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Natural Grocers Focuses on Sustainability With Newest Location

Natural Grocers by Vitamin Cottage Inc. is preparing to cut the ribbon on its newest store in Brighton, Colo., on Sept. 30. The location will feature Natural Grocers mainstays, including The Cottage Craft Beer section, organic produce, pasture-based dairy products, humanely sourced meats and non-GMO prepackaged bulk foods. Sustainability was top of mind with the construction … Continued

10 Major Trends From Summer Fancy Food 2022

Following a successful Winter Fancy Food earlier in the year, The Specialty Food Association’s June show, Summer Fancy Food, was back in person for the first time since 2019. A lot of the trends we spotted in February were still apparent, with many new added players. The upstairs was buzzing with international brands that have … Continued

KeHE expands Colorado, California distribution centers

The natural foods distributor will unveil its expansion at the Aurora, Colorado, distribution center, on Aug. 31—six years to the day after the D.C. opened. Supermarket News | Aug 12, 2022 KeHE Distributors is expanding operations and services at distribution centers in Aurora, Colorado, and Chino, California, to support its rapid growth and keep up … Continued

Pitaya Foods partners with UNSTUCK on new product line to aid refugees

UNSTUCK has unveiled its first line of specialty products in partnership with leading CPG brands that use ingredients sourced from suppliers hiring refugees. Gianna Rosenbach | Jun 23, 2022   UNSTUCK and its partnering brands have launched a line of products that support ingredient suppliers hiring refugees. UNSTUCK is a nonprofit organization founded by Chobani … Continued

Whole Foods to shut a half-dozen stores

Closures come as parent Amazon revamps physical-store base   As parent company Amazon adjusts its brick-and-mortar retail operations, Whole Foods Market plans to close six stores in four states. Austin, Texas-based Whole Foods on Monday confirmed published reports that stores in Montgomery and Mobile, Ala.; the DePaul section of Chicago; Tarzana, Calif.; and Brookline, Mass., … Continued

Sustainability initiatives a top priority for grocery retailers, wholesalers

From targeting net zero emissions to reducing or eliminating single-use plastics use and creating innovative ways to fight food waste and promoting recycling, grocery retailers and wholesalers are fighting the good fight for the environment while being keenly aware of social issues facing the communities they serve and the workers they employ. Indeed, throughout the … Continued