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  • Dietitian writing a diet plan, view from above on the table with different healthy products and drawings on the topic of healthy eating.
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    FMI: 70% of food companies have health and nutrition strategies

    As links between food choices and preventive medicine grow stronger, companies are hiring more medical professionals and looking into emerging trends like medically tailored meals.

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    Target adds low-price private brand

    Dealworthy includes everyday basics and expands the retailer’s assortment of items that cost less than $1.

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    Kroger-Albertsons merger faces lawsuit by Colorado attorney general

    The suit claims the deal violates the state’s antitrust act and alleges the grocers have a “history of collusion” with unlawful no-poach and non-solicitation agreements.

    Updated Feb. 16, 2024
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    SpartanNash’s results sag in Q4 as sales to Amazon remain under pressure

    The grocery company posted lower comparable-store and net sales during its latest quarter as its retail and wholesale divisions both saw lower volumes.

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    Ahold Delhaize’s US sales and comps turn negative

    The grocer reported Wednesday that its same-store, digital and net sales were all down during its fourth quarter by at least 1%.

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    HelloFresh to offer discounted meal kits to Cigna Healthcare members

    The tie-up aims to make HelloFresh meal kits available as “a healthcare benefit” as consumers turn to food retailers for health and wellness guidance. 

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    Instacart to lay off 250 workers, part ways with 3 execs

    The layoffs are part of a restructuring program that will help “flatten the organization” to focus on core initiatives, CEO Fidji Simo said in a letter to shareholders.

    Updated Feb. 13, 2024
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    Instacart reports strong Q4, highlights investments in customer incentives

    The company says it has overhauled its discount and promotion strategy to help reactivate existing users and attract new ones.

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    Kroger promises to lower prices following merger with Albertsons

    This is the grocer’s latest pledge as it looks to ease public concerns regarding the pending deal.

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    Inflation declines in January but remains a potent force

    Food-at-home prices rose last month at a 1.2% annual rate, down from 1.3% during the previous month, according to data released Tuesday by the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics.

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    Dom’s Kitchen & Market’s parent company names new CEO

    Rob Twyman, a grocery veteran who worked for decades at Whole Foods, succeeds Liz Williams.

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    Safeway rolling out receipt-scanning gates at more stores

    The grocery chain has added the technology to the self-checkout areas at select locations in the San Francisco and Washington, D.C., areas.

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    Grocery e-commerce sales rise in January

    More shoppers bought groceries online last month than during the same period in 2023, but order frequencies for pickup and delivery fell, according to data from Brick Meets Click and Mercatus.

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    On Special: Grocers’ blooming floral departments

    Supermarkets grew average floral department sales per store by about a third between 2019 and 2022, according to industry figures.

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    Shop ‘n Save to boost loyalty offerings through new partnership

    The independent regional grocer’s latest tie-up with Upside aims to improve customer loyalty through its existing promotion offerings.

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    Earth Fare gamifies buying better-for-you brands

    Micro-Moments is the newest addition to Merryfield’s Learn & Earn app program, which the specialty grocer incorporated last year, and aims to encourage shoppers to select health-focused products.

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    Publix exec to exit after 45 years

    Vice President of Customer Experience Bob Bechtel will retire from the grocer on March 31.

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    Dollar Tree expands COO role

    Mike Creedon will add leadership of Dollar Tree and Family Dollar merchandising and supply chain to his scope of responsibilities.

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    PCC Community Markets workers ratify new contract

    The accord with UFCW Local 3000 will allow the grocery co-op to focus on restoring its fiscal health after struggling to turn a profit in recent years, its chief executive said.

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    Kroger links with AI retail analytics firm to boost marketplace listings

    By partnering with Intelligence Node, the grocer is looking to provide clearer and more informative product listings for third-party sellers.

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    Misfits Market branches into third-party fulfillment

    The e-grocer is offering other retailers a range of logistics capabilities, including storing and delivering products, through a newly launched service.

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    The Friday Checkout: Kroger’s CFO left for a rival. What does that say about its merger with Albertsons?

    Gary Millerchip jumped suddenly to Costco even as the blockbuster deal he helped engineer remains up in the air.

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    How Schnucks is embracing retail media to stand out as a regional grocer

    The company is stepping up its efforts to connect CPGs with its shoppers to be “more competitive in our marketplace versus the Walmarts of the world,” Vice President of Marketing Jenn Freeman said in an interview.

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    Instacart, DoorDash and Uber up their grocery ante

    Uber’s grocery and retail vertical generated $7 billion in annualized gross bookings in its fourth quarter, while Ahold Delhaize’s U.S. banners are linking with DoorDash.

  • Black Angus cattle can be seen in a green pasture through the slats of a wooden fence.
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    House Democrats lay out farm bill priorities

    The party is making it clear it will oppose any attempt to reduce funding for climate or food assistance.