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Whole Foods Market Forecasts Top 10 Food Trends for 2021

Retailer’s Trends Council predicts emerging flavors, culinary influences and products poised for the spotlight in the coming year AUSTIN, Texas (Oct. 19, 2020) – Today, Whole Foods Market global buyers and experts unveiled their top 10 anticipated food trends for 2021 in the retailer’s sixth annual trends predictions. Hard kombucha, upcycled foods, leveled-up breakfasts and … Continued

Photos of the new Ideal Market in Denver

In Denver’s Capitol Hill neighborhood, 900 East 11th has long been the home to a variety of grocery stores. Centrally located in one of Denver’s densest populated areas, the location has been the place where locals gathered and grabbed a wheat grass shot before shopping. Basket sizes were typically smaller than average as most people … Continued

Alfalfa’s To Open Third Store In Colorado on October 30th

  Alfalfa’s Market, a natural grocer with Boulder, Colo., roots more than four decades deep, is poised to open its third location and first store in Longmont, Colo., on Oct. 30. The 23,000-square-foot market at 700 Ken Pratt Blvd. will showcase the grocer’s new concept and modern, minimalist design aesthetic, which the company says will allow “the store’s star—its … Continued

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 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