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  • A sign on a drinks case door that reads "We accept SNAP/EBT."
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    Catherine Douglas Moran/Grocery Dive

    USDA picks 5 states for mobile contactless SNAP payments pilot

    Illinois, Louisiana, Massachusetts, Missouri and Oklahoma are working with the government agency to expand purchasing options for SNAP consumers. 

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    Retrieved from Green Zebra Grocery.

    Green Zebra permanently closing all stores at the end of March

    The upscale grocery and c-store retailer “couldn’t overcome all the obstacles” presented by the COVID-19 pandemic, its CEO said.

  • Winn-Dixie
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    Courtesy of Southeastern Grocers

    Winn-Dixie is getting ‘Down Down’ with discounts

    The Southeast grocer’s program lowers prices on over 150 everyday items, saving shoppers more than 15% on average. 

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    Courtesy of United Natural Foods, Inc.

    UNFI’s profits plunge as sales hit a record

    The grocery retailer and wholesaler has slashed its outlook for fiscal year 2023 and is implementing a “transformation agenda” to improve its performance, CEO Sandy Douglas said during an earnings call Wednesday.

  • Exterior of Lidl store in Glassboro, New Jersey
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    Courtesy of Lidl

    Lidl faces a steep path in the US. Will it succeed?

    While the German grocer is a household name in Europe, the company faces tough challenges as it looks to connect with shoppers on this side of the Atlantic, analysts said.

  • Meat counter in Schnucks Fresh grocery store in Jasper, Indiana
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    FMI: Shopping trips are up in grocers’ meat departments

    Consumers are buying more fresh meat than before the pandemic started, but grocers are facing stiffer competition from supercenters, clubs and online outlets, according to the industry group’s latest report.

  • Analyst working with business analytics and data management system to generate report with metrics.
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    NicoElNino via Getty Images

    Newly merged IRI and NPD rebrand to Circana

    The new company name for the data providers follows their finalized merger in August 2022. 

  • The produce section of a Save A Lot store
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    Inflation hasn’t lessened consumers’ hunger for produce, report finds

    Even with high prices, grocers saw sales of fruits and vegetables increase 4.8% in 2022, to $74.5 billion, according to the Food Industry Association.

  • Mars launches store-hailing mobile ice cream markets

    The new partnership between the treats maker and tech firm Conjure, which kicked off in Los Angeles, can whisk frozen goodies to consumers in as little as two minutes.

  • Image of a Kroger worker holding flowers in front of sushi packages by a "DoorDash pick up here" sign
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    Courtesy of Kroger

    With Kroger delivery deal, Olo stakes its claim in grocery

    The company's Rails software is now implemented in 1,600 of the supermarket giant's stores as it plans to further its presence in the industry.

  • Amazon's logo on a smartphone.
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    Edward Smith via Getty Images

    As retail media networks multiply, Amazon stands alone

    A MediaRadar analysis found the e-commerce giant commanded a larger market share than the mass retailer category last year. 

  • Woman blowing out birthday candles
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    Courtesy of Albertsons

    Albertsons looks to appeal to shoppers’ emotions with new marketing campaign

    Through the multimedia effort, known as “Sincerely, Food,” the supermarket operator wants consumers to associate food and other products it sells with key moments in their lives.

  • Amazon Go first store
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    Retrieved from Amazon press page.

    Amazon Go closing 8 locations

    The company will close two stores each in Seattle and New York City and four in San Francisco as it struggles to build its physical retail footprint.

  • A Sprouts Farmers Market store in the Seattle area
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    Sprouts accelerates rollout of smaller stores

    The retailer plans to open at least 30 locations in 2023, all of which will be based on its newer format, and to close 11 larger ones based on its legacy design, executives said Thursday.

  • A Blue Apron box on a kitchen counter.
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    Scott Eisen via Getty Images

    Blue Apron has a plan to avoid NYSE delisting

    The meal kit maker has until June 21, 2024, to address its global market capitalization listing standard deficiency and until June 21, 2023, to fix its share price listing standard deficiency.

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    The Friday Checkout: Private brands shine in grocery earnings

    The CEOs of Sprouts, Kroger and Dollar Tree recently told investors they plan to expand their store brands, noting their private label lines are resonating with inflation-weary consumers. 

  • A person in a coat rides a bicycle holding a red DoorDash bag.
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    Michael M. Santiago/Getty Images via Getty Images

    DoorDash, Uber boost driver benefits

    Uber has updated its app for delivery couriers with several new capabilities, while DoorDash is allowing workers to use cashback rewards at thousands of gas and food retailers.

  • Exterior shot of a Target store with a closeup on the Target logo.
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    Daphne Howland/Grocery Dive

    Target to broaden assortment of $15-and-under products

    As part of its strategic investments to fuel growth, the retailer aims to deliver “affordable joy” by adding more items at $3, $5, $10 and $15 price points.

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    Courtesy of Kroger

    Kroger’s Q4 sales, full-year outlook handily beat Wall Street estimates

    Strong identical sales and profit coupled with a higher-than-expected earnings expectations for fiscal 2023 sent the grocer’s stock price up by more than 6% Thursday morning.

  • The exterior of a newly constructed Dollar Tree store with the company's signature green color scheme with a blue sky
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    Nate Delesline/Grocery Dive

    Dollar Tree zeroes in on grocery

    The company plans to have around 30 cooler doors per store and will add “hundreds” of consumable private label items to its assortment, CEO Rick Dreiling said Wednesday.

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    Courtesy of Afresh Technologies

    Afresh Technologies moves beyond fruits and vegetables

    The San Francisco-based startup has started offering its food waste reduction technology to grocers for use in their meat, seafood, deli, and foodservice sections.

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    Jessica Dumont/Grocery Dive

    Grocery Outlet ramping up private label plans

    Executives signaled a significant uptick is coming in its store brand assortment, which is notable given the company’s reliance on name brands and opportunistic sourcing. 

  • Publix storefront.
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    Kaarin Vembar/Grocery Dive

    Publix increases capital budget to $2.3B for 2023

    That spending projection is $500 million more than what the company spent the prior year.

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    Retrieved from Shef on February 28, 2023

    Homecooked meals marketplace Shef raises $73.5M, plans nationwide expansion

    The company is now accepting applications from cooks across the country to sell their meals on the platform.

  • Packages of Good & Gather granola at a Target in Washington, D.C.
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    Catherine Douglas Moran/Grocery Dive

    Nearly three in four consumers plan to keep buying private label when the economy settles, survey says

    Retailers’ efforts to improve store-branded offerings are paying off as shoppers make price their most important consideration, data from Attest shows.