Bakery

Fresh Food

Burned by the pandemic, in-store bakeries are on the rise

Grocery store bakery unit sales are almost back to 2019 levels and dollar sales are up more than 20%, according to a new, first-of-its-kind report from FMI-The Food Industry Association.

Stores

A Look Inside Giant Co.’s New Philadelphia Store

The 50,000-square-foot store at 510 N. Broad St. emphasizes fresh.

One roundup wasn’t enough; here are nine more products from the show floor.

Consumers who want a restaurant-quality experience but a “more economical way of doing that” are finding the answer in their grocer’s deli departments, said Adam Brohimer, president of Category Partners, during a workshop at the IDDBA 2022 show.

WGB scoped the IDDBA 2022 show floor in search of the latest products.

At an inflection point for the industry—and with consumers turning to the fresh perimeter to save the day (or at least save dinner)—an in-person meeting of the minds is vital, IDDBA's Dotty VanderMolen says.

A schedule-of-events glimpse at what attendees can gain and learn from the upcoming show.

Grocery categories that saw sales soar in year one of the COVID-19 pandemic had recorded a more down-to-earth performance in 2021, but sales still were up on a two-year stack.

In addition to the contactless shopping experience, the small-footprint store features more than 800 local products from nearly 100 local suppliers.

The platform recognizes emerging and established leaders in the retail bakery, deli, foodservice and dairy sectors.

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