Supermarket News en Wakefern annual sales top $16 billion <div class="node-body article-body">Wakefern Food Corp.’s sales climbed 4.2% to $16 billion in the 52 weeks ending Oct. 1, 2016. </div> <p><a href="" target="_blank">read more</a></p> News Retail & Financial Private Label Thu, 27 Oct 2016 21:01:00 +0000 553321 at Wakefern&#39;s new private label Wholesome Pantry is free from 110 artificial colors, flavors and preservatives.</p> Key Food CEO: Aggressive buying paying off <div class="field-deck"> Fiery exec dismisses 'smart growth,' touts productivity of acquired A&P stores </div> <div class="node-body article-body">A&P stores acquired and reopened over the last year by Key Food Stores Co-operative are running at about 85% of the sales they did prior to their acquisition — around 90% excluding pharmacy — figures CEO Dean Janeway declared that evidence of a "really successful" endeavor to aggressively pursue and reopen them.</div> <p><a href="" target="_blank">read more</a></p> News Retail & Financial Registration Thu, 27 Oct 2016 20:07:00 +0000 553331 at Key Food launching Urban Meadow private brand <div class="node-body article-body">Key Food Stores Co-Op is launching a new private brand called Urban Meadow that could replace specific store brand items across its 240 stores. </div> <p><a href="" target="_blank">read more</a></p> News Private Label Registration Thu, 27 Oct 2016 19:12:00 +0000 553311 at Gallery: Fresh Market reveals new look <div class="node-body gallery-body">On Wednesday, The Fresh Market held grand reopenings for three North Carolina stores — two in Greensboro and one in Winston-Salem — that are the first to receive the retailer’s new look and offering. </div> <p><a href="" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Health & Wellness Store Design & Construction Produce & Floral Thu, 27 Oct 2016 16:52:00 +0000 553291 at Beyond deflation and soft sales, don't miss this growth opportunity <div class="node-body article-body">Meals are one area where supermarkets can and should find new growth if they offer compelling solutions in the way of new services and products.</div> <p><a href="" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Deli Prepared Foods Thu, 27 Oct 2016 15:44:00 +0000 553281 at <p>Supermarkets can find new growth by providing more meal solutions.</p> HASLOO/iStock/Thinkstock Amazon eyeing up to 2,000 U.S. stores: Report <div class="node-body article-body">Amazon's ambitions in brick-and-mortar grocery continue to come to light, with a report late Wednesday suggesting the Seattle-based virtual retailer envisions operating 20 grocery store by the end of 2018 and as many as 2,000 in the decade to follow.</div> <p><a href="" target="_blank">read more</a></p> News Retail & Financial Store Design & Construction Thu, 27 Oct 2016 11:11:00 +0000 553261 at <p>Amazon opened its first brick-and-mortar bookstore last November in Seattle.</p> Stephen Brashear/Stringer/Getty Images News Peapod partners with cookbook author on recipes, meal kit <div class="node-body article-body">Peapod is expanding its selection of shoppable recipes and adding a new meal kit thanks to a partnership with Skinnytaste blogger and cookbook author Gina Homolka. </div> <p><a href="" target="_blank">read more</a></p> News Online Retail Prepared Foods Wed, 26 Oct 2016 19:04:00 +0000 553231 at Peapod Can 365 save Whole Foods? <div class="node-body article-body">Just how much will the small format 365 concept help Whole Foods Market? Participants in SN’s Annual Financial Analysts Roundtable offered mixed opinions. </div> <p><a href="" target="_blank">read more</a></p> News Retail & Financial Registration Wed, 26 Oct 2016 16:33:00 +0000 553211 at Whole Foods Albertsons ID sales flatline under deflation <div class="node-body article-body">Rapid food price deflation led to flat identical-store sales gains in the fiscal second quarter for Albertsons Cos., the retailer said in a filing Wednesday.</div> <p><a href="" target="_blank">read more</a></p> News Retail & Financial Registration Wed, 26 Oct 2016 16:01:00 +0000 553221 at NEW CEO Joan Toth to step down at end of year <div class="node-body article-body"><p style="margin-top: 4px; margin-bottom: 20px; font-family: proxima-nova, Tahoma, Helvetica, Arial, sans-serif; font-size: 16px; line-height: 24px; color: rgb(133, 133, 133);"><span style="color: rgb(89, 89, 89); font-family: Tahoma, sans-serif;">Joan Toth, president and CEO of the Network of Executive Women, has announced that she will leave the organization effective December 31. NEW has started a search for her successor.