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Wakefern Launches Live Tracking for Home Delivery of Online Orders

Wakefern Food Corp., the largest retailer-owned cooperative in the United States, announced the launch of live tracking with Delivery Solutions for the delivery of online grocery orders. The cutting-edge tracking technology is available through many ShopRite and The Fresh Grocer locations, with live tracking of home deliveries offered at more than 200 stores.

The live tracking feature is a dedicated platform offered by Delivery Solutions that provides live order tracking and updates for online shoppers using home delivery. With real-time visibility features for users, live tracking offers...

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Sep 22 8:00 AM, Urner Barry



Cup Noodles Introduces a Noodle Bar Experience

Cup Noodles, the original instant ramen in a cup, is unveiling a Noodle Bar experience that pairs its premium Cup Noodles Stir Fry and Cup Noodles Stir Fry Rice with Noodles product lines with craft beer selections just in time for Oktoberfest. Through a partnership with Advanced Cicerone Mandy Naglich, the brand created a Noodles + Brews Pairing Guide that thoughtfully matches each product flavor with a craft brew style based on the vibrant tasting notes and ingredients found in each cup.

"A Perfect...

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Sep 21 3:18 PM, Urner Barry


Kroger Health Announces Collaboration with Performance Kitchen® to Offer Medically Tailored Meals

Kroger Health, the healthcare division of The Kroger Co. (NYSE: KR), is announcing its collaboration with Performance Kitchen® to offer medically tailored meals (MTMs). This will be the first time Kroger Health is offering evidence-based, registered dietitian approved meals that will offer nutrition intervention for people who are living with various health conditions including diabetes, heart disease and cancer. MTMs are created to meet the specific needs of individuals and may significantly improve a person's overall health and wellness while providing access to nutritious foods...

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Sep 20 8:01 AM, Urner Barry


Volpi Foods Announces Product Launch in Target in Midwest and Southern U.S.

Volpi Foods, the fourth-generation family-owned charcuterie company based in St. Louis, is excited to announce its new partnership with Target in the Midwest and Southern U.S. regions. The company's line of high-quality charcuterie products will now be available in Target stores, offering customers a taste of traditional Italian dry-cured meats made with Raised Responsibly™ Midwest pork and packaged in the Eco-Pack™, Volpi's eco-friendly packaging that reduces plastic use by 80%. Plus, Volpi is a WBENC-certified business, the gold standard...

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Sep 20 7:59 AM, Urner Barry


The Retail Rundown: Fall-ing into Seasonal Trends

It’s the end of an era…or at least, a season. Pumpkin everything has already been underway for a couple of weeks and the fall equinox officially arrives on Saturday, September 23rd.

Grocers are increasingly highlighting autumn retail trends consistent with indoor oven cooking, resulting in shifting feature volume from grilling cuts to cooler-weather items like roasts.

Beef roasts have seen a notable uptick in feature volume since the beginning of the month, currently claiming 22% of total beef ads. Comparatively, the roast category accounted for 14% of beef ads...

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Sep 20 7:05 AM, UB Newswires


WinCo Foods Partners with Invafresh to Optimize Their Fresh Retail Operations

Invafresh, the industry leading fresh grocery platform, today announced that WinCo Foods has selected Invafresh to optimize their fresh operations across multiple departments, starting with their deli, food service and seafood divisions, to reduce shrink, improve in-stocks and deliver a fresher experience to their customers.

WinCo was looking for a solution to automate production planning to deliver optimal on-shelf availability for their customers and empower their employee owners with an easy-to-use solution to provide them with real-time, actionable data. WinCo required a solution that...

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Sep 19 11:20 AM, Urner Barry


Bobak’s Sausage Adds Chicago's Favorite Flavors to Your Home Cooking

Enjoy the best of Chicago sausage in your own home as Bobak Sausage Company unveils a delectable new lineup of six sausage flavors at grocery stores in the greater Chicagoland area. Elevate your culinary adventures with the tantalizing selection of Bobak’s Maxwell Polish, Bobak’s Smoked Polish, Bobak’s Smoked Brat, Bobak’s Smoked Cheddar, Bobak’s Mild Italian, and Bobak’s Beef Polish.

The Bobak story takes root in the vibrant tapestry of Chicago's culinary history beginning in 1964 when Frank Bobak, an immigrant to Chicago from Poland, began making sausage in his Southside...

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Sep 19 9:37 AM, Urner Barry


Meati Foods™ Launches Meati™ Marketplace for Consumers

Meati Foods, creator of delectable, animal-free meats crafted from the company's patented, whole-food MushroomRoot™, today launched meati™ Marketplace, a direct-to-consumer storefront designed for meati fans to get regular deliveries of the products they love and to be the first to try new products before they hit store shelves. Customers who register for the Innovation Kitchen Subscription will receive a monthly delivery of Meati’s four current products alongside at least one completely new product, delivered direct to their door. Meati Marketplace will also sell individual products...

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Sep 19 9:19 AM, Urner Barry


Albertsons Companies Unveils New Digital Innovations to Meal Plans Tool

Albertsons Companies, Inc. (NYSE: ACI) today unveiled the latest digital enhancements to its shoppable Meal Plans and Recipes tool available within the retailer’s grocery apps and websites, including Albertsons, Safeway, Vons, Jewel-Osco, Shaw’s, ACME and Tom Thumb banners. Designed to provide customers with culinary inspiration throughout the week while saving time and money, the meal plan feature includes a budget tracker, an expanded library of more than 8,000 exclusive recipes, shoppable ingredient lists and hands-free cooking mode with step-by-step timer.

“This all-in-one tool empowers...

