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More Dark Stores Open In Colorado and Texas

Whole Foods Market Expands Dark Store Concept Posted at:   AUSTIN, TX – In early April, Amazon and Whole Foods Market revealed a unique strategy that included transforming the organic grocer’s locations into dark stores for rising online grocery and delivery needs. Now, with the demand for grocery delivery only continuing to climb, Whole Foods Market … Continued

Whole Foods Opens In East Austin, But Online Only For Now

From The Austin Statesman at: A long-awaited Whole Foods in East Austin has opened, but amid the coronavirus pandemic it is operating only as a fulfillment center for now. The store in the Saltillo mixed-use project at I-35 and East Fifth Street had not yet opened to the public and is being temporarily converted … Continued

Grocery a bright spot in record March retail sales decline

‘These numbers should come as no surprise,’ NRF’s chief economist says Russell Redman 1 | Apr 15, 2020 Grocery and beverage store sales shot up more than 25% in March despite the largest monthly drop ever for overall retail sales, according to the National Retail Federation (NRF). In advanced estimates, the U.S. Census Bureau said Wednesday that … Continued

Denver Metro Welcomes New Natural Grocers store and New Whole Foods Store

Gift and tote bag giveaways, other promotions planned as metro area nets two new grocery stores. The Denver metro area will net two new health food grocery stores in the next four weeks when Whole Foods Market opens a location in Castle Rock and Natural Grocers debuts in east Denver’s Green Valley Ranch neighborhood. Courtesy … Continued

Lucky’s Markets Closing Stores

Photo by TenPoundHammer – Own work, CC BY-SA 4.0, Story by: BOULDER, CO – It is no secret that the grocery market is increasingly competitive, making square-footage more and more challenging to win. Florida is perhaps one of the most dynamic of these spaces, and a regional favorite is bowing out. Lucky’s Market … Continued

Jake’s New Product Showcase

See photos from the Jake’s New Product Showcase in Texas on January 15th! The Jake’s New Products Showcase took place from 2-6pm on January 15th in Houston, TX at Jake’s Finer Foods. The event showcased the finest brands with their latest and greatest product offerings. Attendees sipped, sampled and strolled through the room and voted … Continued

Natural Grocers’ 2020 Expansion Edge

Smaller-store format and scalable operations are keys to success By Jennifer Strailey on Dec. 16, 2019 Natural Grocers by Vitamin Cottage Inc. will open its newest store Dec. 18 in Pagosa Springs, Colo. The new location is the grocer’s 40th in Colorado and its 154th in the country. The Lakewood, Colo.-based grocer focused on high-quality natural and organic grocery products … Continued

Kroger Calls It Quits on Lucky’s

Alternative concept grew quickly but struggled, sources say. By Jon Springer on Dec. 05, 2019 The Kroger Co., which invested in the upstart natural foods chain Lucky’s Market in 2016 and more than doubled its store base, said it would divest the chain and take a $238 million charge on the investment. The deal for Niwot, Colo.-based Lucky’s … Continued

Shamrock Artisanal Provision Specialty show in Vail, CO

Shamrock hosted an Artisanal Provisions Showcase at their mountain specialty show in Vail, CO, on Wednesday, December 4th, from 10am to 3:30pm. The location was the Grand Hyatt Vail. Approximately 300 to 350 customers were in attendance. Some vendors in attendance: Abbey Specialty Belgioioso Charcutnuvo Food Match Il Porcellino Laura Chenel’s Chevre MIC Foods Pappardelle’s … Continued