</span></p></div> <p><a href="" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Sponsored Content Wed, 26 Oct 2016 14:54:00 +0000 553271 at AWG completes Affiliated merger <div class="node-body article-body"><p>Associated Wholesale Grocers said Tuesday it had completed its merger with Affiliated Food Midwest, saying the combination would allow for more services to its member owners and the opportunity for further geographical expansion. The combined companies, going under the AWG name, sent its first shipments to stores out of its newest divisions in Norfolk, Neb., and Kenosha, Wisc. on Sunday. The retailer-owned co-ops serve more than 1,000 members in 35 states.</p></div> <p><a href="" target="_blank">read more</a></p> News Retail & Financial Wed, 26 Oct 2016 14:51:00 +0000 553241 at Analyst: Retail deflation could end by May <div class="node-body article-body"><p>The longest and deepest trough of retail food deflation in more than 50 years could end by May of next year as effects of a stabilizing U.S. dollar and an associated increase in U.S. food exports flow through the supply chain, an analyst said Wednesday.</p></div> <p><a href="" target="_blank">read more</a></p> News Retail & Financial Wed, 26 Oct 2016 14:24:00 +0000 553201 at Whole Foods partners with vegan meal kit provider Purple Carrot <div class="node-body article-body">Whole Foods Market will begin a pilot to sell plant-based meal kits from home delivery service Purple Carrot in the retailer’s flagship store in Dedham, Mass.</div> <p><a href="" target="_blank">read more</a></p> News Produce & Floral Deli Prepared Foods Registration Wed, 26 Oct 2016 07:01:00 +0000 553171 at <p>Whole Foods will test run Purple Carrot&#39;s plant-based home-delivery meal kits out of a Massachusetts store.</p> Research: Americans use mobile devices in-store, just not to pay <div class="node-body article-body">U.S. shoppers rank relatively high on a global scale when it comes to mobile device use during trips to brick-and-mortar stores, with 37% participating, yet just 2% of U.S. shoppers use a mobile device to make a payment in-store, show the findings of GfK shopper research. </div> <p><a href="" target="_blank">read more</a></p> News The New Consumer Marketing Online Retail Registration Tue, 25 Oct 2016 19:58:00 +0000 553191 at <p>American shoppers use their phones to compare prices and read online reviews, but few use them to pay for purchases.</p> Rasulovs/iStock/Thinkstock PMA Fresh Summit exhibitors donate 258,815 pounds of food to help families in Florida <div class="node-body article-body"><p><span style="font-size:10.0pt;font-family:&quot;Arial&quot;,&quot;sans-serif&quot;">A host of food-insecure residents of central Florida will receive fresh fruits and vegetables in the days and weeks ahead, thanks to a generous donation from exhibitors who just wrapped up Produce Marketing Association&rsquo;s (PMA) largest-ever expo. The fruits and vegetables are being donated by hundreds of companies who exhibited at PMA&rsquo;s Fresh Summit Convention &amp; Expo held this past weekend in Orlando.<o:p></o:p></span></p></div> <p><a href="" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Sponsored Content Tue, 25 Oct 2016 19:54:00 +0000 553251 at FoodKick expands service to Manhattan <div class="node-body article-body">FoodKick, the offshoot of e-commerce grocer FreshDirect offering same-day delivery of a curated selection of prepared meals and essentials, expanded service to Manhattan on Tuesday, saying the launch would be supported through a content-driven partnership with Coca-Cola. </div> <p><a href="" target="_blank">read more</a></p> News Retail & Financial The New Consumer Online Retail Tue, 25 Oct 2016 19:16:00 +0000 553181 at <p>New York&#39;s FreshDirect has expanded into Manhattan after launching in Brooklyn and Queens earlier this year.</p> Retailers grow share with organic, clean label store brands <div class="node-body article-body">Retailers are inciting trial and growing share with new and revamped organic and clean label store brands.</div> <p><a href="" target="_blank">read more</a></p> News Organic & Natural Tue, 25 Oct 2016 15:10:00 +0000 553161 at <p>The H-E-B Select line of products excludes 200 synthetic ingredients.</p> H-E-B One year later, A&P sites still reopening <div class="field-deck"> Uncle Giuseppe's, Key Food, Food Bazaar, 99 Ranch debuting recycled N.J. sites </div> <div class="node-body article-body">A year after A&P sold its stores in a bankruptcy auction, acquirers are still reopening sites with an eye on reintroducing competition in weary Northeast markets. </div> <p><a href="" target="_blank">read more</a></p> News Store Design & Construction Registration Tue, 25 Oct 2016 12:08:00 +0000 553151 at <p>This Uncle&nbsp;Giuseppe&#39;s&nbsp;Marketplace stands in Port Jefferson, NY.