Fresh food: Page 2


  • The produce section of a Save A Lot store
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    ‘Healthy’ gets a new definition from FDA

    The regulated definition looks at how well food items measure up to the Dietary Guidelines for Americans, with limits on the amounts of sodium, added sugars and saturated fats they contain.

    By Megan Poinski • Sept. 29, 2022
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    Shipt announces initiatives to help reduce food insecurity

    The delivery company’s planned projects include improving access to healthy foods and supporting nutrition-related research.

    By Sept. 28, 2022
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    Courtesy of Eve Marcellus Cohen

    Meet the startup grocer aiming to fix time-consuming meal-prep

    Founded by a Walmart and Shipt veteran, Marcellus Foods will open next spring in Salt Lake City with prepped ingredients and the personalized recipes that tie them together.

    By Sept. 26, 2022
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    Registered dietitians playing a key role as grocers link food with health

    While a majority of food retailers employ registered dietitians, the Food Industry Association (FMI) says grocers have more opportunities to leverage them to make their stores more robust health destinations.

    By Sept. 26, 2022
  • Meat at a Safeway in Washington, D.C.
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    Meat prices lag inflation as volumes decline

    Meat prices were up by 7.6% in August compared with the same period last year, to an average of $4.65 per pound, according to a report by 210 Analytics and IRI.

    By Sept. 23, 2022
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    Amazon faces uphill battle as it rolls out Fresh chain, say experts

    A key obstacle for the e-commerce giant is that it is trying to build a base of physical grocery stores even as its chief rivals have been investing heavily to bolster their positions, analysts said Tuesday during Groceryshop.

    By Sept. 21, 2022
  • Exterior of the Whole Foods Market in the Glover Park neighborhood of Washington, D.C.
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    Whole Foods CEO wants to bring back ‘the theater of retail’

    During a keynote at the Groceryshop conference, Jason Buechel said the chain wants to continue being an innovator in store experiences while also upholding its specialty roots.

    By Sept. 20, 2022
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    Price increases are weighing on food volumes, IRI finds

    As CPGs pass along higher costs to consumers, a few categories have proven resistant to declines, according to an analysis of August sales data.

    By Chris Casey • Sept. 16, 2022
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    Amazon Fresh’s entire egg assortment is now cage-free

    This initiative includes whole-shell and liquid eggs from brands like Organic Valley, Vital Farms and Amazon’s private label Happy Belly.

    By Sept. 15, 2022
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    Deep Dive

    How Black-owned grocers are filling industry gaps

    From a cashierless store in Atlanta to health-focused pop-up markets in Los Angeles and Chicago, grocery concepts from Black entrepreneurs are making the changes they want to see in food landscapes.

    By Sept. 14, 2022
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    UNFI introduces two new meal solutions

    The wholesaler has added flash-frozen meal offerings and fresh meal kits amid growing demand for prepared food options within grocery stores.

    By Sept. 8, 2022
  • Sprouts Farmers Market deli sandwich goes viral on TikTok
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    How Sprouts’ $5 deli sandwich went viral this summer

    A low price point, hefty size and retooled bread options helped the sandwich rocket to social media stardom, said the specialty chain’s deli director.

    By Sept. 7, 2022
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    Cub Foods brings Afresh’s AI-powered fresh food technology to more stores

    The startup expects to have its Fresh Operating System in about 2,500 grocery stores by the end of 2022, up from 200 at the beginning of the year, CEO and co-founder Matt Schwartz said.

    By Aug. 29, 2022
  • Wakefern heightens its focus on prepared foods

    The cooperative has brought its “Fresh to Table” store-within-a-store concept to five ShopRite stores operated by RoNetco Supermarkets.

    By Aug. 23, 2022
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    Consumers mix up tactics to meet food needs amid inflation

    From buying store-brand baking goods to splurging on beer, shoppers aim to satisfy both quantity and quality requirements, according to IRI.

    By Samantha Oller • Aug. 22, 2022
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    Buc-ee’s announces store in Missouri, will expand West in 2024

    The c-store chain, known for its massive stores and variety of food options, will offer full-time benefits like 401(k) matching and three weeks of vacation to workers at the upcoming 53,000-square-foot location.

    By Brett Dworski • Aug. 17, 2022
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    BP plans to maximize East Coast footprint with NY c-store opening

    California-based Ampm debuted in the Big Apple, with a grocery section of fruit, dry goods and a bakery, as well as a hot deli. 

    By Brett Dworski • Aug. 12, 2022
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    Grocery prices spike 13.1% even as overall inflation slows

    Food-at-home prices rose once again on an annual basis in July, while the inflation rate slowed to 8.5%, the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics reported Wednesday.

    By Aug. 10, 2022
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    Food waste tech firm Afresh raises $115M

    The Series B funding round, which included former Whole Foods executive Walter Robb as an investor, will help scale the technology to “thousands” more stores.

    By Aug. 8, 2022
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    Major c-store chain plans to open more food-focused, fuel-free locations

    QuikTrip will open its second prepared foods-focused location next week in Oklahoma as it and other convenience operators continue to blur the lines with grocery stores and restaurants.

    By Brett Dworski • Aug. 5, 2022
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    The Friday Checkout: Amazon, not so Fresh?

    While the retail giant has embraced tech with its grocery banners, a recent review of one of its Fresh stores raises the question: What about the food?

    By Grocery Dive Staff • July 29, 2022
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    Courtesy of Flashfood

    Giant Eagle expanding Flashfood program chainwide

    The grocery chain plans to offer the app-based food-waste-reduction service at all of its 173 stores after introducing the program to 34 locations last year. 

    By July 26, 2022
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    Private label demand surging as inflation rages: report

    Store brand categories showing the biggest gains so far this year are baking mixes, up 40%, and soup, climbing 17%, according to shopper intelligence firm Catalina.

    By Christopher Doering • July 26, 2022
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    Kroger invests in Kitchen United

    The grocer, which features Kitchen United locations inside two stores, was part of the ghost kitchen firm’s $100 million Series C funding round.

    By Julie Littman • July 25, 2022
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    Food access, affordability among key areas FMI wants the White House to tackle

    Advancing digital payment options for SNAP and WIC customers and promoting food-as-medicine programs are among the trade group’s nearly two dozen recommendations.

    By July 20, 2022