Category Archives: Nonfoods for Profit

Total monthly coverage of the nonfoods departments, including: general merchandise, health & beauty care, pharmacy and tobacco. Nonfoods News contains brief items of interest to our nonfoods readership.

Housewares in the House

A strong merchandising plan that incorporates on-trend products can generate impulse sales in the housewares department.   Bread, milk, eggs, meat, mop. One of … Continue reading

Posted in 2015 09 Article Archives, Nonfoods for Profit

Nonfoods Talk: Procter & Gamble Needs to Regain Focus

A successful Procter & Gamble is good for the nonfoods category. This may be as good a time as any to talk about Procter … Continue reading

Posted in 2015 09 Article Archives, Columns, Nonfoods for Profit

We Meet Again

The GMDC Health Beauty Wellness Marketing Conference will take “personal care” of its attendees. Attendees at Global Market Development Center (GMDC) conferences can always … Continue reading

Posted in 2015 09 Article Archives, Nonfoods for Profit

Nonfoods Talk: Examining A Pet Pharmacy

Selling pet medications has the potential to provide increased sales at very favorable margins. My dog had diabetes. Do you know where I purchased … Continue reading

Posted in 2015 08 Article Archives, Columns, Nonfoods for Profit

Organics Overcoming Obstacles

Demand for organic produce has reached an all-time high, and growers are working diligently to keep supply available. Continue reading

Posted in 2015 08 Article Archives, Focus on Fresh, Nonfoods for Profit

A (Mile) High Profile Show

The National Association of Chain Drug Stores (NACDS) will highlight technology and the future at its Total Store Expo in Denver. Continue reading

Posted in 2015 08 Article Archives, Nonfoods for Profit

Smokin’ Hot

Grocery Headquarters’ Trailblazer Awards recognize the companies that are leading the way in the tobacco category. Grocery Headquarters magazine has a long-standing reputation for … Continue reading

Posted in 2015 08 Article Archives, Nonfoods for Profit

Counting Cards

Greeting card offerings are expanding to better service changing consumer demographics. Society is always changing and evolving. In what direction, can often be seen … Continue reading

Posted in 2015 07 Article Archives, Nonfoods for Profit

Here’s to Your Health & Beauty Care

Grocery Headquarters celebrates companies in the health and beauty care categories that continue to make a splash in the market with its third-annual Health and Beauty Care Trailblazer Awards. Continue reading

Posted in 2015 07 Article Archives, Nonfoods for Profit

Nonfoods Talk: A Cut Above

Advances in technology and cost are making razor blades a luxury category. Fifty dollars for razor blades? That is what Costco is charging for … Continue reading

Posted in 2015 07 Article Archives, Columns, Nonfoods for Profit

Armed to the Teeth

Consumers will do more than brush their teeth if retailers offer the right mix of oral care products. Oral care is one of the … Continue reading

Posted in 2015 06 Article Archives, Nonfoods for Profit

Generally Speaking

Grocery Headquarters honors those companies that have gone above and beyond innovating the general merchandise space with a 2015 General Merchandise Trailblazer Award. Continue reading

Posted in 2015 06 Article Archives, Nonfoods for Profit

Nonfoods Talk: A Real Eye-scratcher

Allergy season is uncomfortable for those afflicted. Retailers that do their best to help shoppers find a remedy are doing them, and themselves, a … Continue reading

Posted in 2015 06 Article Archives, Columns, Nonfoods for Profit

Appointment-only General Merchandise

The GMDC 2015 General Merchandise Marketing Conference is designed to enhance the supplier/retailer relationship. Global Market Development Center (GMDC) wants its members to be … Continue reading

Posted in 2015 05 Article Archives, Nonfoods for Profit

The Private Paradigm

Natural food stores are challenging traditional supermarkets in the nonfoods private label realm. Driven by innovation and a competitive price point, private label brands … Continue reading

Posted in 2015 05 Article Archives, Nonfoods for Profit

Dietary supplements are a big seller. Retailers need to employ stricter standards for their store brands to ensure continued success. GNC took an extremely … Continue reading

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Vapor, but few clouds

The outlook for the electronic cigarette category is growth, increased consumer interest and a few potential regulations. The electronic cigarette and vaping category is … Continue reading

Posted in 2015 04 Article Archives, Nonfoods for Profit

The HBC Top 50

Pain relievers and natural and organic products drive trips to the HBC aisle. Health and beauty care is one aisle that consumers have always … Continue reading

Posted in 2015 04 Article Archives, Nonfoods for Profit

Pet positive

Chatter at the recent Global Pet Expo suggests the pet aisle is becoming a valuable area for many grocers—again. Could there be a growing … Continue reading

Posted in 2015 04 Article Archives, Columns, Nonfoods for Profit

Take the long way home

This year’s International Home + Housewares Show adds an exhibitor preview and, as always, the latest product offerings.    There will be new blood … Continue reading

Posted in 2015 03 Article Archives, Nonfoods for Profit

In the cards

The emotional connection created by greeting cards continues to keep the category on top.  “That which does not kill us makes us stronger.” Those … Continue reading

Posted in 2015 02 Article Archives, Nonfoods for Profit

Feminine wiles

Women seek feminine care information and community online, then buy products in-store. There are still some places where menstruation is a taboo subject. The … Continue reading

Posted in 2015 02 Article Archives, Nonfoods for Profit

Nonfoods Talk: Don’t turn the page on magazines

If magazines are dying, why was 2014 a great year for new magazine launches? Print is dead. At least that is what I hear … Continue reading

Posted in 2015 02 Article Archives, Columns, Nonfoods for Profit

Gaining steam

Once used by an eclectic few, electronic cigarettes and vaping products are now a $2 billion business. Continue reading

Posted in 2015 01 Article Archives, Nonfoods for Profit

Honing in on housewares

Innovation and changing consumer habits are providing grocers with renewed life in the housewares category.    “Do or do not, there is no try.” … Continue reading

Posted in 2015 01 Article Archives, Nonfoods for Profit