Fresh Food

Inflation

3 in 10 Say They Struggle to Afford Needed Groceries, IRI Finds

Seventy-seven percent of consumers said they changed their grocery choices or buying behaviors in May in response to inflation, up 6 percentage points from April.

Kroger

Kroger Launches a Digital Farmers Market

Powered by Market Wagon, the digital platform offers customers in and around Atlanta access to more than 1,150 local food products that "cannot yet be found at Kroger stores."

The meals can be purchased without a subscription on Walmart's website, giving the meal-kit company the ability to scale its "e-commerce presence."

The facility will bring produce to about 50 million people within 200 miles, the vertical farming company said.

The purveyor of functionality-focused beverages (and carrots) said the acquisition of Starbucks' Evolution Fresh brand extends its commitment to offering "high-quality, nutrient-dense juices."

Partnership with Kalera is the distributor's largest vertical farming relationship to date

The hydroponic-grown products will be available at all 262 Meijer stores across the retailer's six-state footprint.

To keep up with demand, Oishii has opened a new indoor farm at a former Anheuser-Busch factory in Jersey City, N.J. 

Producer prices for eggs soared 161% year over year and wholesale grain prices spiked 41% in a month that saw wholesale food inflation significantly outpace overall producer price inflation.

Invites local and regional growers and producers to apply for a chance to work directly with the retailer.

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