1. Channel: Grocery
The Miami Herald reports that “a collective-action lawsuit accusing Publix of not paying managers for time worked to preserve the supermarket chain’s profit margin now has 58 plaintiffs, lawyers said Wednesday. “Three plaintiffs were on the lawsuit when originally filed in Tampa federal court on Oct. 26, saying the Lakeland-based supermarket chain engaged in a […]
  1. Channel: Grocery
LAKELAND, Fla.–(BUSINESS WIRE)–Today, Publix President Kevin Murphy announced three officer promotions, effective Jan. 1, 2024. With John Goff’s upcoming promotion to president, Vice President of Product Business Development for Grocery Norman Badger, 44, will be promoted to senior vice president of retail operations, and Business Development Director of Alcoholic Beverages Chris Shaw, 54, will be […]
  1. Channel: Grocery
    [[“value”:” New store openings and comparable-store sales gains of 4.3% helped fuel a 16.2% increase in adjusted net income for the third quarter at Publix Super Markets. On an unadjusted basis, net income more than doubled for the three-month period ending Sept. 30, to $833 million, vs. $394 million in the year-ago quarter. […]
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IN BRIEF: Maddie’s Market, an independent gourmet foods retailer in Highland Park, Ill., sought new pantry items for its assortment that were not available at local chains The retailer worked with RangeMe on a sourcing campaign that delivered product submissions from 320 qualified brands across several categories Owner Maddie Yastrow selected more than a dozen […]
  1. Channel: Grocery
    [[“value”:” In this week’s recap of the Top 10 most popular Supermarket News articles, the top story was Publix introduces 9 limited-time private label ice cream flavors. Publix has launched nine limited-time own brand ice cream flavors for the fall / winter season. Most flavors are available in quart-size cartons; however, three flavors — Peppermint […]
  1. Channel: Grocery
    [[“value”:” Publix Super Markets managers are accusing the Lakeland, Fla.-based retailer for forcing them to work overtime without pay, reports news outlet The Ledger. A group has filed a collective action lawsuit. Three current and past employees are accusing Publix of failing to pay assistant department managers overtime hours they worked before and […]
  1. Channel: Grocery
Publix has been recognized by Fortune as one of the best workplaces for women in 2023. The company is one of only three retailers included on the large companies list. “We’re honored to be recognized as a best workplace for women by Fortune,” said Publix Vice President of Human Resources Marcy Benton. In a survey conducted by Great […]
  1. Channel: Mass
    [[“value”:” In this week’s recap of the Top 10 most popular Supermarket News articles, the top story was Sobeys vegetable supplier calls it quits. A supplier of some vegetables to Sobeys stores has sold its operations, reports Canada news outlet Saltwire. Sawler Gardens’ sale with a local farmer located about a mile from its land located on […]
  1. Channel: Grocery
NEW YORK — Time is running out to register for NACDS’ 90th anniversary celebration. Chain Drug Review, Drug Store News, The Emerson Group and MMR have joined forces to celebrate the contributions of the National Association of Chain Drug Stores and community pharmacy retailers. Registration is open for this special event, which will be held […]
  1. Channel: Grocery
    [[“value”:” Publix Super Markets is on track to open its first Louisville store this year, and the grocery chain is hosting multiple in-person hiring events for all positions at the store. The grocer has yet to say when its first Kentucky store will open, but the retailer is hosting hiring events on Thursday […]
  1. Department: Food
  Grocery stores are having a bad time stocking the shelves with products legacy food manufactures want them to sell.  Grocery stores the ilk of Kroger and Publix like the slotting fees legacy food manufactures pay.  In fact, according to Steven Johnson Grocerant Guru® at Tacoma, WA based Foodservice Solutions® “slotting fees” are the as […]
  1. Technology & Innovation
On the subject of the Amazon-FTC legal battle, one MNB reader wrote: If I was the retail industry and individual grocers, I would be watching this closely.  On the surface, this looks like the FTC is taking its flashlight into Amazon’s dingy basement and shining a light into the dirty corners of retail practices.  But […]
  1. Owned Brands (Private Label)
Twenty years ago, retailers aiming to launch new store brands to fend off the negative associations created by the “generics era” would say to their design agencies, “Get this as close to the national brand target as you possibly can.” Call it the copycat phase of private label development. Mimicking Green Giant or Coca-Cola was […]
  1. Channel: Grocery
TOP TAKEAWAYS In 2023, the average number of shopping trips increased by 16%, while the average order value rose by 25% Customers’ online shopping preference rose for national retailers like Walmart (56% to 59%) and online-only choices like Amazon (26% to 28%), but fell for third-party apps like Instacart (18% to 13%) Digital shoppers like […]
  1. Channel: Grocery
    [[“value”:” Kroger has revamped a Signature store in Houston to include several features geared toward the area’s majority Hispanic population, according to reporting from the Houston Chronicle. In addition to bilingual signage, the newly remodeled store also includes some unique product offerings, including the chain’s first-ever assortment of fresh, store-made ceviche. The ceviche […]
  1. Channel: Delivery
Grocery delivery company Instacart launched its initial public offering (IPO) yesterday, raising $660 million with a $30 per share price that was at the top end of its offering range.  The price reflects a $10.2 billion valuation;  the company is making less than 10 percent of its shares available. Public trading of Instacart’s shares will […]
  1. Channel: Grocery
Vox has a really interesting story about Publix Super Markets, a company that has dominated the Florida landscape for decades, and how it tries to being an uncomplicated ethos to an often complicated reality. There are, the story says, “the complications of real life — brushes with politics, labor-related controversies, a small-c conservative approach to […]
  1. Channel: Grocery
    [[“value”:” Wegmans, the 107-year-old grocery chain based in Rochester, N.Y., has topped Fortune’s Best Companies list every year since the list was launched in 1998, and this year it has managed a repeat performance. Fortune reports that Wegmans has been recognized for so long because, for starters, it has over 53,000 workers and […]
  1. Channel: Grocery
On the subject of treating employees in a way that keeps them engaged, one MNB reader wrote: I have a nephew with limited cognitive skills but is a loyal bagger at a Michigan Kroger. On his fifth year of service he received a package containing Thank You cards from store management and fellow workers as […]
  1. Data & Insights
At Wiser Solutions, we understand that increasing your share of shelf is a top priority for any business. It’s about more than just having your products available; it’s about making them the go-to choice for consumers.   That’s where suggestive selling comes in.   This powerful strategy can be the difference between a product that merely exists […]
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The National Retail Federation (NRF) has updated a report that had attributed “nearly half” of 2021’s $94.5 billion in retail shrink to organized retail crime, saying the data point was part of two-year-old testimony to a U.S. Senate committee by Ben Dugan, former President of the Organized Retail Crime Resource Center. The NRF report was […]