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Sysco Offers New and Innovative Products For Fall 2021 Through Cutting Edge Solutions Platform

Sysco Corporation, the leading global foodservice distribution company, announced today the nationwide launch of eight innovative concepts exclusively for Sysco customers through the company’s Cutting Edge Solutions platform. These chef-tested and exclusive products provide foodservice operators with on-trend menu options such as plant-based ingredients as well as innovative to-go solutions that will help them stand out in the ever-evolving foodservice environment.

“Our Cutting Edge Solutions platform helps our customers stay on-trend and ahead of the competition with new and..."

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Sep 24 1:07 PM, General News



Walmart Announces Closing of Inaugural $2 Billion Green Bond Issuance

Walmart Inc. today announced that it has closed its previously announced $2 billion inaugural green bond offering. Net proceeds will be allocated to fund current and prospective projects to advance Walmart’s sustainability goals.

The green bond is Walmart’s first offering under the company’s Green Financing Framework, published August 2021, which details the company’s alignment with the 2021 Green Bond Principles, administered by the International Capital Markets Association (ICMA).

“The closing of our first-ever green bond offering directs capital toward projects that will advance our environmental sustainability goals...

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Sep 24 9:48 AM, General News


This Week in Retail: Tight Cold Storage Stocks Keep Prices Elevated for Many Meat Items

Pumpkin spice lovers, rejoice! Yesterday marked the first day of autumn and consumers are gearing up for cooler temperatures and hearty home-cooked meals. As we approach the fourth quarter, retailers are optimistic that fall-oriented demand will help maintain a strong consumer pull for meat and poultry products.  

For hog producers, autumn typically signals a period of seasonal expansion in supplies. Buying interest among packers who purchase hogs in the open market has slowed considerably in recent weeks, according to livestock dealers. This suggests that hog supplies overall are adequate for packers’ needs and current processing capacity, which continues to be strained by labor challenges...

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Sep 23 9:23 AM, UB Newswires


PERDUE® THANKSNUGGETS™ Are Back – and Now Available in Select Retail Stores Nationwide

Perdue is bringing back by popular demand its limited time only, PERDUE® THANKSNUGGETS™ just in time for the holiday. Last year it sold out online in record time, in less than three minutes. Now for the first time ever, the white breast meat with sweet potato-seasoned breading turkey nuggets will be available in retail grocery stores nationwide so everyone can get their hands on them this holiday season.

The limited-edition nuggets pair the No Antibiotics Ever turkey consumers love with sweet potato... 

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Sep 23 8:28 AM, General News


Kroger Chairman and CEO Rodney McMullen Delivers Opening Keynote at Groceryshop

The Kroger Co. Chairman and CEO Rodney McMullen took the stage in Las Vegas at Groceryshop, a leading U.S. event for the retail, grocery, and consumer packaged goods industries, for its annual conference during the opening keynote themed Kroger Delivers the Future of Grocery Shopping Now.

McMullen shared the company's continued focus on leading with fresh and accelerating with digital by leveraging its complementary assets to create innovative solutions for customers, a continually improving workplace for associates, and a more sustainable operation for the planet...

 

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Sep 23 8:25 AM, General News


Hormel Foods Shares Food Journey Progress in 15th Annual Corporate Responsibility Report

Hormel Foods Corporation today announced the launch of its 15th annual corporate responsibility (CR) report. The report contains in-depth information about the company's CR progress in fiscal 2020. In addition, the company has launched a new set of CR goals to guide its programs through 2030.

"Our commitment to making the world in which we live a better place has never wavered. We're proud that we surpassed our 2020 nonrenewable energy use, water use, solid waste sent to landfills and product packaging reduction goals, and achieved..."

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Sep 23 7:59 AM, General News


General Mills Reports Fiscal 2022 First-Quarter Results

General Mills today reported results for the first quarter ended August 29, 2021.

“I’m proud of the way our team is performing in a dynamic and challenging operating environment,” said General Mills Chairman and Chief Executive Officer Jeff Harmening. “Our strong execution in the first quarter enabled us to deliver top- and bottom-line results ahead of our expectations. We delivered these good results while continuing to advance our Accelerate strategy, including making important progress on portfolio reshaping in the quarter.”

General Mills is executing its Accelerate strategy to drive sustainable, profitable...

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Sep 22 8:36 AM, General News


Zoglo's Incredible Food Corp. to List Products with FreshCo

Zoglo's Incredible Food Corp. is pleased to announce the listing of its IncredibleTM plant-based product line with FreshCo Ltd. ("FreshCo"), broadening its retail footprint in the Canadian market. All of Zoglo's IncredibleTM line which includes consumer favourites such as chicken strips, meatballs and burgers will be available in 96 FreshCo supermarkets across Ontario.

FreshCo, a subsidiary of Sobeys Inc., launched in 2010 with a focus to provide the best low-price grocery shopping experience by offering quality fresh food at low prices, in a bright, easy-to-navigate store and...

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Sep 22 8:32 AM, General News


Banza Teams Up With Beyond Meat® and Follow Your Heart® to Launch Two New Pizzas

Banza, the rapidly growing maker of chickpea-based comfort foods, today announced that two new varieties of its chickpea pizza are hitting shelves nationwide starting this month. Joining Banza's line of high-fiber, high-protein chickpea pizzas are Supreme, a spin on a traditional sausage pizza featuring Beyond Sausage® Italian Crumbles, and Plant-Based Cheese, a vegan pie made with Follow Your Heart® dairy-free cheese.

The new pizzas offer the same nutritional benefits as Banza's original pizza varieties — more protein...

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Sep 22 8:03 AM, General News


Jennie-O Turkey Store Shares 2021 Thanksgiving Trends And Predictions

Jennie-O Turkey Store, one of the most beloved turkey brands in the world, today announced its Thanksgiving survey results. The surprising answers revealed how people across the country feel about the upcoming Thanksgiving holiday, how they plan to celebrate, the dishes they find most intimidating and even how many pounds of food a single person plans to eat during the meal. The survey of 2,000 consumers was conducted by OnePoll on behalf of Jennie-O.

CELEBRATION: To Be or Not To Be (In Person)
- The majority of those polled...

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Sep 22 8:01 AM, General News


Lightlife Debuts Breakthrough National Campaign, ‘Simple Ingredients for a Full Life’

Lightlife®, owned by Greenleaf Foods, SPC, today unveiled a new integrated marketing campaign that illustrates the company’s belief in simple, delicious, plant-based food. The 30-second spots, aptly named “Thrive” and “Inside,” will air across a variety of television, online video and social channels in North America, and feature the distinctive voice of award-winning actor Awkwafina. Set against breathtaking nature scenes, the films encapsulate Lightlife’s ethos in living well, eating clean, and keeping things simple.

