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Tyson® Brand Introduces New Honey Chicken Bites and Restaurant Style Crispy Wings

Tyson® brand is excited to announce its newest retail offerings: Honey Chicken Bites and Restaurant Style Crispy Wings. These flavorful, protein-packed products promise to satisfy refined tastes and simplify mealtime, making them perfect for summer entertaining. Tyson Honey Chicken Bites and Restaurant Style Crispy Wings are now available at select retailers.

Honey Chicken Bites Elevate Taste to New Heights

Tyson Honey Chicken Bites deliver an explosion of flavor with every bite and contain 14g of protein per serving...

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Jun 13 7:28 AM, Urner Barry



The Retail Rundown: Raising the 'Steaks' for Father’s Day

The Memorial Day and July 4th holidays are popular burger occasions, whereas Father’s Day is typically geared toward steak consumption. Fittingly, grocers have upped the feature volume for steaks ahead of the upcoming holiday weekend.

Steaks currently make up 43.3% of total retail buying opportunities within the beef complex, up from 37.7% the week prior. Ground beef ads also saw a week-over-week advance, now holding 35.3% of beef’s total retail activity. Feature activity for roasts has eased as fewer households utilize their ovens during the hotter weather.

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Jun 12 8:35 AM, UB Newswires


Meijer Makes Healthy Foods More Accessible for SNAP Participants

As part of its ongoing commitment to expand access to healthy foods, Midwest retailer Meijer is now accepting the use of Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) benefits on its Meijer app, providing a more convenient option for customers to pay for groceries like fresh produce and milk.

The new payment capability was unveiled across all of its Midwest stores last week, enabling SNAP participants to pay for their Meijer app orders using an Electronic Benefits Transfer (EBT) card. The enhancement represents the latest way Meijer is increasing access to healthy...

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Jun 10 8:00 AM, Urner Barry


Consumers Remain ‘Willing to Spend’ Even as Growth Slows

Shoppers are still willing to buy even as smaller job and wage gains and high interest rates are slowing the growth of consumer spending, National Retail Federation Chief Economist Jack Kleinhenz said today.

“U.S. economic growth for the remainder of this year will depend on several factors but particularly the pace of job growth, inflation and what actions will be taken by the Federal Reserve,” Kleinhenz said. “The good news is that the economy is growing, inflation is moderating, and overall fundamentals look fine as increased consumer spending supports underlying momentum.”...

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Jun 5 8:00 AM, Urner Barry


The Retail Rundown: Focus Shifts to Next Big Cookout Event

Shoppers welcomed the unofficial start of summer over the Memorial Day weekend with grilling go-tos including hamburgers, ribs, and chicken parts. Circana data indicates ground beef sales totaled nearly $82.9 million last week, up from $68.4 million the week prior and outpacing $77.1 million during the same week in 2023. Beef ribeye also saw increased sales week-over-week, earning $32.3 million with distribution (the number of UPCs selling within the given aggregate) totaling 90,781up from 87,175 the week prior...

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Jun 5 8:00 AM, UB Newswires


Dollar Tree, Inc. Completes Transaction for 170 ‘99 Cents Only Stores’

Dollar Tree, Inc. today announced that it acquired designation rights for 170 leases of 99 Cents Only Stores across Arizona, California, Nevada, and Texas. The deal was completed via two transactions in May that were approved by the United States Bankruptcy Court for the District of Delaware. As part of the transactions, Dollar Tree also acquired the North American Intellectual Property of 99 Cents Only Stores and select on-site furniture, fixtures, and equipment.

In April, California-based 99 Cents Only Stores filed for Chapter 11 

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May 29 9:18 AM, Urner Barry


ANALYSIS: Boneless Chicken Breast Values Experience Seasonal Shudder

For those on the chicken side of the business, all eyes are on the breast meat complex given the recent, and somewhat abrupt, shift in marketing dynamics. For perspective, between the year’s outset and May 20th, jumbo boneless breast quotations have advanced 66%. This has positioned values at the fourth-highest seasonal level realized in the past decade. At $1.95/lb. delivered, this year’s seasonal peak currently stands about $0.19/lb above the 10-year average for the period.

Players attribute 2024’s admirable breast meat performance to active...

