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US Foods CHEF’STORE Continues Steady Growth With Five New Store Openings Planned in 2024

US Foods Holding Corp. (NYSE: USFD) – one of America’s leading foodservice distributors – announced today its plan to open five new CHEF’STORE® locations in 2024. The new stores will be in Beaverton, Ore.; Hampton, Va.; Hickory, N.C.; Sandy Springs, Ga.; and Virginia Beach, Va. The new locations are expected to open in the second half of 2024. CHEF’STORE offers a one-stop-shop for restaurant operators, food industry professionals, community groups and at-home chefs to quickly stock up or replenish ingredients and...

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Feb 22 8:00 AM, Urner Barry



Podcast: Agri-Food for Thought on Valentine's Day and "Hot" Cocoa Prices in 2024

Jamie and Simon gear up for Valentine's Day with insights on consumer spending and the price tag on the food products they love. Featuring special guest, Andrew Moriarty! Listen Now. 

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Feb 12 8:00 AM, Urner Barry


Albertsons Companies Voluntarily Recalls Five ReadyMeals and Store-Made Taco Kits 

Albertsons Companies has voluntarily recalled five ReadyMeals and store-made taco kits supplied by Fresh Creative Foods due to possible Listeria monocytogenes contamination. The select meals and kits contain a recalled cheese ingredient supplied by Rizo-López Foods, Inc., of Modesto, California.

The FDA and CDC, in collaboration with state and local partners, are investigating illnesses in a multi-year, multistate outbreak of Listeria monocytogenes infections linked to queso fresco and cotija cheeses manufactured by Rizo-López Foods. Rizo-López Foods’ recall announcement can be found here

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Feb 8 2:51 PM, Urner Barry


Publix Vice President to Retire; New Vice President Announced

After 45 years of dedicated service, Publix Vice President of Customer Experience Bob Bechtel announced his decision to retire March 31.

“Bob has spent his career focusing on customer service,” said Publix CEO Kevin Murphy. “Through his leadership and efforts, he has helped our associates provide a premier shopping environment that has exceeded our customers’ expectations and helped create raving fans at Publix. We thank Bob for his many years of service to Publix and wish him the best in his retirement.”...

 

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Feb 8 8:00 AM, Urner Barry


The Retail Rundown: Super Sunday Promotions 

The Super Bowl ranks as the second biggest eating occasion of the year, behind Thanksgiving. To prepare for this weekend's celebrations, circulars are brimming with promotions on items like finger foods, party trays, and beverages ahead of the showdown between Kansas City and San Francisco. 

The National Chicken Council (NCC) projects chicken wing consumption for Super Bowl LVIII at 1.45 billion wings, unchanged from last year's record level. Americans are more likely to prefer eating bone-in wings (53%) than boneless wings, based on the NCC’s survey findings.

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Feb 7 7:19 AM, UB Newswires


Save A Lot Partners with Swiftly to Bring World-Class Digital Capabilities to its Retailers

The partnership will help drive advertising revenue, provide customers with budget-friendly savings and boost growth opportunities for supplier partners

Swiftly, a leading provider of innovative technology tools and solutions, today announced a strategic partnership with Save A Lot, one of the country's largest discount grocery chains. This collaboration aims to expand Save A Lot's digital footprint while enhancing customer, supplier and retail media engagement. Swiftly, uniquely positioned as the best technology provider suited for Save A Lot's independent owner model, brings expertise and resources...

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Feb 6 8:00 AM, Urner Barry


Instacart Expands Online SNAP Acceptance to Reach 96% of SNAP Households Nationwide 

Instacart , the leading grocery technology company in North America, today announced a series of retail expansions that will allow customers to use Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) benefits to shop online for groceries for same-day delivery from Food City, Gordon Food Service, Hy-Vee, Schnucks, and additional Kroger banners including Baker's, City Market, Dillons, Fred Meyer, Gerbes, Harris Teeter, King Soopers, Marianos, Metro Market, Pick n' Save, Smith's and QFC. The new retail expansions help make groceries more accessible to more SNAP families, allowing...

 

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Feb 1 8:00 AM, Urner Barry


The Retail Rundown: Packing on the Protein

The retail space is packing on the protein as grocers promote healthy eating campaigns and hearty options like roasts during the wintry woes endured by much of the country in recent weeks.

