Consumers, Retailers Concerned About Online Holiday Grocery Shopping

Most consumers would rather shop for holiday meals in-store.

A new survey reveals brick-and-mortar grocers may have an edge when it comes to holiday shoppers.

According to The State of Online Grocery Shopping 2022: This Holiday & Beyond,” a survey of more than 1,200 U.S. consumers and grocery retailers conducted by Regina Corso Consulting for cooling technology provider Phononic, just over 50% of surveyed consumers have returned to in-store shopping year-round.

However, 70% of consumer respondents expect to shop in-store for their holiday meal and/or holiday...

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Janelle Orozco Joins Kraft Heinz as North America Zone Chief Procurement Officer

The Kraft Heinz Company (Nasdaq: KHC) (“Kraft Heinz”) announced today the appointment of Janelle Orozco to the role of Chief Procurement Officer, North America. In this role, Orozco will shape the overall vision of North America Procurement and direct its continued transformation to become a best-in-class Procurement organization.

Orozco joins Kraft Heinz from Diageo, where she most recently held the Chief Procurement Officer title for the company. Orozco began her tenure at Diageo in 2002 as an ingredients buyer and worked...

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Nov 23 9:19 AM, General News



ANALYSIS: Frozen Turkey Holdings: Seasonal Flight

Given 2022’s 6.4% cumulative year-over-year reduction in ready-to-cook turkey production and the historic tendency of frozen holdings to trend lower during Q4, the latest Cold Storage report shouldn’t come as much of a shock to players who have been following the seasonal trends...

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Nov 23 9:17 AM, Urner Barry


Jack in the Box, for the First Time Since 2019, Announces Expectation of Positive Net Unit Growth

Jack in the Box Inc. (NASDAQ: JACK) today, as part of its fourth quarter earnings, announced its expectation of positive net unit growth in 2023, a sign that its growth strategies are beginning to take shape and drive results. The long-term economic proposition of a Jack in the Box restaurant is creating a resurgence of demand for growth, and current and potential franchisees are taking notice.

“We are thrilled that, in just a short couple of years...

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Nov 23 9:14 AM, General News


Harbor Wholesale Announces Acquisition of MTC Distributing Co.

Today, Harbor Wholesale, the Northwest's top family-owned, independent distributor, acquired Modesto, CA-based MTC Distributing Co. The combined 200 years of market leadership forms the premier customer-focused and family-owned distribution company on the West Coast. Justin Erickson, Harbor Foods' CEO and 4th generation owner, states, "this is an incredible opportunity to bring our family companies together into the 4th generation and beyond, maintaining and enhancing the culture that's made MTC and Harbor successful for a century. MTC celebrated 100 years in 2021, and...

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Nov 23 8:32 AM, General News


Urner Barry Closed on Thursday, November 24 and Friday, November 25

Urner Barry will not be publishing on Thursday, November 24 and Friday, November 25. We will return to our normal publishing schedule on Monday, November 28.

We wish you all a Happy Thanksgiving!

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Nov 23 8:12 AM, Urner Barry

NRF Calls on Congress to Take Action to Avert a Catastrophic Rail Strike

The National Retail Federation today issued the following statement from President and CEO Matthew Shay following the announcement that a fourth rail union has rejected the tentative agreement brokered by the administration among the labor unions and freight railroads.

“Millions of hardworking Americans rely on the freight rail system for their jobs and the economic security of our country. A nationwide rail strike during the peak holiday season will be devastating for American businesses, consumers and the U.S. economy.

“American businesses and families are already facing..."

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Nov 23 8:11 AM, General News


Kroger Shares Thanksgiving Trends Ahead of the Holiday

The Kroger Co., America's grocer, today announced trends heading into the Thanksgiving holiday, sharing that it will sell 55 million pounds of turkey, as 85 percent of surveyed customers celebrating say they will enjoy a traditional Thanksgiving meal cooked at their home or in the homes of family and friends, according to 84.51º, Kroger's retail and data science, insights and media arm.*

"Thanks to our amazing team of associates, Kroger is prepared to help our shoppers make holiday memories this season with all of their favorite family recipes and Thanksgiving staples—including..."

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Nov 23 8:00 AM, General News


NCBA Welcomes Comment Extension for Packers and Stockyards Act Rulemaking

Today, the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) announced a 45-day extension of the comment period for the proposed rule titled, “Inclusive Competition and Market Integrity Under the Packers and Stockyards Act.” The National Cattlemen’s Beef Association (NCBA) welcomed the extension while urging USDA to proceed in a cautious, deliberative manner.

“While we appreciate the additional time to submit thorough comments, overall USDA should tap the brakes on this rulemaking effort,” said NCBA Senior Director of Government Affairs Tanner Beymer. “This is a significant undertaking rooted in decades of legislative..."

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Nov 23 8:00 AM, General News


NRF Calls on Congress to Take Action to Avert a Catastrophic Rail Strike

The National Retail Federation today issued the following statement from President and CEO Matthew Shay following the announcement that a fourth rail union has rejected the tentative agreement brokered by the administration among the labor unions and freight railroads.

