Category Archives: 2012 08 Article Archives

Perfect pairings

Suppliers and retailers partner on cross-merchandising programs to build sales and foster loyalty. When it comes to building relationships and boosting market basket rings, … Continue reading

Posted in 2012 08 Article Archives, Center Store

Chilly forecast

Supermarkets are revamping their refrigeration systems with eco-friendly refrigerants and more efficient configurations and components. As supermarkets look to lessen their impact on the … Continue reading

Posted in 2012 08 Article Archives, Equipment, Design & Operations

Vitamin sales are poppin’

Grocers are increasing sales and gaining market share in the valuable vitamin category. Sometimes less is more. That certainly rings true when it comes … Continue reading

Posted in 2012 08 Article Archives, Nonfoods for Profit

The GMO debate

Retailers play an important role in educating consumers. GMOs are at the top of the list of what people want to know about. Some … Continue reading

Posted in 2012 08 Article Archives, Selling Wellness

Fired up for frozen foods

Frozen food sales continue to improve as both retailers and manufacturers look to expand eating occasions. The relationship between consumers and frozen foods has … Continue reading

Posted in 2012 08 Article Archives, Center Store

Sales Review: Packaged Salads

Posted in 2012 08 Article Archives, Focus on Fresh, Perishables Group Sales Reviews

A lunchbox full of fruits & veggies

Produce companies’ kid-friendly snack packs and seasonal fruit promotions are making parents’ back-to-school shopping as easy as A-B-C. One of the most exciting moments … Continue reading

Posted in 2012 08 Article Archives, Focus on Fresh

Sounding Board: The universal language of medicine

The pharmacy offers a great opportunity for retailers to attract—and interact with—a diverse customer base. Walk the aisles of any store these days and … Continue reading

Posted in 2012 08 Article Archives, Columns

Far from the tree

As apple and pear season kicks off, retailers are boosting promotions and in-store displays to meet demand. An apple a day keeps the doctor … Continue reading

Posted in 2012 08 Article Archives, Focus on Fresh

Talking Shop with… Gina Boswell

The executive vice president, personal care, for Unilever North America discusses the revolution happening in the hair care category—starting at the scalp. Grocery Headquarters: … Continue reading

Posted in 2012 08 Article Archives, Columns, Talking Shop

Talking Shop with… Kyle Stenzel

The vice president of marketing for Signature Brands says his company’s innovation pipeline assures that the dessert category will remain fresh with consumers and … Continue reading

Posted in 2012 08 Article Archives, Columns, Talking Shop

Food Forum: The renaissance of mixed drinks

As consumers look for pure ingredients when making cocktails, retailers can benefit from merchandising bottled water near the spirits and other mixed drink COMPONENTS. … Continue reading

Posted in 2012 08 Article Archives, Columns

Future Forces: Have you called your call center lately?

In a demanding environment, the challenges of exemplary service and growth require a view from outside of your retail window. By Patrick Kiernan Certainly, … Continue reading

Posted in 2012 08 Article Archives, Columns

From the Publisher: Supervalu’s wrong turn

Financial gurus say that Supervalu’s poor earnings report is a harbinger of things to come for the rest of the industry. That may not … Continue reading

Posted in 2012 08 Article Archives, Columns

New media opportunities

Retailers are taking their marketing messages to a host of advertising vehicles beyond print, including social media and digital signage. Continue reading

Posted in 2012 08 Article Archives, Cover Stories

Nonfoods Talk: All the buzz

A new Fairway Market store in suburban New Jersey is catching the eyes and wallets of consumers from near and far. Will it last? … Continue reading

Posted in 2012 08 Article Archives, Columns, Nonfoods for Profit

Culinary Cathedral

With its outstanding made-from-scratch prepared foods; local produce, meats and specialty foods; plus traditional and gourmet groceries, Harmons City Creek has created a religious … Continue reading

Posted in 2012 08 Article Archives, Retail Spotlights