Fresh food

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    Food donation marketplace Careit expands nationwide

    Whole Foods Market, Target and Sprouts Farmers Market are among the retailers that currently use the food rescue app. 

    By March 21, 2023
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    Schnucks rolls out tech-enabled salad bars as it jumps back into self-service

    The grocer last Wednesday opened the first of 22 AI-driven self-service stations from Picadeli that it plans to install, and will debut two more this week, a company official said.

    By March 20, 2023
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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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    Dollar General investing $100M in its stores, with a focus on boosting labor

    The discounter recently opened its 19,000th location and saw sales as well as comps rise in its fourth financial quarter as inflation helped drive results.

    By March 17, 2023
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    What grocers can expect with food prices, inflation in 2023

    Although inflation is coming down, high grocery prices will continue and consumer price sensitivity is growing, experts from the Food Industry Association said Wednesday.

    By March 16, 2023
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    Grocery inflation cools again in February

    Food-at-home prices rose in February at a 10.2% annual rate, down from 11.3% the month before, the federal government reported Tuesday.

    By March 14, 2023
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    Walmart rolls out Easter meal and basket savings

    The retailer aims to offset the spike in egg prices with discounts on essential ingredients and the holiday’s staple treats. 

    By March 13, 2023
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    Education is key to seafood selling

    ASMI recently launch a new Alaska Seafood U training tool, which retailers can use to train their seafood department staff about what makes wild, natural and sustainable Alaska seafood so unique.

    March 13, 2023
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    Instacart teams with nonprofit on nutrition initiative

    The program, which launches in Indianapolis before expanding to more cities, offers stipends as well as a complementary Instacart+ membership for families in need.

    By March 10, 2023
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    Winn-Dixie is getting ‘Down Down’ with discounts

    The Southeast grocer’s program lowers prices on over 150 everyday items, saving shoppers more than 15% on average. 

    By March 8, 2023
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    FMI: Shopping trips are up in grocers’ meat departments

    Consumers are buying more fresh meat than before the pandemic started, but grocers are facing stiffer competition from supercenters, clubs and online outlets, according to the industry group’s latest report.

    By March 8, 2023
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    Inflation hasn’t lessened consumers’ hunger for produce, report finds

    Even with high prices, grocers saw sales of fruits and vegetables increase 4.8% in 2022, to $74.5 billion, according to the Food Industry Association.

    By March 7, 2023
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    With Kroger delivery deal, Olo stakes its claim in grocery

    The company's Rails software is now implemented in 1,600 of the supermarket giant's stores as it plans to further its presence in the industry.

    By March 6, 2023
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    Albertsons looks to appeal to shoppers’ emotions with new marketing campaign

    Through the multimedia effort, known as “Sincerely, Food,” the supermarket operator wants consumers to associate food and other products it sells with key moments in their lives.

    By March 6, 2023
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    Sprouts accelerates rollout of smaller stores

    The retailer plans to open at least 30 locations in 2023, all of which will be based on its newer format, and to close 11 larger ones based on its legacy design, executives said Thursday.

    By March 3, 2023
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    Afresh Technologies moves beyond fruits and vegetables

    The San Francisco-based startup has started offering its food waste reduction technology to grocers for use in their meat, seafood, deli, and foodservice sections.

    By March 2, 2023
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    Seattle-area grocery chain blends worker creativity into its new milk brand

    The retailer’s just-launched EveryDay Milk private label line comprises six varieties, all with employee-designed artwork on their packaging.

    By March 1, 2023
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    Why grocers must reinvest in food safety culture

    Leading food retailers drive food safety leadership through preventative systems, not just checking off items on a list, writes Sally Robinson with Upshop.

    By Sally Robinson • Feb. 22, 2023
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    Walmart issues cautious forecast amid ongoing high food inflation

    While its Q4 sales were higher than expected, declines in general merchandise sales and the ongoing impacts of high food prices are prompting a conservative outlook for the year ahead, executives told investors Tuesday.

    By Feb. 21, 2023
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    Grocery inflation continues to decline in January

    Food-at-home prices rose in January at an 11.3% annual rate, down from 11.8% the month before and their lowest rate of increase by that measure since April 2022, the federal government reported Tuesday.

    By Feb. 14, 2023
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    SNAP emergency allotments ending soon, impacting grocery spending

    The average SNAP participant will receive about $90 less in benefits per month due to the change, according to the Center on Budget and Policy Priorities.

    By Feb. 13, 2023
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    Kroger to expand supply partnership with indoor farming company

    Gotham Greens will provide produce to nearly 1,000 locations by the end of 2023, as well as add its plant-based dips, cooking sauces and dressings to nearly 2,000 locations.

    By Feb. 6, 2023
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    NGA shares top priorities for 2023 farm bill

    The association’s chief concerns center on expanding access to SNAP in grocery stores, protecting retailers from fees and regulations and supporting healthy food purchases.

    By Feb. 3, 2023
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    Egg prices to remain high for as long as bird flu continues, experts say

    After prices more than doubled over the past year, producers are grappling with the impact of bird flu while politicians and activists call for investigations into potential price gouging.

    By Chris Casey • Feb. 2, 2023
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    What grocers can learn from Whole Foods’ controversial exit from a Chicago neighborhood

    The chain’s tenancy in the Englewood community highlights the opportunities and pitfalls grocers can face in areas with limited access to affordable and healthy foods.

    By Feb. 2, 2023
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    Kroger expands digital farmers market pilot

    Following a test that began in Atlanta last June, the grocery company brought the e-commerce marketplace tie-up with Market Wagon to Knoxville, Tennessee, and Columbus, Ohio, in January.

    By Updated Feb. 2, 2023