Center store: Page 2


  • Produce section of Safeway store at 415 14th Street, SE, Washington, D.C., on Aug. 11, 2020. Store opened Aug. 12, 2020.
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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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    Q&A

    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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    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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    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
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    Pardon the Disruption: Has supply chain disruption taught grocers to tame their assortments?

    Companies are starting to see the benefits of a streamlined product selection as they confront an age-old industry problem.

    By March 9, 2022
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    Corrugated boxes: The ultimate expression of a circular economy

    Circularity is the epitome of sustainable materials management – linking all life cycle stages for production, use and reuse to protect the environment.

    March 7, 2022
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    Grocery prices rise sharply as inflation hits new 40-year high

    The food-at-home price index rose 7.4% over the past year, with prices across five out of six major grocery categories going up, according to data from the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics.

    By Feb. 10, 2022
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    Sustainability label claims are influencing more consumers, survey finds

    Nearly four in 10 U.S. consumers would be more likely to purchase a food product that highlights sustainable sourcing or other qualities, according to Cargill.

    By Chris Casey , Feb. 8, 2022
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    New private label products outpace brand name offerings during pandemic, study finds

    Shopper intelligence firm Catalina also said inflation is causing store brands to highlight quality and value while the price differential with some national products shrinks.

    By Christopher Doering • Jan. 27, 2022
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    On Special: Why The Giant Company is adding plant-based sections

    Housing products in designated spaces is one of the merchandising strategies the Ahold Delhaize banner has found success with as it looks to grow its assortment. 

    By Jan. 26, 2022
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    Deep Dive

    How grocers are managing the twin pressures of inflation and supply chain disruption

    Companies are turning to personalized promotions, private label and plain-old resourcefulness as they closely monitor the habits of their frustrated customers.

    By Jan. 24, 2022
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    Gopuff launches its first private label line

    The delivery company plans to launch multiple store brands, beginning with Basically, which includes snacks, cleaning products and household goods.

    By Jan. 18, 2022
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    Hy-Vee extends nationwide push with ship-to-home sites

    WholeLotta Good delivers more than 5,000 better-for-you products and builds on pet and grocery storefronts the grocer has recently launched.

    By Jan. 14, 2022
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    Hy-Vee launches two ship-to-home services

    The grocer is expanding its reach with a new online pet shop and home goods assortment, and has more digital marketplace offerings in the works.

    By Dec. 23, 2021
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    As food prices rise, survey finds thresholds where consumers stop buying

    Shoppers are willing to stomach higher jumps on lower-cost staples like milk and bread, but may also switch to less expensive brands, according to research from Ingredient Communications.

    By Samantha Oller • Dec. 10, 2021