Category Archives: 2012 10 Article Archives

Produce Powerhouse

PMA Fresh Summit is fast approaching. The industry is poised to put its best foot forward. Continue reading

Posted in 2012 10 Article Archives, Focus on Fresh

Tobacco goes high-tech

Alternative products such as electronic cigarettes are helping drive interest and sales in the tobacco category. Continue reading

Posted in 2012 10 Article Archives, Nonfoods for Profit

Positive grains

More and more, consumers are interested in healthier options when shopping the supermarket cereal aisle. Continue reading

Posted in 2012 10 Article Archives, Center Store

No longer “just seen on TV”

As Seen on TV merchandise makes a move from the airwaves to supermarket store shelves. When it comes to bolstering general merchandise assortments, supermarket … Continue reading

Posted in 2012 10 Article Archives, Nonfoods for Profit

Souped-up sales engine

Thanks to versatility, value and an array of new varieties, shelf-stable soup remains a powerful driver of center store sales. Continue reading

Posted in 2012 10 Article Archives, Center Store

Promoting the printed page

Consumers continue to buy print magazines and supermarkets can put themselves in a strong position to sell them. Continue reading

Posted in 2012 10 Article Archives, Nonfoods for Profit

Worth their salt

Healthy options and bold flavors are spicing up interest in the better-for-you snack category. Continue reading

Posted in 2012 10 Article Archives, Selling Wellness

Reigning cats and dogs

With consumers treating their pets like royalty, supermarkets have the opportunity to increase sales of pet foods and treats. A man’s home may be … Continue reading

Posted in 2012 10 Article Archives, Center Store

Supermarket Smorgasbord

With items made fresh, local produce and a 200-foot buffet, Shady Maple Farm Market is a feast for the senses. Continue reading

Posted in 2012 10 Article Archives, Upfront

What’s next for Supervalu?

Will the chain recover from a financial tumble that pummeled its stock and prompted store closings? Continue reading

Posted in 2012 10 Article Archives, Upfront

Future Forces: Big data dilemma

To survive in tomorrow’s world, your internal rate of change must be greater than the external rate of change around you. No industry has … Continue reading

Posted in 2012 10 Article Archives, Columns

Sales Review: Poultry

Posted in 2012 10 Article Archives, Perishables Group Sales Reviews

Sales Review: Grapes

Posted in 2012 10 Article Archives, Perishables Group Sales Reviews

Food Forum: Countdown to Christmas

It can be a jolly holiday for grocers who offer their customers fresh-cut Christmas trees. By P. Allen Smith In planning for the holidays, … Continue reading

Posted in 2012 10 Article Archives, Columns

Food Forum: Family affair

Retailers can benefit from making the shopping environment safe and comfortable for parents and their children. By Paul Giampavolo Shopping with infants and children … Continue reading

Posted in 2012 10 Article Archives, Columns

Nonfoods Talk: A shot in the arm

Walmart is instituting a broad vaccination program that will gain consumer attention and build sales and profits. Remember the good old days of the … Continue reading

Posted in 2012 10 Article Archives, Columns, Nonfoods for Profit

Talking Shop with… Elizabeth Webb, DS Waters of America

Elizabeth Webb, cause marketing manager for DS Waters of America,  provides an update on the company’s efforts to support breast cancer awareness with its … Continue reading

Posted in 2012 10 Article Archives, Columns, Talking Shop

Shady Maple Farms Market

Shady Maple Farm Market is a literal feast for the senses. Continue reading

Posted in 2012 10 Article Archives, Photos, Web-Exclusive Content

Equipment and design leaders

As retailers ramp up their investments in equipment and store development, Grocery Headquarters takes a look as some of the latest innovations in the … Continue reading

Posted in 2012 10 Article Archives, Equipment, Design & Operations

Retail Executive of the Year

Steve Smith, K-VA-T’s president and CEO, follows his father’s example of community involvement. Continue reading

Posted in 2012 10 Article Archives, Cover Stories

From The Publisher: Connecting the dots

This strange economic landscape is causing real concerns for retailers and suppliers as they struggle to keep the supermarket sales engine humming. Officials at … Continue reading

Posted in 2012 10 Article Archives, Columns

Celebrating the Spud

With strong potato sales and abundant supply in the ground, growers are celebrating the category. Continue reading

Posted in 2012 10 Article Archives, Focus on Fresh

Sounding Board: Letting go

Sometimes the best way to turn around a retail operation is to demolish it to make room for something better. There is finally proof … Continue reading

Posted in 2012 10 Article Archives, Columns