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Sep 15 8:52 AM, Urner Barry


Albertsons Companies Launches 30-Minute Grocery Pickup and Delivery with New Flash™ Service

Albertsons Companies, Inc. (NYSE:ACI) today announced the launch of its Flash grocery service, allowing customers to receive their DriveUp & Go™ and delivery orders in as little as 30 minutes. Available now at more than 2,000 locations, including Albertsons, Safeway, Vons, Jewel-Osco, Shaw's, ACME and Tom Thumb banner stores, this service further expands the retailer’s digital leadership and commitment to providing customers fast, convenient grocery essentials without compromising on quality.

“Shoppers today want fast pickup and delivery, and Albertsons is meeting this expectation with...

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Sep 14 8:00 AM, Urner Barry


The Retail Rundown: Checking on Chicken; Latest Inflation Reading

For more than thirty years, the National Chicken Council (NCC) has partnered with major U.S. chicken producers to promote chicken sales this month—leading to September being crowned as National Chicken Month.   

In what was historically regarded as a slow period for poultry sales following the conclusion of summer grilling, increased in-store promotions and ad campaigns including chicken-centric recipes have helped extend the robust summer consumption season into September since the program's inception in 1989.

The number of chicken items found in advertisements this week based on Urner Barry's... 

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Sep 13 9:28 AM, UB Newswires


SOMOS Launches in Target Nationwide with Two Exclusive Burrito Bowl Kits

SOMOS, the Mexican food brand that brings vibrant heritage and real Mexican flavors to ready-to-eat foods, will roll out in all 1,800+ Target locations nationwide beginning this month. SOMOS launches in Target with two Target-exclusive Burrito Bowl Kits, designed to deliver two servings of protein-packed, plant-based Mexican meals in under five minutes. SOMOS will also bring several products within their existing portfolio to Target shelves including rices, beans, veggie sides, and their newest product, Salsa Macha, the "Mexican chili crisp" condiment...

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Sep 12 10:04 AM, Urner Barry


C&S Wholesale Grocers Enters Agreement to Purchase 413 Stores from the Kroger and Albertsons Merger

&S Wholesale Grocers, LLC, (C&S) an industry leader in wholesale grocery supply and supply chain solutions in the United States, has entered into a definitive agreement to purchase 413 stores, eight distribution centers and two offices that have become available due to The Kroger Co. and Albertsons Companies Inc. merger. C&S will acquire QFC, Mariano's and Carrs brand names and the exclusive licensing rights to the Albertsons brand name in Arizona, California, Colorado and Wyoming. C&S will also add five...

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Sep 12 8:00 AM, Urner Barry


For a Limited Time, Hormel Foodservice Offers CURE 81® Pumpkin Spice Ham

Hormel Foodservice is launching its first-ever limited-time product offering, and there’s still time for foodservice operators to order.

The Fortune 500 global branded food company recently unveiled its Cure 81® Pumpkin Spice Ham, available for only a short time this fall. This half-spiral ham is infused with a specially formulated pumpkin-spice blend and comes with a pumpkin-spice glaze packet for an even more festive flavor. Foodservice establishments have until Sept. 15 to order theirs, and they can do so here: www.cure81pumpkinspiceham.com...

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Sep 11 12:04 PM, Urner Barry


Dickey’s Barbecue and Safeway Grocery Stores Partner Up

Dickey’s Barbecue Pit, continues to expand their retail partnerships by teaming up with Safeway Denver Division.

In September 2023, the Texas-style barbecue brand will begin its fantastic partnership with Safeway’s Denver Division offering shoppers their famous Original Polish smoked sausage links, Jalapeno Cheddar smoked sausage links, and Hot Links. This division of Safeway operates 143 supermarkets in five states including Colorado, Nebraska, New Mexico, South Dakota, and Wyoming.

To celebrate this exciting new partnership, from September 6th – 12th the barbecue brand will offer shoppers a special promotion of $3.99/unit...

 

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Sep 7 8:54 AM, Urner Barry


Instacart Brings Best-In-Class Advertising to Merchants With New Shopify App

Instacart, the leading grocery technology company in North America, today launched a new Instacart for Shopify app, enabling emerging consumer packaged goods (CPG) brands on Shopify to access Instacart Ads. For the first time, Shopify merchants can easily connect to Instacart Ads products, tools, insights, and automation.

Instacart partners with more than 1,400 retail banners across North America, which means that without taking any action, many CPG brands on Shopify are likely already driving sales through the Instacart Marketplace. Now, for the first time ever...

 

 

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Sep 7 8:01 AM, Urner Barry


Oscar Mayer Enters On-The-Go Refrigerated Breakfast Category with New Scramblers Innovation

Today, Oscar Mayer®, the brand known for uniting millions around a love of meat, announces its first-ever on-the-go refrigerated breakfast offering: new Oscar Mayer Scramblers. The innovation comes after uncovering that only 23 percent of people are currently eating a full breakfast1 due to limited hearty options available. Here to transform the convenient breakfast game, Oscar Mayer Scramblers are made by using two fresh eggs and are available in three delicious and filling varieties – including Bacon & Velveeta, Ham & Colby Jack and Wiener & Cheddar...

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Sep 6 8:46 AM, Urner Barry


Chef Gordon Ramsay Launches Delicious New Frozen Entrée Line, By Chef Ramsay

Internationally renowned, multi-Michelin starred chef, Gordon Ramsay, today announced the launch of his first frozen entrée line, By Chef Ramsay. Created by Gordon Ramsay himself, each recipe is crafted with the Chef’s culinary prowess and true quality ingredients. By Chef Ramsay features eight iconic and delicious recipes, like Ramsay Family Lasagna, Chicken Pot Pie, and Fish & Chips, all available now exclusively at Walmart stores nationwide.

A true turning point for frozen food, By Chef Ramsay was created to bridge the gap between the famous dishes...

