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    93% of US has food delivery access, but barriers remain: report

    Most people across the country, including 90% of those living in food deserts, can get food delivered from at least one of four major players, but issues like broadband access pose challenges, The Brookings Institution found.

    By May 17, 2022
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    How much food waste do consumers produce? Kroger is helping to find out

    The grocery company’s Zero Hunger | Zero Waste Foundation is supporting a new grant project that aims to develop ways to more accurately measure food waste generated by U.S. households.

    By May 16, 2022
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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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    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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    Consumers likely to 'trade down' to chicken as beef prices soar: report

    A recent CoBank analysis found that poultry stands to benefit from more expensive red meat, despite facing high feed costs and a bird flu outbreak.

    By Chris Casey • May 3, 2022
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    Aisles Abroad: How a Chinese e-grocer is delivering fresh foods fast in the world's most competitive grocery market

    Beijing-based Missfresh has built a robust business in China's largest cities that relies on state-of-the-art dark stores and AI forecasting, but faces a challenging path as it looks to make money.

    By May 2, 2022
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    Meat case sales sizzle this summer with grassfed beef

    Grassfed beef sales are set to sizzle this summer grilling season. Here's how to get your share of the growth.

    April 25, 2022
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    How online grocers are ramping food waste reduction efforts

    Getir has teamed with tech provider Copia on finding nonprofits to donate surplus food to, while Farmstead is reminding customers which items from their order to consume first.

    By April 14, 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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    Indoor farming to reach $155B by 2026: PitchBook

    The space could see a more than 14% growth rate, driven by enthusiasm for the sustainability pitch of players like Bowery Farming and Upward Farms, a new report finds.

    By Samantha Oller • April 4, 2022
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    Albertsons starts accepting supplemental benefits

    The grocer now lets customers use pre-paid cards funded by Medicare Advantage plans, employer incentives, healthcare providers or local governments to buy over-the-counter medications and fresh produce. 

    By March 31, 2022
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    Regional chains announce new sustainability initiatives

    New Seasons Market is switching to more eco-friendly packaging for its private label line of fresh pasta, while Meijer will hold its first supplier summit focused on sustainability in late June. 

    By March 30, 2022
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    URB-E partners with indoor farming startup to deliver locally grown produce in NYC

    The company is using containers propelled by electric bicycles to transport greens grown by Square Roots to retailers.

    By March 25, 2022
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    Gopuff names new head of Kitchens division

    Amelia Riba brings international experience to the role, having previously served as chief brand officer for Pizza Hut in Europe and Latin America.

    By March 18, 2022
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    Dollar General bulks up on perishables in Q4 as overall comps wilt

    Sales penetration across the discount retailer's frozen and refrigerated categories has grown to 9%, driven by its DG Fresh self-distribution initiative.

    By March 18, 2022
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    Amazon Fresh launches plant-based private label line

    The new collection includes 15 products at launch, and continues a private label explosion for the budding grocery chain.

    By March 16, 2022
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    When inflation runs high, fresh should be a strategic focus

    Customers are still prioritizing fresh purchases, but retailers risk losing price-sensitive shoppers entirely when their key value items are no longer affordable, writes Ann Azzopardi of Symphony RetailAI.

    By Ann Azzopardi • March 15, 2022
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    Supermarkets slip as shoppers' primary stores for meat

    Inflation drove meat department sales to a record high in 2021 but also prompted many people to switch to more value-oriented channels.

    By March 14, 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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    Amid inflation, price plays a bigger role in the produce aisle

    Price is now on par with factors like appearance and quality when it comes to purchasing decisions for fruits and vegetables, according to the Food Industry Association. 

    By March 9, 2022
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    UNFI revamps Wild Harvest private label brand with updated look and new products

    The company is adding plant-based proteins and also plans to expand the assortment of produce it sells under the organic-focused brand, UNFI Chief Marketing Officer Amanda Helming said.

    By March 8, 2022
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    Lamb sales growth is outpacing the meat case – how to get your share

    Three easy steps to get a "leg up" with lamb in the meat case.

    Feb. 22, 2022
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    FMI: 5 ways grocers can do more to reduce food waste

    Expanding donations of surplus food, developing a composting strategy and standardizing expiration package labeling are some of the opportunities the trade group outlined.

    By Feb. 14, 2022
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    Meijer energizes avocado sales with focus on consistency

    The company recently kicked off a pilot program designed to control the ripening process and offer the fruit in two standard sizes.

    By Feb. 14, 2022
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    Driving seafood sales with home cooking hacks

    Offering seafood recipes that are easy to make or healthy are two of the top motivators for purchasing seafood in the grocery store.

    Feb. 14, 2022