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TOP 50 RETAILERS BY ANNUAL SALES IN U.S. DOLLARS

  The SN Top 50 Retailers report is compiled in partnership between Supermarket News and research partner IGD, a leading UK-based analysis and insight organization for the food and consumer goods industry.           The following table includes the rankings of the Top 50 food and grocery retailers and wholesalers in the U.S. and … Continued

H-E-B reopens tornado-battered Central Market in Dallas

Gourmet supermarket rebuilt, upgraded during 20-month closure H-E-B on Wednesday reopened its Central Market Preston Royal supermarket near North Dallas, which had been shut 20 months for rebuilding and restoration after being destroyed by a tornado. Located in the Preston Oaks shopping center, the roughly 35,000-square-foot Central Market sustained severe damage from tornados that swept … Continued

U.S. grocery shoppers head back to stores as COVID-19 vaccinations rise

Over a third plan to buy food both in-store and online, Inmar survey reveals U.S. grocery shoppers are gradually returning to in-store purchases as more Americans receive COVID-19 vaccines, a new survey from Inmar Intelligence finds. Once fully vaccinated, 27% of consumers said they plan to do most of their grocery shopping at stores, while … Continued

Better-for-you holds its place on the shelf in center store

More growth expected amid strong demand & ongoing innovation, despite a shift to focus on core items Consumer demand for products that meet the requirements of specific diets, especially keto and paleo, have continued to be a driver of better-for-you offerings in center store during the past year. Despite widespread outages of certain center store … Continued

Grocery stores flat despite March U.S. retail sales rebound

Double-digit year-over-year decline portends tough comparisons for food retailers U.S. retail sales rebounded in March but marked what could be the beginning of a difficult trend for the grocery sector, which saw sales fall by double digits year over year. Overall retail and foodservice sales totaled $619.1 billion in March, up 9.8% (seasonally adjusted) from … Continued

Ghost Kitchen Brands rolls out multi-concept foodservice offering in Walmart

Locations will offer kiosk-based ordering on site and third-party delivery of restaurant and CPG food brands Ghost Kitchen Brands is rolling out its hybrid virtual brand/ghost kitchen concept in dozens of Walmart stores in the U.S. and Canada. The new service will allow shoppers in those locations to select items from the menus of about … Continued

H-E-B expanding presence in Dallas-Ft. Worth area

Texas favorite H-E-B is bringing its flagship H-E-B brand grocery stores to the Dallas-Fort Worth Metroplex next year. The stores, which will open in Frisco and Plano in fall 2022, build on the company’s longstanding presence in the area and reinforce its commitment to serve more customers in this dynamic and growing part of Texas, … Continued

A Few Photos From The Colorado March 14th Snow Storm

Here are a few photos of the snow storm that hit the Colorado area March 13th, and 14th.           Someone build a nice, small snowman outside the US&S building on Monday afternoon….   … and by Thursday it was melted into a sad little lump.