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

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

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Feb 22 8:00 AM, Urner Barry



Beyond Meat® Unveils Its Beyond IV Platform With Significant Advancements Across Taste and Health 

Beyond Meat, Inc. (NASDAQ: BYND), a leader in plant-based meat, today announced the fourth generation of its core beef platform, Beyond IV, resulting in the unveiling of the company’s new Beyond Burger® and Beyond Beef® exclusively at retail. The new platform raises the bar for plant-based meat products and center-of-the-plate protein generally, and further cements Beyond Meat’s commitment to creating plant-based meat products that not only taste delicious but deliver important nutritional benefits...

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Feb 21 9:04 AM, Urner Barry


The Retail Rundown: Finalizing February’s Features

Retailers are finalizing their February features while actively preparing for spring demand, which is bolstered by seasonal factors like warmer weather along with holidays including St. Patrick’s Day and Easter.

Retail features are shifting from red meat and poultry towards seafood as Lenten observers begin the 40 days of fasting and reduced meat consumption. 

The seafood complex continues to hold the top spot within total protein features, accounting for 37% this week. Beef follows with 21% of retail buying opportunities, while pork closes in at 19%. Chicken claims almost 16% of ad space, nearly...

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Feb 21 7:55 AM, UB Newswires


Smashburger Launches Jack & Annie's® Plant-Based Burgers in Restaurants Nationwide

Smashburger, the better-burger fast casual restaurant with 235 corporate and franchise locations, has partnered with jack and annie's to launch a new plant-based burger made from jackfruit in all locations across the U.S. starting today.

While the union of the two Colorado-based companies is solidified poignantly on Valentine's Day, the relationship began with a limited time menu test conducted last summer within select Smashburger locations in Colorado, New York, New Jersey, and Chicago.Following the menu test's success and positive feedback from consumers, the...

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Feb 15 9:11 AM, Urner Barry


The Retail Rundown: Surf and Turf Promotions for Valentine's Day

It's Cupid's Day and love is in the air for the foodservice sector as consumers celebrate with an evening out and a special meal.

Following the Super Bowl craze, the balance of this month is generally lackluster for retail. However, increased demand for premium cuts of meat and seafood helps to lift overall protein sales, especially for restaurants and fine dining establishments.

Various restaurant chains were showcasing Valentine's Day promotions last weekend and continue to offer special deals for the upcoming weekend including prix fixe menus for two.

Consumers planning...

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Feb 14 6:30 AM, UB Newswires


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

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

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Feb 12 8:00 AM, Urner Barry


Canada Concerned That VCOOL Rule and Prop 12 Could Disrupt Supply Chains

Canadian Agriculture Minister Lawrence MacAulay met with U.S. Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack in Washington D.C. last month to discuss strengthening agricultural ties between the two countries.

During their meeting, Minister MacAulay raised proposed changes in voluntary country-of-origin labeling (VCOOL) regulations for meat and livestock. These regulations along with California's Proposition 12 could restrict trade and disrupt supply chains, said the Minister. 

The USDA proposed a rule last March that allows the voluntary “Product of USA” or “Made in the USA” label claim to be used on...

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Feb 8 9:26 AM, UB Newswires


The Retail Rundown: Super Sunday Promotions 

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

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

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Feb 7 7:19 AM, UB Newswires


Cargill “Protein Profile” Finds Shrinking, Time-Strapped U.S. Households Demand Easier Meal Options 

Annual trends report reveals top industry insights, including consumers’ desire for more diverse and globally inspired foods on their menus

North American consumers need protein solutions that are right-sized, simple, globally inspired and affordable. That’s according to the newly published “Protein Profile,” an annual report produced by Cargill’s North American Protein business. The comprehensive findings are compiled by Cargill’s Marketing and Insights team, based on their own proprietary research and market intelligence gleaned from working with North America’s top retailers, food manufacturers and restaurants...

 

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Feb 6 8:06 AM, Urner Barry


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

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

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

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Feb 6 8:00 AM, Urner Barry


Amazon Could Face Government Order Making It Liable for Third-Party Products

Order from Consumer Product Safety Commission could classify company as a distributor, giving it the same safety responsibilities as traditional retailers

Amazon.com is facing a government order that could make it responsible for the safety of goods that it sells for outside vendors on its website and ships for them through its logistics network.

