Category Archives: Blogs

By the Numbers: Food for the Fourth of July

This weekend, I’m hitting the road. Instead of spending Independence Day watching Macy’s light up the New York City skyline with colorful explosions from … Continue reading

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Recognizing The Daily Table

Once in a while I get to congratulate someone on a great idea, a great success or a great career in an industry I’ve … Continue reading

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Getting Closure

This past weekend I learned that one of the local supermarkets in my area is closing. That in and of itself is not big … Continue reading

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Creating Loyalty

Has the good ship Loyalty set sail? A nationwide study recently concluded what many of us had suspected, some loyalty programs—such as those offering … Continue reading

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A Fresh Take on Veggies

Some people just don’t prefer to eat fresh produce. Whether they grew up on canned/frozen veggies, have an aversion to the taste of greens … Continue reading

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Postcards from the edge

I have a friend Linda Fischer who is a budding author and loves to travel. We have an arrangement. She sends me postcards from … Continue reading

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Farmer’s Fridge

Just when you thought things were settling down on the small store front—along comes Farmer’s Fridge. Well, it isn’t exactly a store and won’t … Continue reading

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A Smartphone, Omni-channel Shopping and Me

Grocery Headquarters upcoming EDO Handbook incudes an article on omni-channel shopping’s effect on the supply chain. The topic, it seems, is very timely. Hardly … Continue reading

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Instant gratification

Anyone with Internet access can plainly see that online grocery services have become increasingly prevalent in the past couple of years. As, according to … Continue reading

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Read ALL about it!

I am sure by now most people have heard that Consumer Reports annual ranking of the supermarket industry is on the newsstands. After all, tidbits of … Continue reading

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Tire shopping at Wegmans

A few weeks ago my wife caught a nasty cold. She had a sore throat, aches and pains all over and laryngitis (it wasn’t … Continue reading

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Munchies makeover

The biggest event in natural (seriously, huge) took place in Anaheim, Calif. earlier this month. I walked Natural Products Expo West with one mission … Continue reading

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Avoiding Self-service checkout

Are self-service checkouts floundering? I’ll be the first to admit I typically shy away from self-service checkouts. Every time I have tried one, inevitably … Continue reading

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“Beef Prices Explained” by the Beef Checkoff

According to the Beef Checkoff, recent research has shown that food costs – and beef prices in particular – continue to be top-of-mind for … Continue reading

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Nothing like a Side of Kevin Bacon

One of the GHQ’s team favorite things to do is flip The Happy Egg Co.’s “Nice Pecs” chicken calendar. Each month features a posing rooster in a … Continue reading

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Prepared for FNV

It would be an understatement to say my world revolves around food. Ignoring my obvious absorption in the industry as a GHQ editor, I am … Continue reading

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The ice(d) age

The next big thing in coffee is…iced coffee. I know, you’re probably (hopefully) already familiar with the concept, because it certainly is not anything … Continue reading

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50 Shades of Lost Sales

I’m no prude, but a couple of evenings before Valentine’s Day I saw a commercial that was so repulsive it should be banned from … Continue reading

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The price you pay

It has been quite the snowy winter here in NYC (clarification: Bostonians, this is NOT a complaint, xox). One particular storm, however, definitely stands … Continue reading

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Simplifying Food Safety

It’s not unusual for lame duck presidents, politicians and even some industry executives to tilt at a few windmills. President Obama may be doing … Continue reading

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Brain Food

Food for thought. Apparently that expression is pretty accurate. Let me explain. A colleague of mine recently introduced me to the world of podcasts. … Continue reading

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FLOTUS and Big Bird Dance to eat brighter!

Michelle Obama is no stranger to the produce industry – or to Sesame Street. FLOTUS has made children’s health and combating obesity  eating a priority, … Continue reading

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GHQ Addresses Food Insecurity

We are just finishing up the March 2015 issue over here in the Grocery Headquarters offices. I am especially excited about this issue. The cover … Continue reading

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Packaged Goods Up Against Eating Good

Last week the Wall Street Journal reported on the decline a number of the national brand packaged goods companies experienced in their 2014 year-end earnings. Reported by Sarah Halzack, … Continue reading

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Have we found a Ways and a Means to ending hunger?

With hunger and food waste at the center of the plate of concerns driving the consumer-demanded food movement, it is exciting – in a let-your-breath-out with relief kind … Continue reading

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