Grocery Business

Fresh Food

Independence Day Sparks 9% Increase in Produce Sales

Department sales were up 9% for July 4 and fresh produce regained its pre-pandemic market share for the first time.

Wholesalers & Distributors

AWG’s Stephanie Becker Honored With NGA’s Spirit of America Award

The award recognizes her commitment to the independent grocery industry.

Families need to have options for a quick on-the-go lunch or dinner if schedules change, or something to pack for a summer road trip or socially distanced picnic.

Only one in three consumers know that sugar comes from plants. It’s not that they don’t believe it, many have just never thought about it.

New technologies are offering retailers better visibility into shelf conditions and prevention of out-of-stocks—and not a moment too soon.

With a global pandemic forcing restaurants to shutter their dining rooms, consumers everywhere are turning to their local grocery stores to keep them well-fed.

Rite Aid is the latest grocery partner for Instacart, which has rapidly expanded its delivery marketplace to nearly 2,700 new stores since early March.

The retailer is also waiving activation and monthly fees for prepaid Mastercards as part of a move that represents “a very well-timed strike against the dollar stores and Walmart.”

As the coronavirus pandemic shifted the supply chain, the retailers launched programs to help farmers shift product directly to food banks.

Kroger, Leevers Supermarkets and Dave's Markets offer front-line grocery workers the opportunity to receive a daily paycheck during the pandemic.

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