The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission is preparing an order that could classify Amazon's online retail business as a distributor of goods, according to people familiar with the matter. That designation could give Amazon...

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Feb 2 8:00 AM, Urner Barry


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

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

 

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Feb 1 8:00 AM, Urner Barry


The Retail Rundown: Touching Down on Super Bowl Spending

The retail sector is touching down on the first major retail food-buying occasion of the year—the Super Bowl. The game between the Kansas City Chiefs and San Francisco 49ers will take place on Sunday, February 11th and grocers have plenty to celebrate ahead of what could be a record-smashing milestone for sales.

A record 200.5 million viewers are expected to tune in to Super Sunday, according to the National Retail Federation (NRF). Collective spending on food, drinks, apparel, decorations, and other purchases could hit $17.3 billion, also...

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Jan 31 7:00 AM, UB Newswires


Volpi Foods Takes Artisan Snacking on the Road

Fourth-generation, family-owned Volpi Foods, a leading brand of high-quality charcuterie, is thrilled to announce the launch of its newest product, Snack Cups. Designed with convenience and health in mind, Snack Cups are the perfect grab-and-go snack for individuals with a busy lifestyle. Available in two flavors, Fontina Cheese with Genoa Salame and Cheddar Cheese with Uncured Pepperoni.

Packed with 13 grams of protein per serving, Snack Cups are a keto-friendly option that will keep you energized throughout the day. Made exclusively using Raised Responsibly™ Midwest...

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Jan 29 8:00 AM, Urner Barry


The Retail Rundown: Packing on the Protein

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

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

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Jan 24 7:55 AM, UB Newswires


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

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

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

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Jan 23 9:46 AM, Urner Barry


Kroger CIO Discusses Digital Innovation Trends for Grocery Retail in 2024

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

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

 

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Jan 22 8:00 AM, Urner Barry


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

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

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

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Jan 19 2:46 PM, Urner Barry


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

Egglife Foods, Inc, a Chicago-based innovator harnessing the power of eggs to disrupt the food industry with simple, delicious, and nutritious egglife® egg white wraps, is launching a new dual flavor egglife variety pack available only at Sam's Club. With two packs of egglife original wraps and one pack of egglife sweet cinnamon wraps, the new 18ct variety pack will make it easy to prepare healthier meals the whole family can enjoy, from sweet breakfast bites, to lunch on the go, to savory, satisfying lasagna...

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Jan 15 9:59 AM, Urner Barry


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

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

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Jan 12 8:28 AM, Urner Barry


REPORTER: Bird Flu, Strong Retail Demand Send Egg Prices Soaring

This article was originally featured in the WINTER 2024 Edition of Urner Barry’s Reporter magazine. 

After more than five weeks of no change, the shell-egg market began its seasonal ascent in the penultimate week of October, as it often does, on a combination of strengthening retail demand and mounting confidence in the lead-up to Thanksgiving. Days later, that upward momentum got kicked into overdrive, following reports that the bird flu had broken out on a commercial layer farm for the first time in 11 months...

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Jan 12 8:00 AM, Urner Barry


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

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

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

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

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Jan 8 10:13 AM, Urner Barry


Fans Can Make a Taco Bell-Approved Crunchwrap Supreme and Chipotle Chicken Quesadilla at Home

Taco Bell® fans have long taken to social media to recreate their favorite menu items at home, but their creations never taste quite the same without the brand’s unique ingredients. Today, Taco Bell at Home introduces the first-ever Crunchwrap Supreme and Chipotle Chicken Quesadilla “Cravings Kits,” featuring proprietary Taco Bell restaurant ingredients, seasonings and sauces essential to making these fan-favorites at home. The Craving Kits are the latest offerings from Kraft Heinz’s Taco Bell at Home line designed to make it easier...

 

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Jan 4 9:43 AM, Urner Barry


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

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

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

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Jan 3 6:32 AM, UB Newswires


Mintec Releases "Christmas Dinner Index 2023" Report

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

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

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Dec 22 7:58 AM, Urner Barry


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

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

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

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Dec 20 9:57 AM, Urner Barry


The Retail Rundown: Ham Features Increase for the Holidays

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

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

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Dec 20 7:30 AM, UB Newswires


Wow Bao Caps off Record 2023 with Giant Eagle Partnership

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

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

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Dec 19 9:49 AM, Urner Barry


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

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

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

 

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Dec 15 8:03 AM, Urner Barry


The Retail Rundown: Thanksgiving Turkey Retail Prices Reported Higher Despite Wholesale Drop

With Thanksgiving in the rearview mirror, Urner Barry is looking back at how this year’s retail Thanksgiving sales compared to recent years. 

