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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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US Foods to Open 4th CHEF’STORE in South Carolina

Offering more than 4,000 restaurant-quality products at competitive prices, including fresh meat, produce, dairy, deli items and frozen seafood, the store will be open to the public seven days a week with no membership required.

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Grocery Inflation Won’t Put a Damper on Most Consumers’ Memorial Day Plans

Latest Numerator data shows 73% of people will head to the store to buy food, and 42% will be purchasing alcohol beverages.

In search of the best prices as grocery prices continue to rise, more consumers are visiting multiple retailers or seeking out promotions and sales.

Research finds the impact of rising prices is having a comparable effect with most ethnicities and generations; however, Black consumers are experiencing the highest rates (up 13.9% vs. a year ago).

"The first quarter was another period of strong execution for the Blue Apron team, and we expect to continue to grow customers in the second quarter," said President and CEO Linda Findley.

The future is “really bright for produce as more consumers are seeing that they want to have a flexitarian lifestyle," said Kate Allmandinger of IRI. 

Five store managers were voted as winners from a field of 11 finalists. The association also recognized the People’s Pick category winner: Rob Vassar of Meijer.

AI provider Lucidworks says recommendations and notifications “can keep shoppers from clicking elsewhere.”

“I think for Whole Foods to succeed, it needs to decide who it wants to be,” says Ethan Chernofsky, VP of marketing for, in an interview with WGB.

The Show, taking place May 21–24 in Chicago, will help grocers build more-relevant retail foodservice programs and get fresh ideas for tackling their labor, sourcing and technology pain points.

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