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Retailers

Target Gets Into the Pet-Food Biz With New Owned Brand Kindfull

The Minneapolis-based retailer is adding to its successful private-label roster with the introduction of a dog- and cat-food brand featuring items free of wheat, soy, corn and artificial flavors and preservatives.

Retailers

CPI: Grocery Prices Up 2.6% vs. July 2020

Prices for meat, poultry, fish and eggs continued their climb, as protein prices rose for the seventh month in a row.

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.

Schnuck Markets is expanding curbside pickup in partnership with Instacart to an additional 12 locations in Missouri, Illinois and Indiana, bringing the total number of Schnucks stores offering the service to 82.

Cargill and Continental Grain will take Sanderson private as part of a $203-per-share cash deal that will make Cargill a poultry power player in the U.S.

The U.S. economy added 943,000 jobs in July and the unemployment rate fell to 5.4% as restaurants and bars saw big job gains. Food and beverage stores, meanwhile, lost 2,000 jobs after shedding 13,000 jobs in June.

How much COVID-19 will disrupt consumers' fall and winter holiday plans again this year remains to be seen. Regardless, some holiday-shopping habits adopted last year are likely to stick, 84.51°'s Michael McGowan says.

For consumers still somewhat wary about buying fresh fish online from their preferred grocer, frozen seafood has proved a convenient, dependable go-to alternative.

The retailer will offer access to "debt-free degrees" in partnership with Guild Education, and online and in-person programs from more than 40 colleges, universities and other schools.

Zeal Grass Milk Creamery wanted a meaningful and memorable indicator of its farming practices and commitment to quality. Enter the step-count challenge for cows.

Effective Aug. 3, Target will require masks for team members in areas of substantial or high COVID-19 transmission as defined by the CDC.

"We know vaccinations are our solution to drive change," the Bentonville, Ark.-based retailer—the country's largest private employer—stated in a memo to staff.

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