Fresh food: Page 2

  • Bunches of bananas in cardboard boxes labeling them as organic.
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    UNFI brings new produce varieties to Wild Harvest private brand

    The grocery distributor and retailer has added more than 40 fruits and vegetables to the organic line, including apples, sweet potatoes, broccoli and tomatoes, as it looks to strengthen its own brands portfolio.         

    By Jan. 30, 2023
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    Food Lion partners with NC hospital on ‘food pharmacy’ pilot

    The supermarket chain is working with Novant Health on a two-year program that aims to provide nearly 3,000 boxes of healthy food to patients as they are discharged.

    By Jan. 27, 2023
  • Produce section of a grocery store Explore the Trendline
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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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    Sprouts launches new food waste initiative

    Now implemented in all its California stores, the grocer’s Rescued Organics program sells discounted imperfect produce to improve affordability, support local farmers and reduce waste. 

    By Jan. 25, 2023
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    Drive seafood sales with sockeye salmon from Alaska

    In-store demonstrations have proven to be a valuable tool that can drive big gains in sales of wild-caught sockeye salmon from Alaska.

    Jan. 23, 2023
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    6 notable tech updates from the National Retail Federation’s 2023 show

    From new food waste solutions to checkout devices, several vendors unveiled grocery-related developments at the annual conference in New York. Here are some of the ones not to miss. 

    By Jan. 20, 2023
  • Eggs on shelves at a grocery store.
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    The Friday Checkout: High egg prices have shoppers boiling

    Prices for eggs broke through $4 per dozen on average in December and grocery shoppers are having trouble finding the commodity on store shelves. When might the pressure simmer down?

    By Grocery Dive Staff • Jan. 13, 2023
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    Grocery inflation slows again in December

    Food-at-home inflation came in at an 11.8% clip last month even as prices for many goods sold in supermarkets declined compared with November, the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics reported Thursday.

    By Jan. 12, 2023
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    Deep Dive

    8 trends that will shape the grocery industry in 2023

    The lingering impacts of inflation, the growth of retail media and the full return of the store shopping experience will have a significant impact in the year ahead, experts predict.

    By Grocery Dive Staff • Jan. 4, 2023
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    Kroger promotes $10 meals during the holidays

    The grocer said it’s offering numerous options at that price point for a family of four as budget-conscious shoppers navigate the gifting season.

    By Dec. 20, 2022
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    Grading 2022: A look back at our top trend picks from early this year

    Grocery Dive predicted food retailers would focus on rapidly unfolding trends like ultrafast delivery, automation and consumer data collection. So how’d we do?

    By , Dec. 19, 2022
  • Close-up of a table set up for a holiday meal with red and black checkered napkins, a salad bowl and sparkling glasses.
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    Target and Walmart spotlight holiday meal deals amid ongoing high inflation

    Walmart is continuing an “inflation-free” shopping promotion it launched ahead of Thanksgiving, while Target is offering holiday dinners for $25 this week.

    By Dec. 19, 2022
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    Kroger welcomes Saladworks at in-store Kitchen United Mix Food Halls

    Two food halls within the grocer’s stores in Columbus, Ohio, now offer on-the-go meals, takeout and delivery from the fast casual chain.

    By Julie Littman • Dec. 16, 2022
  • Photo illustration of a tablet in front of a background with fruit and the text "Afresh" and "SpartanNash"
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    SpartanNash turns to artificial intelligence to ensure freshness, reduce waste

    The grocery distributor and wholesaler is piloting predictive ordering and inventory management tech from Afresh at 10 Family Fare stores in the Grand Rapids, Michigan, area.

    By Dec. 15, 2022
  • Image of a Kroger worker holding flowers in front of sushi packages by a "DoorDash pick up here" sign
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    Latest Kroger, DoorDash tie-up brings on-demand sushi, floral delivery

    The partnership comes as the grocery giant continues to expand delivery services and the delivery company partners with more food retailers.

    By Dec. 13, 2022
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    Grocery inflation continues to lose steam in November but remains sharply elevated

    The 12% annual increase in the food-at-home index last month was the lowest rate since May, but prices for produce, baked goods and other products grew at a faster yearly clip than they did in October.

    By Dec. 13, 2022
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    Inside the Store: Giant Food’s new ‘iterative’ location in Silver Spring, Maryland

    The Mid-Atlantic grocer’s new 65,000-square-foot supermarket outside Washington, D.C., features a Starbucks, meats prepared daily using hickory wood chips, and a heavy focus on value.

    By Dec. 8, 2022
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    Flashfood partners with Yellow Banana’s Save A Lot stores

    The partnership brings the food waste reduction app’s services to two new major cities as it continues its efforts to expand across the U.S.

    By Dec. 7, 2022
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    Flashfood expands Stop & Shop partnership in New York City

    The digital marketplace aimed at reducing food waste is now available in the Ahold Delhaize banner’s stores in Brooklyn and Queens. 

    By Dec. 6, 2022
  • 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
  • Fresh vegetables and fruits at the refrigerated section of a supermarket.
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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
  • The Department of Agriculture (USDA) building in Washington DC.
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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
  • Unrecognizable black father carrying Thanksgiving turkey while serving it for his family in dining room.
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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
  • A sign for the Food And Drug Administration is seen outside of the headquarters on July 20, 2020 in White Oak, Maryland.
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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