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May 24 8:16 AM, Urner Barry


United Natural Foods, Inc. Extends Distribution Partnership with Whole Foods Market to 2032

United Natural Foods, Inc. announced today that it has extended its wholesale grocery distribution partnership with Whole Foods Market, an affiliate of Amazon.com, Inc. (NASDAQ: AMZN), by entering into an eight-year extension agreement with the company to serve as their primary distributor. The term of the newly extended distribution relationship between the parties will now run until May 2032, replacing the term of the prior agreement, which was set to expire in September 2027.

“We are proud to extend our longstanding partnership with Whole...

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May 23 8:00 AM, Urner Barry


The Retail Rundown: Ads Centered on Get Grillin’ Themes

This week's retail ads are centered on get grillin' themes as consumers stock up on burgers, hot dogs, and other barbeque staples for the upcoming Memorial Day holiday. 

For the holiday weekend, seafood features take the cake with 28.8% of total protein ad volume. Pork climbed to second with 23.7%, followed by chicken with 20%. Beef features eased to 19.3% of the mix, down about three points from the week prior.

Looking at seafood, fresh/frozen filets make up 31% of retail buying...

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May 22 6:18 AM, UB Newswires


Kroger Celebrates Memorial Day with Backyard Grilling Bundle for as Little as $4 per Person

The Kroger Co. today shared it is celebrating Memorial Day with Locked-in-Low prices on grilling essentials as families gather in a day of remembrance. For as little as $4 per person, the barbeque bundle includes all the staples to commemorate the holiday.

"At Kroger, we are exceedingly grateful for the sacrifice, devotion and bravery of our armed forces who unselfishly gave their lives for the fundamental promise of American freedom," said Rodney McMullen, Kroger's chairman and CEO...

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May 20 3:03 PM, Urner Barry


Walmart Opens High Tech Fulfillment Center in Greencastle, Pennsylvania

Walmart associates were joined by local elected officials and community members today to celebrate the grand opening of a new 1.5 million square-foot fulfillment center 10 miles north of Hagerstown, located at 1915 Ebberts Spring Court in Greencastle. This next generation facility will enable the retailer to fulfill more orders, more quickly.

"This is an exciting day for Greencastle, and we are thrilled to be the new home of Walmart's newest state-of-the-art fulfillment center," said Antrim Township Board of Supervisors Vice Chairman, Patrick Heraty...

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May 20 8:00 AM, Urner Barry


PERDUE® Expands SHORT CUTS® Product Line with Two New Varieties

PERDUE® SHORT CUTS® Hickory Smoked Chicken Breast Strips and PERDUE® SHORT CUTS® Shredded Roasted White Meat Chicken Bring New Flavor and Preparation Techniques to Mealtime

PERDUE®, the number-one brand of fresh chicken in the U.S., announced the expansion of its SHORT CUTS® product line with the introduction of PERDUE® SHORT CUTS® Hickory Smoked Chicken Breast Strips and PERDUE® SHORT CUTS® Shredded Roasted White Meat Chicken. The new offerings tap into trending flavors and preparation techniques that...

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May 16 9:35 AM, Urner Barry


The Retail Rundown: Memorial Day Promotions; Latest CPI Data

Spring is in the air… and the first inklings of summer are making a reappearance too. Memorial Day is less than two weeks out and grocers are enthusiastically preparing for the official start of the grilling season.

Cookout staples like charcoal, outdoor serving ware, grilling cuts, and all things barbeque are migrating toward the front page of circulars, bringing increased visibility to the meat case, deli counter, and prepared foods sections of the store. 

In the week leading up to Memorial Day weekend last year, 78-84% lean ground beef was...

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May 15 8:45 AM, UB Newswires


2024 U.S. Grocery Shopper Trends Series: How Consumers Are Finding Value at the Grocery Store, FMI

Shoppers enjoy food shopping as much as ever, according to the latest annual survey by FMI – The Food Industry Association, conducted by The Hartman Group. The analysis kicking off this 2024 series, U.S. Grocery Shopper Trends: Finding Value, provides a crucial snapshot of consumer behavior and sentiment in the most frequently purchased consumer category amid ongoing concerns about the impact of inflation on the cost of groceries.

While consumer concerns about food inflation persist, FMI’s newly launched U.S. Grocery Shopper Sentiment Index, which accounts...