According to Circana data, retail turkey prices on both a discounted and non-discounted basis have consistently trended higher in the past five years. Generally, distribution has also seen an uptrend in recent years. 

Distribution is a measure that reports the distribution of discounted and non-discounted items. It takes into account the number of Universal Product Codes (UPCs) selling within a given aggregate...

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Dec 13 7:11 AM, UB Newswires


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

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

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

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Dec 12 10:04 AM, Urner Barry


Oscar Mayer and Mint Mobile Team up to Show Everything is Better with a Side of Bacon

The iconic meat brand teams up with Ryan Reynolds-owned Mint Mobile and businesses in cities nationwide to offer a side of bacon with holiday purchases

While many agree that everything is better served with bacon, not everything in life comes with a side of the tasty fare – until now. Today, Oscar Mayer, the brand with a legacy of uniting millions around a love of meat, debuts its new “A Side of Bacon” campaign nationwide alongside Ryan Reynolds-owned Mint Mobile...

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Dec 12 9:52 AM, Urner Barry


CNBC/NRF Retail Monitor Shows Strong Retail Sales Gain for First Half of Holiday Season

The holiday shopping season got off to a good start in November as retail sales showed strong gains, according to the CNBC/NRF Retail Monitor, powered by Affinity Solutions, released today by the National Retail Federation. Click here to access November retail data.

“November Retail Monitor data shows that consumers are embracing the holiday season and promotions being offered by retailers,” NRF President and CEO Matthew Shay said. “Value conscious shoppers are out looking for deals as they purchase gifts for family and friends, and...

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Dec 12 9:42 AM, Urner Barry


Food Lion To Go Expands Services at 35 Additional Stores

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

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Dec 12 9:11 AM, Urner Barry


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

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

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

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Dec 8 8:02 AM, Urner Barry


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

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

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

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Dec 6 8:19 AM, Urner Barry


The Retail Rundown: Season’s Gr-eatings

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

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

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

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Dec 6 6:09 AM, UB Newswires


DoorDash Launches Annual 12 Day Holiday Savings Event

Whether you’re making your list or you’re checking it twice, DoorDash is the special ingredient for a joyful holiday season with Deck the Doorstep, twelve festive days of massive deals to help make holiday hosting and shopping more convenient than ever. From December 1st through December 12th, DoorDash users can look forward to limited-time discounts, daily deals, and exclusive DashPass offers from local and nationwide favorites featuring groceries, retail, and restaurants — all in one place.

During DoorDash’s annual savings event, people will be able to...

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Dec 1 9:42 AM, Urner Barry


U.S. Pork a High-Quality, Convenient Option for Consumers in Korea

USMEF is partnering with Korean retailers to develop and promote U.S. pork in new home meal replacement products.

Korean processors, retailers and restaurants are working aggressively to develop new ideas to satisfy the needs of fast-growing, single-person households in Korea, which now account for 41% of all households.

Consumer demand for quality and convenience is booming and USMEF is partnering with retailers to develop and promote new products with U.S. pork for as home meal replacement (HMR) options.

One such partnership has been an ongoing collaboration with...

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Dec 1 9:28 AM, Urner Barry


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

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

 

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Dec 1 8:09 AM, Urner Barry


Travis Kelce Launches Travis Kelce's Kitchen, a Line of Game-Changing Refrigerated Entrees

Travis Kelce, one of the greatest tight ends of all time and a staple of the Kansas City Chiefs since 2013, is taking his love for Kansas City BBQ to a whole new level. With the launch of Travis Kelce's Kitchen, his own line of flavorful refrigerated entrees, Kelce aims to share his passion for great food, especially the hearty BBQ that Kansas City is famous for. This new line features seven of his favorite dishes inspired...

 

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Nov 30 8:35 AM, Urner Barry


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

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

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

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Nov 29 11:17 AM, Urner Barry


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

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

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Nov 28 10:40 AM, Urner Barry


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

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

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

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Nov 28 9:37 AM, Urner Barry


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

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

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

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Nov 28 9:18 AM, Urner Barry


Modern Market Eatery First Drive-Thru Location Now Open

Modern Market Eatery, the Colorado-based fast casual concept specializing in scratch-made foods using clean ingredients, has opened the brand's first drive-thru restaurant in Colorado Springs at 3015 New Center Point, Suite 100, in the First & Main Town Center on Friday, Nov. 17.

