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FreshDirect Extends Operation 5-Borough Food Drive

FreshDirect—in partnership with the city of New York and the five New York City borough presidents—has extended Operation 5-Borough Food Drive, a citywide food initiative to help New York families in need and combat food insecurity in New York City, through September 2020. 

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Produce Demand Softens as Economic Pressure Mounts

Produce sales saw 8.4% increase over last year for the week ending Aug. 2, but that was down 3% from the previous week.

The Independent Grocers Financial Survey found that independents saw a 2.5% increase in same-store sales.

The initiative combines coronavirus testing and management with industry-leading healthcare services.

As state economies open back up, it’s not just restaurants that are likely to see their businesses change.

Choice Market owner and founder Mike Fogarty joins Winsight Live with Supermarket Guru Phil Lempert as a special guest. Fogarty shared details of the latest Choice Market store; its new e-commerce initiatives, including delivery via an electric vehicle; expansion plans; and what he’s seen during the pandemic.

In the absence of school meal programs due to COVID-19, this partnership marshaled resources to provide meals for children in need.

Natural Grocers by Vitamin Cottage reports its net sales increased $40.7 million to $265.1 million for Q3 fiscal 2020, ending June 30.

This Southern California retailer isn't going to let social distancing stand in the way of offering customers its favorite roasted peppers.

The grocer also saw an increase in net income, as well as operating and administrative expenses due to additional safety measures related to the pandemic and a second appreciation bonus payment.

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