Category Archives: 2013 02 Article Archives

Mariano’s Fresh Market

Check out photos from Roundy’s Mariano’s Fresh Market, GHQ’s Independent Retailer of the Year. Continue reading

Posted in 2013 02 Article Archives, Photos, Web-Exclusive Content

Pets are people too

Consumers’ “humanization” of pets continues and manufacturers are developing products to meet the ongoing trend. A dog or cat does not know the difference … Continue reading

Posted in 2013 02 Article Archives, Nonfoods for Profit

What a (greeting) card

New and innovative products from greeting cards manufacturers are keeping the category alive and ticking. Nobody wishes their spouse a happy anniversary on Facebook … Continue reading

Posted in 2013 02 Article Archives, Nonfoods for Profit

Passport to profit

A well-merchandised imported beer case can add traffic, sales and panache to the beer aisle. Continue reading

Posted in 2013 02 Article Archives, Center Store

Sounding Board: The FDA’s watchful eye

The FDA now has teeth and if retailers are not careful, they might just get bit. It is that time of year when the … Continue reading

Posted in 2013 02 Article Archives, Columns

Food Forum: Going with the flow

The industry continues to trend toward fresh, yet some grocers seem reticentto embrace the technology that would allow them to really profit. By Jeff … Continue reading

Posted in 2013 02 Article Archives, Columns

Full House

The International Home + Housewares Show in Chicago features more than 2,000 exhibitors. Continue reading

Posted in 2013 02 Article Archives, Nonfoods for Profit

Nonfoods Talk: Getting intimate

Intimacy products are no longer taboo and grocers that manage the section properly can prosper.  It is time for supermarket retailers to get more … Continue reading

Posted in 2013 02 Article Archives, Columns, Nonfoods for Profit

Meating up in Music City

Stocked with innovative merchandising ideas, new products and samples galore, AMI’s Annual Meat Conference is around the corner. Continue reading

Posted in 2013 02 Article Archives, Focus on Fresh

From the Publisher: Independents taking the day

With a wide range of products tailored to specific neighborhood needs, independent Chicago-area grocers are thriving. I think I have seen the future of … Continue reading

Posted in 2013 02 Article Archives, Columns

Grocers checking out POS options

With IBM exiting the POS business and stores getting smaller, supermarkets are eyeing new equipment for the checkout lane. Grocers looking to update their … Continue reading

Posted in 2013 02 Article Archives, Equipment, Design & Operations

Beating the odds

Roundy’s hard work and success has earned the 2013 Grocery Headquarters Independent Retailer of the Year honor. Continue reading

Posted in 2013 02 Article Archives, Cover Stories

Private Label’s time to shine

Grocery Headquarters honors standout companies with its Private Label Trailblazer Awards. Continue reading

Posted in 2013 02 Article Archives, Upfront

Finding value in Supervalu

The sale of Supervalu may start a trend that leads the grocery industry to better health. By Barrie Dawson Ten days into the new … Continue reading

Posted in 2013 02 Article Archives, Upfront

All grown up

The Southeast Produce Council prepares for the Tenth anniversary of its Southern Exposure show. Continue reading

Posted in 2013 02 Article Archives, Focus on Fresh

Sales Review: Onions and Garlic

Posted in 2013 02 Article Archives, Focus on Fresh, Perishables Group Sales Reviews

Healthy beginnings

Better-for-you breakfast options are jump-starting consumers’ mornings and adding dollars to retailers’ cash registers. Continue reading

Posted in 2013 02 Article Archives, Selling Wellness

Hold the pesticides

Organic produce sales continue to climb. Their benefits may be up for dispute, but its clear consumers recognize organics exist. Continue reading

Posted in 2013 02 Article Archives, Focus on Fresh