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Top news from trade associations, market research firms and management consultancies pertaining to consumer grocery trendspolicy, regulatory and advocacy efforts.

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How a potential government shutdown could impact the grocery industry

Funding for the Special Supplemental Nutrition Program for Women, Infants and Children (WIC) would end almost immediately, while Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) payments are guaranteed through October.

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FMI, NRF and others push back on reports of rising credit card fees

Visa and Mastercard are expected to raise credit-card network and interchange fees by more than $500 million this year, a move being fought by retail industry groups.

Bryan Verbarendse has joined Americold as COO for North America, while Jeff Bornino has been tapped as president of TMX Transform North America.

The Chicago-based hybrid retailer said the partnership will help change how consumers perceive convenience stores and their offerings.

Massachusetts becomes the eighth state to allow some SNAP recipients to use the funds for restaurant meals.

Here’s a CliffsNotes version of the mammoth 74th annual industry survey that takes the pulse of grocers and suppliers about workforce, technology, inflation and much more.

The Ensuring Fee-Free Benefit Transactions Act (H.R. 4103) also would safeguard grocery retailers from undue costs as the EBT system gets modernized.

The Credit Card Competition Act of 2023 has bipartisan support and is endorsed by FMI - The Food Industry Association, the National Retail Federation and other business groups.

The London-based global events, digital products and academic services firm is acquiring Winsight, a Chicago-based media, data and events firm that owns the National Restaurant Show and Technomic.

The International Dairy, Deli, Bakery Association is putting the spotlight on 34 industry leaders who are helping to advance grocery fresh food departments. Awards will be given out at the IDDBA conference on June 4 in Anaheim, California.

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