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    Price increases are weighing on food volumes, IRI finds

    As CPGs pass along higher costs to consumers, a few categories have proven resistant to declines, according to an analysis of August sales data.

    By Chris Casey • Sept. 16, 2022
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    Grocery inflation heads even higher

    Food-at-home prices rose in August at a 13.5% annual rate — their fastest pace in more than 43 years — while overall inflation ticked down slightly on a year-over-year basis, the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics reported Tuesday.

    By Sept. 13, 2022
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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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    Kroger rolls out budget grocery brand Smart Way

    The grocer has winnowed its value-priced store brand assortment from 17 brands down to two.

    By Sept. 9, 2022
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    New e-grocer Basquet aims to make allergen-free shopping more accessible

    Catering to consumers with allergies and other dietary restrictions has become a big business, and the Miami-based startup hopes to grow with a personalized assortment of niche and large brands.

    By Aug. 23, 2022
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    Consumers mix up tactics to meet food needs amid inflation

    From buying store-brand baking goods to splurging on beer, shoppers aim to satisfy both quantity and quality requirements, according to IRI.

    By Samantha Oller • Aug. 22, 2022
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    BP plans to maximize East Coast footprint with NY c-store opening

    California-based Ampm debuted in the Big Apple, with a grocery section of fruit, dry goods and a bakery, as well as a hot deli. 

    By Brett Dworski • Aug. 12, 2022
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    Grocery prices spike 13.1% even as overall inflation slows

    Food-at-home prices rose once again on an annual basis in July, while the inflation rate slowed to 8.5%, the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics reported Wednesday.

    By Aug. 10, 2022
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    The pandemic upended alcohol consumption. Here’s where it stands and what grocers need to know.

    New research from IRI suggests at-home drinking has retained its appeal and points to areas of opportunity grocers can tap into to keep the buzz going from alcohol sales.

    By , Sara Karlovitch • Aug. 9, 2022
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    Target, Aldi among fastest growing private brands, report finds

    While both retailers have made recent gains with shoppers, Walmart brands account for the top four brands by household penetration, Numerator noted. 

    By Aug. 2, 2022
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    Private label demand surging as inflation rages: report

    Store brand categories showing the biggest gains so far this year are baking mixes, up 40%, and soup, climbing 17%, according to shopper intelligence firm Catalina.

    By Christopher Doering • July 26, 2022
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    How Food Lion tackles supplier diversity

    The Ahold Delhaize banner has made working with owners from underrepresented groups part of its day-to-day sourcing processes, said LaTonya King, who leads the grocer’s DE&I work.

    By July 18, 2022
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    Grocery prices soar 12.2% as inflation hits fresh four-decade high

    Food-at-home prices rose in June at the fastest annual rate since April 1979, while overall inflation came in at 9.1%, according to Consumer Price Index data released by the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics on Wednesday.

    By July 13, 2022
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    How food inflation is shaping the shopping habits of price-sensitive consumers

    These shoppers “are turning their back on the products they have been loyal to” as inflation grows, said Josh McCann, head of HQ client delivery and analytics at Symphony RetailAI.

    By Samantha Oller • June 28, 2022
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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.

    By Christopher Doering • June 23, 2022
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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.

    By June 21, 2022
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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.

    By June 10, 2022
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    More consumers look for clean eating as they battle stress, survey shows

    The International Food Information Council's annual survey shows that more than half of U.S. consumers are now following a diet or eating pattern, while nearly three in four snack daily.

    By Megan Poinski • May 26, 2022
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    Consumers wrestle with shortages, sticker shock in the grocery aisle

    The combination of hard-to-find food items and higher prices is opening a window of opportunity for private label brands, according to Morning Consult research.

    By Chris Casey • May 23, 2022
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    Grocery prices soar 10.8% as inflation remains high

    In April, food-at-home prices saw the largest 12-month increase since November 1980, according to Consumer Price Index data released by the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics on Wednesday.

    By May 11, 2022
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    H-E-B adds in-store video storytelling to its alcohol aisles

    The Texas grocery chain has placed digital tablets in the wine and beer aisles at approximately 120 stores to help shoppers learn more about brands and make selections.

    By May 5, 2022
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    Grocery prices increase 10% as inflation continues to rise

    Food and energy costs pushed inflation up 8.5% on an annual basis, setting a new 40-year high as consumers feel the pinch.

    By April 12, 2022
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    Save Mart looks to add 'hundreds' of private label items yearly

    The recently acquired company is adding new brands and line extensions across its three store brand tiers: low-price, national brand equivalent and premium.

    By April 4, 2022
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    On Special: Balls Food Stores' deli assortment

    The Midwestern retailer is seeing strong interest in pre-sliced meats and cheeses, and salad bar sales are slowly regaining steam.

    By March 31, 2022
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    Corrugated boxes: The ultimate expression of a circular economy

    Learn how corrugated boxes are manufactured, used and recycled with the utmost care to maintain circularity and prevent waste throughout the supply chain – all the way to consumers' homes.

    March 28, 2022
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    Grocery prices jump 8.6% as inflation soars even higher

    The federal government's food-at-home Consumer Price Index accelerated in February at its quickest pace since 1981, putting even more strain on consumers' wallets.

    By March 10, 2022