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.”

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

Posted in Equipment, What's New

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

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

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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Palmer’s Market

Everything is coming up roses at Palmer’s Market, a retailing institution in Darien, Conn. that was founded in 1921. Thanks to outstanding service, selection … Continue reading

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All the works

Innovative new products and line extensions are spicing up sales in the once staid condiments category. Sales in the condiment section are heating up … Continue reading

Posted in 2015 04 Article Archives, Center Store

Darien’s David

Treating food and general merchandise as true works of art enables Connecticut’s one-unit Palmer’s Market to win the battle against Goliath competitors. Continue reading

Posted in 2015 04 Article Archives, Retail Spotlights, Upfront

Country Time liquid concentrate introduced

Kraft Foods has introduced Country Time Lemonade Starter, a multi-serve liquid concentrate beverage mix that makes preparing lemonade easier than ever before. According to … Continue reading

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Ian’s introduces new Herb Crusted Fish Filet

Ian’s has a brand new frozen entrée: the Herb Crusted Fish Filet. Seasoned with a special blend of herbs and spices, Ian’s delicious Herb … Continue reading

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Bristol Farms promotes exec

Bristol Farms, the premier specialty grocer in Southern California announced today that it has promoted Adam Caldecott, Executive Vice President of Retail for Bristol … Continue reading

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Top retailers to head Hub Live Symposium in NYC

Five top retailers will share how they make the shopping experience come to life at Hub Live: The Retail Experience Symposium, April 23, 2015 in New … Continue reading

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Coborn’s recognized for ending hunger efforts

Coborn’s, Inc. is one of six companies in Minnesota to be recognized for its exceptional efforts to end hunger in its community by participating … Continue reading

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Hawaiian Host Acquires Mauna Loa

Hawaiian Host, Inc. has completed its acquisition of Mauna Loa Macadamia Nut Corporation from The Hershey Company. Mauna Loa joins Hawaiian Host, Inc. as … Continue reading

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Domino Foods Introduces Born Sweet Zing Stevia Sweetener

Victory is here for sugar substitute users seeking perfectly sweet, real product solutions for their daily sweetening needs now that Domino Foods, Inc. has … Continue reading

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Mrs. Freshley’s Expands Cinnabon Partnership

Mrs. Freshley’s, an award-winning brand of snack cakes and pastries from Flowers Foods, has expanded its partnership with Cinnabon to create two new Mrs. … Continue reading

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50 Shades of Lost Sales

I’m no prude, but a couple of evenings before Valentine’s Day I saw a commercial that was so repulsive it should be banned from … Continue reading

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Supermarket cum laude

Scores of “Best in Class” offerings merchandised in an attractive and engaging format ensure Byerly’s Edina passes the bar with flying colors. Continue reading

Posted in 2015 03 Article Archives, Retail Spotlights, Upfront

Fish Finder

The 2015 Seafood Expo North America in Boston offers retailers the chance to haul in a boatload of new products and merchandising ideas. One could spend … Continue reading

Posted in 2015 03 Article Archives, Focus on Fresh

Byerly’s

Byerly’s opened its Edina, Minn., flagship location on September 18, 2014, replacing a 40-year-old unit that stood on the same property. This store is … Continue reading

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Let’s Move 4,000 Salad Bars

Let’s Move Salad Bars to Schools (LMSB2S) has granted its 4,000th school salad bar. This represents an investment of over $10 million by the … Continue reading

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Honest Tea adds products; converts soda line to “Organic”

Honest Tea is expanding its zero calorie beverage offerings in 2015, unveiling three new varieties: two unsweetened, caffeine-free herbal iced teas and a zero … Continue reading

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Fresh produce, prices matter most to shoppers, survey shows

Despite glowing headlines about America’s economic recovery, millions of people struggle with stagnant wages and an increased cost of living. As a result, nearly … Continue reading

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Year of the Sheep

This February 19, legions of Asian cultures will herald the brand new lunar year, with 2015 pronounced “The Year of the Sheep.” In celebration, … Continue reading

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