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Washington state lawyers up on Kroger, Albertsons merger

Timothy Inklebarger | Jun 05, 2024 State to spend up to $2.5M on legal team to block the acquisition The state of Washington has hired law firm Munger, Tolles & Olson and will pay them $2.5 million to block the $24.6 billion Kroger, Albertsons merger, according to a story reported in Reuters. Washington Attorney General … Continued

UNFI Launches National Retail Media Network for Independent & Regional Grocers in Partnership w/ Swiftly

May 23, 2024 07:00 AM Eastern Daylight Time UNFI Media Network™, powered by Swiftly, will enable brands to better connect consumers with tailored promotions PROVIDENCE, R.I.–(BUSINESS WIRE)–United Natural Foods, Inc. (NYSE: UNFI) is announcing the launch of the first-of-its-kind Retail Media Network for independent and regional grocery retailers across the United States. The UNFI Media … Continued

IDDBA 2024 : Happening June 9th-11th in Houston, Texas

IDDBA 2024: The largest industry-only show for dairy, deli, bakery and foodservice industries will be happening from June 9th to 11th in Houston, Texas.   LINK:   The International Dairy Deli Bakery Association (IDDBA) is a non-profit trade association whose members encompass around 1,500 companies, from small independents to global corporations. It fosters economic … Continued

Amazon walks out on cashierless tech in grocery

Timothy Inklebarger | Apr 02, 2024 Just Walk Out tech will still be offered at Amazon Go stores, smaller format Amazon Fresh stores located in the U.K., and third-party retailers Amazon has announced that it is discontinuing its pursuit of autonomous “Just Walk Out” technology that uses artificial intelligence to enable shoppers to take items … Continued

A $20 Billion Deal Depends on Whether You Think Walmart Is a Supermarket

By Patrick Thomas and Dave Michaels, March 26, 2024 PHOTO: JOE CARROTTA FOR THE WALL STREET JOURNAL Authorities say Kroger’s planned Albertsons takeover will leave fewer traditional supermarkets to compete for Americans’ grocery dollars   Where you go to buy a loaf of bread or a bunch of bananas could help determine the fate of … Continued

World Famous Meatloaf Recipe

Meatloaf is a dish of ground meat that has been combined with other ingredients and formed into the shape of a loaf, then baked or smoked. The final shape is either hand-formed on a baking tray, or pan-formed by cooking it in a loaf pan. It is usually made with ground beef, although ground lamb, … Continued

10 Grocery Chains Opening Dozens of New Stores in 2024

By Zoe Strozewski, March 29, 2024   Some of these popular supermarket chains are even planning hundreds of new locations this year and beyond.   America has turned into something of a wonderland for grocery shoppers thanks to the mind-boggling array of stores spread throughout the country. Whether you’re on the hunt for bargain bulk … Continued

USDA organic rules are changing. Is the food industry ready?

By Lydia Noyes, March 14, 2024 Organic labeled vegetables are for sale at a grocery store in Chicago. Scott Olson via Getty Images The most significant change to organic certification is nearly here. But some experts worry that many food companies are unprepared.   As the U.S. Department of Agriculture prepares to launch its Strengthening … Continued

Federal Trade Commission Sues to Block Kroger-Albertsons Deal

By Julie Creswell, Feb. 26, 2024, 12:00 p.m. ET The regulator is trying to stop the largest supermarket merger in history, arguing that the deal would eliminate competition and raise prices for consumers.   The Federal Trade Commission on Monday sued to block Kroger, the supermarket giant, from completing its $24.6 billion acquisition of the … Continued

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