Customer engagement, personalization keys to Sprouts Farmers Market’s growth

The specialty grocer saw same-store sales climb 3.1% during its first quarter, fueled by the retailer’s most-loyal shoppers, who drive 60% of sales.


Schnuck Markets opens 2nd Eatwell location in suburban St. Louis

The opening of the new store—Schnuck’s 115th overall—included a ribbon-cutting ceremony that was attended by Chesterfield Mayor Bob Nation, Schnucks Chairman and CEO Todd Schnuck and Schnucks Executive Vice President Ted Schnuck.

The rehabbed California location now includes a fresh-cut fruit station, sushi station and expanded beer department, among other new amenities.

Technology from Picadeli enables grocers to track the freshness of each bar item.

The new brunch box provides meals for up to six people with recipes including French toast with blueberries and lemon curd, cheesy asparagus quiche, avocado toast and thick-cut bacon.

"Grocery retail will be making more room on their shelves for specialty foods and seeking out more specialty food products to meet consumer demand," said Bill Lynch, president of the Specialty Food Association, the trade group that presented the findings.

Available near Chicago and for nationwide shipping, the CBD-infused coffees, with minimal THC, help smooth out jitters from too much caffeine, the company said.

Gourmet popcorn offers craveability and broad appeal to encourage spontaneous purchases.

Trends in pet care often follow on the tail of consumers’ lifestyle shifts; as shoppers seek healthier, more sustainably sourced foods for their families at the grocery store, they likely bring simila...

The deli cheese category has seen massive gains amid the pandemic—and the growth is expected to continue in coming years. In 2020, sales of deli cheese in the U.S. market accelerated +19.2% YOY, and t...

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