Fresh Food


  • Rendering of planned Earth Fare store in Christiansburg, Virginia
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    Earth Fare hires first in-house nutritionist

    Rosanna Maffei will consult with the grocer’s staff and vendor partners to develop recipes and grab-and-go items that meet specific nutritional needs.

    By March 1, 2024
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    Southeastern Grocers accepting supplemental health benefits with new partnership

    NationsBenefits members can now buy approved healthy groceries and over-the-counter medications at Harveys Supermarket and Winn-Dixie locations.

    By Feb. 28, 2024
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    Fresh food innovation

    From new delivery services to technology designed to battle food waste, fresh foods and the ways grocers sell them are rapidly evolving. 

    By Grocery Dive staff
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    Grocery Outlet talks private label launch, next steps for discounter acquisition

    The company is looking to boost its baskets and margins with the private brand rollout later this year, executives told investors. 

    By Feb. 28, 2024
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    Ahold Delhaize, Instacart make pledges to White House anti-hunger initiative

    The companies' commitments build on the grocery industry’s efforts to address hunger and boost access to food.

    By Feb. 27, 2024
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    Iowa bill seeks to bring grocery options to underserved communities

    Introduced by a state representative who formerly owned a food store, the proposed legislation would provide grants of $50,000 to $500,000 to grocers with up to 10 locations.

    By Feb. 26, 2024
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    Why Giant Food’s search for workers took it to a local prison

    The mid-Atlantic grocer hires incarcerated people for roles in its fresh food distribution center through a work release program with a Maryland correctional facility.

    By Feb. 22, 2024
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    How FMI is helping grocers continue private brand momentum

    Following store brands’ soaring popularity, grocers now face the challenge of keeping their labels relevant for the long term, the trade group said.

    By Feb. 20, 2024
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    FMI: 70% of food companies have health and nutrition strategies

    As links between food choices and preventive medicine grow stronger, companies are hiring more medical professionals and looking into emerging trends like medically tailored meals.

    By Feb. 16, 2024
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    HelloFresh to offer discounted meal kits to Cigna Healthcare members

    The tie-up aims to make HelloFresh meal kits available as “a healthcare benefit” as consumers turn to food retailers for health and wellness guidance. 

    By Feb. 15, 2024
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    Inflation declines in January but remains a potent force

    Food-at-home prices rose last month at a 1.2% annual rate, down from 1.3% during the previous month, according to data released Tuesday by the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics.

    By Feb. 14, 2024
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    On Special: Grocers’ blooming floral departments

    Supermarkets grew average floral department sales per store by about a third between 2019 and 2022, according to industry figures.

    By , Feb. 12, 2024
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    House Democrats lay out farm bill priorities

    The party is making it clear it will oppose any attempt to reduce funding for climate or food assistance.

    By Sarah Zimmerman • Feb. 9, 2024
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    Ahold Delhaize sells two meat plants to Cargill

    The grocery chain said it elected to transfer ownership of the facilities to the meat processor to “increase our focus on being leading omnichannel retailers.”

    By Feb. 8, 2024
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    Dollar General now sells fresh produce at more than 5K stores

    The discounter is also deploying AI-based produce-ordering technology from Shelf Engine and plans to bring the platform to about 3,000 stores by the end of fiscal year 2023.

    By Jan. 31, 2024
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    Kroger sets new produce supplier goal

    The grocer is requiring its fresh produce suppliers to use Integrated Pest Management practices by the end of the decade to help create a more sustainable supply chain.

    By Jan. 29, 2024
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    Fresh Thyme to expand local assortment through new partnership

    Through Naturally Chicago’s Locally Made Retail Access Program, the specialty grocer will foster relationships with natural product businesses. 

    By Jan. 26, 2024
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    On Special: How grocers are beefing up in-store experience with meat counters

    With fresh meat sales outpacing processed meats, offering a full-service counter could give grocers an edge and draw in more customers. 

    By Jan. 25, 2024
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    Shoppers shift away from traditional grocers, data shows

    Supermarkets have lost ground since 2019 in categories such as meat and refrigerated seafood, while club stores and mass merchants have grown their market share, 210 Analytics and Circana found.

    By Jan. 24, 2024
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    Federal lawmaker seeks funds for USDA grocery-access program

    Sen. Kirsten Gillibrand has introduced a bill that would require the government to provide $50 million per year to the Healthy Food Financing Initiative.

    By Jan. 24, 2024
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    Kroger freshens up popular deli, bakery items

    The grocer has reformulated some of its private brand offerings, including its Home Chef fried chicken and cinnamon rolls under its Private Selection line.

    By Jan. 23, 2024
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    Earth Fare taps DNA science for its latest health initiative

    The specialty grocer’s new health and wellness initiative uses genetic data to create a personalized nutrition report with guidance on how genes influence overall health.

    By Jan. 22, 2024
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    The Friday Checkout: Is the Kroger-Albertsons deal running off the rails?

    The grocers suggested this week that they were concerned from the start that their merger could take longer to complete than they initially projected.

    By Grocery Dive Staff • Jan. 19, 2024
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    Deep Dive

    8 trends that will shape the grocery industry in 2024

    With a potential Kroger-Albertsons merger looming over the industry, experts see retailers forging ahead with value retailing, new experiences and a renewed focus on omnichannel selling.

    By Grocery Dive Staff • Jan. 9, 2024
  • Dishes of food including spaghetti and meatballs, meat curry, pasta with meat sauce, rice and frisee salad fill a table. Four hands with utensils are scooping up some of the food.
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    Nutritional quality and affordability drive ingredients trends for 2024: report

    Coined as the year of the return to comfort, 2024 will see major shifts on the consumer front, according to the T. Hasegawa Flavor Trends Report.

    By Elizabeth Flood • Jan. 5, 2024
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    NJ ShopRite operator implements locker-based delivery for food desert

    The grocer has received $250,000 in state funding to help cover the cost of a temperature-controlled locker at a women's resource center in Newark.

    By Dec. 21, 2023