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Albertsons Companies and Takeoff Technologies collaborate to evolve grocery micro-fulfillment capabilities. Micro-fulfillment centers are warehouse-style infrastructure placed in existing stores to hold thousands of a local market's most popular products. Under the terms, Albertsons will purchase additional centers from Takeoff and is evaluating market expansion opportunities, aiming to drive the future of e-commerce order fulfillment. Full Story
Publix debuted a new concept for its GreenWise Market in Boca Raton, FL. The 25,000-sq. ft. store features multiple "experience zones," from craft brews to wood-fired pizzas, and is designed to appeal to foodies and health-conscious customers. A second GreenWise Market is under construction in Fort Lauderdale and set to open in late 2020, reported The Sun-Sentinel. Full Story
Foodland stores designed a new restaurant concept, Redfish Poke Bar by Foodland in Honolulu. The eatery features dual concepts of a grab-and-go counter in the front with more than two dozen varieties of poke, and a 36-seat restaurant and lounge in the back, reported Pacific Business News. Full Story
Amazon is leasing the entire former Canada Post building in downtown Vancouver. The company has agreed to lease all of the 1.1 million-sq. ft. of the building, which is expected to be complete in mid-2023. An estimated 7,000 people can work at the building, reported The Vancouver Sun. Full Story
Ocado is predicting its product range will be 50% bigger, offer lower prices and better-quality products when it switches from Waitrose to Marks & Spencer in 2020. The British online grocer is expecting to stock 6,000 M&S products, compared with the 4,000 it sells as part of its supply agreement with Waitrose, which ends in 2020, reported The Guardian. Full Story
Upper Saddle River, NJ (November 5, 2019) – New Jersey-based news and information service The Food Institute and Washington, DC-based firm OFW Law are taking their popular U.S. Food Labeling Seminar online! This year’s labeling course will be available virtually, in multiple parts, to allow more food industry executives access across the country.
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