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Fresh Food

In Detroit, a New Effort to Connect Indie Grocers to Their Communities

"Everything you see in a white, middle-class suburban neighborhood is what you need to see in the urban Black neighborhood—an abundance of healthy food and availability," says Rachael Dombrowski, co-director of the Great Grocer Project.

Fresh Food

A Cut Above: Why Premiumization Will Outlast the Pandemic

Shoppers have sought out more, and more expensive, proteins during the pandemic. But just because their restaurant visits will increase doesn't mean what they buy at the grocery store is likely to change, IRI analysts say.

When it comes to policy affecting agriculture and food retailers, expect a greater focus on combating food insecurity and addressing food deserts, NPR's senior Washington editor says.

Consumers find value-added proteins a welcome mealtime solution at the crossroads of convenience and culinary discovery.

Customers have been willing to venture into new territory with their protein purchases in the past year—retailers must be similarly flexible, panelists urge.

Ten killed, including responding Boulder Police Department officer; police say there is no ongoing threat to the public.

Go fish: For at-home Valentine's dinners and Lenten fish Fridays, increasingly seafood-confident consumers added more fresh and frozen seafood to their carts in February.

Fridge No More just closed a $15.4 million Series A funding round that the Brooklyn-based "cloud grocer" says will fund expansion on the East Coast. What's the appetite for 15-minute grocery delivery?

SNAP participants are more likely than consumers overall to order groceries online. Making e-commerce more accessible can help grocers better serve—and win the trust of—SNAP shoppers.

"There are lot of ways you can use digital capabilities to improve the customer experience, and then profitability, and sustainability," Viking Cold Solutions CEO James Bell says.

Walmart Canada's first automated fulfillment center will be located inside the Scarborough West Supercentre.

Kalera recently appointed former Georgia governor and Secretary of Agriculture Sonny Perdue to its board of directors.

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