Category Archives: 2012 06 Article Archives

Cutting it close

While the shaving category has had a few flat years, observers say new products should spur growth. by Nora Caley It is no fun … Continue reading

Posted in 2012 06 Article Archives, Nonfoods for Profit

NACDS Marketplace heads to the ‘Mile High City’

All the hottest nonfoods products and trends will be featured under one roof in Colorado later this month. This is a year of firsts … Continue reading

Posted in 2012 06 Article Archives, Nonfoods for Profit

Ice cream social

The summer months provide retailers with ample opportunity to promote and sell frozen treats. Continue reading

Posted in 2012 06 Article Archives, Center Store

Tapping a gusher

In the heart of Oklahoma oil country, Uptown Grocery Co. hits it big! Continue reading

Posted in 2012 06 Article Archives, Retail Spotlights

How sweet it is

Thanks to a plethora of better-for-you cookies, candies and other treats, consumers are quickly learning that they can have their cake and eat it … Continue reading

Posted in 2012 06 Article Archives, Selling Wellness

Squeezing the juice

Manufacturers hope to invigorate the shelf-stable juice category with lower-calorie, healthful options. Getting people, especially kids, to eat the USDA daily-recommended allowance of fruits … Continue reading

Posted in 2012 06 Article Archives, Center Store

Sweet sixteen

The Sweets & Snacks Expo celebrated a key milestone with record-setting attendance. This year’s Sweets & Snacks Expo, sponsored by the National Confectioners Association, … Continue reading

Posted in 2012 06 Article Archives, Center Store

The Class of 1962

Walmart, Target and Kmart entered the retail scene 50 years ago and ultimately altered the way Americans shop for groceries. Continue reading

Posted in 2012 06 Article Archives, Cover Stories

Going for the gold

Thanks to CPG manufacturer support for U.S. Olympic Teams everyone—including retailers and consumers—is a winner. This summer, fans of the Olympics are going to … Continue reading

Posted in 2012 06 Article Archives, Upfront

Uptown Grocery Co.

A look at Uptown Grocery Co., GHQ’s Retail Spotlight of the month. Continue reading

Posted in 2012 06 Article Archives, Photos, Web-Exclusive Content

Self-made to order

Self-service kiosks, along with equipment for food preparation and presentation, keep things moving in the deli and bakery departments. On a Sunday afternoon, the … Continue reading

Posted in 2012 06 Article Archives, Equipment, Design & Operations

Breaking out of the box

With a triangular addition at the front, Grand Food Center gained a showcase for its fresh produce and floral departments. Continue reading

Posted in 2012 06 Article Archives, Equipment, Design & Operations

In the spotlight

Grocery retailers will be out in full force tasting new cheeses and scouting the hottest bakery and deli items at IDDBA’s Deli-Dairy-Bake 2012. Continue reading

Posted in 2012 06 Article Archives, Focus on Fresh

Nonfoods Talk: The face of the new consumer

To paraphrase Bob Dylan, consumers—they are a changin’. As the media reported in late May, the demographics of America have evolved. The press reported … Continue reading

Posted in 2012 06 Article Archives, Columns, Nonfoods for Profit

All The President’s Foods

Do politicians’ eating habits influence the products in the supermarket aisles? Now that we have officially entered the presidential campaign season, it is time … Continue reading

Posted in 2012 06 Article Archives, Columns

Talking Shop with… Bob Sewall

The executive vice president-sales and marketing for Blount Fine Foods says that his company’s soup lines enable retailers to offer higher-end, gourmet soups. Grocery … Continue reading

Posted in 2012 06 Article Archives, Columns

From the Publisher: Learning from history

The chronicles of Walmart, Target and Kmart can serve as a textbook for other retailers looking to make a mark in today’s tough retail … Continue reading

Posted in 2012 06 Article Archives, Columns

Food Forum: Moving targets

Grocery stores can reap the benefits of marketing programs that welcome new residents. By Larry Neal According to the USDA, the average family spends … Continue reading

Posted in 2012 06 Article Archives, Columns

An after school’s [out] snack

As manufacturers continue to grow their small-size produce offerings, it is up to retailers to make the connection with parents and kids in store. Continue reading

Posted in 2012 06 Article Archives, Focus on Fresh

Everything covered

The right packaging has to be more than recyclable materials. It must meet the growing demands of consumers and retailers. Continue reading

Posted in 2012 06 Article Archives, Focus on Fresh

Sales Review: Fresh Beef

Posted in 2012 06 Article Archives, Perishables Group Sales Reviews

Sales Review: Specialty Cheese

Posted in 2012 06 Article Archives, Perishables Group Sales Reviews