“At Lightlife, we believe that eating delicious, clean food and keeping..."

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Sep 21 1:00 PM, General News


This Week in Retail: Heat Lingers, but Grocers Look Towards Fall Demand

Heat continues to blanket much of the country in mid-September. Meanwhile, hurricane season is wreaking havoc along the eastern U.S. and Gulf Coast, with tropical storm Daniel being the latest system to rear its ugly head.

With some communities still reeling from the devasting damage of Hurricane Ida and others flooded by torrential rainfall from Nicholas, late-summer grilling plans are far removed from the priority list for many households. 

Meanwhile, the first day of fall is just under one week away. For retailers, the transition to autumn will mean increased consumer preference for fall favorites like roasts. Weather-permitting, tail gaiting at sports events as fans celebrate NFL season could prolong demand for grilling cuts while supporting popular game-time foods like wings.

Speaking of wing fanatics, the National Chicken Council recognizes September as National Chicken Month. Some grocers are advertising additional chicken cuts to encourage consumer spending on poultry. However, the number of chicken advertisements this week in Urner Barry’s survey was down from a week ago and was also below the last half of August...

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Sep 16 9:39 AM, UB Newswires


Zoglo's Incredible Food Corp. to List Products with Leading North American Retail Co-operative

Zoglo's Incredible Food Corp. is pleased to announce the listing of its IncredibleTM plant-based product line with Calgary Co-operative Association Limited, solidifying its retail footprint in the Alberta market. The entirety of Zoglo's IncredibleTM line which includes consumer favourites such as chicken strips, meatballs, and burgers will be available in all 22 Calgary Co-op. supermarkets in the Calgary metropolitan area.

Calgary Co-op. is one of North America's largest retail co-operatives with over 440,000 members. They ranked 8th in sales among all...  

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Sep 16 9:18 AM, General News


Veroni Launches a Brand-New Snack Line - To Make Back-to-School Season Easier

With its snacks full of flavor and protein, Veroni makes 'back-to-school' easier, fun, and healthy. The brand-new line of the beloved Italian cured meat maker is inspired by the traditional Italian "merenda". It comes in four pairing variations that combine Italian salami (mild and spicy), Provolone cheese, breadsticks, and dry fruits such as dried cranberries and dried apricots. The portable snacking trays can be easily packed in lunch boxes for kids, served as an after-school snack, or while on-the-go during...

 

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Sep 16 8:40 AM, General News


Whole Foods Market to Launch Just Walk Out Technology at Two Stores Next Year

Whole Foods Market announced today that it will open two stores featuring Amazon’s Just Walk Out technology as an option for customers. Located in Washington, D.C.’s Glover Park neighborhood and Sherman Oaks, California, the stores are expected to open next year.

Both stores will offer the high-quality, natural and organic products and locally sourced options that are found in all Whole Foods Market locations – but customers will have an option to skip the checkout line. Using Just Walk Out technology, customers can enter, shop...

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Sep 16 8:38 AM, General News


Zoglo's Incredible Food Corp. Adds Consumer Packaged Goods Executive Bill Ivany To Board

Zoglo's Incredible Food Corp. is pleased to announce the addition of Bill Ivany to Zoglo's Board of Directors effective September 13, 2021.

Bill Ivany is a seasoned Food Industry executive with experience leading and overseeing sales, operations, and supply chain departments of international consumer packaged goods organizations and brands. Mr. Ivany has held multiple leadership roles with companies such as Melita Canada, Marsham International Food Brokers and Kehe subsidiary, Tree Of Life Canada, over his 35-year career.

"It is an honour to be serving on the..."

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Sep 15 8:33 AM, General News


Amazon Announces Plans to Hire 125,000 Employees in Hundreds of Cities and Towns Across America

Amazon continues to provide opportunities for full-time and part-time jobs in logistics as it expands its footprint to better serve customers in communities where they live. Today, the company announced that it is providing an additional 125,000 local employment opportunities throughout the U.S., on top of the 40,000 corporate and technology jobs announced earlier this month. The roles in fulfillment and transportation offer an average starting wage of more than $18 per hour—and up to $22.50 per...

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Sep 14 9:22 AM, General News


UNFI Names Steve Dietz as its New Chief Customer Officer

United Natural Foods, Inc. today announced the promotion of Steve Dietz to the newly created role of Chief Customer Officer (CCO) effective October 1, 2021. In this new role, Dietz will be responsible for overseeing UNFI’s sales efforts throughout the United States and Canada.

Dietz currently serves as UNFI’s President, Pacific Region, a position he’s held since 2018. As CCO, Dietz will support the region teams, driving business growth and helping ensure UNFI delivers on its long-term vision to transform the future of food. The sales regions include UNFI’s...

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Sep 14 9:01 AM, General News


Blue Apron Introduces Heat & Eat, its First Single-Serving Meals

Blue Apron is introducing Heat & Eat, the company’s first-ever prepared, single-serving meal offering, ready in five minutes or less. Heat & Eat meals were designed to give customers additional flexibility to enjoy Blue Apron at different occasions throughout the week without sacrificing quality or flavor for convenience.

“A core pillar of our growth strategy is product innovation and efficient menu expansion with a goal of better integrating into our customers’ lives,” said Linda Findley Kozlowski, Blue Apron’s President and Chief Executive Officer. “The addition of Heat & Eat meals to..."

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Sep 13 9:41 AM, General News


Zoglo's Incredible Food Corp. Appoints Consumer Retail Industry Veteran as Board Chairman

Zoglo's Incredible Food Corp. is pleased to announce the appointment of Paul Del Duca as Chairman of the Board replacing incumbent David Sugarman who will be stepping down for personal matters.

Paul Del Duca is a consumer retail industry veteran with a career spanning over 40 years in leadership roles with A&P Canada, Dominion Stores, Metro Inc., Sobeys Canada, Walmart Canada, and Wilson's Transport. By applying an informed, multilateral approach, he has led multiple teams, businesses, and corporations to successful, measurable results. Del Duca has also...

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Sep 13 9:34 AM, General News


Meat District Launches "Shaq" Burgers in Retail Stores Nationwide

Meat District's "SHAQ" 2-lb burger pack created in partnership with basketball legend and Hall of Famer Shaquille O'Neal has officially hit shelves at Stater Bros., Food Lion, SEG, Hyvee, Dierberg's, Publix and Ralphs. The collaboration is Meat District's latest addition to its line of mouth-watering butcher-crafted, premium burgers that are perfectly seasoned and ready to cook.

