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4 Surprising Statistics About Grocery Shopping

As some consultants and associations rush to study the effects of e-commerce on food retailing, others are watching how younger generations interact with the various retail channels vying for their attention.  Here's a look at four surprising grocery-shopping data points from recent studies. ...Read More



Urner Barry’s Fall 2017 Reporter Update

Urner Barry is a business publisher specializing in the timely, accurate and unbiased reporting of market news and quotations to clients in the poultry, egg, meat, seafood and related segments of the food industry. Fall 2017 ...Read More



Whole Foods saw a 25% traffic boost in the first two days of Amazon ownership

Amazon.com Inc.’s splashy takeover of Whole Foods, complete with deep price cuts, did more than bring a surge of publicity to the chain: It boosted customer traffic by 25 percent. That’s the finding of Foursquare Labs Inc., which compiled location information during the first two days after Amazon completed its acquisition of the grocer. During the natural and organic retailer's first week under the e-commerce giant, share of visits at competitor Trader Joe’s dropped 1%, while ...Read More



Coffee & Tea

Whether it’s to prime the pump to help jumpstart the day or be a small, anticipated treat, coffee and tea work either as a peripheral add-on or the forefront of many a food and beverage occasion. So grab your favorite mug of joe or cup of tea and savor the trends and insights into the flavors and functions of coffee and tea served up by our Hartman Retainer Services’ analysts and consultants. ...Read More



Deli Meat

As summer comes to a close, students across the U.S. are heading back to school and parents are once again facing the pressure of packing healthy lunches. For retailers looking to reach these shoppers, deli lunch meats could be a bright spot. Full ...Read More



Savory muffins among latest bakery trends

Consumers seeking new flavors could find favor in the latest baking trend, which involves bringing savory notes to muffins using ingredients such as parsley, cheese and meat, according to Technavio data. Other trends impacting the muffin market are healthy ingredients and in-store bakeries at groceries, the company said. ...Read More



Food-based store remodels pay off for Dollar General

Dollar General's store remodels that include tests of fresh produce and other food-focused efforts have resulted in sales returns up to four times the rate of the retailer's standard remodels, the company said. Full ...Read More



ShopRite’s Wholesome Pantry Brand Earns PLMA Awards

ShopRite’s recently introduced store brand, Wholesome Pantry, has received two Private Label Manufacturers Association (PLMA) 2017 Salute to Excellence Awards. Full ...Read More



Hannaford Carrying NYS Grown & Certified Farms’ Items

Hannaford Supermarkets is offering local products from farms participating in the New York State Grown & Certified program. The Ahold Delhaize banner is the first grocer in the state’s Capital Region to feature products grown and produced by New York farms that have been certified as using safe food-handling best practices and demonstrating environmental stewardship. ...Read More



Florida, Georgia growers assess Irma damage

Florida’s produce industry losses from Hurricane Irma will be grim, and vegetable crops near harvest in Moultrie, Ga., were also hurt, industry leaders contacted Sept. 12 said. Full ...Read More