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    BP plans to maximize East Coast footprint with NY c-store opening

    California-based Ampm debuted in the Big Apple, with a grocery section of fruit, dry goods and a bakery, as well as a hot deli. 

    By Brett Dworski • Aug. 12, 2022
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    Grocery prices spike 13.1% even as overall inflation slows

    Food-at-home prices rose once again on an annual basis in July, while the inflation rate slowed to 8.5%, the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics reported Wednesday.

    By Aug. 10, 2022
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    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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    Food waste tech firm Afresh raises $115M

    The Series B funding round, which included former Whole Foods executive Walter Robb as an investor, will help scale the technology to “thousands” more stores.

    By Aug. 8, 2022
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    Major c-store chain plans to open more food-focused, fuel-free locations

    QuikTrip will open its second prepared foods-focused location next week in Oklahoma as it and other convenience operators continue to blur the lines with grocery stores and restaurants.

    By Brett Dworski • Aug. 5, 2022
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    The Friday Checkout: Amazon, not so Fresh?

    While the retail giant has embraced tech with its grocery banners, a recent review of one of its Fresh stores raises the question: What about the food?

    By Grocery Dive Staff • July 29, 2022
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    Giant Eagle expanding Flashfood program chainwide

    The grocery chain plans to offer the app-based food-waste-reduction service at all of its 173 stores after introducing the program to 34 locations last year. 

    By July 26, 2022
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    Private label demand surging as inflation rages: report

    Store brand categories showing the biggest gains so far this year are baking mixes, up 40%, and soup, climbing 17%, according to shopper intelligence firm Catalina.

    By Christopher Doering • July 26, 2022
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    Kroger invests in Kitchen United

    The grocer, which features Kitchen United locations inside two stores, was part of the ghost kitchen firm’s $100 million Series C funding round.

    By Julie Littman • July 25, 2022
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    Food access, affordability among key areas FMI wants the White House to tackle

    Advancing digital payment options for SNAP and WIC customers and promoting food-as-medicine programs are among the trade group’s nearly two dozen recommendations.

    By July 20, 2022
  • Produce section of Safeway store at 415 14th Street, SE, Washington, D.C., on Aug. 11, 2020. Store opened Aug. 12, 2020.
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    Grocery prices soar 12.2% as inflation hits fresh four-decade high

    Food-at-home prices rose in June at the fastest annual rate since April 1979, while overall inflation came in at 9.1%, according to Consumer Price Index data released by the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics on Wednesday.

    By July 13, 2022
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    Pennsylvania grocer launches local beef brand

    Karns Foods, which operates 10 stores in the Keystone State, developed the line in part because of the supply chain disruptions spurred by the pandemic.

    By July 8, 2022
  • Chowbotics salad-making robot, Sally, at Ferris State University in Michigan
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    DoorDash will shutter Chowbotics 18 months after acquisition

    The food delivery service acquired the robotics firm, which builds salad-making robots dubbed “Sally,” in February 2021. 

    By Aneurin Canham-Clyne • July 8, 2022
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    6 consumer trends for grocers to watch

    How shoppers are approaching health claims, premiumization and meal prep are some of the areas the Food Industry Association wants grocers to pay attention to. 

    By July 6, 2022
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    South Asian food marketplace Quicklly links with home chef platform

    Quicklly’s latest cross-platform collaboration allows customers in the San Francisco, New York City and Chicago metro areas to place orders for scheduled deliveries of meals made by home chefs who are part of the Shef network.

    By July 5, 2022
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    How food inflation is shaping the shopping habits of price-sensitive consumers

    These shoppers “are turning their back on the products they have been loyal to” as inflation grows, said Josh McCann, head of HQ client delivery and analytics at Symphony RetailAI.

    By Samantha Oller • June 28, 2022
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    Grocery prices skyrocket 11.9% as high inflation hovers

    In May, food-at-home prices saw the largest 12-month increase since the period ending April 1979, according to Consumer Price Index data released by the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics on Friday.

    By June 10, 2022
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    Target aims to boost grocery as it pares down inventory

    Just weeks after lowering its guidance, the retailer now expects an even deeper hit to profit margins as consumers pull back on discretionary spending.

    By Ben Unglesbee • June 7, 2022
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    Kroger pilots a digital farmers market in Atlanta

    The grocer linked with Market Wagon, an online ordering and delivery service for local items, to develop the e-commerce marketplace, which carries more than 1,150 products and delivers within a 60-mile radius.

    By June 3, 2022
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    USDA, DoorDash tackle food accessibility barriers

    The department is pouring millions into programs aimed at increasing access to nutritious food while the food delivery company is helping families overcome hurdles to obtaining produce.

    By June 3, 2022
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    More consumers look for clean eating as they battle stress, survey shows

    The International Food Information Council's annual survey shows that more than half of U.S. consumers are now following a diet or eating pattern, while nearly three in four snack daily.

    By Megan Poinski • May 26, 2022
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    Meijer brings produce from Michigan hydroponic grower to all of its stores

    Revolution Farms is supplying several lettuce varieties under its own brand to the Midwestern retailer and also providing all the lettuce for the chain’s “Fresh from Meijer” ready-to-eat salad kits.

    By May 23, 2022
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    Consumers wrestle with shortages, sticker shock in the grocery aisle

    The combination of hard-to-find food items and higher prices is opening a window of opportunity for private label brands, according to Morning Consult research.

    By Chris Casey • May 23, 2022
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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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    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