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Shoppers aren’t cutting back on buying, despite higher prices

Supermarket News Staff | Apr 18, 2023      Shoppers continue to look for deals to stretch dollars A survey of grocery shoppers’ spending habits and attitudes by FMI – The Food Industry Association, conducted by The Hartman Group, reveals that while U.S. shoppers remain concerned about rising food prices, consumers are less likely to … Continued

Thoughts on the Kroger, Albertsons merger

Rob Kaufelt | Apr 12, 2023 Rob Kaufelt was the owner of Murray’s Cheese Shop in Greenwich Village, which he sold to Kroger Supermarkets. Today there are over 1,000 Murray’s cheese shops across the land. Prior to that, he pioneered upscale supermarkets as President of Mayfair Supermarkets (Foodtown), and specialty foods at Kaufelt’s Fancy Groceries. … Continued

Mobile app usage on the rise — Instacart, Whole Foods lead the way

Bill Wilson | Mar 14, 2023     A new study reveals that downloads grew to 255 billion over the last year (formerly App Annie), a mobile data analytics provider, revealed in its annual State of Mobile 2023 Report that demand for mobile apps accelerated last year while consumer spending shrank. Downloads grew to … Continued

US&S is hiring! Join our team!

US&S is hiring. Please see the link below for job description and to apply, and join our team!     Order Processor / Administrative Assistant   – Houston      

H-E-B accepting product entries for 2023 Quest for Texas Best competition

Call for entries open February 22– April 6 With nine years under its belt buckle, H-E-B is pleased to announce the call for entries for the 10th Annual H-E-B Quest for Texas Best. Submissions will be accepted February 22 through April 6. Qualified participants will compete for a combined $70,000 in cash prizes and the … Continued

Arizona launches antitrust investigation into Kroger-Albertsons merger

State AG Kris Mayes cites potential impact on consumers, workers, farmers, and ranchers Mark Hamstra | Feb 17, 2023 Arizona Attorney General Kris Mayes said her office will launch an antitrust investigation into the proposed Kroger-Albertsons merger, citing the potential impact on consumers, workers and farmers and ranchers in the state that supply the two … Continued

Maintaining a Natural High

Comment / February 16, 2023 / Victor Martino The natural products industry is at an inflection point because it’s gone from a counter-culture movement to mainstream. The natural products industry and natural CPG, which over many decades has grown into a big business that’s best exemplified by next month’s Natural Products Expo West show in … Continued

Aldi, H-E-B among growth leaders in 2022: Report

Mark Hamstra | Jan 26, 2023 Publix, Grocery Outlet also add new stores and expand in new markets Aldi, H-E-B, Publix and Grocery Outlet were the supermarket sector’s growth leaders in 2022, according to a new report from professional services firm JLL. Batavia, Ill.-based Aldi, a small-format store known for its limited assortment of mostly … Continued

Albertsons looking for diverse suppliers Richard Mitchell | Jan 14, 2023   The retailer is accepting applications from underrepresented vendors Albertsons Companies Inc. is soliciting applications at it seeks to provide opportunities for what it said are underrepresented suppliers. The application process is part of Albertsons’ Supplier Diversity Program, which is designed to identify and support individual, small, and … Continued

From the ground up: The Non-GMO Project zeroes in on a new target

  Douglas Brown | Dec 01, 2022 Valuing transparency in food above all else, this 25-year-old organization is setting its sights on the latest food innovations such as precision fermentation.   The people and brands driving the natural and organic food industry’s enviable growth enjoy passionate support among consumers and peers. But it’s really the … Continued