Category Archives: Talking Shop

Talking Shop with… Victoria Gray, Daiya Foods

Victoria Gray, marketing director, Daiya Foods, says consumers want foods that meet their dietary needs but still taste good.  Tell us about Daiya. What … Continue reading

Posted in 2013 08 Article Archives, Columns, Talking Shop

Talking Shop with… Harold Edwards, Limoneira

Harold Edwards, president and CEO, Limoneira, says there is potential for retailers to grow lemons sales beyond the produce department.  What is the biggest … Continue reading

Posted in 2013 07 Article Archives, Columns, Talking Shop

Talking Shop with… Bill Monroe, Pompeian

Bill Monroe, managing director of marketing for Pompeian, talks about creating a market for blended oils. What do retailers need to do to build … Continue reading

Posted in 2013 07 Article Archives, Columns, Talking Shop

Talking Shop with… Timothy LeBel, Mars

Timothy LeBel, vice president of sales—grocery/value/military for Mars Chocolate North America, discusses the overall state of the candy category. What is the state of … Continue reading

Posted in 2013 05 Article Archives, Columns, Talking Shop

Talking Shop with… Steve Ward, Heineken USA

Steve Ward, vice president of national accounts for Heineken USA, talks about the continued growth of upscale beer brands. What is the current state … Continue reading

Posted in 2013 05 Article Archives, Columns, Talking Shop

Talking Shop with… Dave McConnell & Mark Deuschle, GMDC

Dave McConnell, president and CEO, and Mark Deuschle, vice president business development and chief marketing officer, for the Global Market Development Center (GMDC) talk … Continue reading

Posted in 2013 04 Article Archives, Columns, Talking Shop

Talking Shop with… Bill Frazer, Wrigley

Bill Frazer, vice president-U.S. grocery for Wrigley, says that effective merchandising allows shoppers to make quick and easy decisions in the gum and mint … Continue reading

Posted in 2013 04 Article Archives, Columns, Talking Shop

Talking Shop with… Paul Huckins, Huhtamaki

Paul Huckins, vice president, Huhtamaki retail division, says the company is uniquely positioned to respond to consumer and retailer disposable tableware needs. Tell us … Continue reading

Posted in 2013 03 Article Archives, Columns, 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