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    Inside the store: Stop & Shop’s new community-centered store in Boston

    In the city’s Grove Hall neighborhood, the Ahold Delhaize banner has renovated a location to include a wellness center and added an in-store dietitian.

  • Seafood ingredients laid out on a table
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    Wild-caught seafood offers sustainable protein option for consumers

    As more and more consumers seek to eat more sustainably, retailers have an opportunity to promote the environmental benefits of wild-caught seafood.

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    Gopuff launches health and wellness private label line, links with Grubhub

    The instant delivery e-tailer’s second private brand includes allergy medications and at-home test kits, while its new partnership makes convenience items available to diners on the Grubhub Marketplace.

  • A SpartanNash distribution facility in Minot, North Dakota.
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    SpartanNash sells four distribution facilities to investment firm

    The $29.9 million deal offloads centers in Indiana, North Dakota, Florida and Ohio that together occupy 483,000 square feet.

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    Deep Dive

    Inside Kroger Health’s food-as-medicine playbook

    As it expands its nutrition scoring, food prescriptions and dietitian-focused approach, the health solutions arm of the grocery company aims to tie healthy eating to disease prevention. 

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    Schnucks lets associates choose their own shifts as it looks to attract workers

    Employees in the grocer’s new Flexforce program can use a self-service app to choose shifts and work locations that fit their personal schedules.

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    Giant Food makes private brands star of rewards program promotion

    Until Dec. 31, the grocer is making items like bread, milk, bacon and frozen vegetables available to Flexible Rewards members for fewer points than it typically requires.

  • Two paper bags with the Amazon Prime logo sit on a mat outside of a door.
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    Amazon’s discounted membership gets a rebrand as it launches Amazon Access hub

    Information on Prime Access will be available on the site, as well as details on layaway and SNAP EBT programs.

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    Inflation takes a toll up the income scale

    Seventy-three percent of households making more than $100,000 per year place a premium on low base prices when deciding where to buy groceries, according to findings from data analytics firm Dunnhumby.

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    Tracker

    Tracking the development of Kroger’s automated e-commerce center network

    The grocer has opened a spoke facility in Birmingham, Alabama.

    Updated Sept. 16, 2022
  • The grand opening at a Shoppers location in Capitol Heights, Maryland
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    UNFI expands its Shoppers banner with three new store locations

    In an effort to expand and improve its store portfolio, the wholesaler is also remodeling two of the chain’s existing locations.

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    PCC takes a shot on adaptogenic mushroom-infused coffees

    Its partnership with Wunderground Coffee builds on the grocer’s mission to include more certified organic, sustainable and health-conscious products. 

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    Column

    The Friday Checkout: Health and hunger initiatives go digital

    Grocers’ new pledges as part of the White House’s health and nutrition conference included a number of notable e-commerce efforts, highlighting the growing role of digital health tools.

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    Kroger pledges new research, funding in nutrition

    The grocer is helping to stand up a national Food is Medicine Research Initiative set to launch next year in partnership with the Rockefeller Foundation and American Heart Association.

  • A Blue Apron box on a kitchen counter.
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    Blue Apron’s CFO to resign

    Randy Greben, who started with the meal kit company in early 2021, is leaving Oct. 17 for a role at an unnamed company. 

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    Cardenas Markets enlists Amazon to provide two-hour delivery service

    The Hispanic grocer will initially work with the e-commerce company to serve online shoppers in several California communities and Las Vegas, and expects later to expand the arrangement.

  • A person holding a shopping cart stands in front of a row of refrigerators stocked with food at a grocery store.
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    Grocery inflation is a tougher challenge for vulnerable older adults, survey says

    While rising grocery prices have affected most people ages 50-80 in the U.S., those who are less healthy, have limited formal education or have lower incomes are impacted particularly hard, the University of Michigan found.

  • Meijer announced it will expand its third Supplier Diversity event to include diverse-owned service providers, as well as retail-ready products for its shelves. Certified minority-, LGBTQ-,
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    Meijer offers produce discounts to SNAP customers

    Thanks to a waiver granted by the USDA, the company will provide discounts on eligible fruits and vegetables for a year, with the first promotional period beginning Oct. 2.

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    ‘Healthy’ gets a new definition from FDA

    The regulated definition looks at how well food items measure up to the Dietary Guidelines for Americans, with limits on the amounts of sodium, added sugars and saturated fats they contain.

  • A hand holding a phone that says Instacart Health on the screen.
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    Instacart unveils sweeping health-focused initiative

    The announcement of new tools, such as caregiver-built carts and shoppable dietitian lists, coincides with the White House Conference on Hunger, Nutrition and Health.

  • Foxtrot storefront in Chicago
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    Foxtrot launches app-focused membership program

    The urban convenience store’s two-tier program offers discounts, early access to products, free delivery and other perks.

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    UNFI records quarterly results as it steps up investments in automation

    The grocery wholesaler plans to install robotic equipment from Symbotic in four distribution centers and has recently made progress filling open jobs in its facilities, the company said this week.

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    Shipt announces initiatives to help reduce food insecurity

    The delivery company’s planned projects include improving access to healthy foods and supporting nutrition-related research.

  • Assortment of Marcellus grocery items on display
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    Courtesy of Eve Marcellus Cohen

    Meet the startup grocer aiming to fix time-consuming meal-prep

    Founded by a Walmart and Shipt veteran, Marcellus Foods will open next spring in Salt Lake City with prepped ingredients and the personalized recipes that tie them together.

  • Trader Joe's supermarket
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    Trader Joe’s workers in New York City file for union vote

    If the vote is successful, the store in Brooklyn’s Williamsburg neighborhood would become the chain’s third location to unionize as part of Trader Joe’s United.

  • The new Schnucks Battle Crossing store in Columbia, Missouri.
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    Schnucks to acquire two Missouri grocery stores

    The Midwestern grocer is buying the Fricks Market locations in Union and Sullivan, Missouri, and also announced plans to build a second Schnucks Fresh store.