For the second week in a row, seafood features take the top spot with 30.7% of retail buying opportunities. Pork climbed to second place with 23.7% of ad space, followed by beef with 20.4%. Chicken feature volume stands at 19% this week, up two points from the week prior. Turkey saw a slight decrease to 3.7% while eggs held...

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Jan 24 7:55 AM, UB Newswires


Kroger Innovates to Make Customers' Favorite Our Brands Products Even Better

The Kroger Co. (NYSE: KR) today shared it is reformulating beloved deli and bakery items making customer favorites even better, including products such as Home Chef fried chicken and Private Selection cinnamon rolls and crumb cake.

"From flavor profile to freshness and packaging, we have studied some of our most beloved Our Brands deli and bakery products to make these customer favorites even more fresh and delicious," said Dan De La Rosa, Kroger' group vice president of Fresh Merchandising. "Our Brands fresh and prepared products have long been basket...

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Jan 23 9:46 AM, Urner Barry


Kroger CIO Discusses Digital Innovation Trends for Grocery Retail in 2024

The Kroger Co. (NYSE: KR) today shared Chief Information Officer (CIO) and Senior Vice President (SVP) Yael Cosset joined Sucharita Kodali, Vice President at Forrester Research, this week at the National Retail Federation's (NRF) Big Show for a conversation on Kroger's digital journey and how that transformation impacts customers and associates.

"We continue to invest in our digital transformation journey by enhancing our customer and associate experiences, recognizing that both are equally impactful to gaining loyalty and earning our customer's...  

 

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Jan 22 8:00 AM, Urner Barry


FSIS Issues Public Health Alert for Ready-To-Eat Charcuterie Products 

The U.S. Department of Agriculture's Food Safety and Inspection Service (FSIS) is issuing a public health alert out of an abundance of caution due to concerns about Salmonella illnesses that may be associated with ready-to-eat (RTE) charcuterie meat products in Busseto brand Charcuterie Sampler and Fratelli Beretta brand Antipasto Gran Beretta.

The Fratelli Beretta brand Antipasto Gran Beretta was sold at Costco in a 24-oz. twin-pack (two 12-oz. trays). The Busseto brand Charcuterie Sampler was sold at Sam's Club in an 18-oz...

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Jan 19 2:46 PM, Urner Barry


Wakefern Food Corp. Names Chief Sales Officer

Wakefern Food Corp., the nation’s largest retailer-owned cooperative with member companies that own and operate supermarkets under the ShopRite, Price Rite Marketplace, The Fresh Grocer, Dearborn Market, Gourmet Garage and Fairway Market banners, today announced the appointment of a new chief sales officer to the leadership team.

Darren Caudill, who joins the cooperative this week, brings over four decades of experience working in both grocery wholesale and retail. As Wakefern’s new chief sales officer, he will head up center store, own brands, fresh and prepared foods departments along with digital and innovation...

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Jan 19 1:56 PM, Urner Barry


The Fresh Market Helps Guests Create a Valentine’s Day to Remember

The Fresh Market is helping its guests pull out all the stops—from velvety roses to delectable desserts and fully prepped meals—as they plan a memorable Valentine’s Day this year.

Whether guests are looking for a romantic gift for their partner or planning a thoughtful gesture for a friend, The Fresh Market is their one-stop-shop for everything they need for the holiday, with plenty of gift ideas – including heart-shaped chocolates to fine wines and flowers that impress. The specialty fresh food retailer has extensive and...

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Jan 19 7:55 AM, Urner Barry


A Winning Quarter Back: ALDI Offers 25% Off Game Day Must-Haves

Shoppers can score big at ALDI ahead of their 2024 Big Game parties. Starting Jan. 31, ALDI will give fans a quarter back in the form of 25% off the most popular game day foods, from dips and pizza to meatballs and other iconic apps. Because overpaying for your favorite game day eats is a fumble (let's leave those on the field, shall we?).

"Just like a quarterback leads their team, ALDI is championing shoppers by reducing our already low prices on the most popular Big Game foods...