"We worked closely with Shaquille to create a product that would wow fans and we are both really proud of the 'Shaq' burger!," said Meat District's COO Zack Levenson...

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Sep 13 8:29 AM, General News


Natural Grocers® Officially Introduces The Good4u Meal Deal Program 

Showcasing that eating healthy does not need to be expensive and reflecting its Founding Principles to provide its communities with groceries that are healthy, high quality and affordable, Natural Grocers officially introduces the addition of its Natural Grocers good4uSM Meal Deal program. As part of its broader effort to fight food insecurity, the Natural Grocers good4u Meal Deals were introduced in April 2020 to provide customers with simple, affordable, and nutritious recipes for themselves and their families. The program has evolved into a mainstay for the organic and...

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Sep 10 9:20 AM, General News


Kraft Heinz Appoints Abby Blunt and Bill Behrens

The Kraft Heinz Company today announced that Abby Blunt, who has led the company’s Washington, D.C.-based Global Government Affairs team since 2012, has been appointed Strategic Advisor for Government & ESG Affairs and Advisor to the Board. After a distinguished 20-year career with Kraft Heinz, Abby will transition to this new role in a part-time capacity, allowing her to focus on the two corporate boards she has recently been asked to join, while still supporting Kraft Heinz initiatives. Her new role is effective Oct. 4...

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Sep 10 8:05 AM, General News


Publix Names Senior Vice President of Retail Operations and New Division Vice President

Today, Publix Super Markets President Kevin Murphy announced the promotion of John Goff to Senior Vice President of Retail Operations, effective Jan. 1, 2022.

Goff, 48, began his career in 1991 as a front service clerk in Jacksonville, Florida. He worked in various positions before being promoted to store manager in 2005. He was promoted to Jacksonville Division district manager in 2010, Miami Division regional director in 2014 and Miami Division vice president in 2019.

Goff and his wife, Kristy, will be relocating their family to the...

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Sep 10 8:05 AM, General News


This Week in Retail: NFL Season Kicks Off, Boosting Protein Demand

The unofficial end of summer is in the rearview mirror and the National Football League season kicks off today with a game between the Dallas Cowboys and Tampa Bay Buccaneers. Football viewing parties along with tailgating provide additional opportunities for consumers to gather and celebrate game day with finger foods and protein-centric meals like burgers, hot dogs, ribs, and of course—wings. Football season increases foot traffic at both the meat case and prepared foods sections in the supermarket as eager fans stock up on favorites while cheering for their teams. 

While pumpkin-flavored everything is already making headlines, many parts of the country are still enjoying warm weather. Some households may continue to barbeque outdoors, aiding in prolonged support for grilling cuts in the near term...

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Sep 9 9:45 AM, UB Newswires


Tyson Foods Unveils Hillshire Farm® SNACKED! to Meet Growing Demand for Kids Snacking

Tyson Foods, one of the world's leading protein producers, is taking on the $1 billion kids refrigerated, pre-packaged snack category with a new kids snack - Hillshire Farm® SNACKED! Building upon its powerhouse portfolio of protein brands and success in adult snacking, Hillshire Farm SNACKED! will give parents a versatile, on-the-go snack pack made with quality, trusted ingredients – made just for kids.

More than 76% of people, including children, eat two or more snacks every day. And when it comes to snack...

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Sep 9 9:37 AM, General News


Campbell's® Chunky® Debuts New Campaign: Lunchtime Is Your Halftime

Since 1997, Campbell's® Chunky®, the Official Soup Sponsor of the NFL, has partnered with numerous, high-profile NFL players and their moms. To kick off the 2021 NFL season tonight, Chunky will officially launch its latest nationwide advertising campaign, "Lunchtime Is Your Halftime," featuring Head Coach Sean McVay of the Los Angeles Rams. This marks the first time a coach has starred in a Chunky spot, as the brand has also featured Chunky Mama's Boys and the regular everyday Champions of Chunky.

In an effort to continue...

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Sep 9 9:32 AM, General News


Walmart and Meredith Corporation Partner To Help Answer the Question: ‘What’s for Dinner?’

Walmart Inc., the No. 1 U.S. retailer and world’s largest grocer, today announced a cross-platform partnership with Meredith Corporation, the leading multi-platform media company reaching nearly 95% of women in the U.S., to help millions of busy families plan and prepare meals faster and more easily through AI-powered meal planning, shoppable recipes, visual search, chatbots, and more. The partnership pairs Meredith’s expertise in food content, hyper-local consumer insights and proprietary technology platform with Walmart’s wide customer reach, omnichannel presence, deep product assortment, convenient...

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Sep 9 8:36 AM, General News


USDA Invests $700 Million in Grants to Provide Relief to Farm and Food Workers Impacted by COVID-19

Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack today announced that $700 million in competitive grant funding will be available through the new Farm and Food Workers Relief (FFWR) grant program to help farmworkers and meatpacking workers with pandemic-related health and safety costs. The announcement was made in press call with United Farm Workers Foundation Executive Director Diana Tellefson Torres and United Food and Commercial Workers International President Marc Perrone. Additionally, to recognize the essential role and costs borne by front-line grocery workers, $20 million of this amount has been set aside for at least one pilot program to support grocery workers and test options for reaching them in the future. The new program is funded by the Consolidated Appropriations Act of 2021 and is part of USDA’s Build Back Better efforts to respond and recover from the pandemic.

The program will provide relief to farmworkers, meatpacking workers, and front-line grocery workers for expenses incurred due to the COVID-19 pandemic. This relief is intended to defray costs for reasonable and necessary personal, family, or living expenses related to the COVID-19 pandemic, such as...

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Sep 8 9:11 AM, General News


Impossible Foods Launches Chicken Nuggets Made From Plants

Impossible Foods announced the launch of its newest product – Impossible Chicken Nuggets Made From Plants – marking a major milestone in consumers’ preference for plant-based products.

Now available through major foodservice distributors, Impossible Chicken Nuggets will appear today on the menus of top chefs across the country, including at David Chang’s fried chicken concept Fuku in New York City; Marcus Samuelsson’s comfort food eatery Red Rooster in Harlem and Miami; Sean Brock’s fast-food tribute Joyland in Nashville; Tal Ronnen’s Los Angeles hotspot Crossroads Kitchen; and...

