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Fresh Food

Wholesale Fruit and Vegetable Prices Soared in November

Fresh fruits and vegetables saw large month-to-month price increases in November, while beef wholesale prices edged up again after dipping in October.

Technology

Farmstead Adds Walmart, Ahold Veteran to Executive Team

John Shaw most recently was senior director of international sourcing and support for Ahold Delhaize's Peapod Digital Labs.

Thirty- to 44-year-olds account for more than half of the growth in monthly active users of online grocery shopping in the past year, Brick Meets Click and Mercatus report.

Instacart President Carolyn Everson said she will leave the company at the end of the year, four months after joining the San Francisco-based delivery specialist.

"Food and retail companies must use record profit margins to increase worker hourly pay and alleviate the impact of inflation," UFCW International President Mark Perrone wrote in a letter to grocery CEOs and other retailers.

Grocery prices rose 6.4% on a 12-month basis, a level not seen since December 2008, the Bureau of Labor Statistics reported Friday.

Tennessee will get its first Walmart fulfillment center next fall as the retailer continues to move—and spend—aggressively in its push to dominate omnichannel retail in the U.S.

Costco was No. 1 with consumers in terms of customer, brand and product experience; Amazon, Kroger, Publix, Aldi and Trader Joe's also made the top 10 in Qualtrics 2022 survey.

Walmart is hoping to get more of its small and midsize suppliers making meaningful progress on science-based sustainability goals through expansion of a special financing program.

After announcing plans for its first Kentucky store in September, Lakeland, Fla.-based Publix says a second Louisville location is in development.

Giovanna Dimperio, senior director of digital marketing at San Antonio-based H-E-B, talks about how the grocer's "A Very Texas Holiday" live shoppable event came about.

San Francisco-based DoorDash is launching 15-minute delivery in New York from its DashMart concept and says it seeks to power ultrafast delivery for other retailers, too.

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