Category Archives: 2011 09 Article Archives

Making room in the budget

Multi-channel integration efforts top grocers’ IT priorities as spending slowly increases. By Deena Amato-McCoy Even with the severe tumbles and rebounds of the stock … Continue reading

Posted in 2011 09 Article Archives, Tech Solutions

The evolution of GMDC

The 41-year-old trade association connects with members and prospective members via Twitter, Facebook and YouTube. By Nora Caley When the Global Market Development Center … Continue reading

Posted in 2011 09 Article Archives, Nonfoods for Profit

Feeling the heat in Canada

Price wars and cross-channel competition are shaking up Canada’s bustling retail scene. By Len Lewis Canada has been satirically called “The Great White North” … Continue reading

Posted in 2011 09 Article Archives, Cover Stories

FMI show teams efficiency with design

Retailers can learn about the latest in sustainable store design and energy-efficient refrigeration systems among other topics at the FMI Energy & Store Development … Continue reading

Posted in 2011 09 Article Archives, Equipment, Design & Operations

Battle of the brands

The symbiotic relationship between national and private label brands helps retailers better market the produce aisle. By Elizabeth Louise Hatt National brands versus private … Continue reading

Posted in 2011 09 Article Archives, Focus on Fresh

Food Forum: Can grocers leverage emerging media?

Only time and thorough testing will determine if supermarkets can profit from social media, location-based marketing and other budding communication channels. By Marek Polonski … Continue reading

Posted in 2011 09 Article Archives, Columns

Food Forum: A trip to the local watering hole

Domestic bottled water offers a close-to-home option that appeals to eco-conscious consumers and retailers. By P. Allen Smith We are in the middle of … Continue reading

Posted in 2011 09 Article Archives, Columns

Quenching a thirst for sales

Beverage sales appear to be back on track Following two off years. By Craig Levitt Retailers can lead consumers to the beverage aisle, but … Continue reading

Posted in 2011 09 Article Archives, Center Store

The pies have it

By offering convenience and quality that rival restaurants, at a fraction of the price, frozen pizza delivers strong sales and profits. By Richard Turcsik … Continue reading

Posted in 2011 09 Article Archives, Center Store

Paper sales on a tear

Innovative new products, improved private label, environmental awareness and aggressive pricing are helping to grow the paper category. By Richard Turcsik The big news … Continue reading

Posted in 2011 09 Article Archives, Center Store

A natural glow

Product integrity and performance are driving natural and organic personal care sales. By Carol Radice Consumer interest in natural and organic skin, hair and … Continue reading

Posted in 2011 09 Article Archives, Selling Wellness

Sweet on onions

Retailers have to be vigilant in keeping their sweet onion offerings genuine to keep customers satisfied. By Elizabeth Louise Hatt The sweet onion category … Continue reading

Posted in 2011 09 Article Archives, Focus on Fresh

A real page-turner

Even As digital media expands, there is still a place for magazines. By Craig Levitt It sure seems like technology has it out for … Continue reading

Posted in 2011 09 Article Archives, Nonfoods for Profit

Talking Shop with… Beth St. Raymond

The director of sun care for Energizer Personal Care says that sun care is among the sales leaders in seasonal categories. Grocery Headquarters: Why … Continue reading

Posted in 2011 09 Article Archives, Talking Shop

Talking Shop with… Philip Fritz

E Lighting Solutions’ product manager for LED retail display lighting says demand for LED lighting in refrigerated display cases is growing and other areas … Continue reading

Posted in 2011 09 Article Archives, Talking Shop

An Independent Voice: Cashing in on cards

Grocers have a chance to grow their social expression departments as many independent card shops fold. By Jane Olszeski Tortola She received numerous good … Continue reading

Posted in 2011 09 Article Archives, Columns

On Point: The fight is not over

Walmart may be down, but do not count the retailing giant out. By Tom Weir Nothing like hard times to bring a high-flyer down … Continue reading

Posted in 2011 09 Article Archives, Columns

Future Forces: Pass it along

Combining location-based marketing with mobile technology will make word-of-mouth marketing even more powerful. By Patrick Kiernan You have probably noticed the growing use of … Continue reading

Posted in 2011 09 Article Archives, Columns

Sounding Board: Unfriendly labor relations

With their ranks depleted, hungry unions are increasingly targeting retailers. By Len Lewis It is a funny thing about fear. It just feeds on … Continue reading

Posted in 2011 09 Article Archives, Columns

Reaping healthy sales from the sick

Retailers that are not prepared for the flu season are sure to suffer sickly cough/cold OTC sales. By Craig Levitt Hot summer days are … Continue reading

Posted in 2011 09 Article Archives, Nonfoods for Profit

Wonder drug

Duane Reade debuts its Wall Street flagship store, which is bullish on grocery and fresh food. “Great place!” That is how Donald J. Trump … Continue reading

Posted in 2011 09 Article Archives, Upfront

Shifting tide

Local, domestic and value-added items are transforming the seafood department. By Richard Turcsik Change is afloat at the seafood counter of A&P. The product … Continue reading

Posted in 2011 09 Article Archives, Focus on Fresh

Nonfoods Talk: The competition is online

Ecommerce can take a bite out of nonfoods sales. It is time to fight back against the Amazon.com’s of the world. By Seth Mendelson … Continue reading

Posted in 2011 09 Article Archives, Columns, Nonfoods for Profit

Food Forum: Superfruits at a tipping point

Foods such as granola bars, muffins and cold cereals that incorporate superfruits will drive growth. By Jeff Manning Health-conscious consumers who already eat fresh … Continue reading

Posted in 2011 09 Article Archives, Columns