Category Archives: Talking Shop

Talking Shop with… Steve Ward

The national accounts manager for Heineken USA says the upscale segment of the beer category is driving growth. Grocery Headquarters: What is the state … Continue reading

Posted in 2012 11 Article Archives, Columns, Talking Shop

Talking Shop with… George W. Prest

The CEO of Material Handling Industry of America previews the upcoming ProMat 2013 show, taking place Jan. 21 to 24 in Chicago. Grocery Headquarters: … Continue reading

Posted in 2012 11 Article Archives, Columns, Talking Shop

Talking Shop with… Elizabeth Webb, DS Waters of America

Elizabeth Webb, cause marketing manager for DS Waters of America,  provides an update on the company’s efforts to support breast cancer awareness with its … Continue reading

Posted in 2012 10 Article Archives, Columns, Talking Shop

Talking Shop with… Tom Ferguson

The vice president of sales strategy and trade management for the specialty coffee business unit of Green Mountain Coffee Roasters shares his thoughts on … Continue reading

Posted in 2012 09 Article Archives, Columns, Talking Shop

Talking Shop with… Olivia Grosbois

The director of the SIAL Group says Paris is a perfect opportunity for retailers to explore new products and cuisine. Grocery Headquarters: Tell us … Continue reading

Posted in 2012 09 Article Archives, Columns, Talking Shop

Talking Shop with… Gina Boswell

The executive vice president, personal care, for Unilever North America discusses the revolution happening in the hair care category—starting at the scalp. Grocery Headquarters: … Continue reading

Posted in 2012 08 Article Archives, Columns, Talking Shop

Talking Shop with… Kyle Stenzel

The vice president of marketing for Signature Brands says his company’s innovation pipeline assures that the dessert category will remain fresh with consumers and … Continue reading

Posted in 2012 08 Article Archives, Columns, Talking Shop

Talking Shop with Tim Hassett, Campbell Soup Co

The senior vp, North America sales, for Campbell Soup Co. outlines the company’s strategy to help rejuvenate the center store. Continue reading

Posted in 2012 07 Article Archives, Talking Shop

Talking Shop with… Jan A. Verleur, V2 Cigs

The chief executive officer of V2 Cigs says electronic cigarettes can drive repeat business if retailers position them correctly. Grocery Headquarters: Tell us about … Continue reading

Posted in 2012 07 Article Archives, Columns, Talking Shop

Talking Shop with… Barry Goldsher, Growers Supply

The president and chief executive officer of Growers Supply says that hydroponics is the best way to achieve greater production as demand for locally … Continue reading

Posted in 2012 07 Article Archives, Columns, Talking Shop

Talking Shop with… George Latella

George Latella, visiting professor of food marketing at Saint Joseph’s University, discusses the role of technology in food retailing. Grocery Headquarters: Is it fair … Continue reading

Posted in 2012 05 Article Archives, Talking Shop

Talking Shop with… Peter Charness

The president of Manthan Systems says retailers can use business intelligence to uncover many small opportunities that can add up to big profits. Grocery … Continue reading

Posted in 2012 05 Article Archives, Talking Shop

Talking Shop with… Ralph Schwartz

The director of vendor management and value-added marketing for Potandon Produce says that much change has taken place in the produce category in recent … Continue reading

Posted in 2012 05 Article Archives, Talking Shop

Talking Shop with… Jesse Garcia

The senior vice president of sales and chief customer officer for Minneapolis-based MOM Brands says his company is well-positioned to grow in the cereal … Continue reading

Posted in 2012 04 Article Archives, Talking Shop

Talking Shop with… David Kirkpatrick

The chief marketing officer for The FaVe Juice Co. says consumers are looking for beverages with fewer calories and more servings of fruits and … Continue reading

Posted in 2012 04 Article Archives, Talking Shop

Talking Shop with… Larry Graham

Larry Graham, president of the National Confectioners Association, says that this year’s event will be the largest ever and should offer quite a few … Continue reading

Posted in 2012 03 Article Archives, Talking Shop

Talking Shop with… Xavier Poncin

The executive director of SIAL Canada 2012, says that momentum is building for this year’s event, slated for early May in Montreal. Grocery Headquarters: … Continue reading

Posted in 2012 03 Article Archives, Talking Shop

Talking Shop With… Suzanne Wolter

The director of marketing for Selah, Wash.-based Rainier Fruit Co. says new varieties are juicing up apple sales. Grocery Headquarters: What are the main … Continue reading

Posted in 2012 01 Article Archives, Talking Shop

Talking Shop With… George W. Prest

The CEO of the Material Handling Industry of America (MHIA) outlines some of the educational and networking opportunities at MODEX 2012. Grocery Headquarters: What … Continue reading

Posted in 2012 01 Article Archives, Talking Shop

Talking Shop with… Jim Mozer

The vice president/general manager of refrigeration marketing and the integrated products division of Emerson Climate Technologies says that compressor technology is crucial to refrigeration … Continue reading

Posted in 2011 12 Article Archives, Talking Shop

Talking Shop with… Elizabeth Webb

The cause marketing manager for DS Waters says that water is the perfect product to promote breast cancer awareness throughout the year. Grocery Headquarters: … Continue reading

Posted in 2011 12 Article Archives, Talking Shop

Talking Shop with… George Ward

The director of off-premise accounts for the Boston Beer Co. says that craft beer sales are spurting higher despite slow sales in other segments … Continue reading

Posted in 2011 11 Article Archives, Talking Shop

Talking Shop with… Arjan Stephens

The executive vice president of sales and marketing for Nature’s Path says new, consistent packaging will increase sales. Grocery Headquarters: Tell us about the … Continue reading

Posted in 2011 10 Article Archives, Talking Shop

Talking Shop with… Bruce Stubbs

The director of industry marketing for Intermec, Inc. discusses the impact of technology on food traceability and safety. Grocery Headquarters: What are the current … Continue reading

Posted in 2011 10 Article Archives, Talking Shop

Talking Shop with… Inés Peláez

The manager for the Argentinean Blueberry Committee says emphasizing the nutritional benefits and multiple uses of blueberries is important. Grocery Headquarters: Tell us about … Continue reading

Posted in 2011 10 Article Archives, Talking Shop