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Jan 17 9:40 AM, Urner Barry


Albertsons Companies Launches New Signature SELECT® Mix + Match Meal Solution 

Albertsons Companies, Inc. (NYSE: ACI) today announced the launch of its newest Own Brand innovation, the Signature SELECT Mix + Match meal solution. Designed to save customers time both in the store and in the kitchen, this new line of frozen entrees, sides and veggies cook together in one standard oven at 375 degrees for about 35 minutes. Available now at 1,900 Albertsons Cos. stores including Albertsons, Safeway, Vons, Jewel-Osco, ACME and Shaw’s, this customizable meal solution feeds a family of four at a great value...

 

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Jan 15 10:23 AM, Urner Barry


Egglife Foods Launches New egglife® Variety Pack At Sam's Club Nationwide

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 a new dual flavor egglife variety pack available only at Sam's Club. With two packs of egglife original wraps and one pack of egglife sweet cinnamon wraps, the new 18ct variety pack will make it easy to prepare healthier meals the whole family can enjoy, from sweet breakfast bites, to lunch on the go, to savory, satisfying lasagna...

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Jan 15 9:59 AM, Urner Barry


H-E-B Holds Top Spot in dunnhumby's Annual Grocery Rankings

Dunnhumby, the global leader in customer data science, today announced that H-E-B has been named the top U.S. Grocery Retailer in the seventh annual dunnhumby Retailer Preference Index (RPI), a comprehensive, nationwide study that examines the approximately $1 trillion U.S. grocery market, released today. H-E-B is the first grocery retailer to be recognized three times as number one in the RPI ranking surpassing Amazon and Trader Joe’s who both ranked as top grocer twice. Amazon (2) and Costco...

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Jan 12 8:28 AM, Urner Barry


Americas Food and Grocery Sector Projected Growth and Competitive Landscape Through to 2027

The "Americas Food and Grocery Sector Overview, Market Size, Competitive Landscape and Forecast to 2027" report has been added to ResearchAndMarkets.com's offering.

Recently published data provides an extensive analysis of the Food and Grocery retail sector across the Americas, with robust growth forecasts and market shares of leading retailers.

A comprehensive databook offering groundbreaking insights into the Food and Grocery sector within the Americas has been added to our vast repository of industry research. This resource is poised to be invaluable for stakeholders looking to navigate the...

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Jan 8 10:13 AM, Urner Barry


The Retail Rundown: Consumer Sentiment Rises at Year's End

Consumer sentiment spiked at the tail end of 2023, boosted by improved viewpoints of inflation in the new year. According to the University of Michigan’s (U-M) Survey of Consumers, consumer sentiment climbed by 14% in December, reversing the declines from the previous four months.

All age, income, education, geographic, and political identification groups saw gains in sentiment in December, said U-M. The index is just shy of the midpoint between the pre-pandemic reading and the historic low hit in June 2022, added U-M.

The University of Michigan's...

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Jan 3 6:32 AM, UB Newswires


Mintec Releases "Christmas Dinner Index 2023" Report

Mintec's Christmas Dinner Index, which measures price fluctuations across key food commodities that make up a traditional Christmas dinner (main meal and dessert), increased by 2.7% year-on-year (y-o-y) in November 2023.

 Mintec enables the world's largest food and manufacturing brands to implement more efficient and sustainable procurement strategies. We do this through our cutting-edge SaaS platform, Mintec Analytics, which delivers market prices and analysis for thousands of commodities, food ingredients and associated materials. Our data and tools empower our customers to understand prices better, analyze their spend...

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Dec 22 7:58 AM, Urner Barry


Holiday Food Prices Projected Up 7% from Last Year, 18% from Two Years Ago

National supermarket data confirms slower food price inflation with consumers seeing smaller price increases when shopping for 2023 Christmas meals. According to a data analysis and forecast prepared by Category Partners, the price of purchasing Christmas dinner at a supermarket will be approximately 7% higher than in 2022. The forecast was derived using supermarket sales data provided by NielsenIQ collected from more than 35,000 food stores in the United States.

The data analysis shows that a basic Christmas dinner in 2023 purchased from a supermarket...

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Dec 20 9:57 AM, Urner Barry


The Retail Rundown: Ham Features Increase for the Holidays

The countdown to Christmas is rapidly winding down and shoppers are busy stocking up on last-minute gifts and food for visiting family and holiday gatherings.

For the second week in a row, pork features claim the top spot among protein ads this week with 28.4%. Seafood follows with 25.7% of total protein ad volume, while beef comes in third at 20.5%. Chicken retail buying opportunities declined to 8%, compared to 13.8% the previous week. Turkey features advanced to 9.7%, up about four points from last week...

