Kroger taps DoorDash for sushi, floral delivery

The on-demand service is being rolled out to over 900 sushi and 1,600-plus floral locations.


Floral sales put the petal to the metal

“Since the pandemic, demand has skyrocketd,” Marcos Gutt, from Passion Growers, told WGB at the Global Produce & Floral Show in Orlando.

The Global Produce & Floral Show will feature keynote speeches from chef and humanitarian Jose Andres, as well as actress and activist Marlee Matlin, plus educational sessions from industry experts.

The company says it now expects identical sales growth without fuel to be in the range of 2.5% to 3.5% over the full year.

The event, which takes place Oct. 27-29 in Orlando, will include a State of the Industry address from association CEO Cathy Burns.

The new IFPA aims to speak with a "more unified, authoritative voice" for players in the fresh produce and floral industries.

A "bridal wave" of pent-up demand for pandemic-postponed nuptials is coming, creating an opportunity for grocers in floral, catering, adult beverages and more.

With a wedding season that is expected to be unlike any other around the corner, the retailer has introduced a new online floral program featuring affordable, hand-cut flowers for the big day.

While the pandemic forced many to stay at home last year, it didn’t stop consumers from bringing the outside in with plants and floral arrangements.

Fresh produce grew 11.6% over last year, surpassing growth in shelf-stable products.

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