Category Archives: 2014 06 Article Archives

Agita in the aisles

Alternative formats vying for consumers’ share of stomach are giving traditional supermarkets a major case of heartburn, but the astute ones are fighting back. Continue reading

Posted in 2014 06 Article Archives, Cover Stories

Refusing to retreat

Certain private label nonfoods categories continue to entice shoppers with quality and value. Traditionally, when the economy emerges from a recession, private label sales … Continue reading

Posted in 2014 06 Article Archives, Nonfoods for Profit

Talking Shop with… Mike Stotts

Mike Stotts executive vice president, sales and marketing for Navajo, says supermarkets can bring innovative products typically found in the specialty market to their … Continue reading

Posted in 2014 06 Article Archives, Columns, Talking Shop

Sounding Board: Diamond in the rough or fool’s gold

Some call click-and-collect the new wave of retailing. Others see it as three of the most dangerous words in the retail lexicon. Click-and-collect was … Continue reading

Posted in 2014 06 Article Archives, Columns

Sales Review: Mushrooms

The end of year holiday season is peak time for mushroom sales. By Jordyn Bailey Mushrooms made up 4.1% of all vegetable sales for … Continue reading

Posted in 2014 06 Article Archives, Focus on Fresh, Perishables Group Sales Reviews

Far from general

Grocery Headquarters recognizes the innovators and trendsetters in the general merchandise category with its 2014 Trailblazer awards. Continue reading

Posted in 2014 06 Article Archives, Nonfoods for Profit

A fresh connection

United Fresh 2014 focuses on meeting consumer demand, transportation and food safety. Continue reading

Posted in 2014 06 Article Archives, Focus on Fresh

From the Publisher: There is an app for that?

The app store may have many benefits, but right now good old merchandising and marketing still rules the roost at grocery stores. Okay, I … Continue reading

Posted in 2014 06 Article Archives, Columns

Nonfoods Talk: Regulating e-cig sales

Stricter rules governing e-cigs sales may benefit the category in the long run. It is time to tackle the white elephant in the room. … Continue reading

Posted in 2014 06 Article Archives, Columns, Nonfoods for Profit

Spotlight on: Rainier Fruit Co.

Experience, pride and the conviction to try new things contribute to success of the Rainier Fruit Co. Consistency. That is the most important thing … Continue reading

Posted in 2014 06 Article Archives, Focus on Fresh, Spotlight

Healthy indulgences

Regardless of dietary preferences, many shoppers have a sweet tooth that needs satisfying. Continue reading

Posted in 2014 06 Article Archives, Selling Wellness

Designing spaces

As profit margins remain slim, retailers are pulling out all the stops to catch consumers’ attention.  Looks count. In today’s world where consumers want … Continue reading

Posted in 2014 06 Article Archives, Equipment, Design & Operations

Talking Shop with… Francis Delpech

Francis Delpech, president of 1515 Design & Manufacturing, says using versatile equipment is essential to retailers. Tell us about 1515 Design & Manufacturing. Francis … Continue reading

Posted in 2014 06 Article Archives, Columns, Talking Shop

Food Forum: Capitalizing on corporate responsibility

Retailers can turn what customers care about into bottom line returns. By Matthew Prescott   Many people say that animal treatment will become the next … Continue reading

Posted in 2014 06 Article Archives, Columns

Feeding the flames

The summer grilling season presents opportunities for retailers to increase fresh meat sales.  Since the cavemen figured out how to create fire, people have … Continue reading

Posted in 2014 06 Article Archives, Focus on Fresh

Sippin’ up sales

Grocery Headquarters’ Beverage Almanac examines the RTD tea and coffee, bottled water and beer categories.  By Andrew Kaplan How important is the beverage category? … Continue reading

Posted in 2014 06 Article Archives, Center Store

Catching those elusive Millennials

Millennials are tough to pin down, but worth the effort, according to a PLMA survey. Forget about the Baby Boomers. Now, the Millennials are moving front-and-center … Continue reading

Posted in 2014 06 Article Archives, Upfront

What to expect from FMI Connect

The Food Marketing Institute brings a revamped, annual show to Chicago.  The Food Marketing Institute (FMI) wants retail food professionals to see the future, … Continue reading

Posted in 2014 06 Article Archives, Upfront

The rise of the import

As consumers embrace new flavors from around the globe, retailers need to be ready for the next big thing.  Keeping up with the latest eating trends … Continue reading

Posted in 2014 06 Article Archives, Center Store

It’s a small world

Countries put their best food forward at the 2014 World Tour by SIAL Jury. Continue reading

Posted in 2014 06 Article Archives, Upfront

Icing on the kake

A ShopRite built on the site of Tastykake’s landmark commercial bakery is reviving a moribund section of Philadelphia. “Hey Mom! What’s for dinner?” If Mom … Continue reading

Posted in 2014 06 Article Archives, Retail Spotlights, Upfront