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Sep 8 8:24 AM, General News


Walmart Driving Regeneration in Agriculture

In 2016, Walmart announced our commitment to sustainably source at least 20 key commodities by 2025. Building on that work, in 2020, we embarked on our journey to go beyond sustainability and become a regenerative company, dedicated to placing nature and humanity at the center of our business.

Regeneration means restoring, renewing, and replenishing, in addition to conserving and sustaining. And as part of that aim, we have committed to protect, manage or restore at least 50 million acres of land by 2030. Across our business, associates have been working with our suppliers and...

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Sep 7 8:36 AM, General News


This Week in Retail: How the Ads Stack Up for Labor Day

Labor Day weekend is a stone’s throw away and retailers are spotlighting popular grilling items as we approach the final weeks of summer. 

Beef reigns number one in circular ad space this week with 28.6 percent of total feature volume, followed by seafood with 25.5 percent. Pork surpasses chicken for third with 24.3 percent. Chicken claimed 17.1 percent.

In the beef complex, 80% lean ground beef is on feature for an average of $3.19 per pound, down from $3.25 per pound last year. 80% lean ground beef is the only item in the beef complex displaying lower YOY feature prices this week. Top round London Broil, a favorable choice for grillling, is featured at $4.16 per pound, 27.2% above a year ago. The steak complex currently averages $8.70 per pound, nearly one dollar more per pound versus last year. T-bone and top sirloin are heavily advertised this week and their feature prices average about 23% and 8%, respectively, above 2020...

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Sep 3 8:39 AM, UB Newswires


Amazon Expands Hampton Roads Investment with a Career Center and Two New Delivery Stations

Amazon continues its investment in the Hampton Roads area with the launch of a Career Center and two delivery stations. The Amazon Career Center, located at 1989 S. Military Highway in Chesapeake will serve as a hiring and orientation hub for the company’s operations facilities in Chesapeake, Suffolk, Norfolk, Hampton, and Virginia Beach. Additionally, the company is excited to announce the opening of two delivery stations in the Hampton Roads area, a 165,000 square foot facility at 1400 Sewells Point Road in Norfolk and a 111,600...

 

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Sep 1 10:29 AM, General News


Walmart Responds to Continued Growth by Hiring 20,000 Additional Supply Chain Associates

As our business continues evolving to meet the needs of today’s customers, having a robust supply chain is more important than ever. That’s why we’re excited to announce that our team is growing.

We released FY22 Q2 earnings last week, and they revealed just how much Walmart has grown over the past year — we had another strong quarter. Innovation across all areas of the business had a huge impact on our growth, and earlier this year, we shared plans to roll out high-tech automation systems to...

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Sep 1 8:53 AM, General News


NCBA Secures Extension of Critical Exemption for Livestock Haulers

Today, the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA) announced an extension of the exemption from hours-of-service (HOS) requirements for livestock haulers. Livestock haulers continue to need this flexibility for the well-being of livestock during hauls, and to keep grocery stores stocked with beef during the continued disruption of COVID-19. This extension comes after consistent advocacy by the National Cattlemen's Beef Association (NCBA).

Thanks in part to NCBA's continued push on this issue, livestock haulers have been operating under an HOS exemption since the beginning of the...

 

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Sep 1 8:40 AM, General News


Nabati Foods Launches Plant-Based Liquid Eggs in the U.S.

Nabati Foods Global Inc., a plant-based food technology company offering whole, natural, plant-based foods for consumers, is launching Nabati Plant Eggz™, its plant-based liquid egg product, in the United States, on August 30, 2021.

The product is available online at Nabati.ca for $6.99 (USD) and is also available as part of VegNews’ deal of the week. The deal includes two bottles of Nabati Plant Eggz™ and two bags of Nabati Cheeze (one mozzarella style and one cheddar style), which can be purchased for...

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Sep 1 8:33 AM, General News


First 7-Eleven® Store Opens in Cambodia

Cambodia's first 7-Eleven® store is set to open Monday, Aug. 30, in Phnom Penh, the bustling capital city of the Southeast Asian country. Residents and tourists alike now can enjoy the world's largest retailer's unique style of convenience, signature food and drinks, as well as products and delicacies especially created to appeal to the local market.

CP ALL Cambodia Co., Ltd. holds a master franchise agreement with 7-Eleven, Inc. and is solely authorized to develop and operate stores in Cambodia. CP ALL Cambodia Co., Ltd. is a...

 

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Aug 31 8:47 AM, General News


Kroger Releases 2021 Environmental, Social and Governance Report

The Kroger Co. released its 2021 Environmental, Social and Governance (ESG) report, sharing its new long-term ESG strategy and framework to benefit people and the planet, and to help create a more resilient, equitable food system for tomorrow.

"As a grocery retailer, Kroger is committed to advancing positive impacts for people and our planet and to creating more resilient global systems," said Rodney McMullen, Kroger's chairman and CEO. "Even throughout a difficult year, our team continued to make progress on our goals while still playing a key role in providing fresh food and essential goods to our communities. Through our Zero Hunger | Zero Waste social and...

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Aug 30 8:32 AM, General News


This Week in Retail: The Value of Labor

Labor Day – a holiday to honor the American labor movement – is a little over one week away. The invaluable contributions made by our nation’s workers warrants special recognition this year as nearly all sectors face widespread labor shortages during these unprecedented times.

These days ‘Help Wanted’ signs are commonplace and many restaurants have pared down their menu offerings in response to tight supplies. The retail landscape across nearly all proteins has been shaped by labor and processing constraints as some grocers struggle to secure enough product. Retail prices for several red meat, poultry, and seafood items this week continue to trend above 2020 levels.

Labor Day ads will be in full view next week and retailers will promote popular grilling items like pork chops, ribs, and steak. Grocers are also prepping for an influx of...

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Aug 27 8:41 AM, UB Newswires


PLANT PROTEIN: Get to Know Players in the Plant Protein Market: Barvecue 

‘Plant-based’ and ‘barbecue’ may not go hand in hand yet, but a bold and tight-knit team of innovators are making changes in the barbecue belt. "In September, we will open the world's largest plant-based smokehouse, Barvecue's Carolina Smokehouse," says Lee Cooper, founder, and CEO of Barvecue. Since its inception in 2017, Barvecue has been a family affair, nestled in the lush greenery of North Carolina developing plant-based barbeque meats. The mission? “To create the best tasting plant-based barbecue on the market while building a company that cares about people, animals, and the planet," says Cooper.

Barvecue offers chopped and pulled plant-based barbecue meat, lovingly smoked using a fragrant blend of local woods. The chopped Barvecue variety is gluten free while the pulled is not, and both varieties are...

