Grocery Business

Retailers

Meijer Makes $2M Donation to Maximize Food Bank Space

Feeding America West Michigan launched its Nourish Tomorrow campaign—a $6 million advancement campaign aimed to move the food bank’s headquarters and distribution center from Comstock Park to 3070 Shaffer Avenue, SE in Kentwood, Mich.—because the food bank’s current Comstock Park facility is operating beyond its functional capacity.

Retailers

UNFI Deepens Its Commitment to Reducing Food Waste

UNFI said customers in more markets this year will be able to reserve bags of surplus and soon-to-expire foods at steep discounts through its expanded collaboration with Too Good To Go.

"The first quarter was another period of strong execution for the Blue Apron team, and we expect to continue to grow customers in the second quarter," said President and CEO Linda Findley.

Grains and vegetables saw sharp spikes in wholesale prices as the Producer Price Index moved higher again last month.

As part of its pledge toward sustainability, the retailer said it will eliminate the use of polystyrene, which is commonly used in food packaging.

The unemployment rate edged down 0.2 percentage points again in March as U.S. employers added 431,000 jobs in the month—17,800 of them at food and beverage stores.

The former Cubs director will oversee category management, merchandising and pricing for the company’s grocery, dairy, frozen, HBC/GM and adult beverage departments.

Not only are 98.5% of Americans households purchasing meat, but online meat engagement grew as 35% of consumers bought refrigerated meat and poultry online—up 14% from 2019.

1010data and Coresight Research reveal insights of grocery delivery performance for 2021 vs. the prior year.

CBD items, as retailers may be noticing now, are more than simply a craze to manage physical and emotional stress. As it is now completely legal to buy and sell industrial hemp throughout the nation, more and more retailers are taking the leap to sell them.

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