Center store: Page 2


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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
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    Grocers look to benefit from 'strong outlook' for vitamin sales

    About 17% of shoppers said they plan to spend more this year on vitamins, per an IRI survey, and e-commerce and private label may unlock additional sales.

    By Aug. 17, 2021
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    How private label can keep making headway for grocers

    Building strategic supplier relationships, increasing brand awareness and offering healthier options are some of the key steps grocers can take to boost store brands, per the Food Industry Association's latest report. 

    By Aug. 13, 2021
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    FreshDirect acquisition bears fruit for Ahold Delhaize

    The retailer is hoping its decision to buy the New York City e-grocer will juice growth for its Stop & Shop banner.

    By Aug. 12, 2021
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    Fear of shortages spurs consumers to hoard essentials as virus surges, research shows

    Nearly 70% of respondents to a recent Inmar Intelligence survey say they may rebuild existing stockpiles of items like paper goods, hand sanitizer, pasta and soap.

    By Aug. 11, 2021
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    As on-the-go eating returns, consumers still prefer a real meal

    While the decline in energy and protein bar sales may be temporary, consumers want products that feel less like a meal replacement, according to a report from Murphy Research.

    By Lauren Manning • Aug. 9, 2021
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    Grocers tap into new offerings to boost alcohol sales

    Hy-Vee is launching a standalone store format called Wall to Wall Wine and Spirits, while Schnuck Markets has debuted a wine club linked with its rewards program.

    By Aug. 6, 2021
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    FMI: Food retailers expect 'significant' business growth from health-conscious efforts

    Food retailers are more closely linking their stores’ brand propositions to health and well-being, according to a new report from the trade group. 

    By July 27, 2021
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    Tesco-developed Wicked Kitchen brand launches at 2,500 Kroger and Sprouts stores

    The plant-based brand, which made its name at the U.K. retailer and is headed by big names in the U.S. food business, brings a wide variety of SKUs to consumers.

    By Megan Poinski • July 27, 2021
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    Once-hot hard seltzer category shows signs of slowing

    Boston Beer CEO Dave Burwick told financial analysts there are too many brands and not enough shelf space, and predicted that some selections will be discontinued.

    By Christopher Doering • July 26, 2021
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    Consumers are feeling the heat from summer inflation, report says

    Fifty-five percent of consumers surveyed by data firm Numerator said they have changed their shopping behavior over the past month due to price increases.

    By July 23, 2021
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    Walmart introduces new premium private label wines

    The Winemakers Selection Reserve series features five varietals from Argentina, Italy, France, California and New Zealand for $10.

    By July 20, 2021
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    Fresh Thyme to open local-focused concept store

    The specialty grocer's location in St. Louis will offer "hyperlocal" products and an assortment of Meijer brand items.

    By July 7, 2021
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    PCC rolls out meal bundles for under $10

    The cooperatively owned grocer will offer a new Shared Values Meal each month that can be prepared in under 30 minutes.

    By July 1, 2021
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    Pop Up Grocer offers a stage for food startups

    As retailers increasingly spotlight local and emerging brands, the traveling concept offers a wide selection of lesser-known products that are generating consumer buzz.

    By Samantha Oller • June 29, 2021
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    UNFI isn't selling its retail business — for now

    Expanding and evolving its supermarket footprint is part of an ambitious new growth strategy the distributor outlined at its investor day on Thursday.

    By June 25, 2021
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    Shoppers value taste and price over sugar content, study finds

    Consumers are showing more concern around sugar intake but still prioritize other factors when making decisions, according to a new study from FONA International.

    By Lauren Manning • June 24, 2021
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    NGA: Independent grocers nab 33% of US grocery sales

    Sales at independents increased almost 94% between 2012 and 2020 — double the rate overall grocery sales saw during that same period, a study from the trade group found. 

    By June 15, 2021
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    USDA to invest over $4B to strengthen the food supply chain

    The agency's investments through the Build Back Better initiative are part of the Biden administration’s efforts to make U.S. supply chains more resilient.

    By A.B. Brown • June 14, 2021
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    Albertsons jumps on early payment trend to boost supplier diversity

    The grocer is working with an online platform to help boost suppliers' access to funding and ability to scale.

    By Edwin Lopez • June 4, 2021
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    Grocers announce summer deals in bid to lure shoppers to stores

    Save A Lot is distributing digital coupons intended to be redeemed at its locations, while Schnuck Markets is drawing attention to items prepared in-store.

    By May 27, 2021