Category Archives: Blogs

MasterChef Makeover

When you work in the food industry, where hours are long and food is everywhere, it can be difficult to stay in shape. Staying … Continue reading

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Come fly with me

I personally visit the stores profiled in our Retail Spotlight features, which means I am in the airports quite regularly. On my last trip … Continue reading

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Uh-oh SpaghettiO… Cupcakes?

This morning I heard a song and I cannot get it out of my head. It’s a simple, but catchy tune by an artist … Continue reading

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The Voice Behind Fair Trade

When I think of Kelly Clarkson I think of American Idol and pop music. When I think of Green Mountain Coffee I think of … Continue reading

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November is for [Peanut Butter] Lovers

November is National Peanut Butter Lover’s Month (not to be confused with National Peanut Month, or the eight peanut holidays scattered throughout the year). … Continue reading

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How Blogging, Peanut Butter and a Marathon Go Together… kind of!

Have you met our new blogger, Kimberley Coughlin? Her daily blog is, as she cleverly states, “your express lane to what’s happening with groceries … Continue reading

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Starbucks Holiday Drinks: The Other Red Cup

Starbucks is ready for the Christmas season: Its Red Cup has started making its way into consumers’ hands. Continue reading

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Five Uses for Leftover Halloween Candy

Consumers: GHQ blogger Kimberley Coughlin brings you five ways to use your bowl of leftover Halloween candy. Continue reading

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It’s time for some Halloween DIY

Halloween is just a few days away, and it’s time to get down to business. I consider myself a rather creative person and like … Continue reading

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PMA Passion

Whoa! The past ten days have been a whirl. After a three days in Atlanta for the NACS show and a couple days in … Continue reading

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Its The Little Things That Matter

Do we really need big data? I hate to ask this question since I make my living writing about the value of data analysis … Continue reading

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Del Monte Makes Moves into Pet Care

Get ready for Del Monte to make an even bigger push into the pet care business. The company announced Thursday that it was selling … Continue reading

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Make Room for Pecan

A few weeks ago, Molly Zimnoch celebrated the return of the pumpkin. Pumpkin coffee and other warm beverages have been spotted on the streets … Continue reading

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Tracking shopper topography

Are drug stores the new convenience stores? According to The Hartman Group the answer may be yes. A recent survey conducted by Hartman’s market … Continue reading

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Everything in life has a repurpose

Here at work I receive literally hundreds of unsolicited e-mails daily. To be honest, most of them go directly into the “Trash” folder, but … Continue reading

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‘Tis the season of pumpkin

Labor Day has come and gone, and its absence has opened the gates to all things pumpkin. As soon as the white clothes were … Continue reading

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A Wegmans Letdown

I grew up outside of Wegmans’ marketplace, so it was not until college that I first walked into the Holy Grail of supermarkets (at … Continue reading

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Catering to the younger generation

We always hear about supermarkets fighting fast feeders for share of dollars. So, why not have both? That’s exactly what Rewe is trying out … Continue reading

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They buy what? Private label trends for 2013

While it didn’t come as a surprise to learn nearly all (96%) of shoppers buy private label grocery products today, I have to admit … Continue reading

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Going, going, gone!

Last week Stop & Shop announced that it was pulling out of New Hampshire and closing its six stores in the Granite State. The … Continue reading

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The Holy Grail of Food Retail

This past weekend I had my first Wegmans experience and let me just say, it was everything I imagined and more. The retail chain … Continue reading

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A fresh delivery experience

As you know from my last blog entry, for the past month I have been engrossed in learning about the e-commerce segment of the … Continue reading

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Drugs and Deli

Just when you think you’ve seen very format and store combination, something new crops up. My wife and I were traveling in Mexico recently … Continue reading

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A Tale of Online Shopping

It is not that often that my job invokes nostalgia. But the past couple weeks as I was researching the August cover story on … Continue reading

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Rising tide

A young lady rode her battered bicycle up my driveway the other day in 90-degree heat and a million percent humidity, clip board in … Continue reading

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