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Sep 6 7:58 AM, Urner Barry


The Retail Rundown: Seasonal Shifts in September

From back-to-school shopping to the return of NFL season, September ushers in a flurry of buying occasions for the retail sector as seasonal shifts in consumer buying behaviors begin to take hold. 

Purchases for school lunches, snacks, and extracurricular activities lift sales at the deli counter and prepared and frozen foods sections of the grocery store. Last week, the lunchmeat category earned $95.9 million in total sales, up from $67.4 million the week prior. Roasted turkey continued to drive deli service sales and retailed at $10.64 discounted, up 79 cents from...

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Sep 6 7:15 AM, UB Newswires


75 French Food Producers and Retailers Agree on Price Freezes and Cuts

French finance minister Bruno Le Maire has reached a deal with domestic food retailers and manufacturers to freeze or cut prices for approximately 5,000 everyday products, which represents a quarter of all products available on French supermarket shelves on average.

Le Maire, who had spent two days of talks with executives and representatives from 75 big retailers and producers, shared the claims during a lunchtime television interview with France 2 on 31 August.

Le Maire had previously announced a deal with the top retailers and manufacturers to cut...

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Sep 1 11:47 AM, FeedInfo


United States Online Food Delivery Market Analysis, Size, & Forecast Report 2023

Market Set to Grow by Almost $50 Billion - Growing Integration of AI and Machine Learning Gaining Momentum

The "United States Online Food Delivery Market, Size, Forecast 2023-2030, Industry Trends, Growth, Impact of Inflation, Opportunity Company Analysis" report has been added to ResearchAndMarkets.com's offering.

The United States Online Food Delivery market is anticipated to reach US$ 84.84 Billion in 2030 US$35.36 Billion in 2022, growing at a CAGR of 11.6%

With a wide range of food options from multiple restaurants available at their fingertips, online...

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Sep 1 8:05 AM, Urner Barry


Texas Tradition and Innovation Come Together in the Sausage Aisle at H-E-B

When Hardcore Carnivore®, a Texas company that produces cult-favorite meat seasonings and rubs, was offered the chance to produce an exclusive line of real hardwood smoked sausages for Texas retailer H-E-B, they called on the meat science experts at Fort Worth-based Standard Meat Company to create a product that truly honors Texas barbecue heritage.

Jess Pryles, the “hardcore carnivore” who developed the sausage recipes, is a renowned live-fire cook, author, and self-proclaimed “total meat nerd...

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Aug 29 12:38 PM, Urner Barry


The Freedonia Group Launches New Report on Consumer Insights and Trends in the US Shopping & Dining

The Freedonia Group, a leading provider of market research and business intelligence, has released US Shopping & Dining Consumer Insights 2023. The report examines consumer habits and attitudes about shopping and dining in the US, with a focus on the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic.

The pandemic accelerated a number of existing trends in the shopping and dining market, including the growth of e-commerce and foodservice delivery. The report also finds that consumers are increasingly looking for...

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Aug 29 10:05 AM, Urner Barry


Gov. Pritzker Celebrates Groundbreaking of New Saline River Farms Facility

With support from the state's EDGE program and a USDA grant, Saline River Farms is investing $34.5 million to repair and expand its existing 60,000 square foot facility

Governor JB Pritzker and Saline River Farms today joined local leaders and partners to break ground on Saline River Farms' new state-of-the-art USDA meat processing facility. Supported by the Economic Development for a Growing Economy Tax Credit (EDGE) program and a $1.5 million grant through the Meat & Poultry Supply Chain Capital Grant Program along with...

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Aug 29 7:46 AM, Urner Barry


FMI: FMI: Parents’ Grocery Shopping Habits Reveal Evolving Shopper Behaviors

The most recent survey of grocery shoppers’ spending habits and attitudes by FMI – The Food Industry Association reveals surprising differences between the shopping habits of parents and those of consumers as a whole.

With summer vacation winding down and families returning to their normal routines, FMI’s 2023 U.S. Grocery Shopping Trends 2023 series “Back to School” report found that busy parents are utilizing online grocery shopping more than most consumers to help manage their busy schedules...

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Aug 25 8:04 AM, General News


Egglife Foods Launches New Garden Salsa Egg White Wraps

Egglife Foods, Inc., a Chicago-based innovator harnessing the power of eggs to disrupt the food industry with simple, delicious and nutritious egglife® egg white wraps, is launching its new garden salsa flavor nationally in ALDI stores and on egglifefoods.com. After testing the new flavor in select ALDI stores at the beginning of 2023 and receiving overwhelmingly positive feedback, egglife garden salsa wraps are available immediately and exclusively at ALDI nationwide.*

"As a leader in flavor innovation, we are committed to delivering new and interesting wrap flavors that we...

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Aug 23 8:00 AM, Urner Barry


Wakefern Expands Engagement with Simbe, Bringing Proven Inventory Solution to Additional Stores

Simbe Robotics, Inc., the company leveraging AI and robotics to elevate retail with real-time insights into inventory and operations, today announced that Wakefern Food Corp. will expand Simbe’s business intelligence solution to additional ShopRite stores after a successful pilot.

Over the past several months, Wakefern fully vetted Simbe’s comprehensive platform in more than 20 stores to ensure that its technology solution seamlessly integrated into store environments and optimized inventory management. After a highly productive pilot, the stores were able to leverage Simbe’s real-time insights to meaningfully...

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Aug 18 8:00 AM, Urner Barry


The Fresh Market Introduces Easy Meal Solutions for Back-to-School and the Fall Season

With the start of the school year and the transition into the fall season, families are often faced with the challenge of juggling multiple responsibilities. That’s why The Fresh Market, Inc. is excited to announce the launch of several new easy meal solutions. These convenient and delicious meal options are designed to help busy families save time in the kitchen while still enjoying flavorful food. Whether it's a busy weeknight or a weekend tailgate, The Fresh Market has several options perfect for any occasion...

