Grocery store

Pactiv Evergreen Inc. Schedules First Quarter 2021 Financial Results

Friday, April 9, 2021 - 8:53pm

The call may also be accessed by dialing (855) 327-6837 from the U.S. or (631) 891-4304 internationally and using access code 10014019.

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  • The call may also be accessed by dialing (855) 327-6837 from the U.S. or (631) 891-4304 internationally and using access code 10014019.
  • Pactiv Evergreen Inc. is a manufacturer and distributor of fresh foodservice and food merchandising products and fresh beverage cartons in North America and certain international markets.
  • It supplies its products to a broad and diversified mix of companies, including full service restaurants and quick service restaurants, foodservice distributors, supermarkets, grocery and healthy eating retailers, other food stores, food and beverage producers, food packers and food processors.

InStore Audio Network Continues Long-Standing Relationship With CVS Health for Digital Out-of-Home Audio Messaging

Thursday, April 8, 2021 - 7:32pm

InStore Audio Network, America's largest in-store audio advertising company, is pleased to announce the continuation of their mutually beneficial partnership with CVS Health in 2021 and beyond, to help brands connect with shoppers at the point of purchase with location based, digital audio OOH advertising.

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  • InStore Audio Network, America's largest in-store audio advertising company, is pleased to announce the continuation of their mutually beneficial partnership with CVS Health in 2021 and beyond, to help brands connect with shoppers at the point of purchase with location based, digital audio OOH advertising.
  • We support our retail partners by generating revenue and monetizing their in-store audiences," said Gary Seem, CEO of InStore Audio Network.
  • The InStore Audio Network is the largest in-store audio advertising provider in the United States and delivers commercial audio messages to shoppers in over 16,000 grocery, drug, and convenience stores.
  • The InStore Audio Network has corporate offices in Princeton, NJ and is headed by Jeffrey Shapiro, Chairman and Gary Seem, President/CEO.

Kimberton Whole Foods Increases Sales by 42 Percent with Shelf Engine AI

Thursday, April 8, 2021 - 2:00pm

Kimberton Whole Foods has always actively worked to reduce its environmental footprint, but now with Shelf Engine, the company has identified a way to positively impact the planet and also its bottom line.

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  • Kimberton Whole Foods has always actively worked to reduce its environmental footprint, but now with Shelf Engine, the company has identified a way to positively impact the planet and also its bottom line.
  • "Not only has Shelf Engine had an incredible impact on our sales, but these benefits have extended far beyond our shelves," said Robin Brett, Director of Purchasing, Kimberton Whole Foods.
  • Beyond strengthening the customer experience, Shelf Engine offers Kimberton Whole Foods reduced risk and guaranteed upside by buying back any products that don't sell.
  • Using machine learning, Shelf Engine provides grocers with accurate demand forecasts for highly perishable foods, eliminating loss of inventory and out-of-stocks.

iFresh Partners with E-commerce Platform Yami to Extend Online Marketplace Business

Thursday, April 8, 2021 - 1:30pm

This partnership extends iFreshs fresh grocery, food products, and snack sales to Yami extensive nationwide network beyond iFreshs current market through Yamis direct-to-customer platform.

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  • This partnership extends iFreshs fresh grocery, food products, and snack sales to Yami extensive nationwide network beyond iFreshs current market through Yamis direct-to-customer platform.
  • Mr. Long Deng, Chairman of iFresh, commented, We are excited to collaborate with Yami, one of the largest online retailers for authentic Asian snacks, beverages, groceries, cosmetics, and home goods in North America.
  • Because this partnership allows us to integrate an online marketplace into the e-commerce experience, Yami is an ideal partner to cooperate with.
  • Founded in 2013, Yami is the largest online retailer for Asian goods & groceries in North America.

UNFI Launches First Wholesale Food Industry Marketplace in North America, Powered by Mirakl

Wednesday, April 7, 2021 - 1:32pm

BOSTON, April 7, 2021 /PRNewswire/ -- Mirakl, the industry's first and most advanced enterprise marketplace SaaS platform, today announced that United Natural Foods, Inc. (UNFI) has launched Community Marketplace by UNFI, the first wholesale food marketplace in North America.

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  • BOSTON, April 7, 2021 /PRNewswire/ -- Mirakl, the industry's first and most advanced enterprise marketplace SaaS platform, today announced that United Natural Foods, Inc. (UNFI) has launched Community Marketplace by UNFI, the first wholesale food marketplace in North America.
  • Powered by the Mirakl Marketplace Platform, the new marketplace strengthens UNFI's position as North America's premier food wholesaler by increasing scale, reach and selection, with a unique focus on hyperlocal producers and products.
  • "As the first major North American food wholesaler to offer such a marketplace, we're excited to help UNFI set the standard for marketplace operations, not just in grocery and wholesale, but across the eCommerce landscape."
  • Strategic commerce agency McFadyen Digital served as the systems integration partner on the Community Marketplace by UNFI, working closely with Mirakl to ensure on time development and rapid deployment of the large-scale wholesale food marketplace.

