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.”

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

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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

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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

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A Real Sweet Spot

A huge assortment of new, improved and traditional mainstay candy, salty and savory snacks will be on display at this month’s Sweets & Snacks Expo. Continue reading

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Horseradish Sauce Heats up the deli case

Tulkoff Food Products has introduced Extra Bold Horseradish Sauce, which company officials say is the spiciest combination of fresh horseradish and mayonnaise the brand … Continue reading

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Snyder of Berlin debuts Patriotic packaging

Snyder of Berlin is debuting  a full line of new and revitalized hometown packaging in an array of new sizes for its potato chip … Continue reading

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Lund Food Holdings Merging Lunds and Byerly’s Banners

Lund Food Holdings, Inc. is combining its separate Lunds and Byerly’s store brands under one unified name: Lunds & Byerlys. The rebranding will begin … Continue reading

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Clear Springs Foods names VP of Marketing

    Clear Springs Foods, Inc. announces that Kurt Myers has joined the company as Vice President of Marketing effective April 20, 2015. President … Continue reading

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United Fresh Start Foundation to host golf tournament

For the 2nd consecutive year, the United Fresh Start Foundation will host the 2015 Tip Murphy Legacy Golf Tournament, Monday, August 17, 2015, at … Continue reading

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Rich’s Opens Innovation Center

Global food giant Rich Products Corporation has ramped up its mission to provide new, innovative, on-trend products and solutions to customers, with the opening … Continue reading

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Thomas’ English Muffins 135th Birthday

It was 135 years ago on April 23, 1880 that Mr. Thomas packed up his bake shop and moved to America. And to celebrate … Continue reading

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Meijer Jumps with Jill

The world’s only rock & roll nutrition show Jump with Jill is currently rocking schoolsacross the Midwest thanks to the fall 2014 Produce for Kids campaign that … Continue reading

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TV host Ted Allen to host sofi Awards

Ted Allen, Emmy Award winner and host of three shows on Food Network, including the long-running hit series Chopped, will host the 43rd sofi … Continue reading

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Spring Has Sprung at Tastykake

New flavors are in bloom at Tastykake as the Philadelphia-based division of Flowers Foods has introduced several limited edition spring offerings. Strawberry Mini Donuts, … Continue reading

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Gold medal mustards

Beaverton Foods has hit a Grand Slam earning three Gold medals – nine total – at the 20th annual World-Wide Mustard Competition.  The event … Continue reading

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Read ALL about it!

I am sure by now most people have heard that Consumer Reports annual ranking of the supermarket industry is on the newsstands. After all, tidbits of … Continue reading

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FoodKeeper Application Launches

The U.S. Food Waste Challenge calls on organizations spanning the food supply chain to join the fight against food waste. In advance of World … Continue reading

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Cub Foods introduces Caroline’s Carts

      Cub Foods, the first grocer in the Twin Cities to offer Caroline’s Cart to customers with special needs children, is bringing … Continue reading

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Herr’s partners with Autism Society of America

April is National Autism Awareness Month, and Herr’s has partnered with the Autism Society of America to create special pretzels. The company is producing … Continue reading

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Heineken Light launches money back guarantee

Heineken Light is so confident it’s the best tasting light beer you’ve ever tasted, that Heineken is offering consumers a money back guarantee. To … Continue reading

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