Fresh food: Page 2

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    When inflation runs high, fresh should be a strategic focus

    Customers are still prioritizing fresh purchases, but retailers risk losing price-sensitive shoppers entirely when their key value items are no longer affordable, writes Ann Azzopardi of Symphony RetailAI.

    By Ann Azzopardi • March 15, 2022
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    Supermarkets slip as shoppers' primary stores for meat

    Inflation drove meat department sales to a record high in 2021 but also prompted many people to switch to more value-oriented channels.

    By March 14, 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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    Grocery prices jump 8.6% as inflation soars even higher

    The federal government's food-at-home Consumer Price Index accelerated in February at its quickest pace since 1981, putting even more strain on consumers' wallets.

    By March 10, 2022
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    Pardon the Disruption: Has supply chain disruption taught grocers to tame their assortments?

    Companies are starting to see the benefits of a streamlined product selection as they confront an age-old industry problem.

    By March 9, 2022
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    Amid inflation, price plays a bigger role in the produce aisle

    Price is now on par with factors like appearance and quality when it comes to purchasing decisions for fruits and vegetables, according to the Food Industry Association. 

    By March 9, 2022
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    UNFI revamps Wild Harvest private label brand with updated look and new products

    The company is adding plant-based proteins and also plans to expand the assortment of produce it sells under the organic-focused brand, UNFI Chief Marketing Officer Amanda Helming said.

    By March 8, 2022
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    Lamb sales growth is outpacing the meat case – how to get your share

    Three easy steps to get a "leg up" with lamb in the meat case.

    Feb. 22, 2022
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    FMI: 5 ways grocers can do more to reduce food waste

    Expanding donations of surplus food, developing a composting strategy and standardizing expiration package labeling are some of the opportunities the trade group outlined.

    By Feb. 14, 2022
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    Meijer energizes avocado sales with focus on consistency

    The company recently kicked off a pilot program designed to control the ripening process and offer the fruit in two standard sizes.

    By Feb. 14, 2022
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    Driving seafood sales with home cooking hacks

    Offering seafood recipes that are easy to make or healthy are two of the top motivators for purchasing seafood in the grocery store.

    Feb. 14, 2022
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    Grocery prices rise sharply as inflation hits new 40-year high

    The food-at-home price index rose 7.4% over the past year, with prices across five out of six major grocery categories going up, according to data from the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics.

    By Feb. 10, 2022
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    Stop & Shop takes on food insecurity with 'prescribed' prepaid debit cards

    The Ahold Delhaize banner has joined a program run by Boston-based nonprofit About Fresh that gives people funds to purchase fresh produce.

    By Jan. 28, 2022
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    Albertsons to deploy AI-powered food waste-reduction tech chainwide

    The grocer is adding the platform from Afresh Technologies as automation has helped drive unexpectedly strong fresh department sales.

    By Jan. 27, 2022
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    New private label products outpace brand name offerings during pandemic, study finds

    Shopper intelligence firm Catalina also said inflation is causing store brands to highlight quality and value while the price differential with some national products shrinks.

    By Christopher Doering • Jan. 27, 2022
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    Walmart invests in vertical farming company Plenty

    The retailer, which plans to bring Plenty's vertically farmed greens to all of its California stores, said regionally grown, year-round produce could become a "leading product category."

    By Jan. 26, 2022
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    BJ's to buy four refrigerated distribution centers

    The acquisition of the facilities from longtime partner Burris Logistics will allow the club retailer to handle its perishable supply chain in-house.

    By Jan. 26, 2022
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    Instant delivery firms team with app to sell excess food

    Jokr, Gorillas and other rapid grocery delivery companies have partnered with Too Good to Go to sell their surplus food at a discounted price.

    By Jan. 25, 2022
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    Deep Dive

    How grocers are managing the twin pressures of inflation and supply chain disruption

    Companies are turning to personalized promotions, private label and plain-old resourcefulness as they closely monitor the habits of their frustrated customers.

    By Jan. 24, 2022
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    Albertsons pilots AI-driven salad bars

    The grocer has added the internet-linked self-service counters from Sweden-based Picadeli to Safeway, Acme and Kings Food Market stores in Washington, D.C., Maryland and New Jersey.

    By Dec. 21, 2021
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    As food prices rise, survey finds thresholds where consumers stop buying

    Shoppers are willing to stomach higher jumps on lower-cost staples like milk and bread, but may also switch to less expensive brands, according to research from Ingredient Communications.

    By Samantha Oller • Dec. 10, 2021
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    Kroger is adding carbon-neutral eggs under its Simple Truth line

    The grocer claims the eggs, which will be produced using a system from Kipster Farms of the Netherlands, will be the first carbon-neutral, cage-free ones to hit U.S. retail shelves. 

    By Dec. 2, 2021
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    How a grocer's size impacts consumer trust

    Large retailers envy intimacy and small ones envy scale, but expectations for each are not the same, write Katie Thomas and Tanya Moryoussef of Kearney.

    By Katie Thomas and Tanya Moryoussef • Nov. 29, 2021
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    Hy-Vee announces seafood supplier code of conduct

    The grocer said all of its seafood suppliers have signed onto the new code following its adoption in January. 

    By Nov. 29, 2021
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    Inflation hits highest level in 30 years

    The Consumer Price Index for October rose 6.2% on an annual basis, while food-at-home prices rose sharply once again.

    By Nov. 10, 2021
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    Misfits Market is becoming a full-service online grocer

    Now worth $2 billion, the company that started off selling misshapen produce has expanded its assortment and begun delivering in California. "The plan is to really open up every aisle that exists at a grocery store," said founder and CEO Abhi Ramesh.

    By Nov. 10, 2021