Foodservice


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    Amazon Fresh launches Recurring Reservations feature for online shopping

    The new feature allows grocery customers to choose a time for pickup or delivery orders up to a week in advance.

    By Feb. 22, 2024
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    Gopuff introduces Starbucks delivery

    Trained baristas prepare food and drink orders from the instant delivery company's micro-fulfillment centers for delivery in about 30 minutes. 

    By Updated Feb. 5, 2024
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    The Grocery Dive Outlook on 2022

    Food retailers continue to benefit from at-home eating, but they also face a slew of challenges that promise to make this a dynamic year for the industry.

    By Grocery Dive staff
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    How grocers are promoting value among their foodservice offerings

    While price continues to draw in consumers, grocers are also finding more ways to showcase quality and highlight the convenience of their meal options.

    By Jan. 31, 2024
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    What do grocers have in store for 2024?

    The evolution of retail media, ongoing consumer attention on price and the influence grocers’ foodservice has on meal spending are top areas expected to impact the industry this year.

    By Grocery Dive Staff • Jan. 31, 2024
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    Inside the store: Wegmans’ foodservice paradise in Manhattan

    The grocer’s first Manhattan location, which devotes nearly an entire floor to meal solutions and sports three dozen self-checkout kiosks, has all of the trappings of a full-scale supermarket.

    By Jan. 24, 2024
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    Kroger freshens up popular deli, bakery items

    The grocer has reformulated some of its private brand offerings, including its Home Chef fried chicken and cinnamon rolls under its Private Selection line.

    By Jan. 23, 2024
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    Earth Fare taps DNA science for its latest health initiative

    The specialty grocer’s new health and wellness initiative uses genetic data to create a personalized nutrition report with guidance on how genes influence overall health.

    By Jan. 22, 2024
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    Alaska Seafood drives retail sales

    Consumers seek to increase seafood consumption, and they prefer wild-caught products from Alaska.

    Jan. 22, 2024
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    8 trends that will shape the grocery industry in 2024

    With a potential Kroger-Albertsons merger looming over the industry, experts see retailers forging ahead with value retailing, new experiences and a renewed focus on omnichannel selling.

    By Grocery Dive Staff • Jan. 9, 2024
  • Dishes of food including spaghetti and meatballs, meat curry, pasta with meat sauce, rice and frisee salad fill a table. Four hands with utensils are scooping up some of the food.
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    Nutritional quality and affordability drive ingredients trends for 2024: report

    Coined as the year of the return to comfort, 2024 will see major shifts on the consumer front, according to the T. Hasegawa Flavor Trends Report.

    By Elizabeth Flood • Jan. 5, 2024
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    Walmart adding more in-store poke restaurants

    Uncle Sharkii Poke Bar recently announced plans to open additional locations inside the retailer’s stores.

    By Jan. 3, 2024
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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
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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
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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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    Kroger, Kitchen United shutter in-store ghost kitchens

    The ghost kitchen firm, which had eight locations with the grocery chain, said it is moving away from physical locations to become a software company.

    By , Aneurin Canham-Clyne • Nov. 28, 2023
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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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    Sprouts expands partnership with Phoenix coffee chain

    Following a successful pilot, the grocer opened a Press Coffee bar in a store in Scottsdale, Arizona, in November with plans to bring the concept to three more locations.

    By Nov. 21, 2023
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    Publix’s holiday meal bundles available for delivery through Instacart

    The heat-and-serve meals build on the trend of food retailers bringing convenience to shoppers this holiday season. 

    By Nov. 20, 2023
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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
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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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    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
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    4 sustainable packaging choices – and why they matter

    A true steward of the planet looks at every variable when selecting a packaging product.

    Oct. 23, 2023
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    How Hershey is reinventing candy displays

    Agile fulfillment means stores receive customized displays with the right mix of products at the right volume.

    By Scott Dunkley, Director, Customer Portfolio & Matt Hawley, Director, Annville Fulfillment Center, The Hershey Company • Oct. 23, 2023
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    Leading by design: How Hershey is helping retailers create buzz-worthy spaces

    Through retail environmental design, the company works with retailers to solve problems and design tailored experiences.

    By Stephan Calhoun, Senior Manager, Retail Environmental Design, The Hershey Company • Oct. 9, 2023