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  • Food, beverage and health products against a blue backdrop below "Natural Grocers 2023 trends."
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    What will wellness-minded consumers be looking for in 2023? Natural Grocers has some ideas.

    The specialty grocer chain listed sober curious consumption, “healthy-ish” comfort foods, gut health and zero-waste cooking among the areas it expects consumers to zero in on next year. 

    By Dec. 2, 2022
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    Whole Foods pauses purchasing of Maine lobster

    The grocer is pulling the seafood due to a change in third party verifications and ratings from the Marine Stewardship Council and the Monterey Bay Aquarium Seafood Watch program.

    By Nov. 29, 2022
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    Produce prescription, nutrition incentive programs receive $59M

    The new federal funding for the Gus Schumacher Nutrition Incentive Program aims to increase access to fresh fruits and vegetables.

    By Nov. 23, 2022
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    E-commerce platform Mercato launches program to boost healthy food access

    Focused on independent grocers, the company’s “Thriving Communities” program aims to work with governments and nonprofits to improve access to nutritious options in low-income areas.

    By Nov. 22, 2022
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    USDA looks to add foods and flexibility to WIC

    The updates, announced last Thursday, would place greater emphasis on fruits and vegetables and give state officials more freedom to develop food packages that reflect people’s dietary needs and preferences.

    By Nov. 21, 2022
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    The Friday Checkout: How grocers are trying to make Thanksgiving affordable

    As inflation-weary shoppers prepare for the big day, food retailers are wooing them with targeted deals aimed at taking the edge off high prices for holiday staples.

    By Grocery Dive Staff • Nov. 18, 2022
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    Grocery trade groups raise concerns about FDA’s new food traceability rule

    New recordkeeping during production and along the supply chain will be required in 2026 for items such as produce, cheeses and eggs.

    By Megan Poinski , Nov. 17, 2022
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    Grocery sales rise 8% in October

    Spending increased at food retailers at the fastest rate since July on an annual basis, and rose compared with the previous month at the quickest pace in 2022.

    By Nov. 16, 2022
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    Giant Food links with prepaid debit card program to tackle food insecurity

    With the tie-up, the Fresh Connect program is expanding to all of banner’s locations in Washington, D.C., and participants will be able to access free classes, consultations and resources offered by the grocer. 

    By Nov. 16, 2022
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    Stop & Shop focuses on meal experiences in new TV spot

    The latest installment in the grocery chain’s “Feed the Moment” campaign draws attention to its private label selection while also acknowledging inflationary pressures.

    By Nov. 14, 2022
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    UNFI to add indoor farms at select distribution centers

    In a new partnership, Square Roots will co-locate its vertical farming technology on-site at certain facilities, starting with the grocery wholesaler’s Prescott, Wisconsin, location in 2023.

    By Nov. 11, 2022
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    Sprouts edges forward in Q3, with deli leading the way

    The specialty retailer posted comparable-store sales growth of 2.4% during the period compared with the third quarter of 2021, while e-commerce sales rose 19%.

    By Nov. 9, 2022
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    Aldi, Lidl roll out low-price Thanksgiving essentials as high inflation hovers

    The two hard discounters’ holiday deals come as food prices remain elevated and the threat of a turkey shortage looms.

    By Nov. 2, 2022
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    Meijer Grocery is heading to a second state

    The superstore operator plans to build a 90,000-square-foot supermarket in Noblesville, Indiana, the Indianapolis suburb’s government said in a tweet on Thursday.

    By Nov. 1, 2022
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    Inside the store: Dom’s Kitchen & Market’s second Chicago store

    The newest location from the grocery startup led by veteran executive Bob Mariano is 50% larger than its first shop and focuses on being a destination for meals and gourmet experiences.

    By Nov. 1, 2022
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    How inflation is weighing on shoppers’ holiday meal planning

    Nearly half of shoppers are worried about rising prices for holiday meals, with some turning to deals, store brands or more at-home preparation to offset higher costs, per a new Food Industry Association survey.

    By Oct. 25, 2022
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    Whole Foods predicts food trends for 2023

    Along with its Top 10 Food Trends list, the grocer has reintroduced its Trends Delivery Boxes for shoppers to try an assortment of the featured items.

    By Oct. 20, 2022
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    Clover Food Lab opens newest location complete with specialty grocery store

    The Massachusetts-based vegetarian fast food chain’s 15th location includes a 400-square-foot grocery section focused on local goods.

    By , Oct. 10, 2022
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    SpartanNash sells four distribution facilities to investment firm

    The $29.9 million deal offloads centers in Indiana, North Dakota, Florida and Ohio that together occupy 483,000 square feet.

    By Oct. 5, 2022
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    Inside Kroger Health’s food-as-medicine playbook

    As it expands its nutrition scoring, food prescriptions and dietitian-focused approach, the health solutions arm of the grocery company aims to tie healthy eating to disease prevention. 

    By Oct. 3, 2022
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    Inflation takes a toll up the income scale

    Seventy-three percent of households making more than $100,000 per year place a premium on low base prices when deciding where to buy groceries, according to findings from data analytics firm Dunnhumby.

    By Oct. 3, 2022
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    PCC takes a shot on adaptogenic mushroom-infused coffees

    Its partnership with Wunderground Coffee builds on the grocer’s mission to include more certified organic, sustainable and health-conscious products. 

    By Oct. 3, 2022
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    Wild-caught seafood offers sustainable protein option for consumers

    As more and more consumers seek to eat more sustainably, retailers have an opportunity to promote the environmental benefits of wild-caught seafood.

    Oct. 3, 2022
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    The Friday Checkout: Health and hunger initiatives go digital

    Grocers’ new pledges as part of the White House’s health and nutrition conference included a number of notable e-commerce efforts, highlighting the growing role of digital health tools.

    By Grocery Dive Staff • Sept. 30, 2022
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    Grocery inflation is a tougher challenge for vulnerable older adults, survey says

    While rising grocery prices have affected most people ages 50-80 in the U.S., those who are less healthy, have limited formal education or have lower incomes are impacted particularly hard, the University of Michigan found.

    By Sept. 30, 2022