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.

Taking to the airwaves and shelves

Backed by marketing muscle, the As Seen on TV category can be profitable for grocers. Suppliers in the As Seen on TV category have … Continue reading

Posted in 2012 05 Article Archives, Nonfoods for Profit, Uncategorized

Feeling better.. naturally

A spate of new launches is bringing much-deserved positive attention to the dietary supplement and natural remedy categories. In today’s fast moving society just … Continue reading

Posted in 2012 05 Article Archives, Nonfoods for Profit

Cold case

Once considered a seasonal business, cough and cold products are now an everyday category. It used to be the winter months were the prime … Continue reading

Posted in 2012 05 Article Archives, Nonfoods for Profit

Reclaiming general merchandise

With dedicated focus, supermarkets can regain lost market share from the profitable general merchandise category. Evolve or perish. It is a basic business tenet. … Continue reading

Posted in 2012 05 Article Archives, Nonfoods for Profit

GMDC makes the connection

With a focus on the future, the organization is set to unveil a video conferencing platform. The Global Market Development Center (GMDC) built its … Continue reading

Posted in 2012 05 Article Archives, Nonfoods for Profit

Nonfoods Talk: Playing catch-up

Wellness has been on consumers’ minds for nearly a generation. A new conference next year is geared to helping retailers gain more insight into … Continue reading

Posted in 2012 05 Article Archives, Columns, Nonfoods for Profit

Sending Meaningful Messages

Greeting card suppliers are finding new ways to keep consumers engaged in the category. Continue reading

Posted in 2012 04 Article Archives, Nonfoods for Profit

Sprucing Up HBC Assortments

There are dozens of HBC categories from which consumers can choose. To help increase sales, grocers would be wise to narrow the list a … Continue reading

Posted in 2012 04 Article Archives, Nonfoods for Profit

Nonfoods Talk: The man cave

Enticing adult men into your grooming section is only half the battle. Retailers need to target teenagers as well if they want to maximize … Continue reading

Posted in 2012 03 Article Archives, Columns, Nonfoods for Profit

Men on a mission to look good

Men are taking their grooming seriously and retailers are pulling out all the stops to help them polish their image. Continue reading

Posted in 2012 03 Article Archives, Nonfoods for Profit

Heading for Home

The annual Housewares Show promises a wide selection of new merchandise that may fit into supermarkets. Continue reading

Posted in 2012 03 Article Archives, Nonfoods for Profit

What a girl wants

National brands are innovating the feminine hygiene category, and private label is not far behind. This in-demand category is experiencing a facelift and retailers … Continue reading

Posted in 2012 03 Article Archives, Nonfoods for Profit

Fixating on oral care

By now most, if not all, consumers have gotten the message that rinsing and flossing keep their teeth and gums healthy. Many are taking the next step and recognizing that proper oral care is important to their overall health. Continue reading

Posted in 2012 02 Article Archives, Nonfoods for Profit

Pet project

Mastering the pet category is becoming a priority for grocers as manufacturers offer new products and merchandising strategies to keep customers coming back. Continue reading

Posted in 2012 02 Article Archives, Nonfoods for Profit

Nonfoods Talk: Getting no respect

It is time for the media to understand that supermarkets offer the same services as drugstores when it comes to health and beauty care. … Continue reading

Posted in 2012 02 Article Archives, Columns, Nonfoods for Profit

Vitamins grow up

Back in the day children were told, “Take your vitamins so you can grow up big and strong.” Many of those children are aging adults now and are looking to vitamins to help them stay healthy and feel energetic. Continue reading

Posted in 2012 02 Article Archives, Nonfoods for Profit

Nonfoods Talk: Back from the crypt

Seeking to build sales and profits, grocery retailers may want to start expanding some long-dormant categories. It may be time for grocery retailers to … Continue reading

Posted in 2012 01 Article Archives, Columns, Nonfoods for Profit

Making room for housewares

When a category gets hot, responsive retailers do not hesitate to capitalize on ever-evolving consumer buying habits by adjusting their merchandising strategies. Industry observers say now is time to clear some shelf space for housewares. Continue reading

Posted in 2012 01 Article Archives, Nonfoods for Profit

An eye toward building sales

In some categories, growth is subject to the whim of ever-changing consumer preferences. The eye care category is not one of those categories. Continue reading

Posted in 2012 01 Article Archives, Nonfoods for Profit

Baby steps

Industry officials are hopeful a host of new product launches and better category management will help to reinvigorate the baby care category. Nature has … Continue reading

Posted in 2012 01 Article Archives, Nonfoods for Profit

Nonfoods Talk: When the pipeline is overflowing

New nonfoods items keep arriving, but there is no more room on the shelves. What can grocers do? By Seth Mendelson An executive from … Continue reading

Posted in 2011 12 Article Archives, Columns, Nonfoods for Profit

Battery sales recharging

To build the category, grocers need to broaden their offerings and increase visibility to capture impulse sales. By Carol Radice Battery sales showed signs … Continue reading

Posted in 2011 12 Article Archives, Nonfoods for Profit

Maximizing private label profits

Grocers can use private label products as a springboard to enhancing general merchandise and health and beauty care sales. The opportunity is there. Grocers … Continue reading

Posted in 2011 11 Article Archives, Nonfoods for Profit

Nonfoods Talk: A pet story

The pet category offers retailers the potential for huge sales and profits, but they have to be willing to get into the game. The … Continue reading

Posted in 2011 11 Article Archives, Columns, Nonfoods for Profit

Holiday rush

Retailers are hoping for some holiday cheer in the nonfoods Aisles as suppliers roll out seasonal items for entertaining, decorating and gifting. By Carol … Continue reading

Posted in 2011 10 Article Archives, Nonfoods for Profit