Category Archives: 2014 02 Article Archives

Produce’s big top performance

This year’s Southern Exposure event promises to be  “the greatest produce show on earth.” No longer is an apple just an apple or a … Continue reading

Posted in 2014 02 Article Archives, Focus on Fresh

The expanding world of organics

Consumers continue to ask about organics. Growers are answering them, while leading shoppers to the category. Is organic produce healthier than conventional? Do the … Continue reading

Posted in 2014 02 Article Archives, Focus on Fresh

Midwest powerhouse

By concentrating on servicing independents, regional corporate-owned chains and military commissaries, the newly formed SpartanNash is fueling a future of growth. Continue reading

Posted in 2014 02 Article Archives, Cover Stories

Talking Shop with… Jason Spafford

Jason Spafford, vice president, business development for McKay TransCold, says long-haul trucking cost will continue to increase.  What are the biggest challenges for retailers … Continue reading

Posted in 2014 02 Article Archives, Columns, Talking Shop

Food Forum: Capturing the “superuser”

Attracting and retaining health-conscious consumers can be extremely lucrative for grocers. By David Garfield, AlixPartners For a large portion of consumers, a new year … Continue reading

Posted in 2014 02 Article Archives, Columns

Talking Shop with… Larry Graham

Larry Graham, president, National Confectioners Association, says consumers’ favorite treats can be worked into a healthy diet. How is the candy industry performing during … Continue reading

Posted in 2014 02 Article Archives, Columns, Talking Shop

Sales Review: onions and garlic

Posted in 2014 02 Article Archives, Focus on Fresh, Perishables Group Sales Reviews

Southern style sizzle

The meat industry gathers in Atlanta for the 2014 Annual Meat Conference. Continue reading

Posted in 2014 02 Article Archives, Focus on Fresh

Nonfoods Talk: Taking baby steps

Fewer babies is not a great sign for the grocery industry. Retailers can protect themselves by stressing other key nonfoods segments. The U.S. population … Continue reading

Posted in 2014 02 Article Archives, Columns, Nonfoods for Profit

Private label in the public eye

Grocery Headquarters once again acknowledges the standout players in the world of private label. Continue reading

Posted in 2014 02 Article Archives, Upfront

Sounding Board: Securing security

Security breaches may not be the fault of retailers, but more often than not consumers will view retailers responsible. The massive pre-holiday data breach … Continue reading

Posted in 2014 02 Article Archives, Columns

Talking Shop with… Andrew Urban

Andrew Urban, senior vice president retail sales for Perdue Foods, says no-antibiotics-ever and organic are realizing massive growth in fresh chicken. What is driving … Continue reading

Posted in 2014 02 Article Archives, Columns, Talking Shop

From the Publisher: Keeping ahead of Amazon

Grocers can fend off Amazon.com’s advances by doing what they do best, offer good products at good prices. The hubbub around Thanksgiving about Amazon.com … Continue reading

Posted in 2014 02 Article Archives, Columns, Upfront

Polished image

New and improved offerings in canned and packaged foods are taking the tarnish off of center store’s reputation for being dull, uninspired and outdated. Face it, the frozen … Continue reading

Posted in 2014 02 Article Archives, Center Store

Keepin’ it crafty

Though still a niche segment, craft beer sales continue to rise. Continue reading

Posted in 2014 02 Article Archives, Center Store

A clear view for blurry eyes

With so many cough/cold/allergy products available, retailers need to focus on how to best merchandise their offering.  By Barrie Dawson While there is no … Continue reading

Posted in 2014 02 Article Archives, Nonfoods for Profit

Fem phenom

A well-merchandised selection of feminine hygiene products can help supermarkets gain back sales from the drug and mass channels. It is certainly no small wonder. … Continue reading

Posted in 2014 02 Article Archives, Nonfoods for Profit

Power categories for the front end

Stocking the checkout with magazines, confectionery and beverages may lead to increased profits.  The battle for the front end continues as retailers experiment with a wide range … Continue reading

Posted in 2014 02 Article Archives, Nonfoods for Profit

On the front lines

With interior square footage at a premium, retailers are turning to a range of flexible solutions to extend brand image both inside and outside … Continue reading

Posted in 2014 02 Article Archives, Equipment, Design & Operations

Waking up with wellness

Manufacturers in the natural channel have gotten creative, providing consumers with a multitude of better-for-you breakfast options. Breakfast has long been regarded as “the most … Continue reading

Posted in 2014 02 Article Archives, Selling Wellness

In from the cold

Natural, organic and flavorful options are boosting consumer interest in the frozen category.  Consumers are more time-starved than ever, but even with less free … Continue reading

Posted in 2014 02 Article Archives, Center Store