Fresh Food: Page 2


  • Sign for SNAP online payment at Amazon
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    Catherine Douglas Moran/Grocery Dive
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    Looking back at key SNAP developments in 2023

    SNAP commanded a significant profile in the grocery industry as retailers grappled with reduced payouts and the USDA took steps to make it easier for people to access their benefits digitally.

    By Dec. 21, 2023
  • Beef burger with coleslaw and fries on a green plate
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    Retrieved from Home Chef.
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    Kroger’s Home Chef cooks up collab with food media brand Delish

    For a limited time, consumers can have fresh ingredients and instructions delivered through the meal solutions company to create some of Delish’s most popular recipes. 

    By Dec. 20, 2023
  • Produce section of a grocery store Explore the Trendline
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    Catherine Douglas Moran/Grocery Dive
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    Trendline

    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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    RossHelen via Getty Images
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    More consumers say grocers are ‘on my side’ when it comes to health

    Half of consumers surveyed by FMI believe grocers align with their health goals — a figure that’s up from last year but still leaves plenty of room for improvement.

    By Dec. 12, 2023
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    How grocers are innovating in foodservice

    As consumers increasingly turn to retailers for semi- and fully-prepared meal offerings, here’s what Publix, Vallarta Supermarkets, Albertsons and other grocers are cooking up.

    By Dec. 11, 2023
  • Table with Blue Apron's Prepared & Ready meal options
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    Courtesy of Blue Apron
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    Blue Apron to debut fresh pre-made, non-frozen meals

    The Prepared & Ready line consists of 16 new single-serve options, with plans to add more meals to the line as 2024 progresses.

    By Dec. 8, 2023
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    Catherine Douglas Moran/Grocery Dive
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    Kroger’s new benefits program expands access to affordable food

    The tie-up with a healthcare technology company lets Medicare Advantage, Medicaid and other employer benefits program recipients use services at the grocer’s pharmacies as well as buy eligible food and over-the-counter items. 

    By Dec. 7, 2023
  • Exterior of a grocery store
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    Retrieved from YouTube on November 29, 2023
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    Aisles Abroad: How Canadian grocer Freson Bros. embraces its roots

    In-store “zones” like the Root Cellar, Mother Dough Bread Co. and Banj’s Smokehouse feed into the grocer’s goal of “honoring the craft of food tradition,” said President Doug Lovsin.

    By Dec. 6, 2023
  • The new Schnucks Battle Crossing store in Columbia, Missouri.
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    Courtesy of Schnuck Markets
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    Schnucks is giving shoppers an express lane to local produce

    Following a successful pilot, the Midwestern grocer plans to expand its use of tracking technology to digitally alert customers when freshly picked foods arrive in stores.

    By Dec. 5, 2023
  • Grab-and-go items at a Whole Foods in Washington, D.C.
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    Catherine Douglas Moran/Grocery Dive
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    Consumers are taking a ‘hybrid’ approach to meal prep. Here’s how grocers can help.

    The rise of combining scratch cooking with prepared foods from grocery stores is expected to continue next year, per new research from FMI – The Food Industry Association.

    By Nov. 27, 2023
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    Sponsored by Celonis

    Unlocking hidden value in grocery

    The grocery industry has seen huge disruption over the past few years, which has drastically changed how consumers interact with grocers, and how grocers sell to consumers.

    Nov. 27, 2023
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    On Special: Consumers ready to gobble up Thanksgiving turkeys

    Despite inflation having an unwelcome seat at feasts this year, consumers are “not skimping” on serving the iconic holiday bird, a Butterball executive said in an interview.

    By Nov. 21, 2023
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    Courtesy of Albertsons
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    Albertsons deploys Afresh’s AI food waste tech across its meat, seafood departments

    The grocery company already uses the store ordering and inventory management platform in its produce departments chainwide. 

    By Nov. 16, 2023
  • 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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    How grocery shoppers are planning to celebrate winter holidays amid food cost concerns

    Half of surveyed consumers said they’re concerned about rising prices for holiday celebrations, per findings from FMI – The Food Industry Association.

    By Nov. 15, 2023
  • La Fruteria section in new Vallarta Carson store location.
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    Courtesy of Vallarta Supermarkets
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    Vallarta Supermarkets debuts custom fruit bowl section at latest store

    At its location in Carson, California, the grocery chain unveiled La Fruteria, a new department designed to resemble fruit stands found on the streets of Los Angeles.

    By Nov. 13, 2023
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    Sponsored by Apeel Sciences

    Apeel Sciences launches “RipeTrack”, transforming produce ripeness testing

     New measurement technology from Apeel unlocks unprecedented insight into avocado ripeness & quality. 

    Nov. 13, 2023
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    Deep Dive

    Foodservice ‘renaissance’: How grocers are spicing up their deli and premade meals

    As supermarkets increasingly replace restaurant meals, they’re looking to offer better prices alongside flavor innovation, deals and new shopping experiences.

    By Nov. 6, 2023
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    Lidl joins the Thanksgiving discount battle

    The discounter’s under-$30 meal includes a 13-pound frozen turkey along with pumpkin pie ingredients and a variety of sides such as sweet potatoes, rolls and baby carrots.

    By Nov. 6, 2023
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    Target brings Thanksgiving meal for under $25 to the table

    The retailer’s four-serving feast includes a 10-16 pound turkey at less than $1 per pound and various sides for less than $5 each.

    By Nov. 1, 2023
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    Permission granted by Giant Food
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    Order up! How grocers are replicating the restaurant experience in retail

    As the gap widens between grocery and restaurant prices, food retailers see an opportunity to turn up the heat on their made-to-order meals to lure cost-conscious consumers.

    By Oct. 30, 2023
  • Exterior of a BJ's Wholesale Club location in Virginia
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    Catherine Douglas Moran/Grocery Dive
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    BJ’s adds SNAP EBT as payment method for Instacart customers

    The announcement comes a year after the club retailer started accepting SNAP benefits via its own e-commerce platforms.

    By Oct. 27, 2023
  • Close-up of a hand holding a phone with a screen that says "Add your Fresh Funds"
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    Courtesy of Instacart
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    Instacart unveils new grocery stipend program

    With recent changes to federal SNAP assistance, the company is offering select shoppers on Chicago’s West Side a $79 monthly stipend to buy nutritious foods for delivery.

    By Oct. 24, 2023
  • An image of the sign for a ShopRite supermarket as photographed on March 18, 2020 in Plainview, New York.
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    Bruce Bennett via Getty Images
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    ShopRite supermarket with hardware store set to open in New Jersey

    The supermarket, owned by Wakefern Food member RoNetco Supermarkets, will be the first in the chain to feature a True Value hardware department.

    By Oct. 20, 2023
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    Whole Foods outlines 2024 food trends

    The grocer predicts plant-based products with more vegetables, the use of buckwheat and brands that promote water conservation will be popular next year.

    By Oct. 20, 2023
  • Sign that says Dom's Kitchen and Market surrounded by Christmas trees and string lights.
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    Catherine Douglas Moran/Grocery Dive
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    How Dom’s new CEO is building a ‘food experience’ in Chicago

    As it deepens its presence in the city's evolving grocery landscape, the young retailer is looking to stand out with its quality meal offerings, curated assortment and neighborhood hub atmosphere.

    By Oct. 19, 2023
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    Aldi unveils Thanksgiving price reductions of up to 50%

    The German discounter’s savings on holiday staples will run from Nov. 1 to the end of 2023.

    By Oct. 17, 2023