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Dec 20 7:30 AM, UB Newswires


Wow Bao Caps off Record 2023 with Giant Eagle Partnership

In a year marked by significant expansion of its CPG portfolio, the Asian fast-casual restaurant brand landed in more than 5,000 grocery stores across the United States

Following a series of partnerships with grocery store brands across the country, Wow Bao, the leading Asian fast-causal restaurant brand in North America and largest dumpling house in the U.S., announced further expansion of its CPG line with the addition of Giant Eagle to its grocery partners. The Pittsburgh-based grocery chain will carry two flavors of Wow Bao’s signature...

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Dec 19 9:49 AM, Urner Barry


Albertsons Companies Appoints Sarah Mensah and Lisa Gray to Board of Directors

Albertsons Companies, Inc. (NYSE: ACI) announced today that Sarah Mensah and Lisa Gray have been appointed to the Company’s Board of Directors (the “Board”). The Company’s board has now expanded to 11 members.

“Sarah and Lisa are accomplished leaders in their respective industries, and I am delighted to officially welcome them to the Albertsons Cos. Board of Directors,” said Vivek Sankaran, CEO of Albertsons Cos. “Sarah’s reputation for elevating brand value by thoughtfully challenging the status quo and championing innovation, along with Lisa’s proven track record in corporate...

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Dec 18 9:42 AM, Urner Barry


Real Good Foods Announces Expansion of its Nutritious Burritos into the Refrigerated Category 

The Real Good Food Company, Inc. (Nasdaq: RGF) (“Real Good Foods” or the “Company”), an innovative, high-growth, branded, health- and wellness-focused frozen food company, today announced expansion of its innovative, nutritious burritos in the refrigerated category, into Club stores nationwide and select Walmart stores.

After successfully launching the burritos in select Club stores earlier in 2023, Real Good Foods is expanding into all stores in Q4 2023. This milestone is significant as it highlights Real Good Foods ability to successfully extend the brand to multiple

 

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Dec 15 8:03 AM, Urner Barry


Save A Lot Names Interim CEO Fred Boehler to Permanent Role

Save A Lot, one of the largest discount grocery chains in the U.S., today announced that its Board of Directors has named interim CEO Fred Boehler to a permanent role as Chief Executive Officer. Mr. Boehler has been serving as interim CEO since October 31, following the departure of former CEO Leon Bergmann.

Mr. Boehler is a seasoned supply chain executive with more than 30 years of experience across multiple retail and wholesale format businesses, spanning both large- and small-scale companies in a wide range of growth phases...

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Dec 14 8:00 AM, Urner Barry


Sam’s Club MAP Launches Full Funnel Video Capabilities with Advanced Member Measurement

Connected TV Ads, Sponsored Videos and Interactive Videos enable advertisers to leverage robust first-party data and insights to engage Sam’s Club members with video advertising

Sam's Club®, a division of Walmart Inc. and a leading membership warehouse club, announces Sam’s Club Member Access Platform (MAP) has launched full-funnel video advertising onsite, in-app and offsite. Research shows that 66% of consumers prefer watching a video to learn about an item, and MAP’s new innovative capabilities ensure that...

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Dec 12 10:04 AM, Urner Barry


Teamsters Call on FTC to Reject Korger-Albertsons Propsed Asset Sales to C&S

The International Brotherhood of Teamsters strongly opposes the sale of any assets of Kroger [NYSE: KR] or Albertsons [NYSE: ACI] to C&S Wholesale Grocers as proposed in the companies' September 2023 divestiture plan submitted to the Federal Trade Commission (FTC). The Teamsters, representing more than 22,000 members at Kroger and Albertsons nationwide, urge the FTC to reject C&S as a buyer.

"Kroger and Albertsons management has told everyone and anyone that no union members will lose their jobs, contracts, or hours if this...

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Dec 12 9:52 AM, Urner Barry


Food Lion To Go Expands Services at 35 Additional Stores

With more shoppers opting to save time by ordering groceries online, Food Lion is excited to announce the expansion of its Food Lion To Go grocery pick up service to 35 more stores in Delaware, Georgia, Maryland, North Carolina, Pennsylvania, South Carolina, Tennessee, Virginia and West Virginia beginning Dec. 11. With the availability of this service at these new stores, the omnichannel retailer now offers Food Lion to Go Pickup or Home Delivery at approximately 90% of its 10-state operating area.

