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    Prepared meals delivery startup Thistle raises $10.3M

    The plant-based meal delivery company plans to use the funding round to expand to the East Coast.

    By Rosie Bradbury • Jan. 6, 2021
  • Blue Apron names new CFO

    Randy Greben, who most recently served as CFO at Ann Taylor, aims to help the financially challenged meal kit company achieve profitability long-term.

    By Jane Thier • Jan. 6, 2021
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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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    Pardon the Disruption: 2021 will be a critical year for supermarkets

    They've benefited from one-stop shopping, but the same structural and competitive forces that rattled them pre-pandemic are still lurking.

    By Dec. 21, 2020
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    Freshly launches new lower-carb product line

    The new meals target a growing nutrition trend as consumer interest in healthy, active lifestyles has increased during the pandemic.

    By Dec. 16, 2020
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    Blue Apron rolls out 'holistic wellness' campaign to sustain at-home cooking trend

    The meal-kit maker is using "Wellness 360" to roll out new menu offerings and recipes with less prep time, along with promoting several partnerships including ones with Disney+ and WW.

    By Dec. 15, 2020
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    HelloFresh boosts revenue forecast as it prepares to double production capacity

    The German meal-kit maker has raised revenue projections for 2020 and plans to bring U.S. brands to customers in other countries.

    By Dec. 14, 2020
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    Amazon bans 'chemicals of concern' from its Amazon Kitchen brand

    The retailer is asking suppliers to phase out substances like PFAS and phthalates that have been linked to negative health and environmental impacts.

    By Rosie Bradbury • Dec. 9, 2020
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    Online impulse buys: The newest item on the grocery industry's list

    Consumers like the convenience of online food shopping but miss the discovery of new items. Integrated intelligent search lets retailers add spontaneity to the digital experience.

    By Eric Farber, Vice President in the Retail & Consumer Goods Practice at Cognizant in North America • Dec. 7, 2020
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    Hy-Vee to open its 20th in-store Wahlburgers next week

    The grocer currently owns six full-service locations of the burger chain and plans to open an additional 24 across eight states in 2021.

    By Rosie Bradbury , Dec. 3, 2020
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    Walmart gets an extra branding shot for its automated smoothie pilot

    The first co-branded Jamba by Blendid kiosk debuted Wednesday in Dixon, California, furthering the retailer's foray into autonomous technology. 

    By Dec. 3, 2020
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    Kroger adds Saladworks location to Cincinnati store

    The addition of the salad chain is one of several moves the grocer has taken recently to improve its meal services, including the launch of its own food hall and two ghost kitchen facilities.

    By Rosie Bradbury • Nov. 25, 2020
  • Albertsons rolls out flash-frozen skillet meals

    The company is introducing the Open Nature line, which features dishes like shrimp scampi with pasta and chicken tikka masala, as it pivots toward store brand meal solutions.

    By Rosie Bradbury • Nov. 25, 2020
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    HelloFresh acquires ready-to-eat meal company Factor75

    The combination brings the fast-growing German meal-kit maker additional facilities in the United States, home to half of its customers.

    By Nov. 24, 2020
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    Kroger-owned Home Chef beefs up product lines, promo deals

    New soup and pizza offerings along with a partnership with NBCUniversal's Peacock streaming service have positioned the meal kit company for growth.

    By Rosie Bradbury • Nov. 13, 2020
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    Save Mart spotlights guest chefs as local restaurants struggle with pandemic

    The grocer recently handed over brunch service at its flagship location to a well-known local establishment and plans to feature similar partnerships at stores in the near future.

    By Rosie Bradbury • Nov. 9, 2020
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    HelloFresh posts record Q3 as it hits 5M active customers for the first time

    The German meal kit company also saw its revenue and order volume surge as at-home eating accelerated during the pandemic.

    By Nov. 4, 2020
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    Inside the store: Wegmans' new location in Tysons, Virginia

    The 80,000-square-foot supermarket on the campus of banking giant Capital One features a smaller, urban concept with prepared foods as the focal point.

    By Nov. 4, 2020
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    Nestlé buys Freshly, valuing meal delivery firm at $950M

    The world's largest food manufacturer, which purchased a stake in the upstart in 2017, can bring its deep knowledge of customer trends, R&D capability and portfolio of brands to the meal kit delivery business.

    By Christopher Doering • Oct. 30, 2020
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    Q&A: How Freshly is scaling to meet prepared meal delivery demand

    The company's new warehouse in Southern California is part of a strategy that includes doubling capacity and tripling product offerings next year, according to Mike Wystrach, co-founder and CEO.

    By Oct. 28, 2020
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    4 mealtime innovations that picked up during the pandemic

    Retailers like Barons Market, The Giant Company and Hy-Vee are helping customers solve the age-old dilemma of what to make for breakfast, lunch and dinner.

    By Jessica Dumont • Oct. 28, 2020
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    Fast-casual salad franchise opens at The Giant Company

    Saladworks already has several locations in other grocery stores, including ShopRite, and has plans for at least 10 more by early next year.

    By Jessica Dumont • Oct. 23, 2020
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    Spoiler alert! Replenishing based on prior demand is shrinking your profit

    Find the balance between having enough product on the shelves without needlessly increasing inventory costs.

    Oct. 12, 2020
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    Kroger brings ghost kitchens inside stores

    The grocer opened a delivery and pickup-only restaurant inside an Indiana location on Thursday and will open a second facility in Ohio next month.

    By Oct. 8, 2020
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    Foodservice managers can capitalize on meal planning fatigue

    As more shoppers meal-prep in advance, a new study from the Food Industry Association found 70% of respondents would be more likely to purchase from retail foodservice if they can order ahead. 

    By Rosie Bradbury • Oct. 1, 2020
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    How retailers can maximize grab-and-go demand in-store and online

    Customization, combo meals and mobile marketing can help grocers hold onto mealtime customers as restaurant sales tick back up, according to new research and retailer input.

    By Sept. 28, 2020