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Aug 27 8:40 AM, Plant Protein


New Acosta Report Details the Evolving Impact of COVID-19 on Consumer Behavior

Acosta, a global integrated sales and marketing services provider in the consumer packaged goods (CPG) industry, today released its latest COVID-19 Shopper Insights report, COVID-19 Shopper Insights: Which Habits Are Sticking? The report examines pandemic-related shopping behaviors that are continuing to impact the CPG industry as COVID-19 evolves. According to Acosta's research, about 45% of consumers have increased their online grocery shopping and reduced trips to traditional CPG channels since pre-pandemic, indicating convenience and safety remain important considerations for consumers.

"COVID-19 has significantly impacted consumer behavior and accelerated trends we were seeing prior to March 2020," said Colin Stewart, Executive Vice President, Business Intelligence at Acosta. "While many believe we're headed towards normalcy, it is highly likely that...

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Aug 26 8:27 AM, General News


Walmart Launches Walmart GoLocal, a New Delivery as a Service Business

Walmart announced the creation of a new line of business – Walmart GoLocal – that extends its expertise in delivering goods to customers to businesses of all sizes.

“In an era where customers have come to expect speed and reliability, it’s more important than ever for businesses to work with a service provider that understands a merchant’s needs,” said John Furner, president and CEO, Walmart U.S. “Walmart has spent years building and scaling commerce capabilities that support our network of more than 4,700 stores and we look forward to helping..."

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Aug 25 8:23 AM, General News


AYO Foods Expands as West African Favorites Now Available at Kroger Locations Nationwide

AYO Foods, a premium frozen food brand delivering an authentic and delicious line of West-African inspired cuisine, today announced that its products are now available across the U.S. at Kroger, and Kroger owned banners nationwide. Kroger will be carrying some of the company's most popular offerings including Jollof Rice, Puff Puff, and two recently launched items in partnership with Bravo TV's Top Chef, Eric Adjepong, Chicken Yassa and Waakye. The company's new partnership with Kroger, along with a growing body of fast-growing regional grocers like...

 

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Aug 24 8:52 AM, General News


Online Grocery Shoppers are Willing to Pay Double the Fee to Improve Delivery Time by One Hour 

The long-held assumption that speed is the most important online delivery factor for e-commerce customers is upended by new research released in an article today by MIT Sloan Management Review. During the early COVID-19 lockdowns, committing to a speedy delivery seemed particularly important. Now, as many consumers emerge from the pandemic, they care more about being able to select a specific delivery day and a precise delivery time when it's convenient for them to take in their groceries.

A new analysis finds that a grocery customer is willing to wait 10.8 hours longer for a delivery if the delivery window is one hour shorter, and will wait an additional 7.5 hours longer if the delivery can be...

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Aug 24 8:38 AM, General News


SpartanNash Promotes Tyler King to VP, Finance

Grocery retailer and distributor SpartanNash today announced Tyler King has been promoted from Senior Director to Vice President, Finance and Finance Business Partner for the Company’s retail business segment.

In his new role, King will serve as an advisor for the retail business segment, led by Executive Vice President and General Manager, Corporate Retail Tom Swanson. King will provide strategic insights to support SpartanNash’s 148 retail stores in attaining financial goals and company objectives. King will report to EVP and Chief Financial Officer Jason Monaco.

“Tyler’s experience in delivering strong company financials has..."

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Aug 23 10:08 AM, General News


This Week in Retail: Prepping for Labor Day; Pork and Beef Indices Forge Record Highs  

Labor Day weekend – a symbolic end of summer – is sadly within reach for families scrambling to fit in one last vacation before school resumes. For some college students, the fall semester has already begun. Among retailers, the Labor Day holiday is widely viewed as the last major grilling weekend of the year.

Grocery stores could see an uptick in foot traffic as parents restock on school staples like breakfast and lunch foods. Typically, aside from back-to-school demand and Labor Day grilling opportunities, the meat case takes a back seat in mid to late August. This year, however, beef and pork appear well-positioned to remain in the spotlight despite a traditional period of seasonal... 

 

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Aug 19 10:15 AM, UB Newswires


July Retail Sales Slow Amid Tight Supply Chain but Demand Continues

Retail sales slowed during July as retailers continued to face supply chain disruptions and increased COVID-19 vaccinations allowed consumers to shift some spending from goods to activities like going out to dinner and traveling despite the delta variant, the National Retail Federation said today.

“July retail sales showed slight deceleration in spending, but nothing to derail our outlook for a record year,” NRF President and CEO Matthew Shay said. “Though the delta variant is presenting health challenges while supply chain disruptions along with unfilled job openings are presenting..."

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Aug 18 8:35 AM, General News


Wegmans Announces Promotion of Nicole Wegman to President of Wegmans Brand

Wegmans announced Nicole Wegman, Senior Vice President of Wegmans Brand, has been promoted to the new role of President of Wegmans Brand.

“Our mission is to help people live healthier better lives through exceptional food,” said Danny Wegman, chairman. “The innovation we’re able to bring to life through our trusted brand enables us to deliver on that mission. Nicole is leading this effort across our company to ensure we only bring the very best to our customers.”

Nicole joined Wegmans in 1989 and has served as Senior Vice President since 2017...

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Aug 17 3:54 PM, General News


Real Good Foods Expands Frozen Entrée Offerings at Kroger Stores Nationwide

The Real Good Foods Company, a high growth brand in frozen food, announced today the launch of seven new frozen, high protein, low carb, grain free, gluten free entrées in approximately 1,500 Kroger stores nationwide. These tasty offerings are made with real ingredients that allow consumers to stay on track with their health and wellness goals while also bringing convenience to every lifestyle.

"We are delighted with this expansion of approximately 10,000 points of distribution in Kroger stores and Kroger owned banners," said Bryan Freeman, Executive Chairman of...

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Aug 17 9:04 AM, General News


Albertsons Companies Bring Grocery Shopping Through a Suite of New Revolutionized Digital Offerings 

Albertsons Companies has set out to reintroduce themselves to shoppers through new and refreshed offerings that make the grocery shopping experience more enjoyable and convenient. Today the company unveiled three new innovations: the launch of the free Deals & Delivery app, their new “Albertsons for U” shopper loyalty program and FreshPass™, their exclusive unlimited grocery delivery service with member-only perks.

“We have been working hard to revolutionize Albertsons Companies’ digital offerings and enhance all aspects of the food experience and journey,” said Chris Rupp, EVP...

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Aug 17 8:38 AM, General News


Lean Cuisine Introduces Six New Recipes at Retail

Known for creating comfort-inspired recipes that help you meet your goals, Lean Cuisine® is introducing six new entrees.