“Millions of hardworking Americans rely on the freight rail system for their jobs and the economic security of our country. A nationwide rail strike during the peak holiday season will be devastating for American businesses, consumers and the U.S. economy..."

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Nov 22 1:32 PM, General News


Tyson Foods Hosts Contract Poultry Farmer Advisory Council

Leadership Meets with Contract Poultry Growers for Insights and Listening Sessions

Tyson Foods leadership and the company’s Contract Poultry Farmer Advisory Council recently met to discuss issues most important to the farmers who grow chickens for Tyson. The meeting was held Nov. 8-9 and was the first council meeting after a two-year pause due to enhanced safety protocols during the pandemic.

“The success of Tyson Foods depends on the hard work and dedication of our contract growers. We also appreciate that animal husbandry isn’t simply a job..."

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Nov 22 9:39 AM, General News


Thanksgiving Turkeys Will Be More Expensive This Year

On november 21st President Joe Biden performed one of the more peculiar presidential duties. Upon his return from the COP27 climate summit in Egypt, Mr Biden pardoned the two Thanksgiving turkeys in an annual ceremony that has been a tradition since Ronald Reagan’s days in office. The spared specimens are sent to farms or universities, where they are left in peace for the rest of their natural lives.

Such clemency looks generous in a time of sky-high inflation. Food prices have risen sharply...

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Nov 22 8:34 AM, General News


Domino's® to Roll Out Nationwide Fleet of 800 Chevy Bolt® Electric Vehicles

Domino's Pizza Inc., the largest pizza company in the world, is electrifying pizza delivery! More than 100 custom-branded 2023 Chevy Bolt electric vehicles are arriving at select franchise and corporate stores throughout the U.S. this month, with an additional 700 rolling out in the coming months, making it the largest electric pizza delivery fleet in the country. To see an interactive map of how many Domino's Chevy Bolt EVs are currently in each state and how many are coming soon, visit dominos.com/evfleet...

 

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Nov 22 8:11 AM, General News


Carolina Pride Introduces New Chicken Breast Lunchmeats

Carolina Pride, a leading regional producer of Bacon, Hot Dogs, Sausage and Lunchmeats, is introducing four new Chicken Breast lunchmeat items under their Carolina Pride Meats brand. The varieties are: 95% Fat-Free Chicken Breast and 95% Fat-Free Honey Smoked Chicken Breast. Each variety will be available in 4-oz, 4x4 peggable packages, and 10-oz, 4x6 packages.

These delicious new items join a lunchmeat lineup which includes flavored hams, turkey breasts, salami, bologna, and more. Carolina Pride lunchmeats are a key part of a product portfolio that support a 100-plus...

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Nov 21 9:17 AM, General News


Cargill Appoints Brian Sikes President & Chief Executive Officer; Dave MacLennan as Executive Chair

  • Sikes, who will assume the CEO role on Jan. 1, 2023, is a 31-year Cargill veteran with deep global experience and relentless focus on people and culture, delivering for customers and defining growth strategies.
  • MacLennan, who has served as CEO since 2013, led the successful transformation of Cargill into a focused, stronger portfolio with an expanded global footprint in roughly 70 countries. With this transition, MacLennan has been named Executive Chair of the Board.

Cargill today announced Brian Sikes has been elected President and Chief Executive...

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Nov 21 9:03 AM, General News


Most Thanksgiving Day Meals Are in a Home: Groceries and Foodservice Help Make the Meals Happen

Restaurants may not play the most significant role on Thanksgiving Day, but do the Wednesday before 

A Thanksgiving Day host’s dream is to have a perfectly prepared feast on a beautifully decorated table surrounded by happy family and friends. However, it takes a lot of planning and preparation to make the Thanksgiving Day dream come true, and grocers and foodservice operators help to make it happen. Most, 67%, of Thanksgiving meals occur at the eater’s home; the remaining meals happen at another house...

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Nov 21 8:55 AM, General News


Record 166.3 Million Shoppers Expected During Thanksgiving Weekend

An estimated 166.3 million people are planning to shop from Thanksgiving Day through Cyber Monday this year, according to the annual survey released today by the National Retail Federation and Prosper Insights & Analytics. This figure is almost 8 million more people than last year and is the highest estimate since NRF began tracking this data in 2017.

“While there is much speculation about inflation’s impact on consumer behavior, our data tells us that this Thanksgiving holiday weekend will see robust store traffic with a record number of shoppers taking advantage of value..."

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Nov 21 8:20 AM, General News


Publix Recognized as 2022 Best Overall Recycling Champion

The Florida Recycling Partnership Foundation recognized Publix Super Markets on its list of 2022 Recycling Champions, awarding the company Best Overall.

“Publix remains committed to being responsible citizens in our communities, which includes caring for the environment,” said Publix Director of Environmental and Sustainability Programs Michael Hewett. “We continuously examine processes in our stores, warehouses and offices, looking for additional ways to recycle.”

Publix was recognized for its commitment across the company to recycling education, including its plastic bag recycling campaign to educate customers and its internal...

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