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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

Denver Metro Welcomes New Natural Grocers store and New Whole Foods Store

Gift and tote bag giveaways, other promotions planned as metro area nets two new grocery stores. The Denver metro area will net two new health food grocery stores in the next four weeks when Whole Foods Market opens a location in Castle Rock and Natural Grocers debuts in east Denver’s Green Valley Ranch neighborhood. Courtesy … Continued

Lucky’s Markets Closing Stores

Photo by TenPoundHammer – Own work, CC BY-SA 4.0, https://commons.wikimedia.org/w/index.php?curid=66924266 Story by: https://www.andnowuknow.com/buyside-news/luckys-market-restrategizes-shuttering-all-one-florida-store-distribution-jason-rief/melissa-de-leon/66508 BOULDER, CO – It is no secret that the grocery market is increasingly competitive, making square-footage more and more challenging to win. Florida is perhaps one of the most dynamic of these spaces, and a regional favorite is bowing out. Lucky’s Market … Continued