New Lean Cuisine recipes include two High Protein Bowls featuring oven fried chicken. Just like fast casual menu items, these bowls contain white meat chicken that is blasted with superheated air for that 'air fried taste' – making the chicken extra crispy and juicy.

Additionally, new Lean Cuisine Cauli' Bowls™ feature pasta made with cauliflower. From Mac and Cheese to Creamy Tomato Vodka Pasta, consumers can...

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Aug 17 8:28 AM, General News


Zoglo's Incredible Food Corp. to List Its New Product Line with Walmart Canada

Zoglo's Incredible Food Corp. announced that it will be listing its plant-based food products from its new Incredible product line in select Walmart Canada locations across the country.

Founded in 1994, Walmart Canada is part of Walmart Inc.'s International portfolio, with 408 retail locations including...

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Aug 17 8:27 AM, General News


Meatless Farm Offers Plant-Based Burger on Chefs Plate’s Menu, Expanding Availability

Meatless Farm today announced the launch of its plant-based protein option on Chefs Plate’s menu. Effective today, consumers across Canada are able to select the Meatless Farm patty as a recipe option with Chefs Plate, marking the first time the meal kit company has offered plant-based substitutions on its weekly menu.

Meatless Farm is featured in the Naked Veggie Cheeseburger meal option for its first week, with many recipes to come including Loaded Sweet Potatoes, Korean Bowls, Skillet Mexican Bowls and more. This represents an exciting...

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Aug 16 9:11 AM, General News


Nature Zen to Launch Their Plant-Based Protein on the US Market

Health and organic sections in conventional supermarkets and general food stores have never been so abundant. Year after year, the number of shelves proposing organic and animal free alternatives is increasing. We are now living in a new era where even top restaurants in New York City have completely converted their menus to adopt this new lifestyle that is vegetarian or vegan, preferring organically grown, eco-friendly, plant-based foods … today’s new must for the benefit of mind and body, when eating...

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Aug 16 8:27 AM, General News


Publix Introduces GreenWise Private-Label Plant-Based Burgers and Tenders

In response to increased customer demand for more plant‑based protein options, Publix is launching the company’s first pea-based chickenless tenders and meatless burger patties. The GreenWise Chickenless Tenders, arriving in stores this week, and the GreenWise Meatless Burger, released in April, offer the texture and taste of meat while providing 11 and 19 grams of plant-based protein, respectively. As an added benefit for customers with food sensitivities, both new products are nondairy and soy- and gluten-free. The company also currently offers a traditional black bean burger...

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Aug 13 8:00 AM, General News


This Week in Retail: Tight Supplies, Stellar Protein Demand; A Case of Déjà Vu?

August is flying by and retail ads are beginning to shift from grilling staples to tailgating must-haves as retailers highlight NFL preseason. Consumer demand for beef, pork, and chicken has remained stellar leading up to the fall, and tight supplies across most protein items may continue to keep retail prices elevated.

This week in retail we look at the situation surrounding the poultry and red meat complex, which continues to be influenced by the pandemic and ongoing logistical challenges. 

This time last year, retail prices were higher for many protein items amid efforts to reopen food service and dining capacity across the nation. The situation in August 2021 appears to be a case of déjà vu as retail prices, for beef and pork, in particular, trend higher than year-ago levels. The Delta variant is fueling volatility in the marketplace and re-emerging patterns of panic-buying are becoming increasingly likely. 

A year ago, seafood and beef features...

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Aug 13 7:43 AM, UB Newswires


Impossible Sausage Made from Plants Arrives in Home Kitchens

Impossible Foods announced that Impossible Sausage Made From Plants is launching in retail stores for the first time in a ground sausage form. Available in two flavors - Savory and Spicy - Impossible Sausage will be rolling out in Kroger, Ralphs, King Soopers, Fred Meyer, Safeway, Albertsons, Wegmans, Stop & Shop, Hannaford, Giant Martin’s, Giant Food, Sprouts Farmers Market, and Heinen’s and many more retailers across the country.

Impossible Sausage was introduced as the company’s first all-new product since the Impossible™ Burger debuted in 2016. Sausage went on the menu at the 30 Top American Diners as chosen by Yelp, and Jamba® most recently followed with...

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Aug 12 8:32 AM, General News


Tattooed Chef Launches New Innovation Items at Sprouts Farmers Market

Tattooed Chef, Inc., a leader in plant based foods, announced it has launched four entrée bowls including two new flavors at Sprouts Farmers Market in approximately 340 stores.

The four entrée bowl flavors are now available to Sprouts Farmers Market shoppers, including the new Buffalo Cauliflower Mac & Cheese Bowl and Spicy Thai Bowl...

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Aug 11 3:12 PM, General News


Sharon McCollam Returns to Retail as Albertsons Companies New President and Chief Financial Officer

Albertsons Companies today announced that Sharon McCollam will join the Company on September 7, 2021, as its President and Chief Financial Officer reporting to Vivek Sankaran, Albertsons Cos. Chief Executive Officer. McCollam will succeed Bob Dimond, who will be retiring and will remain with the Company as an advisor through February 2022 to ensure a seamless transition.

McCollam, 59, retired from Best Buy in 2016 where she served as Executive Vice President, Chief Administrative and Chief Financial Officer. She is broadly recognized as the...

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Aug 11 8:29 AM, General News


Life Cuisine Launches Ten New Recipes Inspired by Modern Ways of Eating

Life Cuisine is introducing exciting new recipes across a variety of formats with innovative ingredients, lifestyle options like cauliflower bites, gluten free pasta, single-serve cauliflower crust pizza, piadas and more.

One of the latest brands from Nestlé, Life Cuisine delivers delicious food made with nutrients and ingredients that help you thrive. Recipes are inspired by four popular ways of eating: high protein, meatless, gluten free and low carb lifestyle. With a variety of offerings for any time of day, Life Cuisine provides thoughtfully created recipes designed for...

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Aug 9 2:39 PM, General News


Instacart Announces Consumer Technology Veteran Carolyn Everson is Joining the Company as President

Instacart announced it has appointed Carolyn Everson as President, effective September 7, 2021. Everson brings with her a 30-year proven track record of leading at-scale, global consumer technology teams with a focus on growing global partnerships, industry-leading business development and pioneering advertising platforms. As President, Everson will oversee Instacart's Retail, Business Development and Advertising businesses, as well as the company's People, Policy & Government Affairs, Legal, Partnerships, Instacart Pickup and Care teams. Everson will report directly to Instacart's Chief Executive Officer Fidji Simo. Everson will succeed current President Nilam Ganenthiran, who has been appointed to a new senior leadership position - Strategic Advisor to the CEO - also reporting directly to Simo.