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Aug 17 8:00 AM, Urner Barry


AI-Powered Grocery and Recipe Delivery Service, Hungryroot, Announces 67% Revenue Growth 

Hungryroot, the AI-driven healthy grocery and recipe service that is redefining food-at-home, making it more personal, sustainable and economical, today announced 1H 2023 revenue of $182MM, a YOY increase of 67%. The last quarter was an inflection point in Hungryroot's growth story. The company achieved YTD profitability and is set up for continued profitable growth in 2023 and beyond.

"In 2019, we pivoted to become an AI-driven, truly personalized healthy grocery and recipe service," said Ben McKean, Founder and CEO of Hungryroot. "Since...

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Aug 17 7:58 AM, Urner Barry


Stock Futures Rebound Early Thursday Following Fed Minutes from July Meeting, Walmart Earnings 

On Wednesday, the Federal Reserve released minutes from its latest policy meeting that took place on July 25-26, contributing to a lower close in stock futures at midweek as traders weighed the potential for additional interest rate hikes. The next FOMC meeting is scheduled for September 19-20. 

"In their discussion of current economic conditions, participants noted that economic activity had been expanding at a moderate pace. Job gains had been robust in recent months, and the unemployment rate remained low. Inflation remained elevated," said the minutes...

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Aug 17 7:30 AM, UB Newswires


UNLIMEAT Unveils New Products, Collaboration with JUST Egg

Zikooin Company (UNLIMEAT), a leader in the alternative meat market in Korea, is introducing plant-based egg products in partnership with JUST Egg, the U.S.-based market leader in the plant-based egg category. The two companies recently announced that they have signed a brand license agreement and will unveil new products using JUST Egg's beloved folded format.

JUST Egg is a division of Eat Just Inc., a food technology company with a mission to build a healthier, safer and more sustainable food system in our lifetimes. The firm's world-class team...

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Aug 16 8:45 AM, Urner Barry


Kraft Heinz Names Carlos Abrams-Rivera as Next CEO

Carlos Abrams-Rivera, head of Kraft Heinz 's North American operations, becomes president immediately. PHOTO: Taylor Glascock for The Wall Street Journal

Kraft Heinz named Carlos Abrams-Rivera as its next chief executive, elevating the head of the food company's North American business.

The maker of sliced cheese and ketchup said Monday that Abrams-Rivera, who has served since December 2021 as the company's executive vice president and president of its biggest division by sales, would assume the CEO position on Jan. 1.

Kraft Heinz said Miguel Patricio, who has been...

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Aug 16 7:58 AM, Urner Barry


The Retail Rundown: Egg-celerated Features Boost Spending

School is already in session for some students, giving consumers a sense of urgency to embark on one last vacation before August wraps. For the retail grocery sector, the lead-up to September will be used to promote back-to-school shopping along with grilling must-haves for Labor Day weekend. 

Last-minute getaways support foodservice spending as consumers flock to tourist destinations and dine out. For grocers, back-to-school shopping typically drives store traffic as families restock on breakfast, lunch, and snack items. Eggs, a quintessential breakfast staple, have seen...

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Aug 16 7:00 AM, UB Newswires


Birdzi Partners With Berkot’s To Optimize the Grocer’s Data and Personalize the Customer Experience

Birdzi, the supermarket industry’s most comprehensive customer intelligence and engagement ecosystem, today announced that Berkot’s Super Foods will rely on the technology provider’s innovative solutions to personalize and elevate shopping experiences. This partnership will help the regional grocer utilize its wealth of customer data and incorporate new digital touchpoints to engage its customer base.

Berkot’s is a family-owned and operated neighborhood grocery store with locations in Wisconsin and Illinois. Berkot’s is dedicated to the communities it resides in and is committed to providing high-quality...

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Aug 15 9:54 AM, Urner Barry


NRF Economist Says Growth in Consumer Spending is Slowing

U.S. consumers are still buying more than last year, but spending growth is slowing as the economy settles down amid higher interest rates intended to reduce inflation, National Retail Federation Chief Economist Jack Kleinhenz said today.

“The economy was clearly more resilient in the first half of this year than many expected, and the consumer environment has been positive as inflation has slowed,” Kleinhenz said. “Nonetheless, there are ongoing economic challenges and questions, and the pace of consumer spending growth is becoming incrementally slower.”...

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Aug 11 8:29 AM, Urner Barry


Dickey’s Barbecue Pit Teams up with Lowe’s Markets

Pitmasters can now get their hands on Dickey’s Barbecue Pit’s Legit. Texas. Barbecue.™ in their local Lowe’s Market.

Starting this summer, barbecue lovers can now purchase Dickey’s popular smoked sausage in 140 neighborhood Lowe’s Market stores throughout Texas, New Mexico, Colorado, Arizona, and Kansas. Much like the Dickey’s brand, Lowe’s Markets is a Texas-based, family friendly company that has been serving communities for decades. The stores will offer their shoppers the Original Smoked Kielbasa Sausage, Spicy Cheddar Smoked Kielbasa Sausage and Hot Links Smoked Sausage all in 12oz. portions...

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Aug 11 7:41 AM, Urner Barry


Lunchbox Introduces Erle Dardick as New Chief Strategy Officer 

Meeting growing demand for its Catering solution, Lunchbox, the preeminent enterprise restaurant catering technology provider, in a groundbreaking partnership, is thrilled to announce the appointment of Erle Dardick as its new Chief Strategy Officer. With a history of pioneering success in the world of takeout, delivery, and catering, Dardick will be spearheading all aspects of Lunchbox's vision, with a special focus targeting the growth of Lunchbox Catering.