The new company-owned restaurant is the third Modern Market Eatery location in Colorado Springs. Offering dine-in, drive-thru and delivery options, it will serve the full Modern Market menu, including the new winter menu that launched on Nov. 1, featuring eight brand-new dishes...

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Nov 28 8:00 AM, Urner Barry


Krispy Krunchy Chicken Leads Hot Food Solutions

Krispy Krunchy Chicken®, one of the nation’s fastest-growing foodservice businesses, is soaring ahead of the competition with its “freshly made, perfectly Cajun” offerings that are hot and ready to serve for on-the-go customers. According to the 2023 Convenience Store News Realities of the Aisle Study, which polled over 1,500 regular c-store shoppers, the primary factors taken into account when buying prepared food at a convenience store include price, value, food quality, taste, and freshness. With rapid popularity and aggressive expansion, the brand is a top contender in these...

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Nov 27 10:26 AM, Urner Barry


Uber Eats Adds Big Lots As First National Home Discount Retailer

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

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

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Nov 22 11:07 AM, Urner Barry


Holiday Meals Simplified

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

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

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

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Nov 22 9:33 AM, Urner Barry


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

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

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

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Nov 22 9:29 AM, Urner Barry


Publix Announces Officer Promotions

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

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

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

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Nov 22 8:00 AM, Urner Barry


The Retail Rundown: Feasting on Holiday Features

Thanksgiving is here and the retail segment is teeming with all things turkeys, sides, sweets, and treats!

Fittingly, turkey leads the protein category with 31.1% of total feature volume, up from 22.5% the week prior. Pork follows with 22.8%. Seafood narrowly overtakes beef for the third spot, with 18.8%. Beef claimed 17.4%, nearly flat with last week.

Mintec recently took a look at the components that make up the traditional holiday dinner in its "Thanksgiving Dinner Index 2023" report. The index, which measures price fluctuations across key food commodities that make up a...

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Nov 22 7:15 AM, UB Newswires


More People Than Ever Expected to Shop During Thanksgiving Holiday Weekend

An estimated 182 million people are planning to shop in-store and online from Thanksgiving Day through Cyber Monday this year, according to the annual survey released today by the National Retail Federation and Prosper Insights & Analytics. This figure is 15.7 million more people than last year and is the highest estimate since NRF began tracking this data in 2017.

“The Thanksgiving holiday weekend marks some of the busiest shopping days of the year, as consumers enjoy the tradition of shopping for the perfect gifts for friends and loved...

 

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Nov 17 12:02 PM, Urner Barry


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

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

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Nov 17 9:52 AM, Urner Barry


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

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

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

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Nov 17 9:46 AM, Urner Barry


Holiday Grocery Shopping Habits

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

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Nov 17 8:04 AM, Urner Barry


Census Says Retail Sales Grew Year Over Year in October But Growth Continued to Slow

Retail sales kept up a long streak of year-over-year gains in October even though the rate of growth continued to slow, National Retail Federation Chief Economist Jack Kleinhenz said in response to the U.S. Census Bureau’s release of monthly retail sales data today.

“Fourth-quarter consumer spending stepped off on a more moderate pace, as expected,” Kleinhenz said. “The staying power of the American consumer has been the story of 2023, but financial conditions have...

 

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Nov 17 8:02 AM, Urner Barry


Pure Prairie Poultry Launches New Retail Brand

It's been just shy of two years since the Midwest's premium chicken newcomer, Pure Prairie Poultry™, purchased a state-of-the-art chicken processing facility in Charles City, Iowa, that showcased its air-chilled technology. Now, its launched its charter retail brand, named after the company—Pure Prairie Poultry™, emphasis on "pure." Initially offered at more than 50 locations across Coborn's, Cashwise, and Marketplace stores in Minnesota, North Dakota, and Wisconsin, the company has big plans to grow throughout the Midwest and beyond...

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Nov 17 8:00 AM, Urner Barry


Walmart Celebrates Re-Grand Opening of 117 Remodeled Stores Across

More Than Half a Billion Dollars in Investments Upgrading Stores

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

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Oct 31 8:05 AM, Urner Barry







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