Fresh Food: Page 2


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    Weis Markets adds tech-driven salad bars to two stores

    The Northeastern grocer opened Picadeli bars at a pair of Pennsylvania stores Wednesday and is preparing to bring the self-service stations to six more locations over the coming weeks.

    By April 10, 2024
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    Jeff Wells/Grocery Dive
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    New WIC rules will increase cash allowance for fruits and vegetables

    The changes, meant to align with nutrition guidance, come as retailers have struggled with reduced funding for food assistance programs.

    By Sarah Zimmerman • April 10, 2024
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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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    Costco tests a switch from rigid to flexible packaging for its rotisserie chickens

    Costco anticipates the substrate switch will reduce the plastic it uses for the chicken products by 75%, aligning with packaging guidelines it adopted last year. Its five-year action plan for plastics reduction is coming soon.

    By Katie Pyzyk • April 8, 2024
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    Courtesy of Schnuck Markets
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    Schnucks rewards shoppers for taking more steps

    The retailer is providing $5 in loyalty points per week throughout April to consumers who log at least 50,000 steps in a seven-day period.

    By April 4, 2024
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    Justin Sullivan via Getty Images
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    Grocers lose billions in meat sales as mass retailers gain market share

    Millennials have fueled the shift to supercenters, according to new research from FMI — The Food Industry Association.

    By April 3, 2024
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    Kroger’s Home Chef launches food waste program

    Through partnerships with local nonprofit organizations at its four facilities, the meal kit company’s new initiative aims to redirect surplus food and reduce food waste.

    By April 3, 2024
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    iStockphoto / jotily

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    Sponsored by Catania Oils

    Expo West 2024 trend report: Healthy alternatives, natural energy, sustainable packaging take center stage

    Outlooks are optimistic and exhibitors were eager to share their innovations with attendees. Here are three trends from Expo West that made waves.

    April 1, 2024
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    Pardon the Disruption: Can discount retailers be stopped?

    Walmart, Aldi and dollar stores are pushing full-service grocers to update the way they sell goods. Here are a few fresh ideas to stay ahead.

    By March 28, 2024
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    Catherine Douglas Moran/Grocery Dive
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    Trader Joe’s raises banana prices for the first time in more than 20 years

    Nineteen cent bananas had become a staple at the beloved grocery chain. Now, individual bananas cost 23 cents, the company confirmed.

    By March 26, 2024
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    Catherine Douglas Moran/Grocery Dive
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    On Special: How grocers are catching more seafood business

    Shoppers who buy seafood during a trip to the grocery store spend twice as much on average than those who don't, according to a recent FMI report.

    By March 21, 2024
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    FMI: 57% of shoppers purchase produce from mass retailers, supercenters

    While traditional grocery stores are still consumers' top places to buy produce, low-price format retailers are making significant gains in the category.

    By March 20, 2024
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    Courtesy of Flashfood
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    Save Mart partners with Flashfood

    The tie-up marks the digital food waste company’s entrance into California and expands its efforts to offer EBT as a payment option.

    By March 20, 2024
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    Coborn’s to add tech-enhanced salad bars

    The Midwestern supermarket chain plans to bring the Picadeli bars to 15 stores, with the first two set to debut Wednesday.

    By Updated March 14, 2024
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    Catherine Douglas Moran/Grocery Dive
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    Grocery inflation hits a fresh low

    Food-at-home prices rose in February at a 1% annual rate — the slowest pace since June 2021 — the federal government reported Tuesday.

    By March 13, 2024
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    Sam Silverstein/Grocery Dive
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    Inside the store: How a reimagined Walmart supercenter is elevating grocery shopping

    A visit to the retailer’s newly refreshed store in Germantown, Maryland, sheds light on ways the mass retailer is using its remodeling projects to attract shoppers.

    By , March 12, 2024
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    Adobe Stock | Drazen

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    Sponsored by KeHE

    Elevated in-store experiences make all the difference for retailers

    How do grocery retailers continue to differentiate themselves to drive in-store traffic? The answer lies in connecting with customers and providing a unique in-store experience.

    March 11, 2024
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    Lidl US names new chief commercial officer

    The German grocery chain has also brought on its first chief customer officer stateside as well as vice presidents to oversee fresh operations and marketing.

    By March 7, 2024
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    Biden admin looks to lower food prices by tackling concentration in the meat industry

    The USDA finalized new standards under the Packers and Stockyards Act to crack down on deceptive contracts and retaliatory practices against livestock producers.

    By Sarah Zimmerman • March 6, 2024
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    iStock/ daniilphotos

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    Green lighting greener policies that pay dividends in grocery retail

    Going green doesn’t have to mean extra operating costs – new cold storage tech paves path forward to revenue growth.

    March 4, 2024
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    Earth Fare hires first in-house nutritionist

    Rosanna Maffei will consult with the grocer’s staff and vendor partners to develop recipes and grab-and-go items that meet specific nutritional needs.

    By March 1, 2024
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    Adobestock/ Meow Creations

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    Southeastern Grocers accepting supplemental health benefits with new partnership

    NationsBenefits members can now buy approved healthy groceries and over-the-counter medications at Harveys Supermarket and Winn-Dixie locations.

    By Feb. 28, 2024
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    Grocery Outlet talks private label launch, next steps for discounter acquisition

    The company is looking to boost its baskets and margins with the private brand rollout later this year, executives told investors. 

    By Feb. 28, 2024
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    Ahold Delhaize, Instacart make pledges to White House anti-hunger initiative

    The companies' commitments build on the grocery industry’s efforts to address hunger and boost access to food.

    By Feb. 27, 2024
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    Iowa bill seeks to bring grocery options to underserved communities

    Introduced by a state representative who formerly owned a food store, the proposed legislation would provide grants of $50,000 to $500,000 to grocers with up to 10 locations.

    By Feb. 26, 2024
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    Sam Silverstein/Grocery Dive
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    Why Giant Food’s search for workers took it to a local prison

    The mid-Atlantic grocer hires incarcerated people for roles in its fresh food distribution center through a work release program with a Maryland correctional facility.

    By Feb. 22, 2024