Category Archives: 2014 01 Article Archives

Sounding Board: Avoiding the toxic employee

The only thing worse than a toxic work environment are the toxic employees who create it. As if there are not enough things keeping … Continue reading

Posted in 2014 01 Article Archives, Columns

Nonfoods Talk: Flight of the Phoenix

Almost miraculously, Best Buy managed to turn its financial situation around in a year. Can the consumer electronics chain keep it going? There was … Continue reading

Posted in 2014 01 Article Archives, Columns, Nonfoods for Profit

Food Forum: An apple for every day

Apples can provide retailers with substantial sales, as long as they navigate the growing category properly. By Steve Lutz Apples are hot.   With … Continue reading

Posted in 2014 01 Article Archives, Columns

Talking Shop with… Jamie Bowen

Jamie Bowen, marketing manager for the Idaho Potato Commission, shares the secrets behind the Success of Potato Lover’s Month. Why should retailers be excited … Continue reading

Posted in 2014 01 Article Archives, Columns, Talking Shop

Food Forum: Clearing the air

Continued implementation of the Clean Air Act means grocers now have to figure out the best way to get up to code with their … Continue reading

Posted in 2014 01 Article Archives, Columns

Food Forum: The survival of the honey bee

Preserving the American honey bee is much more important than just supporting the U.S. honey industry. By David Allibone While I was growing up … Continue reading

Posted in 2014 01 Article Archives, Columns

Talking Shop with… George W. Prest

George W. Prest, CEO of MHI, says attending MODEX 2014 can help grocers create efficiencies in their distribution and supply chain operations. Tell us … Continue reading

Posted in 2014 01 Article Archives, Columns, Talking Shop

Talking Shop with… John Wiesehan Jr.

John Wiesehan Jr., CEO for Mistic, says the e-cigarette industry is growing at a record rate. Why are e-cigarettes becoming so popular? John Wiesehan … Continue reading

Posted in 2014 01 Article Archives, Columns, Talking Shop

From the Publisher: Darkest before the dawn

Despite a spate of tough times, it is not wise to bet against major CPG companies. Not so good. That was the results of … Continue reading

Posted in 2014 01 Article Archives, Columns

Achieving sustainability

Energy efficient, sustainable solutions providing meaningful financial return LEED the way in 2014. What do you get when you combine two 35-foot wind turbines, … Continue reading

Posted in 2014 01 Article Archives, Equipment, Design & Operations

Preserving tradition

Canning captures consumers’ attention and manufacturers are responding. By Allison Zisko Renewed consumer interest in canning—a homesteading tradition that never completely vanished—has prompted the … Continue reading

Posted in 2014 01 Article Archives, Nonfoods for Profit

Hopped up on sweets

Retailers are using the elongated selling season to “spring”board Easter candy sales. Children across the country may be teary-eyed waiting a little longer for … Continue reading

Posted in 2014 01 Article Archives, Center Store

Quick picker-uppers

Properly merchandising household paper products can help retailers clean up on sales and profitability throughout the entire store. When it opened last April, the … Continue reading

Posted in 2014 01 Article Archives, Center Store

Spotlight on: Toufayan Bakeries

Four generations of Toufayans have created a company that is making a difference in the specialty bakery segment. The next step is to make … Continue reading

Posted in 2014 01 Article Archives, Upfront

A new path for private label

No longer the “national brand equivalent,” private label companies are forging innovation. Any questions about the health of private label brands were erased with … Continue reading

Posted in 2014 01 Article Archives, Upfront

Hitting with hydration

Drinkware products are hot and grocery retailers are poised to take advantage.  Tabletops Unlimited (TTU) has spent the last 30 years building its reputation … Continue reading

Posted in 2014 01 Article Archives, Upfront

Chester’s little gem

The nonprofit Fare & Square is a culinary diamond in a rough-and-tumble neighborhood, enriching residents with affordable fresh food and grocery staples. Iceberg lettuce. … Continue reading

Posted in 2014 01 Article Archives, Retail Spotlights

Winds of change

Safeway’s (Dominick’s) exit from the Chicago market poses new challenges—and opportunities—for Chicagoland residents and operators. Continue reading

Posted in 2014 01 Article Archives, Cover Stories

A real instant message

When it comes to providing consumers with the right message for any occasion, no one has more expertise than greeting card manufacturers. By Barrie … Continue reading

Posted in 2014 01 Article Archives, Nonfoods for Profit

Setting wellness ablaze

Patience and perseverance have earned top wellness companies a 2014 Grocery Headquarters’ Selling Wellness Trailblazer Award. Continue reading

Posted in 2014 01 Article Archives, Selling Wellness

Naturally expecting

An infusion of products—beyond diapers—is helping to keep the baby care category young. The declining birth rate has put a damper on diaper sales. … Continue reading

Posted in 2014 01 Article Archives, Nonfoods for Profit

For tobacco, change is in the air

E-cigarette companies continue to innovate the category, all the while waiting for the FDA to regulate them. The electronic cigarette industry is still young, … Continue reading

Posted in 2014 01 Article Archives, Nonfoods for Profit

A healthy resolve

Each New Year consumers focus on healthy eating. Retailers would be wise to capitalize on this trend by recommitting to the produce department. Continue reading

Posted in 2014 01 Article Archives, Focus on Fresh

The star of the party

With football season nearing its grand finale, retailers have one last shot at tackling game day sales. Teaming up with produce companies is the winning play. Continue reading

Posted in 2014 01 Article Archives, Focus on Fresh

Sales Review: Potatoes

Posted in 2014 01 Article Archives, Focus on Fresh