Meeting growing demand for its Catering solution, Lunchbox, the preeminent enterprise restaurant catering technology provider, in a groundbreaking partnership, is thrilled to announce the...

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Aug 11 7:39 AM, Urner Barry


Blindfold Tests Demonstrate U.S. Beef’s Quality to Importers in Central America

In markets where buyers and end-users only know the lean, grass-fed beef produced locally, simple tactics are sometimes best to demonstrate U.S. beef’s superior attributes. In recent months, market development efforts have centered on blindfold taste tests in Guatemala, Panama, El Salvador, Honduras and Dominican Republic to demonstrate the superior quality of grain-fed U.S. beef. According to Lucia Ruano, USMEF’s representative in the region, the taste tests are very effective.

“We conduct a two-three hour educational program for importers and their end-user customers...

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Aug 11 7:38 AM, Urner Barry


Grocery Outlet Says Its Seeing Strength Across All Income Levels

  • Net sales increased 12.5% and achieved first quarterly $1 billion net sales performance in Company's history
  • Comparable store sales increased 9.2%
  • GAAP net income increased 21.8% with diluted EPS of $0.24
  • Adjusted EBITDA(1) increased 22.7% to $70.5 million
  • Company raises key guidance for fiscal 2023

Grocery Outlet Holding Corp., today announced financial results for the second quarter of fiscal 2023 ended July 1, 2023.

Highlights for Second Quarter Fiscal 2023 as compared to Second Quarter Fiscal 2022:

  • Net sales increased by 12.5% to $1.01 billion...
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Aug 10 7:58 AM, Urner Barry


Totino's™ Gets Zesty with New Fan-Favorite Pizza Roll Flavor – Orange Chicken

The snacking collab you’ve been waiting for is here – Totino’s™ Pizza Rolls™ and gaming collective FaZe Clan Inc. (“FaZe Clan”) are back, this time filling its newest pizza roll with one of the most popular and tangy mealtime favorites – Orange Chicken!

Totino’s™ new Orange Chicken Pizza Rolls™ snacks are filled with chicken in a sweet and spicy orange sauce, all wrapped in the famous golden crust fans know and love.

“After our successful Buffalo Chicken launch with FaZe Clan last year...

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Aug 9 9:33 AM, Urner Barry


Country Archer Provisions Launches New Rosemary Turkey Mini Sticks and Beef Jerky Snack Packs 

Country Archer Provisions, the nation’s number one better-for-you meat snack brand has announced the launch of two new mouthwatering items sure to keep the entire family happy: Rosemary Turkey Mini Sticks and Original Beef Jerky Snack Packs. These perfectly portioned protein snacks offer clean-label ingredients for health-conscious consumers seeking irresistibly flavorful, better-for-you snacking options for themselves and their families.

Just in time for back-to-school, when schedules become crazy again and finding healthy and delicious food for your family...

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Aug 9 8:48 AM, Urner Barry


Weis Markets Reports Second Quarter 2023 Results

Weis Markets, Inc. today reported its financial results for the 13-week second quarter and 26-week year-to-date period ended July 1, 2023.

"In the second quarter, we generated solid results due to the hard work and commitment of our associates at every level of our company," said Weis Markets, Inc.'s Chairman and Chief Executive Officer Jonathan H. Weis. "We continue to make strategic investments for long-term profitable growth which benefits our associates, customers, communities, and shareholders. We are keenly aware that our customers are looking for value and...

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Aug 9 8:02 AM, Urner Barry


The Retail Rundown: Most Protein Indices Are Below Last Year

A breakdown of this week's retail buying opportunities shows that seafood features make up about 30% of total protein ad volume this week, while beef claims about 25%. Pork follows with 18.2%, down about two points from the week prior. Chicken features account for 16.1% of total protein ads, compared to 17.5% last year. Boosted by back-to-school buying, egg feature volume more than doubled from the week prior to 7.2%.

For this week's retail rundown, we'll take a look at how the various protein indices are performing in...

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Aug 9 7:12 AM, UB Newswires


Storewise Introduces PriceFind: Empowering Independent Grocers with Competitive Pricing Insights

Storewise, a leading provider of retail automation software for independent grocers, unveils PriceFind, the new competitive pricing tool delivering instant visibility to competitors’ pricing on hundreds of Key Value Items (KVIs). As a result of this unprecedented level of hyperlocal competitive intelligence, independent grocers will know exactly where their KVI prices stand amongst certain regional and national players local to them. Key benefits of the new PriceFind tool by Storewise include prices on up to 500 items at three competitor locations, consolidated within one report and priced below existing industry...

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Aug 7 1:22 PM, Urner Barry


Urner Barry’s Market Briefing Provides Key Insights Across the Protein Trade

Urner Barry is the leading provider of protein market news and information in the food industry. Through daily canvasses of the trade and an unrivaled historical database, our analysts are uniquely positioned to report on the underlying conditions and significant disruptors to the market. In this Market Briefing, Urner Barry reporters outline the latest action in the commodity protein markets, highlighting seasonal factors, disruptors, and current supply and demand fundamentals.

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Aug 7 8:00 AM, Urner Barry


Instacart Unveils Enhanced Capabilities for Retailers to Customize E-commerce Storefronts

Instacart, the leading grocery technology company in North America, today announced new capabilities for its enterprise e-commerce solutions that make it easier for retailers to customize their storefronts and launch shoppable campaigns for holidays or special occasions. Retailers can now modify their homepages, create custom landing pages, and build shoppable campaigns from a user-friendly dashboard in Instacart Storefront and Storefront Pro. Stew Leonard's is already using these capabilities to offer engaging e-commerce experiences for customers, and Gelson's Markets will be introducing them on their online storefronts...