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May 15 8:00 AM, Urner Barry


The Retail Rundown: Showdown for Consumer Dollars this Mother's Day

Grocers and foodservice are preparing for a showdown with Mother's Day just a few days away. 

The upcoming holiday typically favors foodservice sales over retail as consumers celebrate their loved ones by visiting a dining establishment. According to the National Restaurant Association, 34% of consumers will dine out this Sunday, particularly during lunch and dinner. An additional 12% will order takeout or delivery.

However, retailers have a few tricks up their sleeves to get shoppers through the door by promoting deals on flowers, cards, gifts, and more. Grocers...

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May 8 6:49 AM, UB Newswires


First Quarter Results Show Economy is Slowing but ‘Remains Resilient’

Economic growth slowed during the first three months of the year, but consumers are still spending more than last year, National Retail Federation Chief Economist Jack Kleinhenz said today.

“The U.S. economy lost some spring in its step during the first quarter as the pace of growth declined, and the downshift came with an unexpected bout of inflation,” Kleinhenz said, noting that prices for services are still increasing even as prices for goods level off. “But even with signs that the economic expansion is decelerating, the economy remains resilient...

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May 7 12:20 PM, Urner Barry


Impossible Foods Offers Best-Selling Impossible™ Chicken From Plants at Whole Foods

This month, Impossible Foods is bringing its fan-favorite Impossible™ Chicken From Plants to select Whole Foods Market locations in the US, expanding consumer access to delicious, nutrient-dense meat from plants that’s better for the planet.

Starting May 2024, Whole Foods Market shoppers can enjoy the No. 1 chicken-from-plants product in the US, Impossible Chicken Nuggets, which are described as tasting as good or better than animal chicken nuggets in a consumer taste test.2 Impossible Chicken Nuggets will be...

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May 1 10:40 AM, Urner Barry


The Retail Rundown: Maximizing May’s Buying Occasions

The grocery sector is maximizing several buying occasions this month as the change in weather and outdoor grilling season breathes new life into the meat case.

May brings about a seasonal shift as daily life bustles with spring activities like sports and outings—boosting the supermarket's convenience and snack food sections. Busy families will also frequent the deli counter more often and turn to quick dinners and frozen options for weekday meals.

Retailers are currently highlighting holiday items for Cinco de Mayo this Sunday. The upcoming holiday, which commemorates the anniversary of Mexico’s...

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May 1 8:15 AM, UB Newswires


The Retail Rundown: Abundance of Springtime Eating Occasions

There is an abundance of springtime eating occasions and grocers are gearing up for a triathlon of sorts with Cinco De Mayo, Mother’s Day, and Memorial Day fast approaching.

The produce section and the meat case are expected to benefit from Cinco de Mayo as those celebrating load up on beef, pork, and chicken for a variety of dishes like tacos, fajitas, burritos, and carnitas. These dishes are often accompanied by fixings like guacamole and salsa, boosting sales of avocadoes, mangoes, and more...

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Apr 24 10:05 AM, UB Newswires


Kroger, Albertsons Companies and C&S Wholesale Grocers, LLC Announce an Update

Amended Divestiture Plan Adds Stores, Facilities and Banner Names to Enhance Competition in Overlap Geographies and to Address Regulator Concerns

The Kroger Co. and Albertsons Companies Inc. announced today that they have amended their definitive agreement with C&S Wholesale Grocers, LLC for the sale of assets in connection with their proposed merger previously announced on October 14, 2022. This amended package modifies and builds on the initial divestiture package that was announced on September 8, 2023.

The amended divestiture package responds to concerns raised by federal and...

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Apr 22 10:32 AM, Urner Barry


Online Grocery Delivery Services Market size is set to grow by USD 652.45 billion from 2023-2027

Albertsons Companies Inc., Alibaba Group Holding Ltd. and Amazon.com Inc., and more to emerge as Some of the Key Vendors, Technavio

The global online grocery delivery services market size is estimated to grow by USD 652.45 bn from 2023 to 2027, according to Technavio. The market is estimated to grow at a CAGR of 19.43% during the forecast period. APAC held the largest share of the global market in 2022, and the market in the region is estimated to witness an incremental...

