Grocery store

Inmar Intelligence Continues to Guide Food Retailers on the Future of the Industry with 2021 Future of Food Retailing Report

Thursday, September 23, 2021 - 3:06pm

Over the next five years, Inmar Intelligence expects that there will be an overall return to pre-pandemic channel trends. The growth of Traditional and Non-Traditional Grocery will come at the expense of the Convenience format -- small stores that sell staple groceries, non-foods, and ready-to-eat foods designed for easy and quick access, and can include gasoline. This format is projected to continue to decline from 15.2 percent of dollar share in 2020 to 12.9 percent in 2025. 

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  • Winston-Salem, NC, Sept. 23, 2021 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Inmar Intelligence , a data and tech-enabled services company, released today its 2021 Future of Food Retailing Report , which provides a detailed look into the food retailing industry in order to identify and quantify market dynamics, trends and behaviors.
  • In addition to the sales increase, Traditional Grocery store count increased 0.6 percent to 40,616 locations at the end of 2020.
  • Digital acceleration is affecting the long-term growth plans of food retailers and manufacturers, said Jim Hertel, Senior Vice President at Inmar Intelligence.
  • Over the next five years, Inmar Intelligence expects that there will be an overall return to pre-pandemic channel trends.

Ethnic Grocery App Weee! Recognized in Fast Company's 2021 Innovation by Design Awards

Thursday, September 23, 2021 - 2:15pm

( www.sayweee.com ), the largest ethnic e-grocer in North America, was honored in Fast Company's Innovation by Design Awards for 2021 as a finalist in the Best Design North America category.

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  • ( www.sayweee.com ), the largest ethnic e-grocer in North America, was honored in Fast Company's Innovation by Design Awards for 2021 as a finalist in the Best Design North America category.
  • The design titled, The future of grocery shopping in multicultural America, is live on the Weee!
  • The tenth anniversary of the awards, which can be found in the October 2021 issue of FastCompany, recognizes people, teams, and companies that transform businesses, organizations, and society through design.
  • One of the most sought-after design awards in the industry, Innovation by Design is the only competition to honor creative work at the intersection of design, business, and innovation, recognizing the people, companies, and trends that have steadily advanced design to the forefront of the business conversation.

Loblaw reduces food waste sent to landfill by more than 85%, surpassing initial target five years ahead of schedule

Thursday, September 23, 2021 - 1:36pm

But here in Canada and abroad, far too many people remain food insecure, wondering where their next meal will come from.

Key Points: 
  • But here in Canada and abroad, far too many people remain food insecure, wondering where their next meal will come from.
  • Just as upsetting is that this happens at the same time as food is being sent to landfill in staggering quantities.
  • In Canada alone, we waste enough food each year to feed every single one of the 37 million of us for almost five months.
  • And to see that energy help solve the food waste challenge that's been around for far too long is inspiring.

North Texas Food Bank and State Fair of Texas Host “Feed the Need” Food Drive

Wednesday, September 22, 2021 - 9:05pm

From discounted admission via a food donation drive, to a special pop-up shop, to countless volunteer opportunities, the State Fair of Texas boasts many ways for the community to get involved and support the North Texas Food Bank.

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  • From discounted admission via a food donation drive, to a special pop-up shop, to countless volunteer opportunities, the State Fair of Texas boasts many ways for the community to get involved and support the North Texas Food Bank.
  • The team at the State Fair of Texas has supported the North Texas Food Bank for more than three decades, said Jennifer Schuder Senior Vice President of Marketing for the State Fair of Texas.
  • The North Texas Food Bank team is forever grateful to our longstanding partners at the State Fair of Texas, said Trisha Cunningham, President and CEO of the North Texas Food Bank.
  • The North Texas Food Bank (NTFB) is a top-ranked non-profit hunger-relief organization that sources, packages and distributes food through a network of more than 200 Partner Agencies across 13 North Texas counties.

Kroger Chairman and CEO Rodney McMullen Delivers Opening Keynote at Groceryshop

Wednesday, September 22, 2021 - 6:00pm

CINCINNATI and LAS VEGAS, Sept. 22, 2021 /PRNewswire/ --The Kroger Co. Chairman and CEO Rodney McMullen took the stage in Las Vegas at Groceryshop, a leading U.S. event for the retail, grocery, and consumer packaged goods industries, for its annual conference during the opening keynote themed Kroger Delivers the Future of Grocery Shopping Now.

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  • CINCINNATI and LAS VEGAS, Sept. 22, 2021 /PRNewswire/ --The Kroger Co. Chairman and CEO Rodney McMullen took the stage in Las Vegas at Groceryshop, a leading U.S. event for the retail, grocery, and consumer packaged goods industries, for its annual conference during the opening keynote themed Kroger Delivers the Future of Grocery Shopping Now.
  • "Groceryshop is honored to have industry giants like Kroger join us for this year's conference," said Krystina Gustafson, senior vice president of content for Shoptalk and former CNBC retail reporter, who interviewed McMullen for the keynote conversation.
  • McMullen shared the following five insights at Groceryshop:
    In today's highly competitive and dynamic grocery retail environment, the customer is going to win.
  • Kroger doubled its digital business in 2020 and has committed to doubling its digital business again and profitability by the end of 2023.