The launch of this service...

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Dec 12 9:11 AM, Urner Barry


PERDUE® Releases Air Fryer Ready™ Crispy Wings, the First Ever Wing Made for Air Fryers, Nationwide

Now available nationwide, PERDUE®’s new Air Fryer Ready™ Crispy Wings, available in Roasted, Hot N’ Spicy and Lemon Pepper varieties, are the first ever at-home wings specifically formulated for air frying. Packed with rich flavor, the new offering is mess-free and allows you to prepare restaurant quality wings quickly and easily at home.

To celebrate the release, for a limited time and limited quantity, the number-one brand of fresh chicken in...

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Dec 8 8:02 AM, Urner Barry


Impossible Foods to Drop Exclusive First Taste of Its Latest Innovation – Impossible™ Beef Hot Dogs – In New York City Pop-Up

The next-generation, plant-based franks – set to launch in restaurants and grocery stores next year – are taking over a classic New York hot dog stand on Saturday, December 16 for a special holiday preview. 

On Saturday, December 16, Impossible Foods will debut an exclusive sneak preview of its latest meat-from-plants innovation – all-new Impossible™ Beef Hot Dogs – available for one day only in New York City....

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Dec 6 8:19 AM, Urner Barry


The Retail Rundown: Season’s Gr-eatings

Season’s gr-eatings! The holiday season of spending is underway, giving rise to retail sales and food purchases.

This year’s holiday spending has already made history. A record 200.4 million shoppers stepped out over the five-day Thanksgiving holiday weekend, according to the annual survey released by the National Retail Federation (NRF) and Prosper Insights & Analytics.

Consumers shopped both online and in-store throughout the Thanksgiving weekend, with 121.4 million people visiting physical retail locations to browse and make in-store purchases—consistent with 2022. Online shoppers totaled 134.2 million, up by four million...

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Dec 6 6:09 AM, UB Newswires


Sam’s Club to Open Two New Distribution Centers in St. Louis and Minneapolis Areas

Sam's Club®, a division of Walmart Inc. and a leading membership warehouse club, today announced plans to open two new distribution centers in early 2024 outside St. Louis and Minneapolis. The new facilities are part of a multi-year growth plan to transform the supply chain at Sam’s Club and evolve network and end-to-end capabilities. In addition to bringing new jobs to the areas, the new distribution centers will also give Sam’s Club members a better shopping experience witH...

 

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Dec 1 8:09 AM, Urner Barry


It’s the Most Wonderful Time of the Year at The Fresh Market!

The Fresh Market is making prepping for the holidays easier than ever this year, with the specialty food retailer’s prepared holiday meals available now for pre-order, a special holiday print edition of The Fresh Market Magazine, and a holiday-themed shoppable livestream featuring brand ambassador, Chef Anna Rossi. 

Whether it's a festive feast with family and friends or a small gathering, The Fresh Market offers everything guests need to create memorable and delicious meals. To make holiday shopping even more convenient, The Fresh Market also...

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Nov 29 11:17 AM, Urner Barry


Ingles Markets, Incorporated Reports Results for Fourth Quarter and Fiscal Year 2023

Ingles Markets, Incorporated (NASDAQ: IMKTA) today reported results for the three and twelve months ended September 30, 2023.

Robert P. Ingle II, Chairman of the Board, stated, “We are happy to report results for the quarter and year-end. We continue to thank our associates for the dedication and hard work they provide to serve our customers.”

Fourth Quarter Results

Net sales totaled $1.58 billion for the quarter ended September 30, 2023, compared with $1.45 billion for the quarter ended September 24, 2022...

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Nov 29 10:17 AM, Urner Barry


Publix Shuffles Leadership For The New Year

American supermarket chain Publix announced that they have shuffled their leadership ahead of the new year. Effective January 1, 2024, current CEO Todd Jones will transition to an Executive Chairman role. Meanwhile, President Kevin Murphy will be promoted to CEO and Senior Vice President John Goff will be promoted to President.

Jones is a long time employee at Publix, beginning as a front service clerk at the store’s New Smyrna Beach, Florida, location. He ultimately worked his way up to Store Manager in 1988...

