Four Tastykakes

Snack cake brand Tastykake is capturing the power of four this summer via a fantastic partnership with Twentieth Century Fox and Marvel’s Fantastic Four, in … Continue reading

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

Murry’s Recalls Bell & Evans Gluten-free Chicken Nuggets

Murry’s, Inc., a Lebanon, Pa. establishment, is recalling approximately 20,232 pounds of Bell & Evans gluten-free breaded chicken nugget product that tested positive for … Continue reading

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Just BARE Chicken Supports Community Gardens

Just BARE, a brand of natural, antibiotic-free chicken, announced today its launch of the Goodness for Gardens donation program, an initiative that supports the … Continue reading

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Peachy donation

This winter Chicago-based MillerCoors created the Blue Moon First Peach Ale, a Belgian-inspired brown ale crafted using peaches and coriander. The seasonal flavor was sold … Continue reading

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Cub Foods helps raise $210,000 for Boys & Girls Club

Cub Foods teamed up with the Minnesota Twins and Pepsi to raise more than $210,000 for the Boys & Girls Clubs of the Twin … Continue reading

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Good Food Awards Contest Opens

The Good Food Awards—the first national initiative to recognize craft food producers who excel in both taste and sustainability—kick-starts the sixth year of its … Continue reading

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A Real Twist on Bourbon is Brewing

The Twisted Tea Brewing Company, a division of The Boston Beer Company, has introduced Twisted Tea Bourbon Barrel, a new hard iced tea inspired … Continue reading

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Veggin’ Out

Cutting-edge retailers looking to attract those all so powerful Millennials with their unlimited spending power may want to think about pulling out their meat … Continue reading

Posted in Blogs, Web-Exclusive Content

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

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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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