Category Archives: 2010 01 Article Archives

Talking shop with… Perry Reynolds

The vice president of marketing and trade development for the International Housewares Association sees increased opportunities for housewares in the supermarket channel. Grocery Headquarters: … Continue reading

Posted in 2010 01 Article Archives, Talking Shop

Bottom(line)s Up!

Larger pack sizes, in-store displays and innovative products continue to pace supermarket beer sales. By Craig Levitt It may be time for retailers and … Continue reading

Posted in 2010 01 Article Archives, Center Store

On Point: Power vs. profits

Fighting among trading partners may be counterproductive. By Tom Weir Was it really only a couple of years ago that commodity prices were going … Continue reading

Posted in 2010 01 Article Archives, Columns

Sounding Board: Branding in the age of Oprah

What can retailers and CPG firms learn from this brand-building powerhouse? By Len Lewis They laughed, cried tears of sorrow and joy, held hands … Continue reading

Posted in 2010 01 Article Archives, Columns

Selling nonfoods to the health & wellness shopper

Global Market Development Center research suggests that supermarkets are well positioned to capture this lucrative consumer. By Craig Levitt In their infancy, organic and … Continue reading

Posted in 2010 01 Article Archives, Nonfoods for Profit

Future Forces: First at being second

A look at the airline industry can help retailers reshape their strategies for rewarding top customers. By Patrick Kiernan As Seinfeld’s George Costanza said, … Continue reading

Posted in 2010 01 Article Archives, Columns

Spectacular Schnucks

Community stewardship, breathtaking architecture, mouth-watering foods and in-store theater create a unique shopping environment at Schnucks. By Richard Turcsik The folks at Schnuck Markets … Continue reading

Posted in 2010 01 Article Archives, Cover Stories

Fresh start

With the indulgence of the holidays behind us, the beginning of a new year is a great time for retailers to promote healthy eating … Continue reading

Posted in 2010 01 Article Archives, Focus on Fresh

Super spuds

Potato growers are grabbing the side dish spotlight with eye-popping pro­mo­tions and value-added products that stress convenience. By Nina Amir The cold weather and … Continue reading

Posted in 2010 01 Article Archives, Focus on Fresh

Going green for baby

Natural and sustainable products continue to gain favor with parents. By Craig Levitt Natural and green products may seem like a good idea, but … Continue reading

Posted in 2010 01 Article Archives, Nonfoods for Profit

Tackling the front end

Many grocery retailers are not doing enough to maximize front end sales, according to study sponsored by a consortium of manufacturers. Here are some … Continue reading

Posted in 2010 01 Article Archives, Upfront

Hopping down the seasonal aisle

Candy companies and other makers of Easter items are rolling out new products, promotions and packaging. By Nora Caley While consumers are just re­covering … Continue reading

Posted in 2010 01 Article Archives, Center Store

Taking the LEED

Supermarkets are upgrading equipment and using eco-friendly materials to gain Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED) certification. What they’re finding is that these … Continue reading

Posted in 2010 01 Article Archives, Equipment, Design & Operations

Linking to loyalty

By aligning more closely with frequent shopper programs, electronic coupons and mobile marketing programs gain traction as a strategy to keep customers coming back. … Continue reading

Posted in 2010 01 Article Archives, Tech Solutions

Loyal friend

A steady stream of product introductions and a shift to higher-margin, healthier and nutritious offerings are helping the pet aisle remain strong. By Richard … Continue reading

Posted in 2010 01 Article Archives, Center Store

Minding the pharmacy counter

A Grocery Headquarters’ survey finds that retailers have lots of issues with their pharmacy section. By Seth Mendelson What are retailers thinking about when … Continue reading

Posted in 2010 01 Article Archives, Nonfoods for Profit

On the path to wellness

Grocery Headquarters‘ Trailblazer Awards recognize excellence in 19 health and wellness categories. By Carol Radice Since 2006, Grocery Headquarters’ annual Trailblazer Awards have honored … Continue reading

Posted in 2010 01 Article Archives, Selling Wellness

Food Forum: Planning from the top down

Strategy is too important to leave to strategists. Leaders must take the reins. By Mark Lang Leaders need to agree on what strategy is. … Continue reading

Posted in 2010 01 Article Archives, Columns

Nonfoods Talk: A Thanksgiving tale

Trying to buy a computer at Wal-Mart on Thanksgiving night did not create a happy ending to the holiday for my family. By Seth … Continue reading

Posted in 2010 01 Article Archives, Columns, Nonfoods for Profit