Category Archives: 2014 04 Article Archives

Spotlight on: MOM Brands

MOM Brands executives hope that retailers see their company as an alternative to the existing choices in the cereal section. Officials at MOM Brands … Continue reading

Posted in 2014 04 Article Archives, Upfront

Studying supermarket stats

Grocery Headquarters’ annual State of the Industry Almanac takes a comprehensive look at dozens of supermarket categories. Continue reading

Posted in 2014 04 Article Archives, Cover Stories

Talking Shop with… Anthony Dilenno

Anthony Dilenno, president of HAVI Global Solutions Recycling and Waste Solutions, says that trash should be viewed as a resource, not waste. What are … Continue reading

Posted in 2014 04 Article Archives, Columns, Talking Shop

Doing the local-motion

Fields Foods takes the local movement to new heights by stocking thousands of locally-produced groceries, meat, produce and other items. Continue reading

Posted in 2014 04 Article Archives, Retail Spotlights

Sales Review: Tomatoes

As consumers look to eat healthier between meals, sales of snacking tomatoes continue to increase. By Haley Hastings Tomatoes accounted for 5.4% of produce … Continue reading

Posted in 2014 04 Article Archives, Focus on Fresh, Perishables Group Sales Reviews

From the ground up

Grocery Headquarters recognizes the produce world’s industry-changers with its inaugural 2014 Produce Trailblazer Awards. Continue reading

Posted in 2014 04 Article Archives, Focus on Fresh

Nonfoods Talk: Troubling times for top retailers

Grocers need to look at RadioShack or Toys“R”Us to see the dangers of falling behind the times. I would like to say that I … Continue reading

Posted in 2014 04 Article Archives, Columns, Nonfoods for Profit

Produce’s big players

Knowing where shoppers are placing their dollars can be the difference between full shelves or full carts. Imagine creating a large display of soup … Continue reading

Posted in 2014 04 Article Archives, Focus on Fresh

HBC top 50

Retailers that stay on top of HBC trends can succeed in the competitive category. The health and beauty care category is vast, and ripe … Continue reading

Posted in 2014 04 Article Archives, Nonfoods for Profit

From the Publisher: Minimum wages, major impacts

While some type of minimum wage is necessary, specific needs should dictate what a retailer is willing to pay its employees, not government intervention. … Continue reading

Posted in 2014 04 Article Archives, Columns

Talking Shop with… Tracy Bailey

Tracy Bailey, executive director for Blossoms Fresh Fruit Arrangements, says retailers can expect high margins on fruit arrangement sales.  Tell us about Blossoms Fresh … Continue reading

Posted in 2014 04 Article Archives, Columns, Talking Shop

The eyes have it

A close-up look at eye care. Bloodshot, itchy eyes, whether from irritating contact lenses or pesky allergies, can be maddening. These discomforts are the … Continue reading

Posted in 2014 04 Article Archives, Nonfoods for Profit

Getting personal

Saint Joseph’s University’s eighth annual Food Industry Summit focused on personalization and attracting well-informed shoppers.  By Barrie Dawson Empowered by their online devices and … Continue reading

Posted in 2014 04 Article Archives, Upfront

Food Forum: Betting on brands

As the produce department evolves, branded fruits and vegetables are poised to lead the way.    By Ralph Schwartz As the world around us continues … Continue reading

Posted in 2014 04 Article Archives, Columns

SpartanNash takes the spotlight

The industry came together to celebrate Grocery Headquarters’ 2014 Independent Retailer of the Year, SpartanNash. Continue reading

Posted in 2014 04 Article Archives, Upfront

Talking Shop with… Jim Whitman

Jim Whitman, NACDS (National Association of Chain Drug Stores) senior vice president meetings and member services, says NACDS Total Store Expo is evolving. Tell … Continue reading

Posted in 2014 04 Article Archives, Columns, Talking Shop

Sounding Board: Sending smoke(less) signals

By eliminating tobacco sales, CVS is doing more than just dropping a category. It is redefining the drug store. There is an old saying … Continue reading

Posted in 2014 04 Article Archives, Columns, Nonfoods for Profit

Making housewares work

Many products suitable for grocery stores were the talk of the International Home + Housewares Show floor.  The annual International Home + Housewares Show, … Continue reading

Posted in 2014 04 Article Archives, Nonfoods for Profit

Forging a vapor trail

Grocery Headquarters sat down with some of the electronic cigarette industry’s biggest players to hear their thoughts on the changing landscape of the category.  … Continue reading

Posted in 2014 04 Article Archives, Nonfoods for Profit

Keeping up appearances

Today’s men are looking for real benefits  and features when it comes to personal care. Back in the day men had about four items … Continue reading

Posted in 2014 04 Article Archives, Nonfoods for Profit

Flip of a switch

Technological advancements are taking lighting out of the dark ages. Many people take lighting for granted. Plug in a cord; flip a switch and … Continue reading

Posted in 2014 04 Article Archives, Equipment, Design & Operations

Innovation, naturally

With record breaking attendance, last month’s Natural Products Expo West show continued to prove its worth and importance to the natural industry. From March … Continue reading

Posted in 2014 04 Article Archives, Selling Wellness

A brilliant sheen

Innovation and consumers’ desire for healthy eating are polishing the outlook for the olive and cooking oils set.  The cooking oils category is in … Continue reading

Posted in 2014 04 Article Archives, Center Store