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    Grocery Outlet talks private label launch, next steps for discounter acquisition

    The company is looking to boost its baskets and margins with the private brand rollout later this year, executives told investors. 

    By Feb. 28, 2024
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    Aisles Abroad: A look at pricing efforts by grocers around the world

    From shrinkflation labels to low-cost family meal deals, here’s how food retailers outside the U.S. are tackling consumers’ grocery budget concerns.

    By Feb. 26, 2024
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    Center Store

    As the grocery industry has increasingly embraced innovation, the center store has become an area where food retailers are looking to liven up the shopping experience. 

    By Grocery Dive staff
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    Food giants see opportunity to profit from consumers using weight loss drugs

    Despite worries that the medications could dampen sales, Conagra, WK Kellogg and General Mills are among companies optimistic that sales for popcorn, frozen meals and even cereal could benefit.

    By Christopher Doering • Feb. 26, 2024
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    SpartanNash rolls out new premium private brand

    The company says its latest label offers “gourmet flavors” with products including frozen pizzas, pastas, sauces, dressings and spices.

    By Feb. 21, 2024
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    How FMI is helping grocers continue private brand momentum

    Following store brands’ soaring popularity, grocers now face the challenge of keeping their labels relevant for the long term, the trade group said.

    By Feb. 20, 2024
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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.

    By Feb. 15, 2024
  • Meat at a Safeway in Washington, D.C.
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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.

    By Feb. 14, 2024
  • 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.

    By Sarah Zimmerman • Feb. 9, 2024
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    Good Food Holdings cooks up first private label brand

    The New Coast Foraging Company line will offer “basics with a twist” and span the grocery operator’s five banners, CEO Neil Stern said.

    By Feb. 7, 2024
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    Walmart announces ambitious 5-year growth plan

    The retailer aims to build or convert more than 150 locations by 2029 and remodel 650 stores during the next 12 months.

    By Jan. 31, 2024
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    Retail media to elevate in-store grocery experiences in 2024, experts say

    As the marketing capability becomes a necessity for chain grocers, consumers can expect to see more digital screens, interactive kiosks and app features during their shopping trips this year. 

    By Jan. 29, 2024
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    Target to add 1K wellness products to stores

    The retailer is introducing hundreds of exclusive items and has also launched an online wellness destination.

    By Nate Delesline III • Jan. 25, 2024
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    Shoppers shift away from traditional grocers, data shows

    Supermarkets have lost ground since 2019 in categories such as meat and refrigerated seafood, while club stores and mass merchants have grown their market share, 210 Analytics and Circana found.

    By Jan. 24, 2024
  • Close-up of a table set up for a holiday meal with red and black checkered napkins, a salad bowl and sparkling glasses.
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    How grocery shoppers are planning to celebrate winter holidays amid food cost concerns

    Half of surveyed consumers said they’re concerned about rising prices for holiday celebrations, per findings from FMI – The Food Industry Association.

    By Nov. 15, 2023
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    CPGs diversify pack sizes to reach cost-pressured consumers

    “We have more that we can do in the marketplace in the U.S., whether it be on the nature and the range of the can sizes and shapes or the PET bottles,” Coca-Cola CEO James Quincey said on a recent earnings call.

    By Maria Rachal • Nov. 13, 2023
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    Albertsons, Safeway fire up new premium pizzas under private label

    The new pizza offerings expand the retailer’s selection of store brands at a time when high food prices continue to draw consumers to grocery stores for meal options.

    By Nov. 13, 2023
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    Lidl joins the Thanksgiving discount battle

    The discounter’s under-$30 meal includes a 13-pound frozen turkey along with pumpkin pie ingredients and a variety of sides such as sweet potatoes, rolls and baby carrots.

    By Nov. 6, 2023
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    Shoppers aren’t changing their Thanksgiving plans but are seeking more savings

    Price-conscious consumers say they’re willing to dig deeper to put Thanksgiving dinner on the table, but grocers still need to help them along with smart discounts, Circana noted in a report.

    By Nov. 6, 2023
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    Target brings Thanksgiving meal for under $25 to the table

    The retailer’s four-serving feast includes a 10-16 pound turkey at less than $1 per pound and various sides for less than $5 each.

    By Nov. 1, 2023
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    On Special: Retailers look to scare up strong candy sales this fall

    Halloween alone drives around $6 billion in confectionary retail sales annually, but inflation may spook shoppers out of purchasing sweets this year.

    By Oct. 31, 2023
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    Gelson’s debuts ‘exclusive’ wine club

    The Southern California grocer’s new program offers four package options, including three white wines for $200 or six bottles with a mix of red and white for $450.  

    By Oct. 30, 2023
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    Sprouts debuts private label holiday line

    All of the items in the grocer's limited-time line are made with “better-for-you” ingredients and will be available in stores starting this week.

    By Oct. 27, 2023
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    Frozen food sales run into headwinds from inflation

    Sales in the category were up almost 8% during the 12 months that ended July 2, but unit sales sagged 5%, according to research released Tuesday by FMI – The Food Industry Association and the American Frozen Food Institute.

    By Oct. 26, 2023
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    How Hershey is reinventing candy displays

    Agile fulfillment means stores receive customized displays with the right mix of products at the right volume.

    By Scott Dunkley, Director, Customer Portfolio & Matt Hawley, Director, Annville Fulfillment Center, The Hershey Company • Oct. 23, 2023
  • An image of the sign for a ShopRite supermarket as photographed on March 18, 2020 in Plainview, New York.
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    ShopRite supermarket with hardware store set to open in New Jersey

    The supermarket, owned by Wakefern Food member RoNetco Supermarkets, will be the first in the chain to feature a True Value hardware department.

    By Oct. 20, 2023