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The Kroger Co. and Ocado will open two customer fulfillment centers in central Florida and the Mid-Atlantic region. These centers will help the chain deliver on its Restock Kroger vision. Full Story
Albertsons Cos. and KeHE renewed their supply agreement. KeHE will remain the primary distribution partner for natural, organic and specialty products in Albertsons Cos. stores. Full Story
Nearly 90% of purchase decisions and discussions are made at home, according to a PebblePost consumer study. The study found 76% of shoppers discuss relevant mail from a brand or retailer they have purchased from in the past, while conversely, 68% of shoppers immediately discard direct mail received from a brand they haven't heard of. Full Story
GrubMarket launched GWholesaler, a platform built for food industry suppliers and vendors. GWholesaler offers financial management, inventory and price management, and customer relationship management for wholesalers, farmers, distributors, and other suppliers. Full Story
The a2 Milk Company reached nationwide distribution by expanding sales agreements with Kroger and Albertsons/Safeway. The company will further extend its geographic reach into other parts of the U.S., including the Southwest, West, Pacific Northwest and Midwest, as well as throughout established markets in California, the Northeast and the Southeast. Full Storyread more
December 20, 2019 (Upper Saddle River, NJ) - The Food Institute forecasts eating away-from-home sales growth will outpace at-home in 2019, according to its webinar "An Honest Look at 2019 Food Industry Trends.” Brian Todd, president of The Food Institute, predicts 5.1% growth for eating and drinking places in the coming year and 2.8% growth for food and beverage stores.
First, there was Fight for $15. Then, diners demanded that wait staff be paid a fair wage. Now, their delivery counterparts are fighting for similar protections.read more
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