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    Inflation heads back up, putting grocers in the spotlight

    Grocery prices rose at a 1.2% annual rate in March, ending a steady decline in the economic measure stemming back to September 2022.

    By April 12, 2024
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    What is ‘organized retail crime,’ exactly?

    It depends, and it doesn't help that many retailers don’t have a good handle on lost inventory, experts say.

    By Daphne Howland • April 12, 2024
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    Center Store

    As the grocery industry has increasingly embraced innovation, the center store has become an area where food retailers are looking to liven up the shopping experience. 

    By Grocery Dive staff
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    Whole Foods to pull Amazon’s Just Walk Out technology from stores

    The specialty grocer, which operates the checkout tech at just two stores, will follow the same path as Amazon Fresh stores in the U.S., a spokesperson confirmed Friday.

    By April 5, 2024
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    Aisles Abroad: Battling shrink and theft across the globe

    Retailers are trying numerous strategies — from technology to teamwork — to minimize losses.

    By April 4, 2024
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    H-E-B bolsters presence in Dallas-Fort Worth region

    The imminent opening of a location at the Alliance Town Center marks the Texas grocer’s first store in Fort Worth.

    By March 29, 2024
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    On Special: How grocers are catching more seafood business

    Shoppers who buy seafood during a trip to the grocery store spend twice as much on average than those who don't, according to a recent FMI report.

    By March 21, 2024
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    Kroger adds new seafood items to private brands lineup

    The new oven- and microwave-ready options span the grocer’s Private Selection, Kroger and Home Chef brands, and are presented as easy meal solutions that streamline seafood preparation.

    By March 15, 2024
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    Grocery inflation hits a fresh low

    Food-at-home prices rose in February at a 1% annual rate — the slowest pace since June 2021 — the federal government reported Tuesday.

    By March 13, 2024
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    Mapping Publix’s growth throughout the Southeast

    The Florida-based company opened 45 stores in 2023 as it looks to strengthen its position against rapidly evolving competition. 

    By March 13, 2024
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    Inside the store: How a reimagined Walmart supercenter is elevating grocery shopping

    A visit to the retailer’s newly refreshed store in Germantown, Maryland, sheds light on ways the mass retailer is using its remodeling projects to attract shoppers.

    By , March 12, 2024
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    Food execs signal a strong appetite for M&A in 2024

    As Mondelēz, General Mills and other CPG firms scour the market for deals, high asking prices could remain a sticking point preventing some purchases from taking place.

    By Christopher Doering • March 5, 2024
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    Whole Foods to debut new small-format stores

    The Amazon-owned grocer’s Whole Foods Market Daily Shop concept aims to offer urban residents a scaled-down shopping experience.

    By March 4, 2024
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    Private label sales hit a record in 2023

    Store brands accounted for nearly 21% of grocery industry unit sales last year, an all-time high, according to newly released data from the Private Label Manufacturers Association.

    By March 4, 2024
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    Grocery Outlet talks private label launch, next steps for discounter acquisition

    The company is looking to boost its baskets and margins with the private brand rollout later this year, executives told investors. 

    By Feb. 28, 2024
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    Aisles Abroad: A look at pricing efforts by grocers around the world

    From shrinkflation labels to low-cost family meal deals, here’s how food retailers outside the U.S. are tackling consumers’ grocery budget concerns.

    By Feb. 26, 2024
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    Food giants see opportunity to profit from consumers using weight loss drugs

    Despite worries that the medications could dampen sales, Conagra, WK Kellogg and General Mills are among companies optimistic that sales for popcorn, frozen meals and even cereal could benefit.

    By Christopher Doering • Feb. 26, 2024
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    SpartanNash rolls out new premium private brand

    The company says its latest label offers “gourmet flavors” with products including frozen pizzas, pastas, sauces, dressings and spices.

    By Feb. 21, 2024
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    How FMI is helping grocers continue private brand momentum

    Following store brands’ soaring popularity, grocers now face the challenge of keeping their labels relevant for the long term, the trade group said.

    By Feb. 20, 2024
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    Target adds low-price private brand

    Dealworthy includes everyday basics and expands the retailer’s assortment of items that cost less than $1.

    By Feb. 15, 2024
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    Inflation declines in January but remains a potent force

    Food-at-home prices rose last month at a 1.2% annual rate, down from 1.3% during the previous month, according to data released Tuesday by the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics.

    By Feb. 14, 2024
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    House Democrats lay out farm bill priorities

    The party is making it clear it will oppose any attempt to reduce funding for climate or food assistance.

    By Sarah Zimmerman • Feb. 9, 2024
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    Good Food Holdings cooks up first private label brand

    The New Coast Foraging Company line will offer “basics with a twist” and span the grocery operator’s five banners, CEO Neil Stern said.

    By Feb. 7, 2024
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    Walmart announces ambitious 5-year growth plan

    The retailer aims to build or convert more than 150 locations by 2029 and remodel 650 stores during the next 12 months.

    By Jan. 31, 2024
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    Retail media to elevate in-store grocery experiences in 2024, experts say

    As the marketing capability becomes a necessity for chain grocers, consumers can expect to see more digital screens, interactive kiosks and app features during their shopping trips this year. 

    By Jan. 29, 2024
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    Target to add 1K wellness products to stores

    The retailer is introducing hundreds of exclusive items and has also launched an online wellness destination.

    By Nate Delesline III • Jan. 25, 2024