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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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Who says nothing in life is free?

When we were kids, if my brother and I were served an unusual meal for dinner the running joke was “mom must have had … Continue reading

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Victimless crime?

Everybody likes crime stories. It seems to be one of our obsessions or perhaps one of our guilty pleasures-whether it’s about the Irish mobs … Continue reading

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Cracking the code

Those funny little squares that look like Rorschach tests (QR codes) have been struggling to find a purpose for while. They have a lot to … Continue reading

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Sample Sales

Often when I am interviewing manufacturers and marketers about the most successful way to get new products noticed sampling comes up. Offering consumers a … Continue reading

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A major headache

    Early yesterday evening I made a trek to my local CVS, lured in by the big sale that was advertised in Sunday’s … Continue reading

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Tough times for Tesco

Seems like it’s time once again to play one of the industry’s favorite game shows-”When Will Tesco Leave?” To some, the final nail in … Continue reading

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Being at one with the Earth – there’s an app for that

  As influential leaders of industry, most of you are all too aware of the havoc irresponsible corporations can wreak on the environment. For … Continue reading

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Going mobile

I am always on the go. As a result, the majority of my food shopping is done “on the way home” from work, errands, … Continue reading

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Crime busters

According to the 2010 NRF ORC (Organized Retail Crime) Survey, 89% of retailers said they have been victimized by organized retail crime and 59% … Continue reading

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Somewhat off Target

  About a month ago I picked up the Sunday Target circular and saw a lof of hot deals, including OptiFree Express contact lense … Continue reading

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Team effort

Chris Coborn could not have been more appreciative. The CEO of Coborn’s, a St. Cloud, Minn.-based grocery retailer, had just received the 2011 Grocery … Continue reading

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One expert’s tips for developing a top-level wellness program

I recently had an interesting conversation with Patricia Chuey regarding the future of wellness programs in grocery. As a registered dietitian, a good part … Continue reading

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Flirting with disaster

  If you’re like me and millions of others, you’ve been watching with awe, shock and profound sadness the events unfolding in Japan in … Continue reading

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Light of the Irish

  Ireland: a country known for its beer, whiskey, potatoes and… retail display accent LED lighting??   It is so.   Two weeks ago … Continue reading

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What does $200 billion get you?

  Industry experts estimate that nearly $200 billion is spent annually on trade promotion activity. Grocers and suppliers have long struggled to develop collaborative … Continue reading

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Take This Review and Shovel It!

    A few weeks before Christmas while shopping in Sears I had the foresight to purchase a new snow shovel. It was the … Continue reading

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Get your health checks here

Like most editors, by February my desk is filled with reports from leading marketing firms, all of whom have their own spin on what … Continue reading

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Label Wars

The revised food label introduced yesterday by retailers and manufacturers is a major step in providing consumers with simple, readable, yet pertinent nutritional information … Continue reading

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A helping hand

This past weekend I baked brownies for my cousin’s birthday party – raspberry, cream cheese brownies made with Framboise to be specific. The most … Continue reading

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Snow Problem

With the exception of school children and snow removal contractors, does anybody look forward to an impending snow storm more than food retailers?   … Continue reading

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Seasoned Workers

While in Florida over the Christmas break to visit my mom, I made several trips to Publix. There was not one worker in the store … Continue reading

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The Supermarket Diet

    I’ve noticed a disturbing trend when conducting price checks for my Retail Spotlights and while doing my own personal shopping — there … Continue reading

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