Supply chain

Fresh Food

Feedstuffs Rising: Producer Prices Jumped in April

Producer prices for beef, pork and chicken as well as animal feed are up by double-digit percentages year over year, amid what the Consumer Brands Association calls a "perfect storm" of rising costs.

Retailers

Kroger Touts Supplier Diversity Progress, Launches Small-Business Guide

The retailer announced that it increased diverse supplier spend 21% in 2020 and is debuting a guide meant to help small businesses pitch to and secure partnerships with retailers.

The retailer is expanding its early payment program to allow diverse and minority-owned suppliers to select invoices for which they'd like to receive early payment.

The facility, which supports 45 stores, builds on the retailer's goal of having all its stores located within 250 miles of fresh distribution hubs.

To restore competition to the grocery sector, the National Grocers Association is calling on Congress and the federal government to modernize antitrust laws that are already in place—but not being enforced.

The online sessions designed for mid-senior level supply chain professionals will focus on on-shelf availability, labor challenges associated with automation and the microfulfillment landscape.

For four years, customer satisfaction with grocery stores was relatively stable. Then 2020 happened.

Transparency, trust and timeliness will be more important than ever, says iTradeNetwork CEO Rhonda Bassett-Spiers.

The Freetown Grocery distribution center is the first facility to transition from C&S, and will support self-distribution initiative and a new vendor collaboration program called ADvantage.

Retailers, shoppers and investors aren’t looking far to find a fresh hot seller.

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