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Aug 4 9:18 AM, Urner Barry


Nathan's Famous, Inc. Reports First Quarter Results

Nathan's Famous, Inc. today reported results for its first fiscal quarter ended June 25, 2023.

For the thirteen-week period ended June 25, 2023 (“first quarter fiscal 2024”):

  • Revenues were $41,985,000 as compared to $39,720,000 during the thirteen weeks ended June 26, 2022;
  • Income from operations was $11,463,000 as compared to $11,780,000 during the thirteen weeks ended June 26, 2022;
  • Adjusted EBITDA1, a non-GAAP financial measure, was $12,036,000 as compared to $12,065,000 during the thirteen weeks ended June 26, 2022;
  • Income before provision for income...
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Aug 3 12:10 PM, Urner Barry


WWE® & Slim Jim® Return to the Ring With Record-Breaking Partnership Ahead of SummerSlam

WWE® (NYSE: WWE) and Slim Jim® today announced a multi-layered partnership that will begin with Slim Jim serving as the Presenting Sponsor of a marquee match at SummerSlam on Saturday, August 5 at Ford Field in Detroit. This partnership between the two iconic brands pays homage to their shared, savage past and marks the largest sponsorship deal in WWE history.

WWE and Slim Jim first crossed paths thirty years ago with a series of explosive, in-your-face Slim Jim commercials...

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Aug 3 10:05 AM, Urner Barry


United Natural Foods and Crisp Unveil New Platform Giving Consumer Packaged Goods Companies Insight

United Natural Foods, Inc. (NYSE: UNFI) (“UNFI”) today announced the launch of UNFI Insights, an exclusive product developed with Crisp, the open data platform for the consumer goods industry. UNFI Insights, Powered by Crisp, is designed to provide UNFI suppliers with the most comprehensive and cohesive sales, inventory, and deduction data across both natural and conventional channels.

The new platform builds on the relationship formed in the summer of 2021 between the two companies, and now provides value-added insights directly through the MyUNFI.com supplier portal...

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Aug 3 8:11 AM, Urner Barry


Publix Reports Second Quarter 2023 Results

Publix’s sales for the three months ended July 1, 2023 were $14.1 billion, an 8.9% increase from $12.9 billion in 2022. Comparable store sales for the three months ended July 1, 2023 increased 6.2%.
Net earnings for the three months ended July 1, 2023 were $1.1 billion, compared to $628 million in 2022, an increase of 74.7%. Earnings per share for the three months ended July 1, 2023 increased to $0.33 per share, up from $0.18 per share in 2022. Excluding the impact of net...

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Aug 2 10:03 AM, Urner Barry


Publix Reports Second Quarter 2023 Results and Stock Price

Publix’s sales for the three months ended July 1, 2023 were $14.1 billion, an 8.9% increase from $12.9 billion in 2022. Comparable store sales for the three months ended July 1, 2023 increased 6.2%.

Net earnings for the three months ended July 1, 2023 were $1.1 billion, compared to $628 million in 2022, an increase of 74.7%. Earnings per share for the three months ended July 1, 2023 increased to $0.33 per share, up from $0.18 per share in 2022...

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Aug 2 8:10 AM, General News


The Retail Rundown: The August Outlook

August is here and the end to the dog days of summer is in sight—a much-needed pick me up for the protein industry following what is typically a sluggish period for sales post-July 4th.

Grocers are gearing up for Labor Day weekend, roughly four weeks out and the first major retail buying occasion since Independence Day. In the meantime, circulars are already showcasing back-to-school staples including breakfast items and sandwich ingredients as some students begin to return to the classrooms. 

According to the latest Circana data for the week...

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Aug 2 7:50 AM, UB Newswires


Egglife Foods Announces National Distribution at Select Whole Foods Market Stores

Egglife Foods, Inc, a Chicago-based innovator harnessing the power of eggs to disrupt the food industry with simple, delicious, and nutritious egglife® egg white wraps, is launching nationally in select Whole Foods Market stores, a milestone development for the company. Beginning in July 2023, select Whole Foods Market stores across the United States will carry egglife wraps, a testament to the unbounded growth of the brand and proof of consumer demand for the game-changing wraps.

David Kroll, CEO of Egglife Foods, expressed enthusiasm for working...

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Aug 2 7:45 AM, General News


Hofmann Sausage Company Cheddar Franks Now in Harris Teeter Stores

Hofmann Sausage Company announced that Harris Teeter is now selling Hofmann 14 oz. Natural Casing German Brand Cheddar Franks. This is an addition to selling Hofmann 14 oz. Natural Casing German Brand Franks, Hofmann's number one selling item. The Cheddar Franks are made using the original German Franks recipe but with real Wisconsin cheese added. Like all of Hofmann's hot dog and sausage products, the Cheddar Franks are fully cooked. In addition, they are gluten free, and with no MSG added...

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Aug 1 9:22 AM, General News


United Natural Foods, Crisp Unveil Platform Giving CPG Companies Enhanced Access to Retail Insights

United Natural Foods, Inc. (NYSE: UNFI) (“UNFI”) today announced the launch of UNFI Insights, an exclusive product developed with Crisp, the open data platform for the consumer goods industry. UNFI Insights, Powered by Crisp, is designed to provide UNFI suppliers with the most comprehensive and cohesive sales, inventory, and deduction data across both natural and conventional channels.

The new platform builds on the relationship formed in the summer of 2021 between the two companies, and now provides...

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Aug 1 8:06 AM, General News


Pilgrim’s Pride Reports Second Quarter 2023 Results with $4.3 Billion in Net Sales

Pilgrim’s Pride Corporation, one of the world's largest poultry producers, reports its second quarter 2023 financial results.