</p> Uncle Giuseppe's Marketplace Gallery: Save-A-Lot sold, Fresh Market rebrands and more trending stories <div class="node-body gallery-body">Readers of SN's e-newsletter were also intrigued by stories about corporate buyouts at Giant Eagle, sales declines at Supervalu, and a new restaurant-quality line at Walmart. </div> <p><a href="" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Retail & Financial Mon, 24 Oct 2016 19:57:00 +0000 553141 at New program offers discounts on soon-to-expire products <div class="node-body article-body">A new program called Stop Waste Together that launched last month aims to reduce food waste by selling soon-to-expire products at discounted prices. </div> <p><a href="" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Sustainability Center Store Registration Mon, 24 Oct 2016 19:38:00 +0000 553131 at Metcalfe's Market Schnucks, workers reach tentative contract deal <div class="node-body article-body">Union workers at Schnuck Markets stores are expected to vote Wednesday on whether to accept a proposed contract, ending a contentious round of negotiations. </div> <p><a href="" target="_blank">read more</a></p> News Retail & Financial Mon, 24 Oct 2016 19:20:00 +0000 553121 at Gallery: Los Angeles Gelson’s store gets an upgrade <div class="node-body gallery-body">Gelson’s Markets announced it has given its store in the Silver Lake neighborhood of Los Angeles a full makeover, including new décor, energy efficient cases, and updates in its fresh departments. </div> <p><a href="" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Bakery Store Design & Construction Produce & Floral Deli Mon, 24 Oct 2016 18:05:00 +0000 553111 at Gristedes-D'Agostino merger still on <div class="field-deck"> Partnership will help both brands, Catsimadis says </div> <div class="node-body article-body">A partnership between one-time New York grocery rivals Gristedes and D'Agostino Supermarkets is still on, with a merger of the companies likely to be complete by the end of the year. </div> <p><a href="" target="_blank">read more</a></p> News Retail & Financial Mon, 24 Oct 2016 14:49:00 +0000 553101 at Reimagining Center Store <div class="field-deck"> Retailers weigh in on how they’re revitalizing this anchor department’s performance </div> <div class="node-body article-body">Retailers weigh in on how they’re revitalizing this anchor department’s performance.</div> <p><a href="" target="_blank">read more</a></p> SN Research Center Store Online Mon, 24 Oct 2016 10:00:00 +0000 552771 at The Fresh Market wants to be customers' everyday store <div class="node-body article-body">Changes at The Fresh Market are designed to get customers to come to stores more often while maintaining the store's positioning as a gourmet shopping destination.</div> <p><a href="" target="_blank">read more</a></p> News Retail & Financial Registration Fri, 21 Oct 2016 21:57:00 +0000 553091 at <p>The Fresh Market will introduce the resets at three stores next week.</p> Can retailers meet rising demands for food safety and sustainability? <div class="node-body article-body">Darfresh® on Tray Meat Packaging Benefits Retailers, Consumers and the Environment</div> <p><a href="" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Sponsored Content Fri, 21 Oct 2016 17:57:00 +0000 548121 at Whole Foods Detroit store linked to hepatitis A illnesses <div class="node-body article-body">Two recent cases of hepatitis A in Detroit include a Whole Foods Market food handler and a customer who ate at the retailer’s food bar.</div> <p><a href="" target="_blank">read more</a></p> News Food Safety Deli Fri, 21 Oct 2016 16:42:00 +0000 553061 at <p>Health officials say an employee at this Whole Foods Store in Detroit and a customer contracted the disease.</p> Gallery: Freshfields Farm offers local Florida fare <div class="node-body gallery-body">Freshfields Farm has two stores in Orlando and one in Jacksonville, Fla., devoting plenty of space for produce and other fresh food.</div> <p><a href="" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Store Design & Construction Produce & Floral Meat Fri, 21 Oct 2016 16:36:00 +0000 553051 at How bad can it get for Whole Foods? <div class="node-body article-body">When it comes to Whole Foods Market’s legacy business, these days it seems to be all bad news. </div> <p><a href="" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Retail & Financial Registration Fri, 21 Oct 2016 15:40:00 +0000 553041 at <p>On analyst says the natural food chain &quot;will have to be restructured unless comps turn positive.&quot;</p> Spencer Platt/Staff/Getty Images News Analysts mull possibility of Kroger buying divested drugstores <div class="node-body article-body">Analysts who gathered at SN’s offices last month were intrigued at speculation that Kroger could be a buyer of hundreds of Walgreens and Rite Aid stores. </div> <p><a href="" target="_blank">read more</a></p> News Retail & Financial Kroger Nonfood & Pharmacy Registration Fri, 21 Oct 2016 14:49:00 +0000 553031 at Kroger