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    Forty-one percent of shoppers are buying more private brands, report finds

    More than three-quarters of consumers who said they are purchasing more store brands during the pandemic said they will continue to do so in the future, according to the Food Industry Association.

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    Consumer Brands Association CEO leaving to lead travel group

    Since Geoff Freeman took the helm nearly four years ago, the once-struggling organization has focused its priorities and welcomed several members.

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    Walmart, Roku partner to evolve shoppable streaming ads 'beyond the QR code'

    The retailer is the exclusive partner on a new feature that allows people to purchase products with a few taps of their remote.

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    Amazon names grocery veteran to head consumer business

    Doug Herrington, who established AmazonFresh and was an executive at Webvan, will replace Dave Clark as head of the unit, formerly known as Amazon Worldwide Consumer.

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    Kroger to bring ad-supported EV charging to several regions

    The grocer has added video screen-equipped facilities to 16 locations in the Atlanta and Indianapolis areas, and plans to bring them to an unspecified number of stores in other regions later in 2022.

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    Target unveils new private label adult beverage line

    The new line of ready-to-drink cocktails, called Casa Cantina, adds to the retailer’s growing assortment of exclusive offerings in food and beverage.

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    What do hybrid grocery shoppers want?

    As consumers mix and match buying in-person and online, the Food Industry Association says grocers have several areas where they can improve experiences for omnishoppers. 

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    How Sprouts is quickly adding emerging products to its stores

    The specialty grocer’s partnership with small-brand distributor Pod Foods will bring new items to 130 locations.

  • Gatik's autonomous box trucks will move Georgia-Pacific shipments to 34 Sam's Club locations in the Dallas Fort-Worth area as part of a multi-year commercial partnership.
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    Sam's Club stores in Texas to receive autonomous deliveries of paper products

    Middle-mile logistics company Gatik will provide shipments of Georgia-Pacific products to 34 Sam’s Club stores in the Dallas-Fort Worth area.

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    Instant delivery firm Jokr leaving US

    The company is making its last deliveries in New York City and Boston on June 19 due to "this period of global economic uncertainty," the company wrote on Instagram.

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    Kroger to expand Boost membership program nationwide

    In seven months, the program has improved delivery sales and increased customer retention by 600 basis points across four pilot markets, CEO Rodney McMullen said during an earnings call Thursday.

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    Instacart refreshes its subscription service

    Instacart+, which replaces Instacart Express, includes many of the former program’s features, along with new ones such as subscription sharing and benefits for Chase cardholders. 

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    SpartanNash buys Shop-N-Save Food Centers

    The Midwestern retailer has converted the three-store chain, which has locations in Benzonia, Fremont and Ludington, Michigan, to its Family Fare banner.

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    Online grocery sales bump up in May as inflation benefits mass retailers

    The mass retailer channel saw a 20% year-over-year surge in its monthly active user base and a 2% uptick in online order frequency, according to the latest monthly report from Brick Meets Click and Mercatus.

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    Apollo to acquire Cardenas Markets

    The private equity firm will combine the chain with Tony’s Fresh Market to create a nearly 80-store ethnic and Hispanic-focused grocer.

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    Hungryroot is trying to buck the downward trend for ship-to-home grocers

    The personalized grocery delivery service posted 35% growth in the first quarter but faces a litany of challenges, including inflation and mounting competition from brick-and-mortar grocers.

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    How collaboration can help grocers combat the threat of store violence

    Food retailers can strengthen knowledge-sharing with community groups, local law enforcement and other industries to bolster safety efforts, sources say.

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    Alimentation Couche-Tard exec joins Food Rocket's board

    Guillaume Leger, vice president and controller of the convenience store operator, is joining the ultrafast grocery delivery company as the startup considers a possible IPO.

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    Stop & Shop investing $140M to update NYC stores

    City locations will stock more relevant products and sale items as the chain continues to update stores in an attempt to stem its market share loss.

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    Instacart adds juice and snack maker Pressed as latest brand storefront

    Delivery in as fast as an hour is now available through Instacart from Pressed’s stores in Southern California and Dallas, Houston and Austin, Texas, with plans to expand the partnership “in the coming months.”

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    Grocery prices skyrocket 11.9% as high inflation hovers

    In May, food-at-home prices saw the largest 12-month increase since the period ending April 1979, according to Consumer Price Index data released by the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics on Friday.

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    Cardenas Markets expanding SoCal footprint with 6-store acquisition

    The Hispanic chain, which operates more than 50 locations in three states, is beefing up its footprint east of Los Angeles. 

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    Giant Food adds electric vehicles for delivery

    The deployment of two vehicles from Motiv Power Systems kicks off the Mid-Atlantic grocery chain’s efforts to operate more fully electric vehicles in the years ahead.

  • Exterior of SpartanNash micro-fulfillment center in Caledonia, Michigan
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    SpartanNash holds off activist investors' push to remake board

    Shareholders rejected Macellum Advisors and Ancora Holding Group’s argument the company lacks “any clear strategy for value creation” and needs new leadership to change its course.

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    Kroger is now delivering in South Florida

    The company’s latest spoke facility brings the grocer’s budding delivery service to the key Miami market.