Thomas'® Celebrates National Public Lands Day with Volunteer Trail Cleanup Events

Wednesday, September 22, 2021 - 3:10pm

The partnership is a commitment to restore and improve public lands and is part of their shared mission and dedication to supporting and protecting trails throughout the Pacific Northwest.

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  • The partnership is a commitment to restore and improve public lands and is part of their shared mission and dedication to supporting and protecting trails throughout the Pacific Northwest.
  • In addition to the cleanup events, Thomas' will make a $20,000 donation to the organizations to support future expansion projects and maintain the trails for current and future residents.
  • Following the cleanup efforts, local foodie favorites Zeeks Pizza and The Daily Feast will brighten volunteers' mornings with a catered breakfast featuring Thomas' favorites.
  • "We are thrilled to partner with these organizations in honor of National Public Lands Day to give back to the local communities that have supported our brand for more than 140 years," said Michael Jensen, Brand Manager for Thomas'.

Alphia Gains Top Talent to Increase Procurement and Supply Chain Power

Wednesday, September 22, 2021 - 2:12pm

As COVID continues to disrupt the supply chain for many manufacturers across the globe, experts predict it will take several years to work through these challenges.

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  • As COVID continues to disrupt the supply chain for many manufacturers across the globe, experts predict it will take several years to work through these challenges.
  • Alphia has added one of the top leaders in the pet industry, Cindy Yakich, Chief Procurement Officer (CPO), to face the supply chain challenge head-on.
  • "Investing in industry leading talent in procurement and supply chain is one of the ways we're strengthening our commitment to our customer's success, our efficiencies in the supply chain, and our ability to scale for the future," said David McLain, CEO of Alphia.
  • "Cindy's stellar reputation and procurement expertise will be invaluable to helping us execute Alphia's supply chain strategy for delivering better and more comprehensive solutions to our customers," says McLain.

Mombox Introduces World's First 12-Month Postnatal Subscription Box to Support New Moms Throughout the First Year of Motherhood

Wednesday, September 22, 2021 - 2:00pm

In addition to the all-new monthly subscription, Mombox has introduced a breastfeeding support box, aimed at helping mothers navigate the common difficulties associated with breastfeeding.

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  • In addition to the all-new monthly subscription, Mombox has introduced a breastfeeding support box, aimed at helping mothers navigate the common difficulties associated with breastfeeding.
  • "When Mombox first set out to help new moms, we focused on providing postnatal recovery products targeted at the immediate physical needs of those who gave birth.
  • Founded in 2017 by Kate Westervelt, Mombox is on a mission to radically improve the postpartum experience for new moms.
  • Mombox provides critical postnatal support through monthly kits curated against a science-backed, stage-based programdelivering world-class wellness products and personalized content to moms at home throughout the first year of motherhood.

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

Wednesday, September 22, 2021 - 1:00pm

"FreshCo is an extremely well-managed organization with significant growth plans that will provide Zoglo's with the opportunity to grow alongside them."

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  • "FreshCo is an extremely well-managed organization with significant growth plans that will provide Zoglo's with the opportunity to grow alongside them."
  • ABOUT ZOGLO'S INCREDIBLE FOOD CORP.:
    Zoglo's Incredible Food Corp. is a publicly-traded plant-based food company which offers nutrient-rich, plant-based appetizers, veggies, and meat substitutes to fulfill consumers needs for all occasions and cooking requirements.
  • The Company's wholly-owned subsidiary, Zoglo's Incredible Food Inc., currently offers 14 products through its Traditional Green Box product line and aims to offer 12 innovative products for the mainstream market through its new Zoglo's Incredible Black Box product line.
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    SOURCE Zoglo's Incredible Food Corp.

Wegmans, Trader Joe’s and Whole Foods Outperform With Vaccinated Buyers, Numerator Reports

Tuesday, September 21, 2021 - 2:00pm

Non-meat alternatives were two of only three protein brands in the top 25 (Beyond Meat, Morningstar Farms).

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  • Non-meat alternatives were two of only three protein brands in the top 25 (Beyond Meat, Morningstar Farms).
  • For Private Label grocery brands, Trader Joes led with three brands in the top 10, followed by Whole Foods and Wegmans with two each in the top 10
    Retailers with higher Vaccinated Shopper Scores (see below) tend to have more private label brands in the Top 10 (Trader Joes, Wegmans, Whole Foods, etc).
  • Noticeable exceptions are private label brands from Safeway, Hannaford, and ShopRite, where the retailer itself did not make the top 10 list.
  • Both The Fresh Market and Trader Joes buyers are 17% more likely, and Whole Foods buyers are 15% more likely to be vaccinated.