keep up to date

News & Events

Industry news, local store information, retailer openings and closings.... plus stay informed about all the food shows and events with United Sales & Services. We take pride in our work and like to show all that we do for our clients. Take a look!

34 Degrees Mates Cheese Crisps & 20 items to include on a charcuterie board

34 Degrees Mates Cheese Crisps… The latest from 34 Degrees, a brand known for its elevated crisps created to pair with charcuterie and cheese, is a first-to-market line of convenient Certified Gluten Free puffed cheese crisps, Mates. The flavorful, lightly crunchy offering features real, premium gouda cheese as its No. 1 ingredient. While Mates can … Continued

Colorado attorney general files lawsuit to block Kroger-Albertson merger

Author: Richard Cote Published: 10:32 AM MST February 14, 2024 Updated: 11:30 AM MST February 14, 2024 Phil Weiser filed the lawsuit Wednesday, stating the merger would eliminate head-to-head competition.   DENVER — Colorado Attorney General Phil Weiser has filed a lawsuit in Denver District Court to block a proposed $24.6 billion Kroger-Albertsons merger. On … Continued

Rouses Markets Opens Fourth Store In Lafayette, Louisiana

Kevin Atwill | Already a household name in Lafayette, Louisiana, Rouses Markets opened its fourth store in the parish Jan. 25 to much fanfare.     Located at 1810 Camellia Blvd., the 55,000-square-foot supermarket – the company’s 65th overall – anchors a 15-acre retail center adjacent to the Village of River Ranch, one of Lafayette’s … Continued

Kroger, Albertsons merger is delayed

Bill Wilson |   Grocers say deal will not happen in early 2024; Washington State AG issues statement on lawsuit to block merger Do not expect the $24.6 billion Kroger, Albertsons merger to happen anytime soon. The two grocers, along with C&S Wholesale Grocers, came out and said they expect the deal to become official … Continued

Scenes from the January 2024 Sysco Food Show in Texas

After a 3rd and 4th quarter hiatus from food shows, Sysco Houston kicked off 2024 with a January food show held at the opsite featuring over 100 vendors and nearly 600 customers.   The team at US&S featured many specialty and Italian vendors which were well received by the customers.   Highlights included a specialty … Continued

Albertsons Kicks Off Launchpad Competition for Specialty, Natural Brands

Emily Crowe Multimedia Editor Grocer’s 2nd annual pitch contest will take place March 12 at Natural Products Expo West Albertsons Cos. is on the hunt for emerging specialty and natural brands to vie for a spot on the grocer’s shelves. Independent food, beverage and pet product companies are invited to enter the 2nd Annual … Continued

New Hope Network’s Top 11 Natural Food Trends for 2024

New Hope Network staff November 27, 2023 Here are the top food and nutrition trends to have on your radar in 2024—and beyond! Check out 42 hot products that power these trends. Thanks to Natural Products Expo, where brands of all sizes first display their innovative businesses and product launches, along with daily industry reporting … Continued

September online grocery sales down 3% year-over-year to $7.5B

Sales dip driven by lower average order values and lowest order frequency rate since pre-COVID Supermarket News Staff | Oct 10, 2023     The online grocery market in the U.S. declined 3.1% in September vs. last year, ending the month with $7.5 billion in sales, according to the latest monthly Brick Meets Click/Mercatus Grocery … Continued

Shoppers want sales specials, now more than ever

Both in-store and online Bill Wilson | Oct 19, 2023 The share of meals prepared at home increased to 78.8%, slightly up from August (76.8%).   With summer coming to a halt, many consumers were back in the kitchen making home-prepped meals in September. The share of meals prepared at home increased to 78.8%, slightly … Continued

Costco accused of sharing customer health info with Meta in lawsuit

The suit alleges that Costco inappropriately used Meta Pixel, a third-party tracking database   Supermarket News Staff | Oct 13, 2023     A recent lawsuit filed against Costco alleges that the wholesale retailer inappropriately shared customer health information with Facebook’s parent company, Meta, according to reporting from SFGATE. The lawsuit, which was filed with … Continued