Grocery, Supermarket and Retail Food Industry News

Retailers

Earth Fare Group Adds a 5th Location

Former CEO Mike Cianciarulo named chairman as investors seek to “re-create” the brand he once led, CEO says.

Stores

A Peek Inside H-E-B’s Magnificent Meyerland Store in Houston

Hurricanes and heated competition prove no match for this Texas icon, which has given community residents an elevated and authentic experience all its own.

In effort to enforce social distancing standards, grocery stores will have to limit the number of customers to 20% of the store’s stated fire capacity.

Aldi, Publix, Southeastern Grocers gain multiple Florida stores and Dollar General gains a distribution center as estate nets $29 million.

The week of March 15 marked a turning point for the grocery industry, which saw sales across the store rise a whopping 62.5%.

Vegetables were up nearly 41%, while fruits increased 27% for the week ending March 15, 2020.

The abrupt change in consumer behavior and the prospect of a recession that has come along with the pandemic points to encouraging longer-term trends at the extreme food discounter.

WGB's March Endcap guest is concerned that grocery workers’ designation as essential service providers is at risk due to lack of masks, sanitizers and arbitrary communication.

In a bankruptcy court-led auction, the ShopRite operator buys five stores and a distribution center, outbidding Bogopa, while Key Food takes a Brooklyn store and Amazon eyes remodeling 2 New Jersey units.

In survival mode, some restaurants are turning to grocery, but is the turn just a stopgap measure or a new reality?

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