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Fresh Food

Online Grocer Farmstead Adds Austin as Its Next Delivery Hub

Company's expansion into Texas is part of the company's plan to be in more than a dozen markets by the end of 2021.

Retailers

On the Up and Up? Consumer Confidence, Household Income Rise

Consumer confidence rose significantly in April, reaching its highest level since before the start of the pandemic, as the latest round of federal stimulus payments helped boost disposable personal income more than 23% in March.

A new store on the Hollywood Walk of Fame and Georgia's first small-format Target are among 12 locations Target has opened so far this year.

The retailer is expanding its early payment program to allow diverse and minority-owned suppliers to select invoices for which they'd like to receive early payment.

School gardens can be a powerful tool for supporting students' physical and emotional health and school performance, advocates noted during a Sprouts Healthy Communities Foundation event.

Adrienne Chance, a former colleague of SpartanNash CEO Tony Sarsam's at Borden Dairy, is the latest new addition to the retailer's executive team.

Consumer shifts toward online purchases—including for groceries—could threaten store sales and Walmart's overall financial performance, the company stated.

Amazon Prime holds a sizable lead over newcomer Walmart+, but Walmart's membership program is poised to gain ground, a new report from Jungle Scout suggests.

"We’ve been careful the whole way through and it’s not time to stop being careful yet," says the founder and owner of 2021 Remarkable Independents honoree Glen's Garden Market

Less than a week after hiring a new supply chain chief away from a competitor, SpartanNash has named Masiar Tayebi, who led Whirlpool's acquisition of Yummly, as the company's chief strategy officer.

The retailer picked up share across its five major merchandise categories in 2020, reflecting a deepening trust with guests who view shopping at Target as more than an errand, company execs said at a JPMorgan virtual event.

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.

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