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    Grocery sales rise 8% in October

    Spending increased at food retailers at the fastest rate since July on an annual basis, and rose compared with the previous month at the quickest pace in 2022.

    By Nov. 16, 2022
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    Albertsons unveils new private label premium wines

    The grocery company’s Vinaforé Collection, which includes five varietals, is launching in time for the winter holiday season.

    By Nov. 14, 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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    Stop & Shop focuses on meal experiences in new TV spot

    The latest installment in the grocery chain’s “Feed the Moment” campaign draws attention to its private label selection while also acknowledging inflationary pressures.

    By Nov. 14, 2022
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    Food inflation comes down again in October

    Food-at-home prices were up in October at a 12.4% annual rate, marking a second consecutive monthly decline in the key metric, the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics reported Thursday.

    By Nov. 10, 2022
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    Aldi, Lidl roll out low-price Thanksgiving essentials as high inflation hovers

    The two hard discounters’ holiday deals come as food prices remain elevated and the threat of a turkey shortage looms.

    By Nov. 2, 2022
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    Inside the store: Dom’s Kitchen & Market’s second Chicago store

    The newest location from the grocery startup led by veteran executive Bob Mariano is 50% larger than its first shop and focuses on being a destination for meals and gourmet experiences.

    By Nov. 1, 2022
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    Target is adding holiday grocery gifts from British retailer Marks & Spencer

    The products, including drinking chocolate and festive biscuit tins, are aimed at gifting and entertaining, rounding out Target’s holiday shopping experience.

    By Oct. 28, 2022
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    Inside the Store: Whole Foods’ Manhattan ‘oasis’

    This store has made itself a destination along the High Line with a full grocery assortment along with several dining and drinking experiences, including a coffee shop and vegan street food vendor.

    By Oct. 25, 2022
  • A table filled with holiday food and drink items, including blood orange pomegranate juice and crispy chocolate truffle snacks.
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    Amazon beefs up Aplenty line with 100+ new items

    The added products, which include apple pie granola clusters and apple cider, are timed to the holidays as the retailing giant pushes further into the grocery space.

    By Oct. 18, 2022
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    Kroger-Albertsons merger

    How would the Kroger-Albertsons merger impact independent grocers?

    The National Grocers Association fears a second “power buyer” would enter the industry, further tipping the scales for suppliers and independent grocers trying to compete. 

    By Oct. 17, 2022
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    Grocery inflation surges in September but avoids another record

    Food-at-home prices increased last month at a 13% annual pace, down from 13.5% in August, the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics reported Thursday.

    By Oct. 13, 2022
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    Foxtrot to open first store in Austin, Texas, this fall, with more on the way

    Foxtrot’s latest three-store expansion will bring the c-store chain’s total number of locations in Texas to five, with the other two being in Dallas.

    By Brett Dworski • Oct. 7, 2022
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    UNFI expands its Shoppers banner with three new store locations

    In an effort to expand and improve its store portfolio, the wholesaler is also remodeling two of the chain’s existing locations.

    By Oct. 4, 2022
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    ‘Healthy’ gets a new definition from FDA

    The regulated definition looks at how well food items measure up to the Dietary Guidelines for Americans, with limits on the amounts of sodium, added sugars and saturated fats they contain.

    By Megan Poinski • Sept. 29, 2022
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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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    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