"I've had the privilege of working with Carolyn for a decade and know just how lucky we are to have her leadership and talent at Instacart. Carolyn's an industry legend, best known for...

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Aug 6 8:19 AM, General News


This Week in Retail: The Outlook for August

The dog days of summer will soon be behind us and below normal temperatures are already starting to materialize in the areas spanning the central Plains to the East Coast. This week is retail, we delve into the supply and demand landscape that will impact retail meat prices in August.

As more moderate temperatures begin to arrive, grocers will begin to shift their attention to back-to-school needs by featuring items used in lunches and snacks. These items typically include easy-to-prepare frozen meals like pizza along with deli meats.

Retailers will also begin to promote breakfast foods like eggs. In addition, retailers will be focusing on dinnertime staples since families tend to sit down together for...

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Aug 5 10:16 AM, UB Newswires


Kroger Elects Elaine Chao to Board of Directors

Kroger announced that Elaine Chao has been elected to the company's board of directors.

"We are pleased to welcome Elaine to Kroger," said Rodney McMullen, Kroger's chairman and CEO. "She's an experienced national and global leader who brings to Kroger's board deep knowledge of corporate governance, strategic and workforce management, and public-private partnerships as well as extensive experience at the highest levels of...

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Aug 5 8:25 AM, General News


Online Grocery Start-ups Could be One Of the Enduring Legacies Of the COVID-19 Era 

Alongside the trends too much greater digitalisation, reduced contact through more self-checkouts, automation and a more cashless society, the ultra-fast start-ups could be one of the enduring legacies of the Covid-19 era impacting retail in a future post-pandemic.

The sector will develop strongly on the back of the Covid push and all these players will benefit from a rising tide lifting all boats.

Rather this report deals with the ultra-fast delivery startups, attracting record levels of investment, shoppers and interest. The pandemic has boosted a new dynamic in online grocery, reflected in the rise of GoPuff and its various clones. These players are first and foremost about...

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Aug 4 1:32 PM, General News


Kroger and Kitchen United Partner to Provide Customers Meal Pick Up and Delivery from Restaurants

Kroger and ghost kitchen industry leader Kitchen United announced a partnership to offer customers freshly prepared, on-demand restaurant food.

"Our customers' appetite for fresh, on-demand meals continues to accelerate, and we remain focused on offering new and innovative products that provide anything, anytime, anywhere," said Dan De La Rosa, Kroger's group vice president, of fresh merchandising "Our partnership with Kitchen United taps into restaurants' growing use of off-premise kitchen space to increase...

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Aug 4 9:56 AM, General News


Weis Markets Reports Second Quarter Results

Weis Markets reported its financial results for the thirteen-week period and 26-week period ended June 26, 2021.

Net sales totaled $1.0 billion for the thirteen-week period ended June 26, 2021, compared to $1.1 billion for the same period in 2020, down 4.7 percent. Second quarter comparable store sales decreased 5.8 percent on an individual year over year basis and increased 18.3 percent on a two-year stacked basis.

The Company's second quarter net income totaled $33.5 million compared to $41.5 million in 2020, down 19.3 percent. Second quarter earnings per share totaled...

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Aug 4 9:56 AM, General News


Publix Reports Second Quarter 2021 Results and Stock Price

Publix’s sales for the three months ended June 26, 2021 were $11.8 billion, a 3.9% increase from $11.4 billion in 2020. Comparable store sales for the three months ended June 26, 2021 increased 2.3%.

Net earnings for the three months ended June 26, 2021 were $1 billion, compared to $1.4 billion in 2020, a decrease of 26.2%. Earnings per share for the three months ended June 26, 2021 decreased to $1.46 per share, down from $1.94 per share in 2020. Excluding the impact of net unrealized gains on equity securities in 2021 and 2020, net earnings for the three months ended June 26, 2021 would have been $920.3 million, compared to...

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Aug 3 8:30 AM, General News


Vejii Holdings Signs Agreement with UNFI

Vejii Holdings Ltd. announced that as of July 15 it has entered into an agreement with United Natural Foods, Inc. (UNFI), the largest publicly traded grocery distributor in the United States and Canada.

Under the terms of the agreement the company expects to greatly improve overall margin based on a tiered discount structure. This agreement will improve reliability and consistency of supply to over 5000 products across 200 categories.

"The customer shopping experience is our number priority. Having a strong relationship with...

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Aug 2 8:23 AM, General News


Quick 'N Eat Angus Beef Patties and New Burger Product Lines Now Sold in U.S. Walmart Locations

Quick 'N Eat is introducing authentically flame-grilled beef patties to frozen, fully cooked meat aisles at Walmart locations across the country.

The rapidly growing producer of affordable, high-quality beef products has also extended its products within the fully cooked burger category, including an all-new turkey burger. Now available at...

 

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Jul 30 8:34 AM, General News


Albertsons Reports First Quarter Fiscal 2021 Results

Albertsons Companies reported results for the first quarter of fiscal 2021, which ended June 19, 2021.

First Quarter of Fiscal 2021 Highlights

- Identical sales decreased 10.0%; on a two-year stacked basis identical sales growth was 16.5%
- Sustained digital sales levels; on a two-year stacked basis digital sales growth was 276%
- Net income per Class A common share of $0.78; two-year CAGR of 212%
- Adjusted net income per Class A common share of...

 

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Jul 30 8:33 AM, General News


Daring Brings Plant-Based Chicken To Whole Foods Market

Daring has announced its Original Pieces and Original Breaded Pieces are available for consumers to purchase in select Whole Foods Market locations across the U.S. starting August 2021. Daring's entry into Whole Foods Market is a significant retail growth moment for the brand, landing in the beloved retailer just 18 months after launching.

Daring will add to Whole Foods Market's renowned portfolio of premium ingredient products with its Original Pieces and Original Breaded Pieces, both available in...

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Jul 29 8:27 AM, General News


HelloFresh Market Launches in U.S., Expanding Beyond Weeknight Dinners to Everyday Essentials

HelloFresh announced the launch of HelloFresh Market, an online store offering customers a range of add-ons, from quick meals to pantry essentials. The Market gives customers a convenient way to get breakfast options, ready-to-heat meals or everyday items – such as fresh produce, snacks, desserts, sides, spice blends, grocery essentials, and more – delivered to their doorstep simply by adding them to their weekly HelloFresh order. The range of Market offerings will be rolling out to all customers across...

