Category Archives: 2013 06 Article Archives

Sounding Board: Taking proper precautions

In the wake of recent violence, retailers need to be more aware of the ways to increase safety for customers and employees.  There is … Continue reading

Posted in 2013 06 Article Archives, Columns

Nonfoods Talk: Staying loyal

Grocers that continue to dedicate space to the pet category are bound to reap the rewards.   Leave it to the American Heart Association to … Continue reading

Posted in 2013 06 Article Archives, Columns, Nonfoods for Profit

Food Forum: Stuck in the middle

Retailers need to take a cautious look at animal activists, says the author.  By Rick Berman There is a war going on between animal … Continue reading

Posted in 2013 06 Article Archives, Columns

Food Forum: Hiring top talent

Organized and cost-effective recruiting is key to hiring success in the grocery industry. By Susan Vitale, chief marketing officer, iCIMS Since 2008, the troubled … Continue reading

Posted in 2013 06 Article Archives, Columns

From the Publisher: Avoiding missteps

As J.C. Penney has shown, Employing new business strategies are great, as long as they do not alienate shoppers. I just cannot get J.C. … Continue reading

Posted in 2013 06 Article Archives, Columns

It must be witch craft

With premium ingredients, nuanced styles, seasonal offerings and consumers’ desire to try things novel and different, craft beers are casting a spell on consumers. Continue reading

Posted in 2013 06 Article Archives, Center Store

LEDs lighting the way

Versatile LEDs are proving they can lower energy costs and offer design benefits. Once considered purely functional, lighting is being viewed in an entirely … Continue reading

Posted in 2013 06 Article Archives, Equipment, Design & Operations

The tobacco transformation

Manufacturers weigh in on what has changed, the changes to come and what retailers need to do in order to find success within the tobacco category. Continue reading

Posted in 2013 06 Article Archives, Nonfoods for Profit

General (merchandise) rulers

Grocery Headquarters Trailblazer Awards recognizes general merchandise companies that have soared above and beyond the competition. Continue reading

Posted in 2013 06 Article Archives, Nonfoods for Profit

More than just desserts

The better-for-you desserts category is in the midst of a flavorful transformation. Continue reading

Posted in 2013 06 Article Archives, Selling Wellness

Join the club

More consumers are choosing a retail outlet based on the quality and value of fresh foods and club stores are making a strong statement. Continue reading

Posted in 2013 06 Article Archives, Focus on Fresh

Optimizing organics

Organics have won over consumer dedication; now it is time for retailers to follow suit. For the past nine years the Environmental Working Group … Continue reading

Posted in 2013 06 Article Archives, Focus on Fresh

Ethnic foods heating up

With consumer awareness on the rise, the refrigerated/frozen ethnic foods category is gaining ground at retail. Continue reading

Posted in 2013 06 Article Archives, Center Store

Galloping gourmet

Consumers’ desire to try new and exotic things coupled with record-breaking gourmet product sales makes stocking an extensive gourmet selection a winning bet. The … Continue reading

Posted in 2013 06 Article Archives, Center Store

Garden of eating

With a large selection of local produce, a 48-foot salad bar and local artisan groceries, Fruit Center Marketplace is a foodie’s paradise on earth. Continue reading

Posted in 2013 06 Article Archives, Retail Spotlights

The healthcare conundrum

The pending introduction of Obamacare raises plenty of questions for the supermarket industry. Continue reading

Posted in 2013 06 Article Archives, Cover Stories