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The Grocery Cold Chain Is Facing Fresh Challenges

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Pickup becomes a “dominant” modality as ship-to-home slips and sales reach $9.3 billion in March, Brick Meets Click/Mercatus survey indicates.

COVID-19 and extreme weather events have shone a spotlight on grocery stores' connection to community health—and on the need for grocers to be community leaders in sustainability, Ratio Institute's Catrina Damrell says.

The 42,000-square-foot Rivertown Market will have a pedestrian-friendly design, with three garage-style doors and outdoor fresh produce and floral areas. It will also feature a Mudgie’s Deli and a Great Lakes Coffee coffee shop.

The independently-owned 80-store coalition sees the opportunity to optimize baskets through promotions based on immense data.