Center store: Page 2


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    Opinion

    How a grocer's size impacts consumer trust

    Large retailers envy intimacy and small ones envy scale, but expectations for each are not the same, write Katie Thomas and Tanya Moryoussef of Kearney.

    By Katie Thomas and Tanya Moryoussef • Nov. 29, 2021
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    The Giant Company to test technology to boost brands in the alcohol aisle

    Beginning in mid-December, shoppers will find an owl icon next to the prices for more than 150 brands in 15 stores and can scan a code with their phones to learn about the products. 

    By Nov. 23, 2021
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    Trendline

    Wellness

    Grocers are trying to tailor their health and wellness products and services to an increasingly omnichannel industry.

    By Grocery Dive staff
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    4 ways grocers are livening up their center store aisles

    Retailers are creating destinations in the core of their stores and adding new displays that break down traditional department barriers.

    By Nov. 18, 2021
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    Deep Dive

    How retailers are modernizing the center store

    The pandemic has injected new life into many packaged goods departments. Here's how grocers are trying to build on that momentum and make center store a more compelling place to shop.

    Nov. 18, 2021
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    Deep Dive

    Grocers chase the promise of e-commerce personalization

    Customization tools like shoppable recipes and product recommendations are helping consumers cut through the clutter of center store. But retailers are only scratching the surface of what's possible.

    By Nov. 16, 2021
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    Save Mart expands private label offerings

    The grocery company has added Crav'n-branded products, which include chips, snacks, cereals, frozen foods and desserts, to its Save Mart, Lucky California and FoodMaxx stores.

    By Nov. 16, 2021
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    Deep Dive

    How local products can unlock potential in center store

    Grocers are turning to local to hit key corporate goals and liven up their packaged goods aisles. But experts say they must stay mindful about pricing, placement and providing support to small brands.

    By Nov. 11, 2021
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    Inflation hits highest level in 30 years

    The Consumer Price Index for October rose 6.2% on an annual basis, while food-at-home prices rose sharply once again.

    By Nov. 10, 2021
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    Online shopping habits are set to challenge center store's recent growth

    According to Grocery Dive's proprietary retailer and shopper surveys, consumers are more engaged than ever with center store, but the shift to online is creating new challenges.

    By , Nov. 9, 2021
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    Aldi cuts prices on Thanksgiving essentials as inflation roars

    As it did last year, the discount grocery chain is offering a basket of traditional holiday foods, including a turkey, pumpkin pie and sweet potatoes, for under $30.

    By Nov. 9, 2021
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    Hy-Vee unveils gluten-free private label line

    The grocer's new Good Graces brand has more than 30 products spanning center store, including frozen pizza, cheddar puffs, granola, pastas and soups, with 60 more items in development.

    By Nov. 4, 2021
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    Kroger and Bed Bath & Beyond launch e-commerce site

    The home goods retailer and its Buybuy Baby chain are now selling more than 25,000 items, including bedding, storage items and baby furniture, through the new marketplace.

    By Updated April 6, 2022
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    On Special: How Gelson's is pairing alcohol with experiences

    The grocery chain offered star-studded virtual tastings during the pandemic, and now it's adding more in-store wine bars as well as private label selections.

    By Oct. 20, 2021
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    By the numbers: Plant-based food sales and prices

    The trendy segment is selling fast and growing at a quicker rate than traditional products. Data from SPINS details these increases and shows how close some categories are to reaching price parity.

    By Megan Poinski • Oct. 19, 2021
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    Deep Dive

    6 ways to boost plant-based products in grocery stores

    From category managers to dedicated shelf space, grocers have several areas to explore to make merchandising easier for alternatives to animal-based items.

    By , Megan Poinski • Oct. 18, 2021
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    Albertsons offers exclusive alcohol courses for associates

    The grocer is sponsoring certification from the Napa Valley Wine Academy to continue education for its beverage stewards and boost consumer trust in their recommendations.

    By Oct. 15, 2021
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    Sam's Club uncorks home wine delivery

    The new service, which includes six- and 12-pack shipments, is part of the club retailer's holiday push aimed at consumers who plan to shop earlier and gather in larger groups.

    By Oct. 8, 2021
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    Consumers favor frozen foods as shelf life, price concerns grow, survey finds

    More than eight in 10 consumers in a recent Deloitte survey said the prices of fresh food have grown more than is justified.

    By Jessi Devenyns • Oct. 4, 2021
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    John Mackey and Whole Foods: A timeline

    Following the influential CEO's retirement announcement this week, here's a look back at some of the biggest milestones for the chief executive and the company he founded.

    By , Oct. 1, 2021
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    Private label losing ground to name brands, IRI says

    Supply chain challenges and consumers flush with cash have benefited national offerings, but inflation and the end of government aid programs could soon help store brands.

    By Christopher Doering • Sept. 30, 2021
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    DoorDash moves deeper into grocery

    The company is testing its new DoubleDash service with Albertsons and has launched an on-demand alcohol service that includes delivery from grocery stores.

    By Sept. 20, 2021
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    Brand loyalty is eroding under supply chain and price pressures, survey finds

    Research from Inmar Intelligence shows that nearly seven in 10 consumers would switch from their favorite brand to a lower-priced equivalent.

    By Jessi Devenyns • Sept. 14, 2021
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    CPG manufacturers face 'labor crisis' amid supply chain pressures, report says

    The Consumer Brands Association noted that only 12,000 jobs were added in the second quarter despite higher wages, while demand and manufacturing costs continued to rise.

    By Jessi Devenyns • Aug. 31, 2021
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    FreshDirect cuts prices on center store products

    The New York City-based e-grocer has also started selling private label items belonging to parent company Ahold Delhaize as it looks to build ties with customers.

    By Aug. 31, 2021
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    The Fresh Market adds chocolate samples to pickup orders

    The promotion, which begins Monday, comes as more retailers add samples to their online orders to surprise shoppers and boost revenue.

    By Aug. 27, 2021