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Apr 15 8:00 AM, Urner Barry


CNBC/NRF Retail Monitor Shows Retail Sales Grew in March Amid Wage Gains and Easing Inflation 

Retail sales grew at a steady pace in March, according to the CNBC/NRF Retail Monitor, powered by Affinity Solutions, released today by the National Retail Federation.

“As inflation for goods levels off, March’s data demonstrates steady spending by value-focused consumers who continue to benefit from a strong labor market and real wage gains,” NRF President and CEO Matthew Shay said. “In this highly competitive market, retailers are having to keep prices as low as possible to meet the demand of...

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Apr 12 8:28 AM, Urner Barry


Dickey’s Barbecue to Expand Partnership with Sam’s Club

Dickey’s Barbecue Pit is thrilled to continue growing their retail presence with Sam’s Club.

Starting in April 2024, the Texas-style barbecue brand is expanding their partnership into an additional 30+ Sam’s Club stores throughout Montana, Louisiana, New Mexico, Central and South Texas Regions. Sam’s Club shoppers can purchase Dickey’s world famous, original polish smoked sausage ropes in the popular 36oz Club Pack and show off their backyard pit master skills from the comfort of their own homes.

“We are pleased to now be offering the Dickey’s...

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Apr 11 8:00 AM, Urner Barry


Kroger Kicks Off a Latin Flavor Take Over Four-Week Event

The Kroger Co. today announced it is kicking-off Cinco de Mayo with a four-week Latin flavors event. Customers are invited to experience savory Latin cuisine and explore the vibrant world of Latin flavors waiting for them at Kroger.

"This event is a celebration of a culture and flavors that inspires togetherness and a passion for food," said Dan De La Rosa, Kroger's group vice president of Fresh Merchandising. "We hope to curate an experience that promises to spark a new culinary adventure...

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Apr 10 3:23 PM, Urner Barry


The Retail Rundown: Competitive Prices Drive Traffic; CPI Update

The coming weeks and months present favorable weather conditions for grilling and travel, considered supportive of protein sales from both a retail and foodservice standpoint. And with a few notable items displaying comparatively attractive prices, the retail sector is well positioned to capitalize on pent-up grilling demand.

Below, we’ll explore a few notable items featured near or below year-ago levels last week, when some households celebrated Easter.

First up is beef ribeye, which averaged $10.79 discounted, down $2.24, or 17.2% from a year ago. Beef...

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Apr 10 9:05 AM, UB Newswires


Albertsons Companies Unveils Simplified “for U” Loyalty Program Enhancing Member Experience 

Albertsons Companies (NYSE: ACI) continues to transform its customer shopping experience and deepen customer relationships announcing today a new, simplified loyalty program providing more value and ease than ever for the retailer’s 38 million* loyalty members. Available now, the award-winning for U™ loyalty program is better than ever with a single points-based system, double the time to earn points and a new automatic cash off option for more convenient savings, among other benefits. The program retains all the benefits customers love with exciting enhancements to celebrate their loyalty and create customers for life.

The for U loyalty program is free and available to all customers who shop at Albertsons Cos. stores including Safeway, Albertsons, Shaw’s, ACME, Jewel-Osco, Randalls and Vons

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Apr 5 8:01 AM, Urner Barry


The Retail Rundown: The April Outlook

The first inklings of planting season have made an appearance and with it comes the prospect of prolonged warmer weather. April typically launches a period of improved foodservice and retail demand as the shift in seasons encourages consumers to venture outdoors and fire up the grill. Moreover, spring break is underway, giving a boost to foodservice interest.

With spring in full swing, feature volume will begin to shift from roasts, popular with cooler weather cooking, to grilling cuts. Currently, the pork category overtakes seafood for a second consecutive week with the most feature volume...

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Apr 3 7:05 AM, UB Newswires


Jack Link’s® Unveils a Sweet Collaboration with Dr Pepper® That Brings Two Classic Tastes Together

Jack Link’s® and Dr Pepper® have teamed up to bring you a one-of-a-kind flavorful experience with the release of Jack Link’s WILD Dr Pepper® inspired flavored meat stick and Jack Link’s Dr Pepper® inspired flavored beef jerky. Infused with the distinctive flavors inspired by Dr Pepper®, each bite of Jack Link’s meat snacks delivers a delightful blend of sweet and savory sensations.

“Pairing two flavor icons like Jack Link’s and Dr Pepper is sure...

