Category Archives: 2014 05 Article Archives

From the Publisher: Keep the ball rolling

The news for most traditional retailers has not been too good over the last few years. That is not the case for the supermarket … Continue reading

Posted in 2014 05 Article Archives, Columns

Talking Shop with… Leslie G. Sarasin

Leslie G. Sarasin, FMI President and CEO, says FMI Connect will serve as a consistent, more available resource to inspire creative thinking among food … Continue reading

Posted in 2014 05 Article Archives, Columns, Talking Shop

Nonfoods Talk: Making a difference

The potential for profits exists in nonfoods categories, as long as they are the right categories. Nonfoods buyers can learn a lesson or two … Continue reading

Posted in 2014 05 Article Archives, Columns, Nonfoods for Profit

Watch your mouth

The oral care category continues to grow with innovation. Years ago, the choices in oral care amounted to white (regular toothpaste) or blue/green (mint … Continue reading

Posted in 2014 05 Article Archives, Nonfoods for Profit

Talking Shop with… Ron Lemaire

Ron Lemaire, president of CPMA (Canadian Produce Marketing Association), is excited about the recently launched Half Your Plate program.  Tell us about CPMA. Ron … Continue reading

Posted in 2014 05 Article Archives, Columns, Talking Shop

Talking Shop with… Jeff Boutelle

Jeff Boutelle, president and CEO of Beech-Nut Nutrition, says moms are showing renewed interest in the baby food category.    Tell us about Beech-Nut and … Continue reading

Posted in 2014 05 Article Archives, Columns, Talking Shop

A seasonal approach

Current and future GMDC white papers are designed for retailers to get the most out of the different selling seasons. How do grocery retailers … Continue reading

Posted in 2014 05 Article Archives, Nonfoods for Profit

Food Forum: Flipping tradition this grilling season

By Brian Diffenderfer Brian Diffenderfer, director of meat and seafood for Daymon Worldwide, says beef and pork shortages will affect retailers summertime ad plans.  … Continue reading

Posted in 2014 05 Article Archives, Columns

Talking Shop with… Dan Edmeier

Dan Edmeier, vice president of sales and marketing for Kingdom Fresh Farms, says flavor and consistency are improved when products are grown in a … Continue reading

Posted in 2014 05 Article Archives, Columns, Talking Shop

Sales Review: Cherries

Significant price increases led to decreased cherries sales.  By Martha Scheler Cherries made up 2.9% of fruit dollar sales, ahead of specialty fruit, pears … Continue reading

Posted in 2014 05 Article Archives, Focus on Fresh, Perishables Group Sales Reviews

Sounding Board: Cuban import makes good

Fidel Castro forced the successful Navarro drug chain out of Cuba, and it has become South Florida’s benefit. It is not your typical rags-to-riches … Continue reading

Posted in 2014 05 Article Archives, Columns

Talking Shop with… Chris Kronenthal

Chris Kronenthal, CTO of FreedomPay, says faster, simpler, safer and smarter payment management solutions are available to retailers.  Introduce us to FreedomPay. Chris Kronenthal: … Continue reading

Posted in 2014 05 Article Archives, Columns, Talking Shop

Stepping up down South

Bi-Lo Holdings’ boldness and positive steps have earned the chain the honor of Grocery Headquarters’ 2014 National Retailer of the Year. Continue reading

Posted in 2014 05 Article Archives, Cover Stories

Food Forum: Tea time

Health-conscious consumers are looking for premium Ready-to-drink teas with less sugar. By Suley Muratoglu Reformed soda drinkers continue to look for healthier ways to … Continue reading

Posted in 2014 05 Article Archives, Columns

Fully equipped

Suppliers continue to look for that WOW! factor with deli and bakery equipment offerings. Historically, equipment designed for the deli, bakery and kitchen strictly … Continue reading

Posted in 2014 05 Article Archives, Equipment, Design & Operations

Counting on confections

Bite-sized and better-for-you candies and snacks continue to drive sales. Continue reading

Posted in 2014 05 Article Archives, Center Store

Snacktime’s sweetheart

Cherries fill a void as consumers look for fresh healthy snack options during the hot days of summer. Cherries have always had a place … Continue reading

Posted in 2014 05 Article Archives, Focus on Fresh

Spotlight on: Worldwise

Worldwise, the parent company of the SmartyKat and TrustyPup brands, offers a well-rounded lineup of quality, affordable pet products while staying committed to eco-friendly … Continue reading

Posted in 2014 05 Article Archives, Upfront

Growing like a weed

Organic produce is skyrocketing and farmers are working hard to increase the yield and variety of organic items available.  From artichokes to zucchini, an … Continue reading

Posted in 2014 05 Article Archives, Focus on Fresh

A slice of Dairy-Deli-Bake

The IDDBA’s annual Dairy-Deli-Bake Conference rises to the top in the Mile-High City. Continue reading

Posted in 2014 05 Article Archives, Focus on Fresh

Northern exposure

Produce exhibitors at the Canadian Produce Marketing Association annual event had lots to show attendees.  Eager to bring their products to a growing and … Continue reading

Posted in 2014 05 Article Archives, Focus on Fresh

Face-to-face with HBW

The game changers and decision makers of the health, beauty and wellness categories will gather in Orlando this month for the 2014 GMDC Health Beauty … Continue reading

Posted in 2014 05 Article Archives, Nonfoods for Profit

Certifying the store

As store shelves are inundated with a torrent of certifications and verifications, it is up to the retailer to educate consumers about their presence, meanings and importance. Continue reading

Posted in 2014 05 Article Archives, Selling Wellness

Oceans of innovation

An abundance of branded and commodity seafood, from domestic and international suppliers, ensures that retailers’ seafood cases will be stocked. A record haul of … Continue reading

Posted in 2014 05 Article Archives, Upfront