Top Grocery Trends of 2021

The return of more grocery shoppers in-store – on top of the millions who have embraced online shopping over the past year – has retailers breathing a sigh of relief, as sales in key categories...

Wegmans shifts to eco-friendly egg cartons

Wegmans Food Markets has instituted more sustainable packaging for its store-brand eggs. The Rochester, N.Y.-based regional grocer said last week that it has shifted Wegmans-brand egg cartons to molded fiber from polystyrene foam. The new cartons...

Walmart opens first U.S. Ghost Kitchens foodservice location

Walmart this week opened its first Ghost Kitchen Brands “virtual food court” location in its Rochester, N.Y., supercenter as part of a multi-state U.S. expansion. The opening comes after Toronto-based Ghost Kitchens in March unveiled a...

Southeastern Grocers debuts liquor store concept

Southeastern Grocers (SEG) has launched WDs Wine, Beer & Liquor, a new retail concept that delivers an engaging shopping experience for customers seeking affordably priced alcoholic beverages and fine foods for social occasions or just...

Retailers need to solve the new shopper behavior equation

Patrick Spear is the president & CEO of GMDC | Retail Tomorrow and a contributor to Supermarket News. Spear joined GMDC | Retail Tomorrow in 2014 after nearly two decades of involvement with the association...

PCC Community Markets grant program supports underrepresented entrepreneurs

Seattle-based food co-op PCC Community Markets is known for stocking (and supporting) local brands. Recently, the natural retailer took this commitment one step further by forming the Diverse Entrepreneur Incubation Program. In addition to mentorship,...

Apple Watch Series 7 will reportedly offer larger cases and screens

Apple Watch Series 7 might be a more substantial redesign than you think. Bloomberg's Mark Gurman claims Series 7 will come in larger 41mm and 45mm case sizes (up from 40mm and 44mm) with bigger...

Can beef maintain its supermarket sales momentum?

In this boom time for beef, the large base of consumers preparing more meals at home during the COVID-19 pandemic is boosting sales of all varieties of cuts ranging from premium steaks to value-oriented ground...

Kanye wants to sell you a $200 music gadget

Kanye (or “Ye,” as it were) is going all out in the promotion of his upcoming tenth studio album, “Donda” (named for his late-mother, Donda West). In July, there was a massive listening party at...

Walmart kicks off delivery service for other businesses

Walmart has launched a white-label “delivery as a service” that offers its e-commerce and logistics capabilities to other businesses, including small to large retailers. Called Walmart GoLocal, the solution provides API integration with the business customer’s...

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