Category Archives: Cover Stories

Green with envy

With a commitment to organic produce and natural living, Mrs. Green’s Natural Market is starting to make a big name for itself. Continue reading

Posted in 2014 09 Article Archives, Cover Stories, FEATURED Articles

Sussing out sustainability

Sustainability initiatives take center stage as the grocery industry prepares the food supply for the long haul. Continue reading

Posted in 2014 08 Article Archives, Cover Stories

Fighting the good-for-you fight

Retailers have their game faces on as they battle to gain market share of the organic and natural segment. Continue reading

Posted in 2014 07 Article Archives, Cover Stories

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

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

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

The re-urbanization of America

With more consumers living in cities, retailers need to rethink their merchandising efforts. Continue reading

Posted in 2014 03 Article Archives, Cover Stories

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

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

Keeping an eye on private label

Retailers have found meaning and purpose with private label programs. Now consumers are looking to them for meaningful answers—not to mention savings. Continue reading

Posted in 2013 11 Article Archives, Cover Stories

Retail Executive of the Year

With a multi-format strategy, Laura Karet, CEO of Giant Eagle, has raised expectations while meeting the needs of customers. Continue reading

Posted in 2013 10 Article Archives, Cover Stories

Demographic diversity

The face of the American consumer is changing. Can supermarket retailers, and their suppliers, change with it? Their overall business model may depend on it. Continue reading

Posted in 2013 09 Article Archives, Cover Stories

Clicking on all cylinders

By focusing on fresh offerings, online grocers are setting the stage for the future of the industry. It is up to brick-and-mortar retailers to keep pace. Continue reading

Posted in 2013 08 Article Archives, Cover Stories

The whole shebang

By following a unique, old-fashioned approach to business, Whole Foods continues to thrive in a challenging economic environment. Continue reading

Posted in 2013 07 Article Archives, Cover Stories

The healthcare conundrum

The pending introduction of Obamacare raises plenty of questions for the supermarket industry. Continue reading

Posted in 2013 06 Article Archives, Cover Stories

Weis Markets bulks up

The Mid-Atlantic retailer has revamped stores and deployed a shopper-centric strategy, earning it the honor of GHQ’S 2013 Retailer of the Year. Continue reading

Posted in 2013 05 Article Archives, Cover Stories

A numbers game

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

Posted in 2013 04 Article Archives, Cover Stories

Back to nature

The demand for natural and organic products is still on the rise. So is consumer skepticism. Retailers have to be picky with their offerings to stay ahead of the game. Continue reading

Posted in 2013 03 Article Archives, Cover Stories

Beating the odds

Roundy’s hard work and success has earned the 2013 Grocery Headquarters Independent Retailer of the Year honor. Continue reading

Posted in 2013 02 Article Archives, Cover Stories

A vision for 2020

Food retailing continues to undergo major changes. Some of the industry’s top executives offer insights and opportunities. Continue reading

Posted in 2013 01 Article Archives, Cover Stories

Fearsome predator

Amazon.com is stressing price, convenience and selection; center store, nonfoods and even fresh items are at risk. Continue reading

Posted in 2012 12 Article Archives, Cover Stories

Private (label) practices

Trust and value have become cornerstones on which retailers can build store brand success. Continue reading

Posted in 2012 11 Article Archives, Cover Stories

Retail Executive of the Year

Steve Smith, K-VA-T’s president and CEO, follows his father’s example of community involvement. Continue reading

Posted in 2012 10 Article Archives, Cover Stories

Shifting Shopper Behavior

Rising from the ashes of the recession, shoppers are hitting the stores with their smartphones and a new attitude. Continue reading

Posted in 2012 09 Article Archives, Cover Stories