Category Archives: Cover Stories

Struggling in the golden state

California is considered a trendsetter. It would be wise for retailers in the other 49 states to pay close attention. Continue reading

Posted in 2012 03 Article Archives, Cover Stories

Shining Bright in the Golden State

A smart and steady approach to growth not only kept Save Mart in the game through periods of economic turbulence, it helped earn it the title of Grocery Headquarters’ 2012 Independent Retailer of the Year. Continue reading

Posted in 2012 02 Article Archives, Cover Stories

Inside information

Entering the New Year, supermarkets face a myriad of challenges, from pricing pressure to increased channel competition to constantly changing technologies—just to name a few. Remaining successful has never been more difficult. Continue reading

Posted in 2012 01 Article Archives, Cover Stories

Retail executive of the year

The center store gets a makeover under the direction of Shawne Murphy Johnson, Supervalu’s group vice president of brand strategy and marketing. By John … Continue reading

Posted in 2010 10 Article Archives, Cover Stories

Healthy eating oasis

What do people living in quaint clapboard houses on the Kansas prairie, Southside Chicago tenements, shotgun houses in New Orleans’ Ninth Ward and the battered row houses of gritty North Philadelphia have in common?
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Posted in 2011 12 Article Archives, Cover Stories

Elevating private label

Retailers and manufacturers need to collaborate and innovate to take private label to the next level. By John Karolefski Private label has clearly been … Continue reading

Posted in 2011 11 Article Archives, Cover Stories

Retail Executive of the Year

As CEO of Green Hills Farms Super Market, Gary Hawkins leveraged technology and local vendors to build loyalty. By John Karolefski Over the years, … Continue reading

Posted in 2011 10 Article Archives, Cover Stories

Better safe than sorry

In light of ongoing safety concerns, is the industry doing enough to protect the food supply? By Richard Turcsik Grape tomatoes. They are juicy, … Continue reading

Posted in 2011 07 Article Archives, Cover Stories

Feeling the heat in Canada

Price wars and cross-channel competition are shaking up Canada’s bustling retail scene. By Len Lewis Canada has been satirically called “The Great White North” … Continue reading

Posted in 2011 09 Article Archives, Cover Stories

The power of brands

Despite private label pressure, national brands continue to influence the supermarket landscape. By Craig Levitt To paraphrase Mark Twain, the demise of national CPG … Continue reading

Posted in 2011 08 Article Archives, Cover Stories

Better safe than sorry

In light of ongoing safety concerns, is the industry doing enough to protect the food supply? Grape tomatoes. They are juicy, sweet and the … Continue reading

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Better safe than sorry

Grape tomatoes. They are juicy, sweet and the perfect addition to salads and numerous recipes. Oh, and for a week in late April/early May … Continue reading

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Point of no return?

As A&P navigates Chapter 11, the industry waits to see what is next for this iconic retailer. By Richard Turcsik Bottom line: Is A&P … Continue reading

Posted in 2011 06 Article Archives, Cover Stories

At your service

Officials at Publix Super Markets strive to offer their customers the best possible service. It has paid off nicely for the chain, which has … Continue reading

Posted in 2011 05 Article Archives, Cover Stories

The pulse of the industry

The Grocery Headquarters annual State of the Industry Almanac provides retailers with a comprehensive look at sales in dozens of categories. By Grocery Headquarters … Continue reading

Posted in 2011 04 Article Archives, Cover Stories

A matter of convenience

Supermarkets feel the squeeze as convenience stores and dollar stores add more groceries to their mix. By Richard Turcsik Well, isn’t this convenient? Just … Continue reading

Posted in 2011 03 Article Archives, Cover Stories

From produce stand to stand-out independent

Coborn’s Inc. commitment to its community as well as its progressive approaches to merchandising and marketing makes it an easy choice for the 2011 … Continue reading

Posted in 2011 02 Article Archives, Cover Stories

What lies ahead

What does the future look like for the supermarket industry? The answer depends on the retailer being discussed. By Craig Levitt Since the onset … Continue reading

Posted in 2011 01 Article Archives, Cover Stories

Health care debate

As the first provisions of health care reforms begin to take effect, some industry executives express concerns about higher costs and hidden requirements. By … Continue reading

Posted in 2010 12 Article Archives, Cover Stories

Private label zeal

With lower price tags, high margins and a chance for uniqueness, more retailers are expanding their private label assortments. By Richard Turcsik Pinching pennies. … Continue reading

Posted in 2010 11 Article Archives, Cover Stories

Performance driven

A dedication to servicing independents and a genuine passion for community service are among the gears driving wholesaler Nash Finch Co.’s well-oiled machine. That’s … Continue reading

Posted in 2010 09 Article Archives, Cover Stories

Mighty good eating

Manufacturers are revamping mainstream grocery products by eliminating sodium, trans fats, sugar and other “unhealthy” ingredients. By Richard Turcsik Nobody doesn’t like Sara Lee, … Continue reading

Posted in 2010 08 Article Archives, Cover Stories

Safe & sound

A vast array of safety and security measures ensures our food supply is the safest it’s ever been. By Richard Turcsik Face it. The … Continue reading

Posted in 2010 07 Article Archives, Cover Stories

Higher learning

Executive development programs can help grocery retailers groom their rising stars. By Craig Levitt For those who have ever worked at a supermarket, intertwined … Continue reading

Posted in 2010 06 Article Archives, Cover Stories

No stopping these guys

Innovation plays a big role at Stop & Shop, a chain that never seems to slow down when it comes to experimenting with new … Continue reading

Posted in 2010 05 Article Archives, Cover Stories