ARLINGTON, Va. — An ABC News report alleging unsanitary conditions at supermarkets and other negative accusations about the industry was reported superficially and unfairly, Food Marketing Institute said in a response to the program.
A pricing survey of food retailers across five markets shows that traditional supermarkets were largely competitive with Wal-Mart and Target, particularly after special offers and bonus-buy discounts were factored in, according to an exclusive analysis performed for SN by Stamford, Conn.-based BrandView.
AUSTIN, Texas — Whole Foods Market is piloting a new technology platform designed to enable it to look at refrigerants as assets that can be managed to impact profitability, rather than as consumables that need to be continually replenished.
MINNEAPOLIS — Target Corp. here said its investment in Canada resulted in a decline in net income for the third quarter, and the company pledged to be highly competitive on price for the holiday season.
LAKEWOOD, Colo. — Natural Grocers by Vitamin Cottage here posted double-digit comparable-store sales in the recently ended fourth quarter, but noted that increasing sales of grocery products were pressuring margins.
MONTREAL — Metro’s partnership with Dunnhumby is helping the Canadian supermarket retailer provide an easier and more personalized shopping experience for its customers, according to the chain’s chief marketing officer.
MINNEAPOLIS — Nash Finch Co. here said Tuesday that the partial government shutdown last month and the ongoing impact of budget cuts through sequestration trimmed sales by about $60.2 million in the third quarter.
JACKSONVILLE, Fla. — The Believe in Heroes cause-marketing campaign, now in its fourth year, has evolved to become what might be the largest effort of its kind, according to Acosta Sales & Marketing, which created and oversees the effort.