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FMI’s Leslie Sarasin Honored as Association CEO of the Year

03/03/2021


Exec nominated by trade group’s board of directors

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SpartanNash Appoints VP, Environmental Health and Safety

03/03/2021


Greg Molloy previously worked at CPG companies

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Food Lion Orange Campaign to Fight Hunger

03/03/2021


Customers can help provide more than 1M meals to families in need

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Washington’s Green Grocer Introduces Sustainable Meal Kit Subscription

03/03/2021


Options are responsibly sourced, made with fresh ingredients and require minimal packaging/waste

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Industry ‘Pleased’ by Legislators' Request to Cancel Swipe Fee Hike

03/03/2021


FMI, MPC maintain that increase would harm businesses and consumers

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Amazon Opens First Fresh Grocery Store Abroad

03/03/2021


London store features "just walk out" tech

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Dollar General Becomes Beauty Destination

03/03/2021


Discounter hosting six-day multicultural wellness fair

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Kroger Continues Digital Momentum as Sales Challenges Loom

03/03/2021


Q4 digital sales up 118%, but 2021 guidance calls for negative identical-store sales

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Whole Foods, UNFI Extend Distribution Partnership

03/03/2021


Agreement now runs until late September 2027

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Independent Grocers Adopt AI Solution

03/03/2021


Carlie C’s IGA, Pyramid Foods tap Hypersonix

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The New Collaboration Ecosystem: Rewriting the rules of in-store execution

03/03/2021


Leveraging the power of better collaboration is the future of grocery.

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The Future of Fresh Fulfillment

03/03/2021


Learn why fresh is a differentiator for grocers both in-store and online and how fresh fulfillment is critical to brand identity.

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New Seasons/New Leaf CEO to Depart

03/02/2021


Move part of independents’ strategic growth plan

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Kroger Continues to Support Storm-Ravaged Texas Communities

03/02/2021


Partnering with Dallas and Houston, retailer issues emergency grants and supplies drinkable water

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Hy-Vee to Roll Out In-Store Nail Salons

03/02/2021


Grocer partners with The W Nail Bar on 'several' in-store locations

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Smart & Final Launches Fundraising Campaign

03/02/2021


Initiative to benefit nonprofits in local communities

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Robinson Fresh Becomes a Brand

03/02/2021


A 115-year-old company takes a different approach

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Dollar Tree Is Opening a Pandemic Store Format

03/02/2021


Company reports concept's success amid stellar Q4 comps

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Rite Aid Vows to Improve Chemical Management and Product Safety

03/02/2021


Drug store chain banning PFAS, phthalates, BPAs and more in food packaging

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Harps Food Stores Sells and Leases Back 13 Stores

03/02/2021


$30.1M deal unlocks capital for independent grocer

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Publix Helping Shoppers Get Back to Normal

03/02/2021


Grocer lauds vaccine efforts amid stunning Q4 report

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Pet Care Innovation

03/02/2021


5 startups are ready to disrupt a hot category

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Lumity™ Supervisory Control E3

03/02/2021


The next generation in facility management and refrigeration controls is here!

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America’s Fastest Growing Paper Towel Brand

03/02/2021


OhSo Strong Paper Towels have quickly ascended into the Top 5 paper towel brands with America’s leading grocery chains.

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Trader Joe’s Is No. 1 in Customer Satisfaction, but Metrics Down Overall

03/01/2021


Supply-chain disruptions during pandemic contributed to declines

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Target Keeps Pandemic Momentum Going

03/01/2021


Retailer reports impressive Q4 comps

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Southeastern Grocers Introduces Supplier Diversity Program

03/01/2021


Virtual conference will support and identify minority business partners

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Kroger Veteran to Retire

03/01/2021


EVP and COO Mike Donnelly was employed with retailer for 40+ years

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SpartanNash Names VP, Fresh Merch

03/01/2021


Amy McClellan came to company via Martin’s Super Markets acquisition

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Fresh Summit 2021 Will Take Place in New Orleans

03/01/2021


In-person event to be developed with public-health authorities

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Schnucks Partners With DoorDash in St. Louis

03/01/2021


Service to deliver ready-to-eat meals from grocer’s deli

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Room for E-Commerce Improvement

03/01/2021


Closing the pickup and delivery gap in 2021

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HelloFresh Had a Record-Breaking Year

03/01/2021


Q4 is meal kit company's strongest yet

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Instacart Now Valued at $39B

03/01/2021


Online grocery platform raises $265M in financing round

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Grocery Outlet Keeps Sales Surge Alive

03/01/2021


Comps, earnings up in Q4

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Del Monte Homestyle Guacamole

03/01/2021


Brand reintroduces line in innovative flavors

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Waggin Water

03/01/2021


Innovative item offers refreshment for pets on the go

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How a Small-Town Grocer Used a Personalized Digital "Touch" to Stay Ahead of the Industry

03/01/2021


Learn how—by implementing true 1:1 personalization technology to better understand and connect with current and future shoppers—Grocery Mart drove up customer loyalty like never before.

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Instacanceled: How Grocers Are Cutting the Cord

02/28/2021


Grocers need a way forward without sole dependency on Instacart.

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Kroger Funds Ideas From Startups to Reduce Food Waste

02/28/2021


Retailer's 2nd Innovation Fund totals $2.5M in collective grants for eligible innovators

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Walmart Officially Sells Seiyu Shares

02/28/2021


Tsuneo Okubo confirmed as Japanese retailer’s CEO

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1st Ahold Delhaize USA Facility Transitions to Self-Distribution

02/28/2021


Transformation of supply chain reaches milestone

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Tops Takes Gift Cards Online

02/28/2021


Blackhawk Network allows retailer to offer company-branded physical and digital cards on website

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Foxtrot Debuts on East Coast

02/28/2021


2 new D.C. stores bring retailer’s national total to 12

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Walmart's New Strategy to Beat Amazon

02/28/2021


Retailer axes $35 minimum for Express orders

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IDDBA, NRA Cancel 2021 Trade Shows

02/28/2021


Organizers cite COVID-19 safety concerns

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NGA Relocates to Washington, D.C.

02/28/2021


New office increases access to Capitol Hill and White House

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Shoppers Call for Trader Joe's Boycott

02/28/2021


Dispute with former employee goes viral

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Bertolli Organic Marinara Pasta Sauce

02/28/2021


1st line extension in more than 2 years

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Chef Shamy Steakhouse Butter

02/28/2021


Latest addition to artisanal line comes in 2 sizes at retail

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