Center Store: Page 2


  • Collection of products sold at Whole Foods
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    Retrieved from Whole Foods Market.
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    Whole Foods outlines 2024 food trends

    The grocer predicts plant-based products with more vegetables, the use of buckwheat and brands that promote water conservation will be popular next year.

    By Oct. 20, 2023
  • Sign that says Dom's Kitchen and Market surrounded by Christmas trees and string lights.
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    Catherine Douglas Moran/Grocery Dive
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    How Dom’s new CEO is building a ‘food experience’ in Chicago

    As it deepens its presence in the city's evolving grocery landscape, the young retailer is looking to stand out with its quality meal offerings, curated assortment and neighborhood hub atmosphere.

    By Oct. 19, 2023
  • Center store aisle at a grocery store Explore the Trendline
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    Catherine Douglas Moran/Grocery Dive
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    Trendline

    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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    Courtesy of Aldi
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    Aldi unveils Thanksgiving price reductions of up to 50%

    The German discounter’s savings on holiday staples will run from Nov. 1 to the end of 2023.

    By Oct. 17, 2023
  • Hy-Vee Grimes
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    Jeff Wells/Grocery Dive
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    Hy-Vee partners with Samsung to bring digital displays to all stores

    The screens, which will be placed in areas like food courts and deli counters, will feature live cooking demos, promotions, recipes and other content.

    By Oct. 10, 2023
  • Grocery products
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    Courtesy of Southeastern Grocers
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    More than half of shoppers plan to buy more private brands in the future, report finds

    Ninety percent of participants in a recent survey said they would be somewhat or very likely to continue buying store brands if inflation or grocery prices come down, according to FMI – The Food Industry Association.

    By Oct. 4, 2023
  • Kroger Mercado's Queso Cotija
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    Courtesy of Kroger
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    Kroger launches Hispanic-inspired private label brand

    Mercado consists of more than 50 products, including fresh meat, beverages, snacks, sides and desserts.

    By Oct. 3, 2023
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    Courtesy of The Save Mart Companies
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    How grocers can tap shopper psychology to spruce up store designs

    Architect Kevin Kelley says smaller selling floors and curated selections are the next design evolution for regional and small chains trying to stand out against large competitors.

    By Oct. 2, 2023
  • Ice cream tubs and an assortment of bakery items in front of an in-store bakery sign at a grocery store.
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    Courtesy of Southeastern Grocers
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    Grocers welcome fall-inspired private label items

    Southeastern Grocers has limited-edition premium ice cream flavors and fresh bakery items, while Kroger has 14 products spanning pantry, bakery and floral. 

    By Oct. 2, 2023
  • Store workers in the beauty section of a store.
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    Justin Sullivan / Staff via Getty Images
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    Retail shrink, theft changed little in 2022

    But more retailers are concerned about escalating violence in stores, which experts say carries other costs beyond shrink.

    By Daphne Howland • Sept. 27, 2023
  • Pots and pans from Target's Figment line.
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    Courtesy of Target
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    Target releases first private label kitchen brand, Figmint

    Over half of the items are under $10, furthering the retailer’s effort to include more affordable price points. 

    By Tatiana Walk-Morris • Sept. 25, 2023
  • Kroger associate in store produce department
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    Courtesy of Kroger
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    Kroger makes local sourcing pledge tied to Albertsons merger

    The grocery giant said it will increase the number of local products in its stores by 10% once the proposed mega-merger closes. 

    By Sept. 20, 2023
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    Courtesy of Walmart
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    Walmart makes private label sustainability moves

    The retailer announced last week it has added compostable cutlery to its Great Value line.

    By Sept. 18, 2023
  • Interior of Manassas, Virginia, Sprouts
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    Peyton Bigora/Grocery Dive
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    Sprouts plans to open 40 stores, roll out loyalty program in 2024

    The new store count, which executives detailed Tuesday at Goldman Sachs’ Global Retailing Conference, is a marked increase from the 30 stores the grocer is on track to add in 2023.

