Supply chain

Retailers

Meijer continues its commitment to local and diverse-owned businesses

The Midwest grocer will host an upcoming general merchandise and apparel supplier event this fall as it seeks submissions from underrepresented business owners.

Industry Partners

FDA Seeks to Bolster Formula Supply Chain Beyond Fall

The agency said it wants to "provide a pathway" for companies selling foreign-made formula in the U.S. under temporary FDA measures to continue supplying formula past November.

The USDA will provide nearly $1 billion in additional funding to schools to support the purchase of American-grown foods for their meal programs.

Additionally, 72% of respondents say rising grocery prices are having a very or somewhat significant effect on their household budgets.

The 300,000-square-foot customer fulfillment center will be located in the Denver metro area.

Under the terms of the agreement, Unique Logistics International said it will serve as an ocean transport and logistics provider for the grocery retailer from the Asia Pacific region to North America through April 2023.

Pod Foods' warehouse in Florida will service the 130 Sprouts locations—spanning from Tennessee to Florida—that have joined its network.

Prices for freight transportation by truck jumped almost 26% year over year, the BLS reported, and prices for final-demand foods were up 13% vs. the year-ago period.

"Growth will continue, but at a slower pace than the industry experienced during the 2020 pandemic-influenced whirlwind of grocery shopping and at-home meal preparation," says Denise Purcell of the Specialty Food Association.

The grocer's 60,000-square-foot facility in Miami will employ up to 200 associates and will collaborate with its fulfillment hub in Groveland, Fla.

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