Category Archives: 2011 05 Article Archives

An Independent Voice: A fresh perspective

Young employees can provide valuable insights into your business practices. By Jane Olszeski Tortola Sometimes it is hard to gauge what is on the … Continue reading

Posted in 2011 05 Article Archives, Columns

A pampered pet set

Building on its reputation as an upscale food retailer, Wegmans is fast becoming a preferred destination for pet food and supplies. By Craig Levitt … Continue reading

Posted in 2011 05 Article Archives, Nonfoods for Profit

Acting natural

The Natural Products Expo West show attracted a wide range of exhibitors. Here is a sampling of what the thousands of attendees enjoyed. By … Continue reading

Posted in 2011 05 Article Archives, Selling Wellness

At your service

Officials at Publix Super Markets strive to offer their customers the best possible service. It has paid off nicely for the chain, which has … Continue reading

Posted in 2011 05 Article Archives, Cover Stories

Battle plans

Conventional supermarkets have to fight to win back center store sales and market share from other classes of trade. By Richard Turcsik A War … Continue reading

Posted in 2011 05 Article Archives, Center Store

On Point: Quality will tell

A strong private label program is its own reward. By Tom Weir An important trend in the industry over the past decade or more … Continue reading

Posted in 2011 05 Article Archives, Columns

Food Forum: Cracking the surface

Since tuna is a supermarket staple, retailers and their customers crave more information on sustainability. By Susan Jackson Tuna is one of the world’s … Continue reading

Posted in 2011 05 Article Archives, Columns

Reeling in sales

The International Boston Seafood Show offered a boatload of new products and merchandising ideas. By Richard Turcsik Someone should have call­­ed the Har­bor Pa­trol. … Continue reading

Posted in 2011 05 Article Archives, Focus on Fresh

Going where the customers are

Social networking is becoming a viable way to attract channel-surfing and budget-conscious consumers. By Deena M. Amato-McCoy Realizing that word-of-mouth is the most compelling … Continue reading

Posted in 2011 05 Article Archives, Tech Solutions

Reshaping the GM category

Some grocers are ready to overhaul their general merchandise programs. By Carol Radice Blame it on the economy, fierce competition, an out­dated business mod­el, … Continue reading

Posted in 2011 05 Article Archives, Focus on Fresh

Shaping up

As more consumers try to slim down, savvy retailers are expanding their produce departments. By Elizabeth Louise Hatt If the key to a successful … Continue reading

Posted in 2011 05 Article Archives, Focus on Fresh

Hot out of the oven

High-tech cooking equipment that saves energy and space is gaining favor with grocers. By Kim Ann Zimmermann A retailer simply roasting up a few … Continue reading

Posted in 2011 05 Article Archives, Equipment, Design & Operations

Future Forces: In search of growth

Great manufacturers invent products that create new store aisles. Great retailers invent stores that bring neighbors and communities together. By Patrick Kiernan When industry … Continue reading

Posted in 2011 05 Article Archives, Columns

Nonfoods Talk: Sweet smell of success?

Unilever has introduced a product that company officials hope will bring new sales to the deodorant category. Can it drum up interest in a … Continue reading

Posted in 2011 05 Article Archives, Columns, Nonfoods for Profit

In the bag

New varieties and flavors, combined with rising consumer interest about its many health benefits, are brewing excitement in the tea aisle. By Richard Turcsik … Continue reading

Posted in 2011 05 Article Archives, Center Store

Talking Shop with… Larry Andrews

The retail marketing director of the Alaska Seafood Marketing Institute (ASMI) explains the new Responsible Fisheries Management certification for wild Alaska salmon. Grocery Headquarters:  … Continue reading

Posted in 2011 05 Article Archives, Talking Shop

Jumpin’ Joe

Coffee sales continue to percolate, thanks to new products that deliver coffee shop quality at a fraction of the price. By Richard Turcsik Long … Continue reading

Posted in 2011 05 Article Archives, Center Store

Talking Shop with… Michael Zacka

The CEO and president, North America, for Tetra Pak,says his company can offer retailers a unique perspective on packaging. Grocery Headquarters: Tell us about … Continue reading

Posted in 2011 05 Article Archives, Talking Shop

Sounding Board: Losing sleep

A looming discrimination suit is keeping Walmart executives up at night. But the real concern is not whether the retailer will survive, but how … Continue reading

Posted in 2011 05 Article Archives, Columns

Food Forum: The future of payments

Are retailers ready for the next generation of payment processing technologies? By Paul Cwalina As consumers change their spending habits, they expect merchants to … Continue reading

Posted in 2011 05 Article Archives, Columns

Maintaining momentum

Retailers look to premium products, new categories and revamped merchandising strategies to hold on to the gains made in private label. By Deena M. … Continue reading

Posted in 2011 05 Article Archives, Upfront

Food Forum: The supply chain of the future

Supermarket supply chains have been reconfigured time and time again. What will the next generation supply chain look like? By Jim Ritchie Supermarket supply … Continue reading

Posted in 2011 05 Article Archives, Columns

Organic Magic

With the organic segment still on the rise, retailers can keep sales blooming with a well-stocked produce aisle. By Elizabeth Louise Hatt Organic foods … Continue reading

Posted in 2011 05 Article Archives, Focus on Fresh

Food Forum: Time to rethink center store

Grocers have done a great job attracting shoppers to the perimeter departments. Now they need to apply that expertise to the center store. By … Continue reading

Posted in 2011 05 Article Archives, Columns

Powering forward

Following a tumultuous few years, the battery category appears to be back on course and primed for growth. By Craig Levitt They say “patience … Continue reading

Posted in 2011 05 Article Archives, Nonfoods for Profit