Albertsons to deploy Afresh tech in meat, seafood departments

It’s a big win for Afresh, which expanded its capabilities beyond the produce department in March to include meat, seafood, deli and foodservice departments.

Fresh Food

CDC: Salmonella outbreak linked to ShopRite ground beef sickens 16 people

Six people were hospitalized between the end of April and mid-June. ShopRite said the ground beef currently in its stores is not impacted and that a recall has not been recommended.

The three approved suppliers have celebrity chefs lined up to introduce cultured poultry to the American consumer.

It’s the first time the retail giant has owned and operated a case-ready beef facility, a move it called an “important milestone” towards its goal of developing a robust Angus beef supply chain.

ButcherBox is now available in BJ’s Wholesale Club; Fareway is opening its second meat market in Kansas City this summer.

Midwest Quality Wholesale, a subsidiary of the Midwestern grocer, is the new owner of Webster City Custom Meats.

Refresh also brings 12 new plant-based food products and domestic grass-fed Angus beef.

The 2023 Annual Meat Conference, held March 6 to 8 in Dallas by FMI-The Food Industry Association and the North American Meat Institute (NAMI), brought together more than 1,500 meat industry stakeholders.

Introduced so far for ground beef, the “flow wrap” design reduces plastic and extends freshness at the case.

Supermarket retailers at 2023 Annual Meat Conference shed light on consumer and industry trends.

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