Category Archives: 2012 11 Article Archives

Sounding Board: Basic Training

While many retailers use the end-of-year period to refocus their businesses, what does “back to basics” really mean? How many times over the years … Continue reading

Posted in 2012 11 Article Archives, Columns

The ins and outs of licensing

When executed correctly, licensing can help companies enter new categories and gain instantaneous shelf presence. It seems like a sure-fire formula for success. Link … Continue reading

Posted in 2012 11 Article Archives, Upfront

From head to toe

A strong offering of private label nonfoods items—from shampoo to foot care—can help supermarket operators increase sales and profitability. Nearly every supermarket has private … Continue reading

Posted in 2012 11 Article Archives, Nonfoods for Profit

Association Perspective: Mark Deuschle, GMDC

GMDC’s vice president and chief marketing officer discusses taking the “general” out of general merchandise. Grocery Headquarters: How important is general merchandise in terms … Continue reading

Posted in 2012 11 Article Archives, Columns

Nonfoods Talk: Read All About It

Single-copy magazine sales have declined at supermarkets. Is it a temporary blip caused by the tough economy or the beginning of the end of … Continue reading

Posted in 2012 11 Article Archives, Columns

Talking Shop with… Steve Ward

The national accounts manager for Heineken USA says the upscale segment of the beer category is driving growth. Grocery Headquarters: What is the state … Continue reading

Posted in 2012 11 Article Archives, Columns, Talking Shop

Talking Shop with… George W. Prest

The CEO of Material Handling Industry of America previews the upcoming ProMat 2013 show, taking place Jan. 21 to 24 in Chicago. Grocery Headquarters: … Continue reading

Posted in 2012 11 Article Archives, Columns, Talking Shop

Food Forum: The value of canned foods

Not only is the can a convenient and sustainable packaging format, it maintains the freshness, nutrition and safety of food. By Hella Gourven When … Continue reading

Posted in 2012 11 Article Archives, Columns

Wellnes sales flout science

Sales in the wellness category remain strong, despite recent research questioning organics’ health benefits. Ever since organic foods made it onto retailer shelves, all … Continue reading

Posted in 2012 11 Article Archives, Selling Wellness

Food Forum: Payment protection

Data security should remain a top priority as grocers look to provide customers with more flexible payment options. By Tim Horton When grocers evaluate … Continue reading

Posted in 2012 11 Article Archives, Columns

Fields of flours

As the cold weather sets in the baking products aisle blossoms with a stunning array of ingredients, mixes and frostings. Let them eat cake—and … Continue reading

Posted in 2012 11 Article Archives, Center Store

Jingle hell

Condemned to the torment of nonstop Christmas music. Now that Halloween has passed, retail’s biggest season is upon us once again. Legions of stressed-out … Continue reading

Posted in 2012 11 Article Archives, Columns

Private (label) practices

Trust and value have become cornerstones on which retailers can build store brand success. Continue reading

Posted in 2012 11 Article Archives, Cover Stories

Top Finds at Expo East

The Baltimore Convention Center was awash with the latest and greatest wellness products. Continue reading

Posted in 2012 11 Article Archives, Selling Wellness

Dazzling décor

Grocery Headquarters’ annual design showcase… Continue reading

Posted in 2012 11 Article Archives, Equipment, Design & Operations

The new local

Produce companies are building up their import programs and retailers are ready for the challenge. Continue reading

Posted in 2012 11 Article Archives