UNFI Launches Innovative E-commerce Solution to Expand Distribution Options for Emerging Suppliers

Wednesday, April 7, 2021 - 12:45pm

United Natural Foods, Inc. (NYSE: UNFI), today announced the launch of Community Marketplace by UNFI, a business-to-business digital e-commerce solution for emerging brands looking to expand distribution with UNFI customers.

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  • United Natural Foods, Inc. (NYSE: UNFI), today announced the launch of Community Marketplace by UNFI, a business-to-business digital e-commerce solution for emerging brands looking to expand distribution with UNFI customers.
  • Through this virtual marketplace, suppliers gain immediate access to UNFIs digital infrastructure to promote and sell their products to UNFIs broad customer base.
  • Approved suppliers keep complete control of their inventory, order management, pricing, and shipping charges while attaining trial for possible traditional distribution expansion in the UNFI network.
  • UNFI Easy Options is available to a variety of businesses, including independent grocery retailers, convenience stores, natural food and supplement stores, and restaurants.

Else to launch product rollout to "Big Y" stores in April

Wednesday, April 7, 2021 - 12:00pm

Else's Plant-Based Nutrition for Toddlers will be available for purchase in all 71 Big Y grocery stores.

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  • Else's Plant-Based Nutrition for Toddlers will be available for purchase in all 71 Big Y grocery stores.
  • We are eager to bring real, whole food-based, clean label solutions to families in this region," she added.
  • Big Y is one of the largest independently owned supermarket chains in New England , and it employs over 12,000 people.
  • Big Y also operated two standalone pharmacies in Springfield and Wilbraham before eventually folding them into the pharmacies located in its nearby stores.

Numerator Launches Grocery Vulnerability Index To Assess Impact Of Restaurant Re-Openings

Tuesday, April 6, 2021 - 2:30pm

The index measures the likelihood that a change in quick service restaurant (QSR) spending correlates to a change in spending on a given grocery category.

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  • The index measures the likelihood that a change in quick service restaurant (QSR) spending correlates to a change in spending on a given grocery category.
  • "Numerator data helps retailers and brands anticipate and predict the impact of re-emerging behaviors using advanced analytics."
  • Categories with the highest index scores (>125) are most likely to be negatively affected when consumers return to pre-COVID dining behaviors (methodology below).
  • Key findings include:
    Meat is 50% more likely than the average grocery category to experience a decrease in grocery sales as QSR/restaurants reopen and consumers replace their home-cooked meals.

Survey: Retailers fast-tracking robotic automation technologies in the wake of COVID-19

Tuesday, April 6, 2021 - 2:00pm

The results of the survey, conducted last month, underscore the growing significance of robotic automation technology in the post-pandemic marketplace.

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  • The results of the survey, conducted last month, underscore the growing significance of robotic automation technology in the post-pandemic marketplace.
  • 64% of retailers believe it is important to have a clear, executable, and budgeted robotics automation strategy in place in 2021, including 77% of large retailers.
  • Nearly half of the respondents say they will be involved with an in-store robotics project within the next 18 months.
  • Cleanliness became a major priority for retailers and grocers during the pandemic as stores rushed to meet heightened consumer expectations.

Netcost Market Executive Vice President Angelina Khristichenko Lauded For Community Based Philanthropic Initiatives And Humanitarian Efforts Throughout 2020 And The 2021 Year Planned Ahead

Tuesday, April 6, 2021 - 3:03am

Ms. Khristichenko, on behalf of NetCost Market, has conducted many philanthropic efforts throughout the last year to benefit local communities, charities, front line workers, families in need of assistance, and first responders.

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  • Ms. Khristichenko, on behalf of NetCost Market, has conducted many philanthropic efforts throughout the last year to benefit local communities, charities, front line workers, families in need of assistance, and first responders.
  • This year during Ramadan, NetCost Market will be donating 200 food gift bags per day for the duration of Ramadan to families in the local Brooklyn community.
  • NetCost Market ( www.netcostmarket.com ) is a full service, 12 store grocery chain with 6 store locations in Brooklyn.
  • NetCost Market began its journey as a local food supplier and has since expanded to the NYC boroughs, NJ, and Greater Philadelphia.