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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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    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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    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
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    Online snack sales could double by 2025

    Even though more people are buying in person, e-commerce shopping in the category is here to stay, according to a report by snacking giant Frito-Lay.

    By Lauren Manning • May 25, 2021
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    Rising food prices are prying shoppers from their favorite grocers, survey shows

    Two-thirds of shoppers in a recent poll by Inmar Intelligence said they have shifted spending away from the store they usually shop at because they sense that costs are increasing.

    By May 19, 2021
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    How Amazon's user-generated content strategy could boost its grocery stores

    The e-tailer has quietly rolled out product ratings inside its Amazon Fresh locations. The strategy promises to build consumer trust, particularly for its private labels, writes Peter V.S. Bond.

    By Peter V.S. Bond • May 17, 2021
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    Thrive Market continues private label push by adding frozen meals made with Beyond Meat

    The new co-branded offerings come as the online grocer, which now counts more than 1 million members, looks to up the quality and quantity of its own labels.

    By May 12, 2021
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    Target launches Good & Gather Plant Based

    The new sub-brand will roll out more than 30 products across categories like meat alternatives and plant-based dips, all priced below $8.

    By May 11, 2021
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    Private label growth poised to reignite in 2021

    Following a year when national brands led growth, store brands could benefit from shifting consumer behaviors and omni-shopping, according to NielsenIQ and ingredients supplier Kerry.

    By April 23, 2021
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    Amazon unveils Aplenty, its newest private label food brand

    The new line will soon include hundreds of sweet and salty snacks, frozen foods, baking mixes and standard pantry items in Amazon Fresh stores and online.

    By April 12, 2021
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    Albertsons adds sustainable wines to private brands portfolio

    The grocery chain is selling three wines under the Kalyana label as it looks to ramp up its environmentally friendly offerings.

    By April 8, 2021
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    Whole Foods is now distributing its own beer

    A small brewery located in one of the grocer's Houston stores is providing canned seasonal beers to all 36 Texas locations.

    By April 7, 2021
  • These categories could slump for grocers as pandemic restrictions ease

    Meat, herbs and spices are most likely to see declines as out-of-home eating increases, but consumers' new love for cooking offers an opportunity to mitigate the loss, a Numerator report finds.

    By Lauren Manning • April 7, 2021