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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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UPS to Acquire Gig-Delivery Tech Platform Roadie

The shipping giant said the deal would “open new doors” to growth by expanding package types, and fulfillment options, for delivery partners.

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Retail, Grocery Groups Raise Concerns About Federal Vaccine/Testing Mandate

Leading retail and consumer-goods groups are seeking further guidance and assistance from the federal government in response to the announced mandate, which the Retail Industry Leaders Association called "a colossal undertaking."

The National Grocers Association said the hours-of-service modifications, passed last year, are helping retailers weather ongoing supply-chain woes.

Online shopping is retaining most of the share COVID gains it made last year as changes in consumer preferences and the Delta COVID variant, are shifting preferences, the Brick Meets Click/Mercatus survey indicates.

The American Cheese Society, which recently wrapped its virtual 38th Annual Conference, has named Tara Holmes as its new executive director.

As the country awaits the outcome in the trial of Derek Chauvin for the death of George Floyd, diversity, inclusion and bias educator James Pogue reflects on the events of the past year and the importance of starting social justice conversations.

With demand for convenience increasing "perpetually," the tech firm sees investment accelerating as it eyes building the largest local marketplace.

Ready for plant-based chicken nuggets? That's where Impossible Foods is headed this fall, as the Redwood City, Calif.-based company announces executive moves and details its upcoming category expansion.

Customer survey by e-commerce provider Rosie further finds that 80% of shoppers plan to continue placing grocery orders online at the same rate or more in the coming 12 months.

Focusing on a true omnichannel strategy—the combination of “bricks and clicks”—is essential to retailers’ loyalty-building strategies, says Charisse Jacques of Symphony RetailAI.

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