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Shout about it!

Having just completed a story about LEED certification, I am probably more aware than the average shopper when it comes to energy-saving equipment in … Continue reading

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Shorty’s The Urban Market

To kick off 2012, Grocery Headquarters’ January Retailer Spotlight features Shorty’s The Urban Market in Lexington, Ky. In just 5,000 square feet of space, … Continue reading

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Q&A with Bill Monroe, CEO of Pompeian Olive Oil

Bill Monroe, CEO of Pompeian Olive Oil, tells Grocery Headquarters how Pompeian continues to grow the olive oil category. What is the biggest obstacle … Continue reading

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Q&A with Produce Growers on Supporting Consumers New Year’s Resolutions

With the new year upon us, people are re-committing to eating healthy and getting in shape. Retailers can help shoppers stick to their goals … Continue reading

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Totally unCOOL

The supermarket industry is missing the boat by supporting the repeal of Country Of Origin Labeling. The customer is always right. Just ask Marshall … Continue reading

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Q&A with Joe Cornelius, Georgia Blueberry Commission

Joe Cornelius, chairman for the Georgia Blueberry Commission, based in Whitecross, Ga., talks about the direction of the blueberry industry. What is going on … Continue reading

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Selling a Christmas Breakfast Tradition

I received a phone call from my mother yesterday to review our Christmas day menu. She had just returned from our local Stop & … Continue reading

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Q&A with Jim Ethridge, National Cattlemen’s Beef Association

Jim Ethridge, executive director of channel marketing for National Cattlemen’s Beef Association, which manages retail-marketing programs for the Beef Checkoff, talks to Grocery Headquarters about … Continue reading

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Top dollar?

There’s a new phrase entering the consumer lexicon—”A dollar for your thoughts”—and further proof that the once-lowly dollar store has become the latest American … Continue reading

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What about the boys?

Do we not give men enough credit for cooking? Maybe it’s just the type of guy I befriend, but most of my male friends … Continue reading

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Hey Carrots, Say Cheese!

Two weeks ago I gave you a taste of my trip to Wisconsin to tour America’s Dairyland and its famous creameries with the Wisconsin … Continue reading

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A taste of Wisconsin’s pride

One of my favorite pastimes is eating. To be more specific, one of my favorite pastimes is eating cheese. Sharp cheddars, creamy French-styles, hard and soft Italians. Sliced on top of crackers, melted into omelets, baked with veggies. I’ll eat it anyway, anytime of day. Continue reading

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Marketing to Millennials

As much as retailers and suppliers would like to think they significantly influence brand choice and preferences of young consumers, a recent report from … Continue reading

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PLMA’s 2011 Trade Show

Grocery Headquarters attended the 2011 PLMA Private Label Trade Show in Chicago in November. Here are some of the people we met.

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WMMB Cheese Tour

In November 2011 Grocery Headquarters was invited by the Wisconsin Milk Marketing Board on a media tour of Wisconsin’s creameries. Here are some highlights.

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Quality at any price-point

Even when they aren’t paying to dine among celebrities at one of his Spago restaurants, Chef Wolfgang Puck doesn’t want customers to be disappointed … Continue reading

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Weaving a tangled Web

It’s not easy churning out these Pulitizer Prize-worthy monthly category feature articles. Much research is involved. I usually start by checking out the store … Continue reading

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Running up sales

Last weekend I flew out to San Francisco to run my first half marathon. Having no idea what to expect, I followed my running … Continue reading

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Hiring tips for the holidays

With the holiday season fast approaching, every retailer knows what time it is-time to start seasonal hiring. But be careful what you get. With … Continue reading

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When disaster strikes

For many of you, Hurricane Irene is all but a distant memory, but for others, especially those in the Northeast (myself included), the flooding … Continue reading

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Food City

Food City, in Kingsport, Tenn., was Grocery Headquarters’ featured retailer in October 2011. Click here to read more about the flagship store located on … Continue reading

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Coupon Crazy

I have an old college friend who would almost qualify for the show Extreme Couponing.  He searches for coupons far and wide—newspapers, websites, you … Continue reading

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Going Postal

The recent announcement of post office closings can open up a window of opportunity for supermarkets. According to news reports, the U.S. Postal Service … Continue reading

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Edwards Food Giant

Grocery Headquarters’ editor Richard Turcsik visited Edwards Food Giant in Little Rock, Ark. Read about the retailer, known for its meat department, in Meat … Continue reading

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Desperate Housewives

When designing new stores retailers should listen to their customers. I was shopping in the A&P a few Sundays ago when I overheard a … Continue reading

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