Category Archives: Blogs

Avocados’ “First Super Bowl Commercial Ever”

Everyone loves Super Bowl commercials… even those viewers who don’t like the Super Bowl. This year was no different as everyone gathered around to see … Continue reading

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Dog Treat Food Trucks?

It is no secret that food trucks are all the rage… especially in urban dwellings, like Grocery Headquarters’ hometown of New York City. But … Continue reading

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Super Bowl of a missed opportunity

One of the top news stories this week has been the scandal surrounding the alleged under inflating of footballs by the New England Patriots … Continue reading

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IBM and Mars to the [Food Safety] Rescue

Rarely do people consider the technology behind the food they eat. And nowadays, when they do it’s often in an argument against – or … Continue reading

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Budweiser Debuts “Lost Dog” Super Bowl Commercial

It is that time of year again. Time for guacamole, nachos, buffalo wings and beer… in other words SUPER BOWL time! Or if you are … Continue reading

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Playing it forward

In my spare time I am on the board of directors for a small non-profit that awards grants to other non-profits in the area. … Continue reading

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Way off Target

Target Corp. made front-page news earlier this month when it announced it was pulling the plug on its 133 stores in Canada after only … Continue reading

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Say cheese

I’ve never met a cheese I didn’t like. Except bleu cheese, but even that’s tolerable when paired correctly. Most of us don’t need an … Continue reading

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Retail’s Power Players

I remember a time—not all that long ago—when you couldn’t pick up a publication without reading about Walmart as the ultimate power player and … Continue reading

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A Fresh Face for the Frozen Case

ARTICHOKE! That was where my girl friends wanted to go for my post-birthday late-night pizza run. It was almost five years ago – my $%th … Continue reading

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Martha Stewart At It Again

America’s “Domestic Diva” is at it again. Word is that Martha Stewart is opening her own café in New York’s trendy Chelsea neighborhood-and other … Continue reading

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This really takes the cake

I went to church this weekend and left really ticked off—and for once it did not have anything to do with a second collection, … Continue reading

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Is retail ruining Thanksgiving?

It is hard to believe, but Thanksgiving is just two weeks away. It seems like just yesterday that we were pledging to stick to … Continue reading

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Product Pet Peeves: It’s the little things

As the project editor for our Nonfoods Handbook I recently had the occasion to talk to Ron Boger, president and chief operating officer for … Continue reading

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A Fresh Summit Summary

It is that time of year. The leaves are changing; and there is a chill in the air…. it is time for PMA’s Fresh Summit show. … Continue reading

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Simply the Best… Commercial

Capitalizing on the internet’s obsession with the personification of animals is a very clever marketing tactic. The only thing internet viewers may like better … Continue reading

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Cheese From Spain + Murray’s Cheese = Pure Joy

Last week Cheese From Spain hosted a media cheese tasting at Murray’s Cheese Bar in New York City’s Greenwich Village. Unable to attend, my colleague forwarded … Continue reading

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A Real Glass Act

One often hears of manufacturers switching packaging from glass to plastic because of environmental benefits.” Plastic is unbreakable and because it is lighter it reduces … Continue reading

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Noshing on Natural

Two weeks ago I had the opportunity to attend my first trade show as an editor at Grocery Headquarters magazine. Armed with a new notebook … Continue reading

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Snack attack

Like many people, fighting the urge to snack is a daily battle for me. If I were being honest I would admit that while … Continue reading

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A Beachy Grocery Store Tour

One of my favorite things to do when I visit a new city is to check out the local grocery stores. So this weekend when … Continue reading

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Showing Local Some Love

For the past week I’ve been engulfed in the center store. Not literally, of course. But along with the monthly issue, Grocery Headquarters will … Continue reading

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Disruptive Innovation

It’s time to decide—Are you disruptive influence or just being disrupted?  Hopefully the former since these seem to be the true innovators—the gamechangers in … Continue reading

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Organic sales on the rise

Think what you will about GMOs (genetically modified organisms), but after seeing the latest survey results from the Organic Trade Association it’s hard to … Continue reading

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Best in Show

One thing I noticed at this year’s FMI convention was that austerity is in. For the most part, gone were the big pavilion-style booths … Continue reading

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