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7 Ways the Pandemic Has Changed How We Shop for Food

Oranges and frozen foods are being snapped up. Shelves have fewer choices. And customers are steering their carts in surprising new directions. Jennifer Flanigan loading up a cart at a Kroger store in West Chester, Ohio. Like many shoppers, she goes to the store less often but buys more when she does — something grocers … Continued

Whole Foods to Open Ideal Market in Denver

The location that was originally a Safeway store in the 70’s, then FBC “Fruit Basket” in the 80’s, an Alfalfa’s Market in the 90’s, then a Wild Oats Market, then a Whole Foods Market, will soon reopen as Ideal Market.   Signage has gone up at 900 E 11th Ave again, this time re-branding the … Continued

Natural Grocers Relocates New Mexico Store

Natural Grocers is relocating their “Albuquerque NW” store up the road to 921 Pat D’Arco Hwy. This newly-built store will be renamed”Rio Rancho”, and is just 4.6 miles from it’s previous location of 9261 Coors Blvd NW. The new store, set to open August 27th, is bigger and will offer Rio Rancho residents and existing … Continued

New Pumpkin Products for the 2020 Season

Adrienne Smith | Aug 11, 2020 https://www.newhope.com/food-and-beverage/unboxed-15-pumpkin-products-welcome-autumn When it feels like the world might be crumbling around us, nothing quite invokes the comfort and calm of happier times than the warm and enveloping aromas of pumpkin spice. In fact, there is comfort in just knowing that even amid all the chaos consumers are still looking forward to the … Continued

Sprouts’ Q2 Income Nearly Doubles From A Year Ago

Natural retailer reports increased sales, especially in e-commerce, and extra costs due to COVID-19 pandemic. For the second quarter, Sprouts Farmers Market reported that comparable store sales rose 9.1%, while new stores showed a strong performance as well.   E-commerce sales increases and more effective promotions pushed Sprouts Farmers Market’s income up 91% from a … Continued

H-E-B’s latest amenities are stars in their new South Austin store

H-E-B last month officially opened a 130,000-square-foot store in South Austin, part of more than $200 million in projects that the Texas grocer plans for the community. Located at 8801 S. Congress Ave., near the corner of Slaughter Lane and I-35 in South Austin, the new store offers H-E-B Curbside and Home Delivery services and … Continued

H-E-B donating $1 million to address racial inequality

In aftermath of death of George Floyd, Texas retailer takes a stand Posted at: Supermarket News   TEXAS -As protests and memorials continued this week in the aftermath of the death of George Floyd, an unarmed black man, at the hands of Minneapolis police, San Antonio-based H-E-B became the first grocery retailer to pledge money to … Continued

More Dark Stores Open In Colorado and Texas

Whole Foods Market Expands Dark Store Concept Posted at: https://m.andnowuknow.com/bloom/whole-foods-market-expands-dark-store-concept/kayla-webb/68212   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: https://www.statesman.com/business/20200512/coronavirus-in-austin-whole-foods-opens-in-east-austin-but-online-only-for-now 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