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Nov 29 8:07 AM, Urner Barry


HelloFresh Brings Back Fan-Favorite Buddy the Elf™ Spaghetti Meal Kits with a Twist 

HelloFresh, the world’s leading meal kit company, and Warner Bros. Discovery Global Consumer Products announced today the return of the highly coveted Buddy the Elf™ Spaghetti meal kits. After selling out in mere minutes in 2022, HelloFresh is re-releasing the limited-edition spaghetti kits for the holiday season in the US and Canada with the addition of special keepsakes to delight fans and help commemorate Elf’s 20th Anniversary. Spreading even more holiday cheer throughout December, HelloFresh is also debuting Elf-themed meals and...

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Nov 28 10:40 AM, Urner Barry


Mama’s Creations Launches Direct-to-Consumer E-Commerce Platform

Mama’s Creations, Inc. (NASDAQ: MAMA), a leading national marketer and manufacturer of fresh Deli prepared foods, today announced the launch of its nationwide direct-to-consumer e-commerce platform https://shop.mamamancinis.com/, offering popular MamaMancini’s retail products for delivery throughout the continental United States.

During the first phase of the platform launch, customers can shop online from a curated selection of MamaMancini’s bestselling products including Beef Meatball On-the-Go Cups, Beef Meatballs Family Meals, Turkey Meatballs Family Meals, Stuffed Meatballs Family Meals and... 

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Nov 28 9:37 AM, Urner Barry


Stryve Foods Announces Major Distribution Expansion into Leading Retailers Across the United States

Stryve Foods, Inc. (“Stryve” or “the Company”) (NASDAQ: SNAX), a pioneer in healthy protein snacks, is thrilled to announce its strategic distribution expansion into several prominent retail chains, solidifying its presence in key markets. The company's innovative and protein-packed snacks will now be available at Southeastern Grocers, Cub Foods, Lunds/Byerly's, Fresh Thyme, Lowes Foods, AAFES, Holiday Oil, Timewise, Family Express, and Dash In.

This expansion marks a significant milestone for Stryve Foods, as it continues to gain recognition for its commitment to providing...

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Nov 28 9:18 AM, Urner Barry


Uber Eats Adds Big Lots As First National Home Discount Retailer

Today Uber Technologies (NYSE: UBER) announced a new nationwide partnership with Big Lots (NYSE:BIG), bringing the home discount retailer's massive selection to the Uber Eats app, furthering its mission to help consumers get almost anything they need, delivered on-demand. Just in time for the busiest shopping season of the year more than 1,200 Big Lots retail locations across the US are now available for consumers to shop with Uber Eats.

With Big Lots on Uber Eats, consumers will discover thousands of items including wide variety of home goods...

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Nov 22 11:07 AM, Urner Barry


Holiday Meals Simplified

(Family Features) With holiday entertaining on the minds of many this time of year, it's important to take steps to make setting the table stress-free and keep focus on what really matters – spending time with loved ones.

With 92% of customers expressing some level of concern about inflation, according to Walmart's Holidays 2023 Seasonal Survey, it's important to take steps to save time and money during an expensive time of year.

To help combat inflation, the retailer – which has saved customers more than $1 billion on seasonal baskets and rollbacks during the past year...

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Nov 22 9:33 AM, Urner Barry


Mintec Releases "Thanksgiving Dinner Index 2023" Report; Read It Here

Mintec enables the world's largest food and manufacturing brands to implement more efficient and sustainable procurement strategies. We do this through our cutting-edge SaaS platform, Mintec Analytics, which delivers market prices and analysis for thousands of commodities, food ingredients and associated materials. Our data and tools empower our customers to understand prices better, analyze their spend and negotiate with confidence.

Mintec’s latest report, “Thanksgiving Dinner Index 2023,” is a look at the components that make up the traditional holiday dinner...

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Nov 22 9:29 AM, Urner Barry


Publix Announces Officer Promotions

Today, Publix President Kevin Murphy announced three officer promotions, effective Jan. 1, 2024.

With John Goff’s upcoming promotion to president, Vice President of Product Business Development for Grocery Norman Badger, 44, will be promoted to senior vice president of retail operations, and Business Development Director of Alcoholic Beverages Chris Shaw, 54, will be promoted to vice president of product business development for grocery.

Also, to enhance our ability to support our operations, Publix is adding another officer promotion. Director of Facility Refrigeration and Energy Management Mikhael Ser, 53, will be promoted to vice president of...