Second Quarter Highlights

  • Net Sales of $4.3 billion.
  • GAAP Net Income of $60.9 million and GAAP EPS of $0.25. Adjusted Net Income of $105.3 million and Adjusted EPS of $0.44.
  • Consolidated GAAP operating income margin of 2.3%.
  • Adjusted EBITDA of $248.7 million, or a 5.8% margin, with adjusted EBITDA margins of 4.6% in the U.S., 5.2% in the U.K. & Europe, and 12.2% in...
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Jul 28 7:57 AM, Urner Barry


US Consumer Confidence Improved Again in July

The Conference Board Consumer Confidence Index® rose again in July to 117.0 (1985=100), up from 110.1 in June. The Present Situation Index—based on consumers' assessment of current business and labor market conditions—improved to 160.0 (1985=100) from 155.3 last month. The Expectations Index—based on consumers' short-term outlook for income, business, and labor market conditions—improved to 88.3 (1985=100) from 80.0 in June. Importantly, Expectations climbed well above 80—the level that historically signals a recession within the next year. Despite rising interest...

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Jul 27 3:00 PM, Urner Barry


E B Express Provisions Recalls Canned Pork and Beef Bean Stew Products From Brazil

E B Express Provisions, a distributor and importer of record located in Newark, N.J. is recalling approximately 622 pounds of the pork and beef bean stew products that were imported from an establishment in Brazil that is not eligible to export meat products to the United States, U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Food Safety and Inspection Service (FSIS) announced today.

The following products are subject to recall, regardless of the product date :

More labels here.

  • 430g cans containing “Anglo Feijoada Pronta para servir”.
  • 430g cans containing “Bordon... 
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Jul 27 8:07 AM, Urner Barry


Get Lost in Flavor, Not Sauce: Pilgrim's Garlic Parm Chicken Wings Promise Plenty of Taste

According to a recent report, Americans eat more than 28 million chicken wings per year. That's a lot of wings! Pilgrim's is helping wing lovers "Get Lost in Flavor, Not Sauce" with the introduction of its new no-sauce, full-flavor Garlic Parm Chicken wing to shake up your summer menu.

These new "mega meaty" wings arrive just in time for National Wing Day (July 29) and will be available at Costco locations throughout the northeast United States. The wings are marinated and seasoned with...

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Jul 26 2:15 PM, Urner Barry


The Retail Rundown: Seafood Features Swim to the Top

Closing out the last full week of July, seafood features make up 32.7% of total protein ad volume, marking the fourth consecutive week that they have claimed the top spot. Beef comes in second with 25.4% of retail buying opportunities. Pork takes third with 21%, followed by chicken at 16.6%. Eggs claim 2.6% of total ad space, down from 3.2% last week.

Fresh/frozen fillets account for the bulk of seafood feature volume, with swai fillets making up 24.6%. According to the latest IRI data, fresh swai averaged $4.82 discounted last week, while its frozen counterpart was featured at $5.43 discounted...

 

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Jul 26 8:00 AM, UB Newswires


Mood Media 's Vibenomics and Stingray Advertising Create Largest US In-Store Retail Media Network

Mood Media's Vibenomics advertising division, a leading experiential technology and retail media solutions provider, and Stingray Advertising, a prominent provider of innovative retail audio advertising solutions, today announced an agreement to combine their respective networks creating the largest U.S. retail media in-store network. This groundbreaking collaboration will provide advertisers with an unmatched national presence, reaching over 800 million monthly shoppers through in-store digital audio advertising across 25,000+ brick-and-mortar locations nationwide. The expansive network encompasses major players in key retail verticals...

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Jul 25 3:17 PM, Urner Barry


Dollar General Puts ‘Food First’ Through Investment in Private Brands

Dollar General is expanding its private label brand, Clover Valley, to include new on-trend national brand alternatives, debuting more than 100 new items for 2023 including a wider selection of sauces, condiments, entrees, sides, snacks and more at affordable price points with many featuring stylish new packaging designs.

“We have made significant enhancements to our private brands in 2023, and we know how important these value offerings are for our customers,” said Emily Taylor, executive vice president and chief merchandising officer at Dollar General. “We believe these products will...

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Jul 25 8:52 AM, Urner Barry


Albertsons Companies, Inc. Reports First Quarter Fiscal 2023 Results

Albertsons Companies, Inc. today reported results for the first quarter of fiscal 2023, which ended June 17, 2023.

First Quarter of Fiscal 2023 Highlights

  • Identical sales increased 4.9%
  • Digital sales increased 22%
  • Loyalty members increased 16% to 35.9 million
  • Net income of $417 million, or $0.72 per share
  • Adjusted net income of $546 million, or $0.93 per share
  • Adjusted EBITDA of $1,319 million

Vivek Sankaran, CEO commented, "Our first quarter results demonstrate the resilience of our business, and the effectiveness of our Customers for Life transformation...

 

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Jul 25 8:40 AM, Urner Barry


Nuevo Garcia Foods, LLC Recalls Fully Cooked Pulled Pork Product

Nuevo Garcia Foods, LLC, a San Antonio, Texas establishment, is recalling approximately 4,784 pounds of pulled pork product due to misbranding and an undeclared allergen, the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Food Safety and Inspection Service (FSIS) announced today. The product may contain soy lecithin, a known allergen, which is not declared on the product label.

The fully cooked, pulled pork product was produced on May 15, 2023. The following product is subject to recall:

  • 2-lb. packages containing “H-E-B SMOKEHOUSE FULLY COOKED SMOKED SEASONED PULLED...
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Jul 24 9:32 AM, Urner Barry


Schnucks and Instacart Expand Omnichannel Partnership with Smart Carts

Schnuck Markets, Inc. and Instacart, the leading grocery technology company in North America, today announced the companies will expand their omnichannel partnership by deploying Caper Carts, Instacart's smart carts, in select stores. Caper Carts automatically identify items as they are added to the cart using computer vision and artificial intelligence (AI), allowing customers to bag as they shop, skip the line and seamlessly checkout on the Cart from anywhere in the store. Caper Carts will first roll out at select Schnucks St. Louis stores this fall, with a broader planned...

