1. CPG: Food
From USA Today: A nationwide recall of products containing cheese with a risk for listeria contamination continues to grow larger with salad kits and taco kits sold at stores including Albertsons, Costco, Walmart, and WinCo being removed from shelves. “Rizo-López Foods of Modesto, California, on Feb. 5 recalled dozens of dairy products including Queso Fresco and Cotija Cheese, because […]
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Got the following email following up on the food safety stories on which we have been focusing: As the parent of a child with a food allergy, I can attest to the frustration and confusion that comes with navigating allergen statements, let alone cross contamination in a restaurant.  Our child is allergic to three tree […]
  1. Channel: Delivery
    [[“value”:” Grubhub has managed to fend off a bid from Kroger to stop the use of a fork-and-knife logo, reports Reuters. Kroger’s meal-kit service Home Chef was not able to convince a U.S. appeals court to block Grubhub’s use of the logo, which it says is too similar to its own branding. The […]
  1. Channel: Grocery
The Kroger Co. (NYSE: KR) today reported its second quarter 2023 results, reaffirmed 2023 guidance and updated investors on how Leading with Fresh and Accelerating with Digital continues to position Kroger for long-term sustainable growth.
  1. Channel: Grocery
The Kroger Co. (NYSE: KR) today announced that in the first year of its paid membership program, Boost by Kroger Plus, members saved more than $115 million.
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According to FoodIndustry.com, the U.S. food market is worth $1.5 trillion annually, or roughly 4 percent of the domestic gross product. $800 billion of that revenue is from supermarkets and food stores. Compare this to the U.S. apparel market, which is estimated to be worth $318 billion (Statistica). And while the retail industry often focuses […]
  1. Channel: Grocery
The Kroger Co. (NYSE: KR) today reported its third quarter 2022 results and will update investors on how Leading with Fresh and Accelerating with Digital continues to position Kroger for long-term sustainable growth.
  1. Channel: Grocery
Kroger’s meal solutions company Home Chef is in the spotlight with a celebrity chef partnership, per a Wednesday announcement. Home Chef has linked up with Rachael Ray on a new line of meal kits available in more than 1,300 Kroger stores and online. The first recipe available under the collaboration is a steakhouse burger with Dijon […]
  1. Channel: MealKit
Home Chef, the leading meal solutions brand available both online and in-store, is partnering with Kevin Curry, creator, entrepreneur and cookbook author behind FitMenCook™, to bring fans a limited-time lineup of fresh, delicious meals that spotlight peak summer flavors.
  1. Shopper & Customer
As skyrocketing food prices have cost-conscious consumers seeking lower-cost alternatives, The Kroger Co. is expanding the capacity of its ready-made meal and meal kit delivery business, Home Chef. The meal solutions company announced Tuesday (July 19) a new production center in Douglasville, Georgia, to increase the number of orders the company can fulfill and to […]
  1. Channel: Grocery
The Kroger Co. (NYSE: KR), America's largest grocery retailer, and Bed Bath & Beyond Inc. (NASDAQ: BBBY), a leading omnichannel retailer for home, baby, and wellness products, today announced the launch of the companies' e-commerce experience.
  1. Trends & External Forces
The Kroger Co. (NYSE: KR), America's largest grocery retailer, today announced its 2022 Food Trends Report, which predicts emerging food trends, consumer behaviors and popular items for the year ahead.
  1. RetailWit QuickWit
What’s old is new again. Vending machines, department stores, in-store analytics… it reminds of us of simpler times. And, with the all the earnings calls today, we’re going old-school. Here is the top retail news of the day, and a playlist to go with it: Gen Z fuels vending machine surge. “Unattended Retail” (ie. kiosks, […]
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Walmart this morning released its final results for Q4 and the just completed fiscal year, saying that Q4 revenue was $173.4 billion, up 5.7 percent from the same period a year ago.  Q4 operating income was up 13 percent to $7.3 billion. US same store sales for the quarter were up four percent. Global e-commerce […]