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Mar 28 9:45 AM, Urner Barry


Mintec's 2024 US Easter Index

Mintec’s US Easter Index measures price fluctuations across key food commodities that are typically consumed in the US during the Easter period. The US Easter Index compares the commodities’ prices in March 2024 against March 2023 to determine whether consumers will be hypothetically better or worse off this Easter. The Index is comprised of three sub-indices: the US Easter Protein Index represents a selection of meats, fish and eggs that will typically be eaten as part of a main Easter dinner; the US Easter Chocolate Index compares the main...

 

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Mar 28 8:03 AM, Urner Barry


The Retail Rundown: Easter Features Breakdown 

A March Easter is approaching—an occurrence not seen since 2016. Circulars are flush with holiday and springtime themes as grocers take full advantage of the upcoming weekend. 

Pork feature volume rose through the ranks and earned the top spot of protein feature volume this week with 29% of ad space. Seafood eased to 25%, down from 32% last week. Lent ends tomorrow at sundown, meaning observers can soon indulge in meat on Fridays again. 

Beef has 20% of retail activity while chicken features comprise 11% of protein ad volume. Turkey features more...

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Mar 27 8:15 AM, UB Newswires


ANALYSIS: High Whole EU Egg Prices Leave Little Room For Movement Ahead of Easter

Historically, the pre-Easter period in Europe has been a peak time for the egg industry, characterized by rising prices leading up to the extended holiday weekend. However, this year, the uptick has been comparatively subdued, with minimal deviation observed from the 2024 trendline. Over the past five years, cage liquid whole egg values have reached an average Easter peak of 1.76 €/kg, reflecting a 22.4% increase from the Q1 five-year average low. This year, the price increase has been more restrained...

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Mar 26 8:51 AM, Urner Barry


Two of America's Favorite Flavors Join Forces with the Limited-Time Offering 

Bacon and ranch both continue to be beloved food items of consumers everywhere, with both ingredients easily applied to a variety of different dishes. Whether it's a burger or sandwich, pizza or soup, ranch and bacon both tend to enhance the meals and snacks they're added to.

That is why the makers of the HORMEL® BLACK LABEL® brand are so excited, as they have combined these two tasty flavors within a single bite in their latest limited-time flavor offering, HORMEL® BLACK...

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Mar 21 10:22 AM, Urner Barry


Flashfood and The Save Mart Companies Partner to Make Groceries More Affordable on the West Coast

Flashfood, the app for grocery’s best deals, today announced a partnership with The Save Mart Companies, a California-based grocer operating 194 stores under the banners of Save Mart, Lucky, and FoodMaxx in California and Western Nevada. Flashfood’s free app connects shoppers with fresh produce, meat and other high-quality groceries at up to 50% off, diverting food waste from landfills and offering great deals on groceries at the same time.

The Flashfood app is now available at 44 Lucky stores in the greater...

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Mar 20 12:01 PM, Urner Barry


The Retail Rundown: 2024 Annual Power of Meat Study Recap

The 2024 Power of Meat Study was revealed at the Annual Meat Conference in Nashville, Tennessee this week. Anne-Marie Roerink, Principal at 210 Analytics, presented the findings and identified the trends currently shaping the retail meat sector.

This year’s report found that the number of Americans who describe themselves as meat eaters (80%) and the number of households that purchase meat (98%) were unchanged from 2023. Circana data indicates that overall household penetration across all incomes, ethnicities, household sizes, and ages, averages above 97%...

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Mar 20 8:27 AM, UB Newswires


Bellisio Foods Expands Fast-Growing Boston Market Frozen Retail Portfolio

Bellisio Foods, one of the nation's largest, most trusted frozen food companies, announced expansion of their frozen retail brand, Boston Market At Home, with the introduction of comfort-inspired Boston Market Sides, new entrees and an innovative snacking format.

"Boston Market At Home has been serving favorite comfort tastes in convenient frozen meals to local grocery stores for years," said Nicole Grimmius, Vice President of Marketing and Innovation at Bellisio Foods. "Bellisio is now expanding to offer consumers even more delicious options."...

