Foodservice


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    Life after lockdown: Are you fully leveraging your store teams to drive shopper loyalty?

    Learn how retailers are tech-enabling their store teams to deliver a better in-store experience.

    Nov. 15, 2021
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    Sponsored by ECR Software

    5 essential tips to prepare for the holidays

    Holiday time is money-making time. Follow these tips from ECRS to rake in the most cash.

    Nov. 15, 2021
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    Rubbish! Who says grocers can't pursue sustainability objectives profitably?

    Improve fresh food replenishment with predictive demand analytics. Reduce perishable waste and carbon emissions while boosting profit.

    Nov. 1, 2021
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    US HelloFresh workers seek to unionize

    The organization effort involves about 1,300 workers the German meal kit company employs at two kitchens in Colorado and California, according to a report by Vice.

    By Updated Sept. 17, 2021
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    Here's how you can grow your gross margin by 3 points

    Shrink, spoilage, overstocks, and out-of-stock scenarios are all problems that push pennies off the table. These inventory problems eat into your gross margin… but it doesn't have to be that way.

    Sept. 13, 2021
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    Lowes Foods to open entertainment-focused concept store

    The grocer says the new small-format location in the Charlotte, North Carolina, area will be more of a food hall than a conventional grocery spot.

    By Aug. 10, 2021
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    Freshly launches plant-based meals

    The debut of the Purely Plant line was sped up by Nestlé's acquisition of the company late last year, said co-founder and CEO Mike Wystrach.

    By Aug. 9, 2021
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    Kroger to expand in-store ghost kitchens

    The grocer's first location in partnership with Kitchen United will debut inside a Ralphs in Los Angeles this fall, and each site will offer up to six local, regional or national brands. 

    By Julie Littman • Aug. 4, 2021
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    Grocers could be the 'ultimate mealtime solution' with improvements, FMI finds

    Almost 40% of consumers view retail foodservice as a replacement for home-cooked and restaurant meals, but a lack of menu options and other shortcomings are limiting sales, the trade group said in a recent report.

    By Aug. 2, 2021
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    HelloFresh Market arrives in the US

    The online store includes add-ons like quick meals, grocery items and fresh produce as the meal kit maker looks to become more of a "food solutions group."

    By July 28, 2021
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    On Special: Bashas' bakery department

    The family-owned chain, which specializes in store-made doughnuts, is seeing sales increase as in-store shopping returns and people seek out baked goods for celebrations.  

    By July 12, 2021
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    Blue Apron plans to make packaging fully sustainable

    The meal kit maker said it will rely solely on recyclable, reusable or compostable materials for its containers by the end of 2025.

    By July 12, 2021
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    Albertsons hits responsibly sourced sushi goal early

    Eighteen months ahead of its self-imposed deadline, all of the grocer's prepared sushi now meets guidelines set under its Responsible Seafood Policy.

    By June 21, 2021
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    Dom's Kitchen & Market is a 'Last Dance' for former Mariano's executives

    Bob Mariano and Don Fitzgerald, who formerly led the iconic Chicagoland chain, have opened another store that pushes against the boundaries of traditional grocery.

    By June 16, 2021
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    Deep Dive

    Food halls, ghost kitchens and the future of in-store restaurants

    The pandemic hasn’t dampened grocers' enthusiasm for dining experiences, and many are looking to new formats and digital services to spice things up.

    By May 24, 2021
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    Inside the store: Lucky California's 'next-generation' supermarket

    Alongside traditional departments, the new flagship also features lifestyle-focused sections that do away with "typical departmental barriers," The Save Mart Companies' chief marketing officer said.

    By May 19, 2021
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    On Special: Schnuck Markets' cheese selection

    To stay ahead of the competition, the Midwestern grocer focuses on stocking U.S.-made cheeses and rigorously training its employees, said "cheese guy" Andy DeCou.

    By May 10, 2021
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    HelloFresh will open its largest US distribution facility in Q4

    The German meal kit maker also recently brought its Green Chef brand to the U.K.

    By May 10, 2021
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    Blue Apron's profitability struggles continue as it focuses on product innovation

    The meal kit company posted a $15.7 million net loss but posted a record high average order value in Q1.

    By May 7, 2021
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    Foxtrot Market ramps up private label with two senior-level hires

    Mitch Madoff, who spent more than 20 years at Whole Foods, will head up private label and supply chain, while restaurant veteran Tae Strain has been named corporate executive chef.

    By May 6, 2021
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    Saladworks sees path to 'hundreds' more locations inside grocery stores

    After capitalizing on shuttered salad bars nationwide, the restaurant chain plans to accelerate its rollout of full-service and ghost kitchen sites in the coming years. 

    By May 4, 2021
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    7-Eleven aims to open more than 100 restaurants this year

    "Today's opportunity is in the QSR space," Chief Operating Officer Chris Tanco said while announcing the chain's latest Evolution Store, which will house two eateries.

    By Alicia Kelso • May 3, 2021
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    Walmart expands grocerants with la Madeleine, Nathan's Famous

    The retailer has partnered with the French bakery and cafe chain on a fast-casual format for 10 Dallas-Fort Worth area stores, while its tie-up with the hot dog chain is a part of its ghost kitchen trials. 

    By April 19, 2021
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    Remodeled Schnucks store to feature food hall, clothing store

    The updated supermarket in Kirkwood, Missouri, will include branches of local restaurants and St. Louis clothier Arch Apparel.

    By April 15, 2021
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    Asda improves availability and waste performance by adjusting demand forecasts with weather analytics

    Incorporating analytics into a demand forecasting system to drive weather-based, store-level replenishment adjustments across a wide array of products.

    April 12, 2021