Top news and merchandising and marketing trends unfolding with grocery consumer brands in beverages, natural and organicsnacks, condiments and more.


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Panera Bread launches grocery rewards program

Shoppers who spend $20 on Panera-branded grocery items, including salad dressings and mac & cheese, can get a $5 electronic gift card to use at the fast casual’s restaurants.

Regional grocer expands “Low, Low Price” everyday savings program to another product category.

Study emphasizes retailer, wholesaler and manufacturer collaboration to advance private-label innovation and fuel share gains.

Sovos Brands, a CPG collector with a portfolio that includes Rao’s Homemade, brought The Saucery marketplace pop-up to 333 N. Michigan Ave., and an iconic Windy City food purveyor unveiled its plans for Vienna Beef Plaza.

Pair of exclusive-label wines also rolled out to selected Winn-Dixie, Harveys and Fresco y Más supermarkets.

Dollar ring and items purchased per trip decreased following the expiration of Emergency Allotments, a new Numerator tracker shows.

Total organic product sales, including nonfoods, climbed 4% for the year amid a challenging economic environment, the Organic Trade Association reported.

Fewer price hikes are planned as vendors refocus on countering upsurge in grocery retailers’ private-label activity, Advantage Solutions reports.

The e-commerce and delivery company, owned by Ahold Delhaize, operates primarily in the New York Metro market.

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