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Sprouts Farmers Market to open 20 new stores in 2021

Among the locations are 10 sites in Florida, and four new-format stores Michael Browne | Mar 05, 2021 Natural and healthy grocer Sprouts Farmers Market will open approximately 20 new stores this year, including four with a new, smaller format and one store relocation, the company announced on Friday. Among the openings are 10 stores in Florida … Continued

Whole Foods Markets to buy Jackson Whole Grocer

By Jennifer Dorsey Jan 19, 2021 Updated Jan 19, 2021 Jackson Whole Grocer is being purchased by Whole Foods Market. They’ve announced a “definitive agreement” for the acquisition, which is supposed to close in the early part of this year. “We are fortunate to have this opportunity with Whole Foods Market, an organization that is aligned … Continued

AJ’s Fine Foods Strengthens Community Ties

There’s been a grocery store at Central Avenue and Camelback Road in central Phoenix since 1955. It’s a destination for businesspeople, students and everyday shoppers alike. So when Chandler, Ariz.-based Bashas’ Family of Stores finally earmarked this AJ’s Fine Foods location for a remodel, it had to be special. The result, which included a 5,000-square-foot … Continued

Shoppers Turn to Shelf-Stable Grocery To Keep The Pantry Stocked

Mark Hamstra | Nov 06, 2020 Link to article  at While stock-up shopping has slowed, cooking and baking at home and another COVID wave are still driving grocery sales Food retailers are preparing for ongoing elevated demand for shelf-stable food items amid a persistent stock-up mentality as the coronavirus pandemic continues — albeit at a diminished … Continued

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