Tag Archives: general merchandise

Nonfoods Talk: Standing out in the crowd

Grocery Headquarters’ GM and HBC Trailblazer Awards are designed to help retailers identify potential hot products.    My older son graduated from high school … Continue reading

Posted in 2013 07 Article Archives, Columns, Nonfoods for Profit

Nonfoods Talk: Making the right choices

Figuring out what product lines to carry, and not carry, play an important role in a supermarket’s success. I got a pretty interesting telephone … Continue reading

Posted in 2013 03 Article Archives, Columns, Nonfoods for Profit

Reclaiming general merchandise

With dedicated focus, supermarkets can regain lost market share from the profitable general merchandise category. Evolve or perish. It is a basic business tenet. … Continue reading

Posted in 2012 05 Article Archives, Nonfoods for Profit

The world of power

A retailer roundtable, sponsored by Grocery Headquarters and Energizer Battery Co., found that merchants are still excited about the future of the batteries category. … Continue reading

Posted in 2011 07 Article Archives, Nonfoods for Profit

An attack from within

Many top supermarket executives are turning against the nonfoods category in favor of other segments. Nonfoods buyers need to defend their turf. By Seth … Continue reading

Posted in 2011 06 Article Archives, Columns, Nonfoods for Profit

Reshaping the GM category

Some grocers are ready to overhaul their general merchandise programs. By Carol Radice Blame it on the economy, fierce competition, an out­dated business mod­el, … Continue reading

Posted in 2011 05 Article Archives, Focus on Fresh