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Nov 22 8:00 AM, Urner Barry


Amazon Leads U.S. Grocery Retailers in Personalization Followed by H-E-B and Kroger, dunnhumby Finds

Dunnhumby, the global leader in customer data science, today released a special edition of the dunnhumby Retailer Preference Index (RPI), designed to determine which retailers in the $1 trillion U.S. grocery market personalize the shopping experience best for their customers. In this inaugural RPI for Leadership in Personalization, dunnhumby found that Amazon stands apart from all other retailers followed by H-E-B in second and Kroger rounding out the top three. These three retailers are at the top of the rankings because...

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Nov 17 9:52 AM, Urner Barry


Save Mart, Lucky and FoodMaxx Stores are Now Live on DoorDash

DoorDash (NASDAQ: DASH), the local commerce platform, announced a partnership with The Save Mart Companies to bring Save Mart, Lucky, and FoodMaxx locations to the DoorDash Marketplace. Starting today, consumers across California and Nevada can access Save Mart, Lucky, and FoodMaxx on DoorDash to get groceries delivered same day in under an hour, on average*, directly to their door.

“We are excited to extend the reach and accessibility of our fresh quality offerings, local favorites, and everyday essentials with DoorDash to strengthen our commitment of providing grocery solutions for...

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Nov 17 9:46 AM, Urner Barry


Holiday Grocery Shopping Habits

Though technology has undeniably evolved the way we communicate, I’ve found that no text, call, or video chat can replace the warmth of hugging my mom. The holiday season for me is a time of strengthening familial bonds, gifting joy, and indulging in the “Superbowl” of meals. Raised by a large village of multigenerational family and friends, these moments spent together come few and far between and are deeply cherished. Whether hosting or traveling home, our U.S. Grocery Shopper Trends, Holiday Season report finds more than 90% of Americans are celebrating Thanksgiving and the December holidays...

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Nov 17 8:04 AM, Urner Barry


Gala Foods Deploys eGrowcery Platform to Grow Online Sales and Enhance Shopper Engagement

Gala Foods, a full supermarket banner with on-site butchers, bakery, full deli, pharmacy, flower shop and hot food, has one of its ownership groups upgrading its online shopping experience and has chosen eGrowcery, developer of the leading retail food industry eCommerce platform for grocers, as its digital partner for the future. Gala Foods is offering online shopping for customer pick up or delivery beginning at the Bridgeport, CT location.

“Our customers want to us be a modern retailer and that means offering them every option for...

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Nov 15 2:09 PM, Urner Barry


TiNDLE Chicken Makes Official Retail Debut in the United States at Giant Eagle and FreshDirect 

TiNDLE Foods announces the retail debut of TiNDLE Chicken in the United States through select outlets this week, including grocery store chain, Giant Eagle, online grocery provider, FreshDirect, and several popular independent markets on the West Coast including Berkeley Bowl and BESTIES Vegan Paradise. This marks the first time that shoppers in America can find TiNDLE Chicken products in their grocery aisles, after successful launches earlier this year in Europe, including Whole Foods Market and Morrisons in the UK and the EDEKA Group, Germany's largest...

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Nov 15 8:00 AM, Urner Barry


The Retail Rundown: 2023 Thanksgiving Outlook

Thanksgiving is just one week out and grocers are bracing for a busy weekend ahead as shoppers secure any remaining needs for the holiday feast. Below, we have the latest outlook on what Turkey Day 2023 may bring.

The Star of the Show 

Shoppers this Thanksgiving may breathe a sigh of relief when looking at prices for the big bird. Last year, households shelled out more money for their turkeys due to factors including highly pathogenic avian influenza (HPAI) complications, low cold storage holdings, and inflation.

A lull in bird flu detections following the initial outbreak...

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Nov 15 7:50 AM, UB Newswires


Giant Food and UFCW Locals 400 and 27 Ratify New Contract

Giant Food is pleased to announce that our store associates have ratified a new four-year collective bargaining agreement negotiated between Giant Food and UFCW Locals 400 and 27. The agreement significantly enhances the wages and benefits for our 17,000+ represented associates, and demonstrates the respect we have for our associates' contributions and commitment to Giant Food.

"I am tremendously proud of our 87-year history as a local employer of choice. As a team, we continue to build upon that foundation for thousands of associates throughout the...