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Mar 14 11:32 AM, Urner Barry


Stryve Foods is Proud to Announce New and Improved Retail Packaging Showcasing Thinly Sliced Steak

Stryve Foods, Inc., a trailblazer in the protein snack industry, is thrilled to announce the Stryve brand relaunch of its innovative retail packaging, showcasing thinly sliced steak, a breakthrough in snacking options. The revamped packaging not only captivates with its enticing food photography but also emphasizes the remarkable benefits of Stryve’s products, including its significantly higher protein content compared to traditional beef jerky, as well as its preservative-free and zero-sugar formula.

Chris Boever, CEO stated “We are...

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Mar 14 10:13 AM, Urner Barry


Hormel Foods to Wow the Crowd at International Pizza Expo with its Latest Pizza-Topping Innovation

Hormel Foods takes its role as a leader in the pizza and foodservice industries seriously, and this spring, the company is once again positioned as a trend setter. Those attending next week's International Pizza Expo in Las Vegas will get to witness this expertise firsthand with the unveiling of HORMEL® Ribbon Pepperoni, the latest food-forward innovation from the pizza-topping experts at Hormel Foods.

Inspired by the pizza stylings of Windsor, Ontario — an oft-underrated pizza epicenter, where shredded...

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Mar 13 2:51 PM, Urner Barry


The Retail Rundown: Seeing Green

Grocers and foodservice establishments alike are seeing green ahead of what is expected to be a record-setting St. Patrick’s Day for spending.

According to an annual survey conducted by Prosper Insights & Analytics with the National Retail Federation, consumers plan to spend an average of $44.40 per person on the holiday coming up on Sunday, March 17th, amounting to a record $7.2 billion in collective spendingup from $6.9 billion in 2023. 

The top spending categories are food and beveragessláinte! And with the holiday falling on a weekend this year...

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Mar 13 8:36 AM, UB Newswires


Market Force Study Reveals America's Top Grocers, and What Feeds Consumers Choice of Where to Shop

Market Force's newest syndicated research covering grocery retailers suggests that consumers are still focused on pricing and promotions, but that slowing inflation has allowed them to also choose grocers based on convenience, cleanliness, and variety of merchandise available. H-E-B, Fry's, King Soopers, Brookshire Grocery and Food Lion rank at the top of consumer preference, receiving the highest proportion of consumer spending across 40+ grocery brands named in the study. Interestingly, "loyalty" to a grocery brand, doesn't necessarily translate to higher...

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Mar 13 8:00 AM, Urner Barry


February CNBC/NRF Retail Monitor Numbers Show Consumers Continued Spending in February

Retail sales continued to grow in February, building off solid gains from January, according to the CNBC/NRF Retail Monitor, powered by Affinity Solutions, released today by the National Retail Federation. Click here to access February’s retail data.

Total retail sales, excluding automobiles and gasoline, were up 1.06% seasonally adjusted month over month and up 6.3% unadjusted year over year in February, according to the Retail Monitor. That compared with a decrease of 0.16% month over month and an increase of 2.34% year over year in January...

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Mar 13 8:00 AM, Urner Barry


One-Hop Shopping! BJ’s Wholesale Club Delivers Fresh Savings for Easter Celebrations

BJ’s Wholesale Club (NYSE: BJ), a leading operator of membership warehouse clubs, is bringing egg-citing savings this year on Easter essentials, including fresh food, spring décor, apparel, paper goods and basket stuffers.

Members will find unbeatable value on Easter essentials both in-club and online at BJs.com. Plus, members can earn additional savings when they stock up on practically anything between March 12 and March 31. When BJ’s members spend $150* in one transaction between those dates, either in-club or online, they will receive a...

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Mar 12 2:03 PM, Urner Barry


TiNDLE Foods to Reveal Line of New Stuffed Chicken and Barista Milk Innovations at Natural Products Expo West 2024

TiNDLE Foods introduces two new innovations to its growing portfolio of retail products: TiNDLE Stuffed Chicken and its first dairy product, TiNDLE Barista Oat Milk. The new products deliver on the brand's commitment to unparalleled taste and quality and will be showcased for the first time in the U.S. from March 14-16 at the Natural Products Expo West 2024 show. TiNDLE Foods will be located at Booth

Innovations for Endless Creativity
The company is introducing TiNDLE Stuffed Chicken products this...