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Jul 29 8:27 AM, General News


Zoglo's Incredible Food Corp. Announces 12 New Products into the Canadian Retail Market

Zoglo's Incredible Food Corp. announced the introduction of 12 new plant-based food products from its Incredible™ product line into the Canadian retail market. The new products are designed to provide customers with plant-based alternatives for existing consumer favourites such as shawarma, meatballs, chicken tenders and strips.

"We are very pleased to be expanding our product line in Canada and look forward to Zoglo's continuing to...

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Jul 29 8:26 AM, General News


Sweet Earth Foods Debuts New Plant-Based Breakfast Bowls and Reformulated Deli Slices Nationwide

Plant-based foods innovator Sweet Earth Foods is announcing the nationwide launch of their new heat-and-eat Breakfast Bowls and reformulated, ready-to-eat Deli Slices. As consumers return to on-the-go busy lifestyles, these prepared meal and plant-based protein offerings provide quick plant-based solutions.

The three new Sweet Earth Breakfast Bowls meet this demand and are inspired by classic regional scrambles, all while offering between 17 - 20 grams of plant protein and three to five grams of fiber in every bowl. New flavors found in the frozen meals section include...

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Jul 28 8:23 AM, General News


Dr. Praeger’s Launches Four New Products Nationwide at Whole Foods Market

Dr. Praeger’s Sensible Foods announced the introduction of four new products to Whole Foods Market shelves nationwide.

Beginning in August, Whole Foods shoppers can find Dr. Praeger’s Cauliflower Veggie Burger, Perfect Burger, Original Chick’n Littles and Spinach Littles Value Pack on shelves at their local Whole Foods. These new products join an existing array of Dr. Praeger’s products that Whole Foods customers have been purchasing for years, including the California Veggie Burger, the brand’s #1 selling SKU at Whole Foods and the brand’s Perfect Sliders, introduced last year...

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Jul 28 8:23 AM, General News


C&S Wholesale Grocers Purchases Albertsons' Frozen Contract With Burris Logistics

C&S Wholesale Grocers, Inc., an industry leader in supply chain solutions and wholesale grocery supply in the United States, has purchased Albertsons' frozen service contract from Burris Logistics.

"C&S's legacy is innovating ahead of market trends and this agreement is the next step in our transformation journey. It will further strengthen our service with Albertsons in the frozen product, as well as support a new relationship with Albertsons' mid-Atlantic division," said Rick Cohen, Chairman, C&S Wholesale Grocers...

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Jul 26 8:24 AM, General News


ShopRite Introduces Exclusive Bowl & Basket Fresh Chicken Line

ShopRite announced the launch of its private label, all natural Bowl & Basket™ Fresh Chicken line. Whether shopping in store or online, shoppers can now enjoy over two dozen different kinds of high quality Bowl & Basket Fresh Chicken offerings such as breasts, thighs, fillets, wings, drumsticks – all at extremely budget-friendly prices.  
 
ShopRite’s launch of Bowl & Basket™ Fresh Chicken marks a significant expansion of the supermarket’s private label poultry offerings in its fresh meats division. The expansive rollout demonstrates ShopRite’s continued commitment to offering customers an ever-expanding assortment...

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Jul 23 9:48 AM, General News


Packaged Facts: The Future of Grocery 

The COVID-19 pandemic has changed many aspects of consumer behavior and daily life. In 2020, many consumers were suddenly faced with more time at home.

  • Office workers and those with jobs that can be done from home began to work from home full-time.
  • Many schools and daycares closed, meaning that students and children were now spending their days at home.
  • Restaurants, cafeterias, and other foodservice operations closed to dine-in service in many areas.
  • With these changes, families across the U.S. were eating at home more often, cooking more, and sometimes feeding more people than usual throughout the day. As a result...
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Jul 23 8:24 AM, General News


Instacart Announces Next-Gen Fulfillment Initiative for North American Retailers

Instacart, a leading online grocery platform in North America, unveiled the first phase of the company's next-generation fulfillment initiative designed to bring automated technology solutions to retailers across the U.S. and Canada. As part of the new initiative, the company announced it has signed a multi-year strategic deal with Fabric as a fulfillment automation partner. With Instacart next-gen fulfillment, the company will integrate leading software and robotics solutions with Instacart's proprietary technology and growing shopper community to create new e-commerce services for retail partners and an even faster, more effortless online grocery shopping experience for customers.

As part of Instacart's new next-gen fulfillment initiative, the company will pair Fabric software and robotics with...

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Jul 23 8:23 AM, General News


Uber and Costco Kick Off Grocery Delivery Pilot in Texas

Uber Technologies have entered a delivery pilot with 25 locations across the state of Texas where Costco members could have their groceries delivered within hours, if not minutes, with Uber and Uber Eats. Over the coming weeks, 7 additional Costco warehouses will be available to Uber users via Uber and Uber Eats mobile apps. The minimum order amount is $35 and delivery is free for Uber Pass and Eats Pass holders. This is Uber's first pilot with a food wholesaler in the United States.

Today's news follows Uber's recent announcement of their first national grocery partnership in the US, with Albertson's Co., which more than doubled the availability of Uber's grocery offering with...

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Jul 22 8:25 AM, General News


The Online Grocery Market Nearly Tripled in 2020

The U.S. food and beverage industry has been impacted heavily by COVID-19. In 2020, more consumers than ever before were deciding to order food and beverage items online to avoid grocery shopping in crowded stores, where they might be exposed to the COVID-19 virus. As reported by Packaged Facts' new report The Future of Grocery: Online Grocery, Meal Kits, & Direct-to-Consumer Food, the online grocery market nearly tripled in 2020.

Packaged Facts projects that online sales of food and beverages will...

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Jul 22 8:24 AM, General News


OZO Expands Line of Plant-Based Proteins in Frozen and Fresh Aisle

Colorado-based Planterra Foods is expanding its portfolio of plant-based products in the fresh and frozen category by launching a variety of new items for families to have more options of convenient plant-based meals at home. Available now, consumers can add the OZO™ Frozen Nuggets (10.6 oz), plant-based Chicken Patties (4, 2.5 oz patties), and Italian Style Meatballs (12-1 oz meatballs) as well as fresh Smokehouse Burgers (2-4 oz patties) and plant-based Ground Turkey (12 oz) to their plant-based rotation of OZO™ meals.

These new OZO™ products offer a spin on plant-based proteins in the categories of chicken, turkey and beef, with bold flavors for delicious meat-free possibilities stored...

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Jul 21 10:36 AM, General News




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