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Nov 14 8:09 AM, Urner Barry


Instacart Spotlights Stress-Free Holiday Celebrations with New Brand Campaign

Instacart (NASDAQ: CART), the leading grocery technology company in North America, today announced "The Holiday Rescue App" – its most extensive holiday campaign yet, which reinforces its position as an indispensable partner to families throughout the entire holiday season. "The Holiday Rescue App" brand campaign will run for seven weeks in the U.S. and Canada and features multiple campaign extensions, from hosting family and gifting the ultimate presents to preparing for New Year's Eve celebrations. The new creative spotlights how Instacart is the one-stop destination that can serve every holiday...

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Nov 14 8:05 AM, Urner Barry


Kroger's Freshgiving Prices are Even Low, Low, Lower than Last Year's

The Kroger Co. (NYSE: KR) today shared its zero-compromise Freshgiving meal offering customers a holiday basket that includes all the staples for less than $5 per person—even more affordable than the retailer's turkey day bundle last year. Complete with pumpkin pie, turkey at the center of the plate and plenty of fresh sides, this feast is sure to please.

"No matter how families gather, Kroger's Thanksgiving is Fresh for Everyone," said Rodney McMullen, Kroger's Chairman and CEO...

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Nov 13 11:48 AM, Urner Barry


Customers Can Now Get Amazon's Fast, Affordable Grocery Delivery Without a Prime Membership

Today, Amazon announced it is making grocery delivery and free pickup available to all customers in all U.S. cities and towns where Amazon Fresh is available for Prime members. This service expansion, previously available only to Prime members, makes it easier for all customers to get their grocery needs met both in-store and online.

“We’re always looking for ways to make grocery shopping easy, fast, and affordable for all of our customers. Now, all customers can order... 

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Nov 9 8:50 AM, Urner Barry


Sprouts Farmers Market Partners with Instacart's FoodStorm to Enhance Holiday Catering Services

Sprouts Farmers Market, one of the largest and fastest growing specialty retailers of fresh, natural, and organic food in the United States, and Instacart (NASDAQ: CART), the leading grocery technology company in North America, today announced a new partnership to launch FoodStorm, Instacart's order management system (OMS), across all of Sprouts' 400+ locations. The new partnership will help streamline Sprouts' existing catering operations and modernize its holiday inventory management, ensuring a seamless holiday season experience for its customers and store team members...

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Nov 7 9:40 AM, Urner Barry


Meijer Turkey Prices Help Families Combat Inflation, Celebrate Thanksgiving

With Thanksgiving fast approaching, Meijer is stocked and ready with a wide selection of turkeys at prices that roll back the clock to lessen the impact of inflation on families.

The Midwest retailer anticipates selling 1 million turkeys this holiday season, which is the equivalent of 520 truckloads. Customers can purchase Meijer brand frozen turkeys for only 59 cents per pound through Nov. 25, which is roughly the same cost Meijer offered its customers in the 1930s, said Josh Potts, Meijer Poultry Buyer...

 

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Nov 7 8:00 AM, Urner Barry


Fairmont Foods, Inc., Recalls Frozen Spaghetti Loops With Meat Sauce Entree Products

Fairmont Foods, Inc., a Fairmont, Minn. establishment, is recalling approximately 147,132 pounds of frozen spaghetti loops with meat sauce entrée products due to misbranding and undeclared allergen, the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Food Safety and Inspection Service (FSIS) announced today. The product contains egg, a known allergen, which is not declared on the product label.

The frozen not ready-to-eat spaghetti loops with meat sauce entrée products were produced on various dates from December 2022, through August 2023...

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Nov 3 8:54 AM, Urner Barry


Walmart Celebrates Re-Grand Opening of 117 Remodeled Stores Across

More Than Half a Billion Dollars in Investments Upgrading Stores

This Friday, Nov. 3, Walmart will celebrate the “Second Best Day” for 117 stores nationwide, the largest single-day rollout of re-grand openings in company history. The re-grand opening projects represent more than half a billion dollars in capital investments in local communities across 30 states. Associates and customers will be welcomed into the improved Supercenters and Neighborhood Markets with ceremonies, ribbon cuttings and family-friendly activities to commemorate the occasion...

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Oct 31 8:05 AM, Urner Barry







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