Category Archives: 2012 03 Article Archives

Wellness worthy

GHQ takes a glimpse at trends impacting key wellness categories and the hot items expected to drive growth this year. Continue reading

Posted in 2012 03 Article Archives, Selling Wellness

Nonfoods Talk: The man cave

Enticing adult men into your grooming section is only half the battle. Retailers need to target teenagers as well if they want to maximize … Continue reading

Posted in 2012 03 Article Archives, Columns, Nonfoods for Profit

Sales Review: Specialty Deli Meat

Posted in 2012 03 Article Archives, Perishables Group Sales Reviews

The spices of life

The growing popularity of ethnic cuisine and the trend toward healthier eating has led to increased spice and seasoning sales. Continue reading

Posted in 2012 03 Article Archives, Center Store

Food Forum: Creating opportunities for collaboration

To nurture the next generation of food retailers, industry leaders and educators must find new ways to work together. By Richard J. George, Ph.D. … Continue reading

Posted in 2012 03 Article Archives, Columns

Men on a mission to look good

Men are taking their grooming seriously and retailers are pulling out all the stops to help them polish their image. Continue reading

Posted in 2012 03 Article Archives, Nonfoods for Profit

Talking Shop with… Larry Graham

Larry Graham, president of the National Confectioners Association, says that this year’s event will be the largest ever and should offer quite a few … Continue reading

Posted in 2012 03 Article Archives, Talking Shop

Talking Shop with… Xavier Poncin

The executive director of SIAL Canada 2012, says that momentum is building for this year’s event, slated for early May in Montreal. Grocery Headquarters: … Continue reading

Posted in 2012 03 Article Archives, Talking Shop

Perfectly Packaged

Environmental concerns have moved to the forefront of the packaging category. Continue reading

Posted in 2012 03 Article Archives, Upfront

Giving back is the new black

Retailers are finding that community support does more than make them feel warm and fuzzy inside. It is growing sales. Continue reading

Posted in 2012 03 Article Archives, Focus on Fresh

Heading for Home

The annual Housewares Show promises a wide selection of new merchandise that may fit into supermarkets. Continue reading

Posted in 2012 03 Article Archives, Nonfoods for Profit

Solving the pricing puzzle

Price optimization software, electronic shelf labels and cloud computing are helping grocers manage pricing strategies. Continue reading

Posted in 2012 03 Article Archives, Tech Solutions

Struggling in the golden state

California is considered a trendsetter. It would be wise for retailers in the other 49 states to pay close attention. Continue reading

Posted in 2012 03 Article Archives, Cover Stories

Gourmet by the bay

Mouthwatering delicacies and record crowds could be found at the Winter Fancy Food Show in San Francisco. Tim Sullivan should have known better, but … Continue reading

Posted in 2012 03 Article Archives, Upfront

Call of the sea

International Boston Seafood Show attendees will be lured by exhibitors featuring new products and marketing programs. Continue reading

Posted in 2012 03 Article Archives, Focus on Fresh

Food Forum: Avoiding poor promotion execution

Discounts and other incentives that are handled incorrectly at the POS can result in significant losses for retailers. By Derek M. Rodner Retailers are … Continue reading

Posted in 2012 03 Article Archives, Columns

What a girl wants

National brands are innovating the feminine hygiene category, and private label is not far behind. This in-demand category is experiencing a facelift and retailers … Continue reading

Posted in 2012 03 Article Archives, Nonfoods for Profit

Caught in the act!

Retail theft remains high but grocers are using some reliable crime stoppers such as cameras and public view monitors in new ways. Shoppers struggling … Continue reading

Posted in 2012 03 Article Archives, Equipment, Design & Operations

Movin’ on up

As A&P exits bankruptcy, a remodeled The Food Emporium on Manhattan’s Upper East Side showcases the retailer’s marketing potential.  If Florence Johnston, the wise-cracking … Continue reading

Posted in 2012 03 Article Archives, Retail Spotlights

Not to be repeated

Supermarkets have avoided most of the major blunders that other companies keep making over and over. Can their winning streak continue? Some say the … Continue reading

Posted in 2012 03 Article Archives, Columns