Category Archives: 2013 12 Article Archives

Hometown favorite

For more than 60 years Petersons Fresh Market has endeared itself to the residents of Riverton, Utah. Continue reading

Posted in 2013 12 Article Archives, Retail Spotlights

Sounding Board: A new frontier?

Though still in it is infancy, 3D printing may present ways for brick-and-mortar stores to compete with online competitors. Being somewhat of an oddball … Continue reading

Posted in 2013 12 Article Archives, Columns

The smell test

An emergency trip to a drug store showed just how important perception is in the battle for consumers’ dollars. On a business trip to … Continue reading

Posted in 2013 12 Article Archives, Columns, Nonfoods for Profit

Food Forum: Vacuum wrapped sales

Retailers can improve consumer comfort with new beef packaging formats. For decades, a lack of consumer understanding around the features and benefits of vacuum … Continue reading

Posted in 2013 12 Article Archives, Columns

Talking Shop with… J.R. Rigley

J.R. Rigley, president and chief marketing officer for The J.R. Watkins Co., says new demands mean new opportunities for the spices/extract category. What are … Continue reading

Posted in 2013 12 Article Archives, Talking Shop

Talking Shop with… Steve Ward

Steve Ward, vice president of national accounts for HEINEKEN USA, says retailers are winning with an offering of upscale beers. What are the latest … Continue reading

Posted in 2013 12 Article Archives, Talking Shop

From the Publisher: Good cheer to all

The holiday season is always a good time to wish for things. Here is my list for the mass retail industry. As always there … Continue reading

Posted in 2013 12 Article Archives, Columns

Smoothing operations

Several major EDO issues and trends are predicted to impact grocers in the coming year. Continue reading

Posted in 2013 12 Article Archives, Equipment, Design & Operations

Capital ideas

Grocery Headquarters visited four retailers in Albany, N.Y. and observed the various ways in which they are doing business in a highly competitive market. Continue reading

Posted in 2013 12 Article Archives, Nonfoods for Profit

The GMO food fight

As state campaigns for mandatory labeling are fought off, consumers and retailers can vote with their wallets to bring transparency and GMO awareness. Continue reading

Posted in 2013 12 Article Archives, Selling Wellness

View from the summit

If the PMA’s Fresh Summit Expo floor was any indication, the produce industry is turning over a new leaf. Continue reading

Posted in 2013 12 Article Archives, Focus on Fresh

Frozen solid

Healthier and better-for-you options are helping to revitalize the frozen
entrées category. Continue reading

Posted in 2013 12 Article Archives, Center Store

Spotlight on: Multipet International

With a combination of unique products and high-end customer service, Multipet International continues to grow pet toy sales for retailers. Continue reading

Posted in 2013 12 Article Archives, Upfront

Sales Review: Dried fruit & snack mixes

Posted in 2013 12 Article Archives, Focus on Fresh, Perishables Group Sales Reviews