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Jul 20 9:19 AM, Urner Barry


The Model Store: How Supply Chain Challenges and Sustainability are Driving Decisions

As the last few years have shown, it’s an ever-evolving operational climate for doing business. Food retailers building new stores or remodeling existing locations are simultaneously dealing with supply chain challenges and the drive toward sustainability.

Just as retailers have had to circumvent delays and shortages in products that they sell to consumers, they faced similar internal circumstances when designing and outfitting their stores. Sourcing materials and resources from both domestic and global suppliers is often tricky, as the pandemic, war in Ukraine, weather events, high...

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Jul 19 1:36 PM, Urner Barry


Conagra Brands Announces Sizzling Summer Line-up of New Products

Conagra Brands, Inc., one of North America's leading branded food companies, has unveiled more than 50 new products this summer across the company's frozen, grocery and snacks divisions. As consumer needs evolve, Conagra's iconic brands have crafted new recipes that deliver contemporary, flavorful food in dynamic ways.

"Innovating to meet the needs of consumers is a top priority for our team," said Burke Raine, President, Frozen & Refrigerated, Conagra Brands. "Our newest food features on-trend recipes and relevant formats that deliver great taste, quality and value. We're...

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Jul 19 9:34 AM, Urner Barry


The Makers of the SPAM® Brand Unveil Sweet and Savory New Variety: SPAM® Maple Flavored

The makers of the SPAM® brand are today announcing the introduction of SPAM® maple flavored, bringing the brand's family of varieties to 11 flavors. With its delicious combination of sweet and savory, SPAM® maple flavored ushers in a unique and mouthwatering addition to breakfast menus, outdoor barbeques and one-of-a-kind desserts.

The makers of the SPAM® brand created the new maple-flavored variety following an outpouring of fan-developed maple recipes and...

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Jul 19 8:11 AM, Urner Barry


The Retail Rundown: Battle of the Burgers

A crowd favorite with endless topping combinations, summertime grilling often feels incomplete without burgers. From traditional beef patties to plant-based alternatives, consumers of all tastes and budgets can find plentiful options at the grocery store. For this week's rundown, we'll take a look at how the various retail burger options stacked up against one another. 

Circana data showed that 78-84% lean ground beef averaged $4.59 discounted in the week ending July 9, up 25 cents from the week prior and above $4.40 last year. As a whole, ground beef...

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Jul 19 7:00 AM, UB Newswires


Boost by Kroger Plus Members Saved more than $115 Million in Program's Inaugural Year

The Kroger Co. today announced that in the first year of its paid membership program, Boost by Kroger Plus, members saved more than $115 million. The retailer is celebrating with a special anniversary offer, sharing that new members who enroll in a new annual membership from July 19 through August 8, will automatically receive 1,000 bonus Fuel Points.

"Boost by Kroger Plus is making grocery delivery accessible to more customers through the industry's most affordable membership program," said Stuart Aitken, senior vice president and...

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Jul 18 9:55 AM, Urner Barry


Sam’s Club Member Access Platform Demonstrates Significant Return on Ad Spend 

After announcing the release of in-club attribution for search and sponsored product ads, Sam's Club®, a division of Walmart Inc. and a leading membership warehouse club, is sharing data from Sam’s Club Member Access Platform (MAP) that shows it is already generating significant results for those using the solution. Fueled by this success, Sam’s Club MAP is rolling out additional design, targeting and usability features for its omnichannel advertisers.

Now advertisers have the ability to see exactly what revenue is generated by which ads, demonstrating measurable return...

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Jul 18 9:08 AM, Urner Barry


Tombstone Pizza Raises the Bar with New Bar Snacks Pizza

If anyone knows bar food, it's TOMBSTONE® Pizza, which is why the brand that was born in a bar nearly 65 years ago in Medford, WI is paying homage to its roots with the introduction of the TOMBSTONE Bar Snacks Pizza. Fans can enter for a chance to win the unapologetic, over-the-top bold flavor experience that features bar snack favorites all on one buttery, crispy crust. Topped with gooey mozzarella sticks, zesty fried pickles and fried onions, the pizza is finished off with...

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Jul 18 7:56 AM, Urner Barry


USDA FNS Certifies Wynshop for SNAP/EBT Payments Online

Wynshop, the leading provider of digital commerce and fulfillment solutions for local store-based retailers, announced today that it is now a USDA Food and Nutrition Service (FNS) approved SNAP/EBT payments processing partner, through Aurus. Wynshop can now facilitate expedited processing of FNS procedures for any retailers who wish to offer EBT benefits through Wynshop.

The USDA's Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) provides more than 42 million economically disadvantaged Americans with food subsidies that they can redeem at grocery stores. FNS's electronic benefits transfer system (EBT)...

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Jul 17 11:30 AM, Urner Barry


FoodStory Brands and Paramount Consumer Products Bring Paramount's "Yellowstone" to Supermarkets

FoodStory Brands and Paramount Consumer Products today announced a new Yellowstone line of elevated Western cuisine, which brings the hit television series to life in American kitchens. The line embodies the rustic, authentic experience of the Yellowstone universe and includes premium coffee, seasonings and rubs, meat snacks, and Angus beef chili. Breakfast meats, proteins, and beyond are planned for this line's ongoing expansion. Products are now available at Walmart, Kroger, Amazon, H.E.B., and in select Safeway and Albertsons stores with many more retailers to come. Yellowstone cuisine is perfect...

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Jul 13 8:11 AM, Urner Barry







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