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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.

CPG

Aldi Nabs 18 Best New Product Awards From BrandSpark

The survey of more than 11,000 Americans reveals growing preferences for health-conscious and organic products in the 12th annual competition.

The university’s single-largest revenue stream is upended indefinitely. Meanwhile, Natural Products Expo West organizers decide next steps on the postponement of last week’s confab.

Buyers from H-E-B, Costco, Advantage Solutions, Mom's Organic, Harris Teeter and Whole Foods Market were among the retailers opting out of the annual confab, which has been indefinitely postponed on projections of fewer retail buyers, exhibitors and low turnout.

Salads and greens supplier BrightFarms is expanding distribution via a new partnership with Ahold Delhaize USA to bring locally grown produce to more than 300 Food Lion locations in Virginia.

U.S. retail sales of plant-based foods have grown 11% in the past year, and big retailers such as Kroger, Whole Foods and Target are making way for meatless, dairy-free and vegan specialties.

The pioneering natural and organic chain said competition, debts and a fruitless search for buyers impeded the company’s progress.

A new Simple Truth brand extension—and an aggressive sales promotion—hit stores nationwide as the retailer eyes a key sales driver.

The Lempert Report: As consumers reject antibiotics in fast food, grocers have an opportunity to position themselves as a healthier alternative.

With 15 new stores planned for Florida, Earth Fare might be an unexpected beneficiary of Kroger quitting Lucky's Market.

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