Category Archives: Cover Stories

Giant Awakening

Sharp pricing, high quality, top-notch stores and dedicated associates enable the GIANT Food Stores division of Ahold USA to be the market leader in its key operating areas. Continue reading

Posted in 2015 05 Article Archives, Cover Stories, FEATURED Articles

The Stat Pool

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

Posted in 2015 04 Article Archives, Cover Stories

Hunger Games

From farmers to manufacturers to grocers, many in the supply chain are coming together to combat food insecurity nationwide. Continue reading

Posted in 2015 03 Article Archives, Cover Stories

Tops of the town

By focusing on its strengths, Tops Friendly Markets is succeeding in a complex marketplace. Continue reading

Posted in 2015 02 Article Archives, Cover Stories

Rooted in community

A diverse offering of brands and promotions that cater to each local community keeps Tops Friendly Markets at the pinnacle of the retail game. Continue reading

Posted in 2015 02 Article Archives, Cover Stories

Bridging the gap

Technology, changing personal and societal interests and evolving eating habits are changing how retailers market their stores to reach multiple generations. Continue reading

Posted in 2015 01 Article Archives, Cover Stories

Cause Marketing: The business of do-gooding

When executed correctly, cause marketing can help grocers support their community, enhance loyalty and boost their bottom line. Continue reading

Posted in 2014 12 Article Archives, Cover Stories

Private label: one for all, all for one

High-quality, multi-tier private label programs continue to earn consumer loyalty by offering something for everyone. Continue reading

Posted in 2014 11 Article Archives, Cover Stories

Food fare with flair

Outstanding service, product selection, happy customers and weekly individual store sales of well more than $1 million a week make Wegmans Food Markets the envy of many. Continue reading

Posted in 2014 10 Article 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

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