AeroFarms Grows Into the Midwest

The Newark, N.J.-based vertical farming company is expanding with a 150,000-square-foot facility outside St. Louis, and it is partnering with Cargill on a research effort focused on more-sustainable cocoa production.


Walmart to Require Vaccines for HQ Staff, Masks for Associates Per CDC Guidance

"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.

The 30-year retail executive, who most recently was SpartanNash’s chief marketing and merchandising officer, succeeds Paula Ginnett, who is promoted to group VP of retail operations in Cincinnati.

The 21-year veteran will oversee the retailer's distribution center in Milton, Pa.

Grocery stores were part of the story in April's weaker-than-expected jobs report, with food and beverage retailers losing 49,000 jobs for the month.

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.

Giant Eagle stores will carry Doughing, Doughing, Gone, Perry's Ice Cream's new co-branded flavor with MLB's Cleveland Indians.

Independent operator Michael Fernandez renovates, reopens former Mandarino's site in New Hartford.

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

The retailer eyes driverless trucks for delivery between stores and alternative pickup locations.

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