Grocery Business

Inflation

Biden Calls on Congress to Suspend the Federal Gas Tax for 3 Months

The president asks state and local governments to provide additional relief as gas prices hover around $5 a gallon on average nationally.

CPG

Kellogg to Spin Off Its North American Cereal, Plant-Based Foods Businesses

The Battle Creek, Mich.-based CPG company is creating three independent public companies to “build a new era of innovation and growth.”

Brookshire Grocery Co. launches a donations campaign, and Hy-Vee donates $100,000 to H-E-B's Spirit of Giving Fund.

The grocer's dietitians will host a weekly virtual summer camp series, highlighting recipes and meal ideas around topics such as space, history, movies and sports.

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.

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.

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