    By Sept. 13, 2023
  • Front entrance to Save Mart supermarket
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    Courtesy of The Save Mart Companies
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    Save Mart taps AI tech to deepen shopper insights and boost CPG relationships

    The grocer expects its tie-up with SymphonyAI to help it “think differently from a strategic standpoint” as it works with suppliers, Senior Vice President of Merchandising and Marketing Mark Van Buskirk said in an interview.

    By Sept. 7, 2023
  • Walmart storefront sign.
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    Kaarin Vembar/Grocery Dive
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    Atlanta Walmart store to include a police substation upon reopening, media reports say

    The location that will house the law enforcement facility will be converted from a supercenter to a Neighborhood Market.

    By Sept. 5, 2023
  • Exterior of Giant Food store at 9400 Fairfax Boulevard, Fairfax, Virginia, on Aug. 25, 2020. Store opened Aug. 21, 2020.
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    Sam Silverstein/Grocery Dive
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    Giant Food to start receipt checks at DC store as it battles ‘unsustainable levels of product theft’

    The grocer also plans to stop selling certain national brand health and beauty care items “in the coming weeks,” a spokesperson said.

    By Sept. 5, 2023
  • Kroger Smart Way
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    Courtesy of Kroger
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    Column

    The Friday Checkout: Kroger’s budget-priced line is fastest-growing private brand

    Less than a year after its launch, Smart Way’s household penetration grew 4.5 percentage points year-over-year in Q2, per new findings from Numerator.

    By Grocery Dive Staff • Sept. 1, 2023
  • A package of Target Good & Gather private label ravioli
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    Courtesy of Target
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    Target adding private label grocery items as part of its fall assortment

    More than 20 seasonal items will be available for purchase in early September, marking the retailer’s latest store brand product expansion as its food and beverage category sales continue to rise. 

    By Aug. 30, 2023
  • Exterior of a Save A Lot store
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    Courtesy of Save A Lot
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    Q&A

    Why Save A Lot’s CEO is bullish on independent grocery retailers

    Larger players might have the benefits of scale, but “they also struggle to serve each individual trade area. And that’s where independent retailers succeed,” the chain's top executive said.

    By Aug. 24, 2023
  • A Target storefront with the company's signature red color scheme and bullseye logo
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    Courtesy of Target
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    Target adds baby, toddler offering to Good & Gather brand

    The expansion of the 4-year-old private label comes as the food and beverage segment grows in importance for the retailer.

    By Nate Delesline III • Aug. 21, 2023
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    Catherine Douglas Moran/Grocery Dive
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    Grocery shoppers remain highly focused on inflation, report indicates

    Over half of the respondents in a June survey by The Feedback Group said they are looking to buy more items on sale.

    By Aug. 21, 2023
  • Close-up of a person using a self checkout machine.
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    Julia Gomina via Getty Images
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    How grocers are deterring theft at self-checkout

    Harris Teeter appears to be pulling out all the stops to minimize shrink caused by shoplifting at self-checkout kiosks. But is self-checkout the theft hot spot the industry assumes it to be? 

    By , Aug. 15, 2023
  • The Trader Joe's sign is seen during the grand opening of a Trader Joe's on October 18, 2013 in Pinecrest, Florida.
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    Joe Raedle via Getty Images
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    Trader Joe’s confirms its stores will never include self-checkout

    In a company podcast, the grocer’s new CEO and president slammed the popular checkout method as being bad for employees and too much work for shoppers.

    By , Aug. 15, 2023
  • A view of the chicken and meat section at a grocery store.
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    Drew Angerer via Getty Images
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    Grocery inflation loses more steam

    Food-at-home prices rose at a 3.6% annual rate in July, continuing a downward trend that began last September, the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics said Wednesday.

    By Aug. 10, 2023
  • Exterior of a Whole Foods store.
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    Catherine Douglas Moran/Grocery Dive
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    Whole Foods outlines progress on food waste, packaging and green energy

    In 2022, the grocer circulated packaging guidelines to suppliers and kept more than 70% of waste out of landfills. 

    By Aug. 7, 2023