Fresh food: Page 2


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    Meijer prepares to open fourth small-format supermarket

    Rivertown Market, a 42,000-square-foot location in Detroit's East Jefferson Corridor set to open Oct. 6, will feature a "vast assortment" of fresh and prepared foods.

    By Sept. 10, 2021
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    On Special: How Hy-Vee's meat department is becoming a meal destination

    The Midwestern grocer has added more grill-ready sides and other accompaniments to its full-service and case-ready assortments in order to capture a larger portion of shoppers’ plates.

    By Aug. 25, 2021
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    How digital olfaction could make inroads with grocers and consumers

    From aiding with product creation to sniffing out spoiled food, technology that mimics the way humans smell has the potential for wide applicability. 

    By Aug. 23, 2021
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    Target posts 9% comp sales entirely driven by traffic

    The retailer, which emphasized its theme of "growth on top of growth" even as the pace slows, saw "double-digit" growth in fresh category sales during the second quarter.

    By Maria Monteros • Aug. 19, 2021
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    5 grocers planning smaller formats

    As a number of retailers look to shrink the sizes of new stores, several are making fresh foods a focal point.

    By Aug. 18, 2021
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    Walmart points to grocery for added growth and market share

    Company executives underscored fresh as an important part of the category's strong performance for Walmart and Sam's Club during an earnings call Tuesday morning.  

    By Ben Unglesbee , Aug. 17, 2021
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    Publix cooks up its own line of plant-based tenders

    Its Greenwise "chickenless" tenders will hit stores this week, on the heels of a plant-based burger that rolled out under the store brand in April.

    By Aug. 13, 2021
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    Fear of shortages spurs consumers to hoard essentials as virus surges, research shows

    Nearly 70% of respondents to a recent Inmar Intelligence survey say they may rebuild existing stockpiles of items like paper goods, hand sanitizer, pasta and soap.

    By Aug. 11, 2021
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    As on-the-go eating returns, consumers still prefer a real meal

    While the decline in energy and protein bar sales may be temporary, consumers want products that feel less like a meal replacement, according to a report from Murphy Research.

    By Lauren Manning • Aug. 9, 2021
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    Sprouts looks past the pandemic as comps disappoint

    The specialty retailer recorded lower-than-expected results in the second quarter but believes its efforts to connect with health-focused consumers will pay off down the line.

    By Aug. 6, 2021
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    How to reach health-conscious shoppers online? Offer personalized tools, study says

    Researchers at the University of Minnesota found steps like letting shoppers create customized health filters and providing meal planning resources resonated with those trying to lose weight.

    By July 26, 2021
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    Consumers are feeling the heat from summer inflation, report says

    Fifty-five percent of consumers surveyed by data firm Numerator said they have changed their shopping behavior over the past month due to price increases.

    By July 23, 2021
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    Dollar General debuts private label skincare line

    Launched within its Believe Beauty brand, the products sell for $5 or less and expand on the dollar store's pursuit of a higher-income shopper.

    By Cara Salpini • July 19, 2021
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    South Asian food marketplace Quicklly launches organic Indian grocery subscription box

    The new offering lets shoppers pick a minimum of $30 of fresh and nonperishable items as a one-time, weekly, bi-weekly or monthly purchase. 

    By July 16, 2021
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    Amazon expands products sold under sustainable labeling program

    The retailer’s Climate Pledge Friendly initiative, which lists more than 75,000 items, has added four more third-party certifications to its lineup.

    By July 13, 2021
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    On Special: Bashas' bakery department

    The family-owned chain, which specializes in store-made doughnuts, is seeing sales increase as in-store shopping returns and people seek out baked goods for celebrations.  

    By July 12, 2021
  • Tops expands Flashfood program to additional stores

    The New York grocery chain now offers the app-based food-waste-reduction service at 50 of its more than 150 locations.

    By July 9, 2021
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    Gopuff is hiring over 100 employees to back ghost kitchens operation

    Job listings, which include line cooks, kitchen leads and district managers across at least six states, indicate the company is preparing to deliver fresh-made foods. 

    By Julie Littman • July 9, 2021
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    Dollar General is trying to get healthier

    The discount operator just hired its first chief medical officer and said it’s increasing its lineup of health-focused products and services.

    By July 8, 2021
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    Fresh Thyme to open local-focused concept store

    The specialty grocer's location in St. Louis will offer "hyperlocal" products and an assortment of Meijer brand items.

    By July 7, 2021
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    Inside Natural Grocers' hydroponic produce container

    The grocer's first foray in the futuristic farming technology, GardenBox, grows 4,000 lettuce heads per month and sits just steps away from a Colorado store's produce department.

    By July 7, 2021
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    Kroger adds shuttle technology to distribution center

    The grocer has partnered with Knapp, a logistics technology specialist, to double the capacity of its Great Lakes warehouse while adding robot pickers and palletizers to boost efficiency.

    By July 2, 2021
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    PCC rolls out meal bundles for under $10

    The cooperatively owned grocer will offer a new Shared Values Meal each month that can be prepared in under 30 minutes.

    By July 1, 2021
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    Meal kit sales will sharply decelerate this year, report predicts

    Coresight Research expects industry growth to slow from 70% in 2020 to roughly 18% in 2021 as pandemic-fueled interest wears off.

    By , June 30, 2021
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    Pop Up Grocer offers a stage for food startups

    As retailers increasingly spotlight local and emerging brands, the traveling concept offers a wide selection of lesser-known products that are generating consumer buzz.

    By Samantha Oller • June 29, 2021