Trade associations

Retailers

Hy-Vee to Issue Masks to Customers; Putting Them On Is Up to Them

The retailer said it would hand out 3 million masks to customers, but is following local guidance when it comes to whether it will require shoppers to wear them.

Wholesalers & Distributors

AWG’s Stephanie Becker Honored With NGA’s Spirit of America Award

The award recognizes her commitment to the independent grocery industry.

New Era of Smarter Food Safety leverages digital tools and traceability in new blueprint for reducing foodborne illnesses.

The pandemic has pushed more shoppers online, but serving SNAP customers virtually means costly investment for small retailers, association says.

As the economic impact of the pandemic slows the flow of coins, the National Grocers Association calls for federal action.

Robert Garfield is retiring, and David Fikes was named head of the association’s foundation.

The coronavirus quickened consumer adoption of e-commerce, and it could remain an important service, the author says.

The foundation joins a coalition to help support produce incentive and prescription programs through GusNip.

The new program hosts several resources to help members address the changing needs of shoppers.

The pandemic condensed eight years of spending growth into one month, according to the report.

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