Category Archives: 2012 04 Article Archives

A Spring Showcase… continued

While April showers may bring us flowers, the rainy Spring month also brings the produce industry a couple of its favorite trade shows— the … Continue reading

Posted in 2012 04 Article Archives, Focus on Fresh

Sending Meaningful Messages

Greeting card suppliers are finding new ways to keep consumers engaged in the category. Continue reading

Posted in 2012 04 Article Archives, Nonfoods for Profit

Sprucing Up HBC Assortments

There are dozens of HBC categories from which consumers can choose. To help increase sales, grocers would be wise to narrow the list a … Continue reading

Posted in 2012 04 Article Archives, Nonfoods for Profit

Feel-good stories

Officials at housewares and pet product companies say their categories are looking up despite a weak economy and high gas prices. Talk about optimism. … Continue reading

Posted in 2012 04 Article Archives, Columns

Sounding Board: Using technology to ring the till

Innovative applications can engage consumers, but will they buy? Are you as bored as I am with all the chatter about the technological revolution … Continue reading

Posted in 2012 04 Article Archives, Columns

Talking Shop with… Jesse Garcia

The senior vice president of sales and chief customer officer for Minneapolis-based MOM Brands says his company is well-positioned to grow in the cereal … Continue reading

Posted in 2012 04 Article Archives, Talking Shop

A Spring Showcase

Retailers are looking north to see what is blooming for spring produce. Continue reading

Posted in 2012 04 Article Archives, Focus on Fresh

Talking Shop with… David Kirkpatrick

The chief marketing officer for The FaVe Juice Co. says consumers are looking for beverages with fewer calories and more servings of fruits and … Continue reading

Posted in 2012 04 Article Archives, Talking Shop

Good-for-You Getting Better

This is going to be a year filled with opportunities and challenges for the wellness and better-for-you categories. Continue reading

Posted in 2012 04 Article Archives, Selling Wellness

Liquid gold rush

A bright sheen is being brought to the cooking oil category from new varieties and brands. There is a gusher in the grocery department. … Continue reading

Posted in 2012 04 Article Archives, Center Store

Food Forum: Looking for the silver lining

By  David Donnan Commodity volatility can create business opportunities for grocers. Effectively managing escalating commodity volatility is rapidly becoming an increasingly mission-critical agenda item … Continue reading

Posted in 2012 04 Article Archives, Columns

Thrill of the Grill

The grilling season and consumers’ desire to eat healthier are driving protein sales. The signs of spring are unmistakeable. Love abounds, birds are chirping, … Continue reading

Posted in 2012 04 Article Archives, Focus on Fresh

Checking gas prices

Though hard to fathom, higher oil prices may present a growth opportunity for grocers. For what it is worth, here is my read on … Continue reading

Posted in 2012 04 Article Archives, Columns

Behind the Looking Glass

Grocers are adding doors, LED lighting and other energy-saving features to refrigerated cases. At home, consumers keep yogurt, milk and cheese in the refrigerator, … Continue reading

Posted in 2012 04 Article Archives, Equipment, Design & Operations

The Top Tier

Fashion and mainstream style are influencing bakery designs. With manufacturers help, in-store bakeries should be able to keep up. Many argue it was Sex … Continue reading

Posted in 2012 04 Article Archives, Focus on Fresh

The Belle of Bellefonte

It is easy to see why Weis Markets’ new flagship store is the most popular place in town. Continue reading

Posted in 2012 04 Article Archives, Retail Spotlights

Dissecting the data

The Grocery Headquarters annual State of the Industry Almanac delves into the performance of dozens of supermarket categories. Good times? Bad times? That is … Continue reading

Posted in 2012 04 Article Archives, Cover Stories, Uncategorized