Category Archives: Blogs

Who is the Organic Consumer?

“Organics are here to stay.” That’s what Bob Borda, vice president of organic sales for Cal-Organic Farms, a division of Grimmway Farms, based in … Continue reading

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For the Love of Bread

I love bread. I love the way it smells. I love the feel of a hard crust and soft inside. And obviously I love … Continue reading

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Waste Not, Want Not

It is no secret that for most of the U.S., bigger means better. Large portion sizes, all you can eat buffets and extra large … Continue reading

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A Lesson in Loyalty

In the recent months I have used this space to talk about the good and the bad in loyalty programs and pondered what the … Continue reading

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Veggin’ Out

Cutting-edge retailers looking to attract those all so powerful Millennials with their unlimited spending power may want to think about pulling out their meat … Continue reading

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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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