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.”

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

Posted in Photos, Web-Exclusive Content

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

Posted in News, Web-Exclusive Content

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

Posted in Grocery, What's New

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

Posted in News

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

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

Haggen to convert 146 stores in five months

Haggen has begun the process of acquiring 146 stores as part of the divestment process brought about by the Federal Trade Commission’s (FTC) review … Continue reading

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Consumer Goods Forum Global Summit set

The Global Summit is coming to New York, and will be held at the New York Hilton Midtown June 24-26. Billed by its organizer’s … Continue reading

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Giant and Peapod Launch Online Shopping and Delivery Service

Giant Food Stores has partnered with its sister company Peapod, the leading internet grocer, to offer online grocery shopping and delivery to consumers’ homes … Continue reading

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Peapod by Giant Launches online Shopping in PA

Giant Food Stores has announced a partnership with its sister company Peapod internet grocer to offer the convenience of online grocery shopping and delivery … Continue reading

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Monopoly game at Albertsons and United

The seventh annual Monopoly Collect and Win game has launched in Albertsons stores and for the first time, guests at United Supermarkets, Market Street, … Continue reading

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G.H. Mumm for the roses

G.H. Mumm has announced that it will become the Official Champagne Sponsor of the Kentucky Derby, America’s greatest horse race, and Churchill Downs Racetrack, … Continue reading

Posted in Grocery, Promotions, What's New

Buy Alabama’s Best luncheon held

The 2014 Buy Alabama’s Best Retail Campaign Launch Awards luncheon was recently held at The Club restaurant overlooking Birmingham. The group is made up … Continue reading

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Country meats western

From country-raised chicken and pork to Western beef, the latest trends in proteins will be the center-of-plate discussion at this month’s 2015 Annual Meat Conference … Continue reading

Posted in 2015 02 Article Archives, Focus on Fresh

Golden globes

A properly merchandised onions and garlic display can help any produce manager usher in an award-winning performance. Breathtaking. That is what a well-merchandised display … Continue reading

Posted in 2015 02 Article Archives, Focus on Fresh

Super Bowl of a missed opportunity

One of the top news stories this week has been the scandal surrounding the alleged under inflating of footballs by the New England Patriots … Continue reading

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General Mills Partners with Skylanders

General Mills is upping America’s breakfast game through a new partnership with the most popular children’s video franchise, Skylanders. Hidden inside specially marked boxes … Continue reading

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Stemilt Apples are for Lovers

Stemilt Growers is helping retailers tie into the color of hearts and roses with exciting promotion opportunities around its Red Delicious apples. Stemilt is … Continue reading

Posted in Perishables, Promotions, What's New

Way off Target

Target Corp. made front-page news earlier this month when it announced it was pulling the plug on its 133 stores in Canada after only … Continue reading

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Bridging the gap

Technology, changing personal and societal interests and evolving eating habits are changing how retailers market their stores to reach multiple generations. Continue reading

Posted in 2015 01 Article Archives, Cover Stories

A Beverage Attitude adjustment

Retailers and manufacturers need to adjust their beverage offerings to keep up with changing tastes—and times. Fewer shoppers today are high on Coke—and Pepsi, … Continue reading

Posted in 2015 01 Article Archives, Center Store

Rastelli Market Fresh

Shopping at Rastelli Market Fresh is a feast for the senses because shoppers can literally see, taste and smell the difference between this store … Continue reading

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The malt beverage shop

A wide array of flavored malt beverages and related products, largely targeting women and Millennials, are bringing coolness and hip to the supermarket beer … Continue reading

Posted in 2014 12 Article Archives, Center Store

Rastelli Market Fresh: A breed apart

Ownership by a major meat company coupled with an emphasis on top-notch gourmet perishables sold at popular prices enables Rastelli Market Fresh to rise above the herd of conventional and specialty supermarkets. Continue reading

Posted in 2014 12 Article Archives, Retail Spotlights

This really takes the cake

I went to church this weekend and left really ticked off—and for once it did not have anything to do with a second collection, … Continue reading

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