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Mar 7 8:08 AM, Urner Barry


The Kraft Heinz Not Company Launches First-Ever, Plant-Based Oscar Mayer Hot Dogs and Sausage

Today, The Kraft Heinz Not Company LLC debuted NotHotDogs and NotSausages, the first ever plant-based Oscar Mayer offerings and the first plant-based meat innovation from the joint venture between The Kraft Heinz Company (Nasdaq: KHC) (“Kraft Heinz”) and TheNotCompany, Inc. (“NotCo”). With its mission to create mouthwatering plant-based foods for all, The Kraft Heinz Not Company’s Oscar Mayer NotHotDogs and NotSausages offer the savory and smoky experience that brand fans have known and loved for more than 140 years...

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Mar 7 8:00 AM, Urner Barry


Office Potluck Inspires Innovation Resulting in Launch of HORMEL® Sweet Garlic Ginger Pork Loin

At Hormel Foods, all 20,000 team members are encouraged to participate in and contribute to the company's culture of innovation. Today, the makers of the HORMEL® brand are excited to showcase the latest example of that team-member contribution with the launch of its newest product innovation: HORMEL® Sweet Garlic Ginger Pork Loin, now available at select grocery retailers nationwide.

The inspiration for the recipe came courtesy of team member Feng Walkup, an international...

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Mar 6 8:45 AM, Urner Barry


The Retail Rundown: Hopping Towards the Holiday

Seafood maintains its lion’s share of total feature volume with 37% this week, up from 28.6% the week prior. At present, 42% of seafood features stem from the fresh/frozen fillet category as retailers look to capture sales from Lent observers.

Tilapia and salmon have the greatest percentages of feature volume within the fillet category. With prices comparable to or below year-ago levels, retailers were keen to give the two species a larger chunk of circular real estate.

Fresh salmon, the top seller within the finfish category last week, retailed at...

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Mar 6 7:10 AM, UB Newswires


New Research Identifies Opportunities for Aligning on Consumer Eating Occasions

Insights revealed today from FMI – The Food Industry Association, Oliver Wyman and Circana demonstrate new opportunities for food industry trading partners to cater to shoppers’ expanding definitions of value. The research, Finding Growth for Food & Beverage at Retail: Winning Eating Occasions throughout the Day, supports go-to-market strategies and ways in which grocers can attract more shopper relevance regarding needs, experiences, tastes, rewards, health – and especially convenience.

Mark Baum, senior vice president of industry relations and chief collaboration officer, FMI said, “The research showcases how food and...

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Mar 4 8:00 AM, Urner Barry


Cracker Barrel Old Country Store® Announces Return of Easter Heat n' Serve Favorites

To celebrate Easter, Cracker Barrel Old Country Store® is announcing new meal offerings to help create a delicious home-cooked meal experience. Guests can enjoy new items like the Hot n' Ready Easter Ham and Turkey Family Dinner and a Heat n' Serve French Toast Bake or traditional favorites like the Easter Heat n' Serve Ham or Prime Rib meals.

"This Easter, let Cracker Barrel do the homestyle cooking," said Cracker Barrel Vice President of Culinary Thomas Yun...

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Feb 29 9:38 AM, Urner Barry


Abbot's Launches in Publix, Expanding Healthy Options in the Grocery Aisle with Their Protein- and Plant-Rich Products

Abbot's—a wellness company crafting delicious and versatile plant-rich products from real, whole food ingredients—has debuted in over 1,300 Publix locations across eight states. The Florida-born supermarket chain will carry Abbot's plant-rich "Chorizo", Ground "Beef", and Fajita Chick'n in its produce department, providing shoppers across the Southeast with clean and wholesome protein options to enjoy in their favorite recipes.

All of Abbot's premium, protein-rich products are made with 100 percent real food ingredients...

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Feb 28 12:35 PM, Urner Barry


The Retail Rundown: Plenty to Munch on in March

Baseball, basketball, briskets, and the list goes on! Retailers have their sights set on spring demand with March just around the corner. Next month brings several buying opportunities and a refresh for the retail food landscape following the February slump.

Just a little over two weeks out is St. Patrick’s Day on March 17th. Bar and foodservice establishments are expected to benefit from patrons out and about for the holiday, which falls on a weekend this year.

Consumers in the U.S. also celebrate the holiday with corned beef, which is made...

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Feb 28 7:50 AM, UB Newswires







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