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Grocery, Supermarket and Retail Food Industry News

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Retailers

Wegmans Cuts Prices as Shoppers Adjust to SNAP Disruption

The retailer said it was lowering prices on roughly 100 SKUs for two weeks in response to SNAP cadence changes in government shutdown.

Fresh Food

Dietz & Watson Removes Nitrates, Nitrites From Deli Meats

The company said its full product line will be uncured by the end of 2020.

The Grand Canyon State’s leading privately held grocer earlier this month unveiled fully remodeled and remerchandised stores in the Native American communities of Whiteriver and Tuba City, both of which feature a variety of updates and expanded features along with an elevated focus on healthy food offerings.

Former Albertsons' Southern California division president will assume new duties on Feb. 18; Larry Pierce set to retire in September.

The retailer’s new small-format urban concept stores are set to open by year's end in University City, Northern Liberties and Queen Village.

Retail Feedback Group's Brian Numainville reflects on lessons from the Supermarket Experience Study.

The late Greg Calhoun, IGA’s Mark Batenic and Coca-Cola Co.’s Muhtar Kent and Ern Sherman were also honored at the trade association’s Midwinter Confab.

Shoppers also rank conventional grocery stores high for cleanliness but earn moderate to low scores in service, according to the 2019 U.S. Supermarket Experience research report.

New industry recognition platform will recognize the talented individuals who are making a mark on growing and expanding fresh categories as well as the next generation of leaders.

In partnership with UPMC, the retailer debuts "AnywhereCare" in three Pittsburgh stores while eyeing further expansion.