Foodservice


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    The Friday Checkout: Cooking up meals to take on restaurants

    Kroger is expanding its ready-to-eat and ready-to-heat offerings to give customers restaurant quality at a fraction of the cost, the grocer’s CEO said.

    By Grocery Dive Staff • June 21, 2024
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    Private label momentum shows no signs of slowing

    Even if grocery prices fall, shoppers plan to continue purchasing store brands, new research from FMI — The Food Industry Association found.

    By June 17, 2024
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    Big Y expands Hispanic grocery selection at remodeled store

    As the chain works on modernizing locations, its newly reopened Massachusetts store now features food items shoppers said they had trouble finding.

    By June 14, 2024
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    Albertsons’ tie-up with Uber tackles food insecurity and food waste

    The grocer tapped Uber Direct to create a delivery program that donates surplus food to food banks and local nonprofits in major U.S. cities.

    By June 5, 2024
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    On Special: Chicken sales cook as prices fall

    Grocers are leaning into the protein as it continues to resonate with price-sensitive shoppers.

    By Updated May 20, 2024
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    Inside the Store: The Fresh Market makes foodservice shine

    The specialty grocer’s newest Florida store offers hot meals and in-store dining options along with numerous full-service departments.

    By May 15, 2024
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    Harris Teeter takes on fast food chains

    The grocer is offering a rotating selection of prepared foods for $5 at a dozen stores in the Washington, D.C., area.

    By May 10, 2024
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    Sprouts adds more in-store coffee cafes

    The first Klatch Coffee cafe is scheduled to open over Memorial Day weekend, and the grocer plans to bring the concept to four more Southern California locations later in 2024. 

    By May 10, 2024
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    Instacart adds restaurant delivery with Uber Eats

    The new service builds on various other business streams and add-ons Instacart has rolled out as it moves beyond its core grocery delivery offering.

    By Aneurin Canham-Clyne , May 7, 2024
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    Save Mart expands Instacart tie-up with smart carts, new e-commerce capabilities

    The chain is bolstering its in-store and online offerings as it builds its omnichannel strategy, the grocery tech company said.

    By May 1, 2024
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    How retailers can prove value post-pandemic

    Tapping into what consumers want is more important than ever. Get tips for increasing value and boosting your bottom line.

    April 15, 2024
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    Kroger adds new seafood items to private brands lineup

    The new oven- and microwave-ready options span the grocer’s Private Selection, Kroger and Home Chef brands, and are presented as easy meal solutions that streamline seafood preparation.

    By March 15, 2024
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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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    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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    Publix adds burrito bowl bars to mainstream supermarkets

    The grocery chain is bringing the bars into its traditional stores after first offering them at its GreenWise Markets.

    By March 5, 2024
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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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    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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    Deep Dive

    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