1. Channel: Grocery
Trader Joe’s gave up the top spot in the 2023 Axios Harris Poll 100, which ranks the nation’s most visible brands based on consumer opinions, while Wegmans, Publix and H-E-B all dropped off the list this year. Dive Brief: The supermarket industry declined in prominence in the latest Axios Harris Poll 100 corporate reputation rankings, released Tuesday, as […]
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LAKELAND, Fla. — Publix has been named to Forbes’ 2023 America’s Best Employers for New Grads list, ranking No. 13 out of 20 companies in the retail and wholesale industries category. “Publix is committed to creating a diverse workforce,” said Publix Director of Communications Maria Brous. “We’re proud that new graduates want to build a […]
  1. Channel: Grocery
Publix has confirmed that it will rebrand its eight GreenWise Market stores under its namesake banner. “Our customers’ shopping habits have reinforced that they enjoy the attributes of a Publix GreenWise Market location, but within their traditional Publix shopping setting,” said company spokesperson Hannah Herring. Publix will continue to sell private-label organic products under the… […]
  1. Channel: Grocery
From the Tampa Bay Business Journal: “Publix Super Markets Inc. will once again phase out its GreenWise Market banner — less than five years after reintroducing the concept.” According to the story, Publix has confirmed that the eight Greenwise stores it currently operates will be transitioned back to the Publix banner. According to the Journal, […]
  1. Channel: Ecommerce & Digital currently holds a three percent share of the U.S. grocery market, well behind Walmart’s 30 percent and Kroger’s 11 percent. Costco, Albertsons, Ahold Delhaize and Publix are also ahead of Amazon, which plans to continue scaling its grocery business despite a recent pullback on new store openings.
  1. Channel: Grocery
LAKELAND, Fla. — Publix reported sales of $14.3 billion for the three months ended April 1, an 8.2% increase from the $13.2 billion in the 2022 first quarter. Comparable store sales increased 6.4%. Net earnings for the first quarter were $1.2 billion, compared to $618 million in 2022, an increase of 100.8%. Earnings per share […]
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Publix, Lidl, Lowes Foods and Sprouts Farmers Market are adding new stores this year in the increasingly competitive Charlotte, NC, market. Walmart, Harris Teeter and Food Lion are the three biggest grocers by market share in Charlotte, which currently has 722 food stores.
  1. Channel: Grocery
Fortune is out with its annual “100 Best Places To Work” list, and – no surprise – Wegmans is number four, continuing a 26-year streak of making the list. “We continue to believe we can only be a great place to shop if we are a great place to work,” said Colleen Wegman, president and […]
  1. Channel: Restaurants
Advertising Age has a piece about a numb er of New York City restaurants that decided to package and sell some of their signature items during the pandemic when their traditional business models collapsed, and now are continuing to – both direct-to-consumer and via supermarkets – as a way of driving new revenue streams and […]
  1. Department: Food
  It is at the intersection of meals and convenience that consumers continue to migrate looking for grocerant niche Ready-2-Eat and Heat-N-Eat fresh prepared food according to Steven Johnson Grocerant Guru® at Tacoma, WA based Foodservice Solutions®. While fresh prepared meals and meal components for takeout, takeaway food, and drive-thru’s have garnered attention from the […]
  1. Channel: Mass
Recently, Procter & Gamble indicated that it would continue to raise prices even though lack of consumer demand – due to increased prices – was responsible for half of its sales decreases. P&G’s CFO indicated that the packaged goods behemoth’s focus on continuing price hikes would be acceptable to consumers because, after all, people still […]
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LAKELAND, Fla. — Publix’s reported sales of $15.3 billion for the three-month fiscal quarter ended December 31. That’s an increase of 22% from the $12.6 billion posted in Q4 2021, a 13-week quarter. The additional week in the fourth quarter of 2022 increased sales by 8.1%. Comparable store sales for the period increased 12.4%. Net […]
  1. Channel: Ecommerce & Digital
The American Customer Satisfaction Index’s (ACSI) Retail and Consumer Shipping Study 2022-2023 is out, reporting that “while overall customer satisfaction with the Retail Trade sector slips 0.5% to a score of 74.7 (out of 100),” significant ground has been gained by a number of retailers, especially those with a specialty focus. Some excerpts: •  “Customer […]
  1. Channel: Grocery
LAKELAND, Fla.–(BUSINESS WIRE)–Publix, its customers and associates are working together to help alleviate hunger throughout the company’s operating area. Through its 2023 Feeding More Together spring campaign, Publix is helping nourish communities by providing nonperishable food and fresh produce to local Feeding America member food banks and pantries. Customers donate at register Beginning today, associates […]

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Bloomberg has a story about how “a slew of retailers are beefing up their grocery investments to lure in consumers cutting back on non-essentials like clothing and electronics. But as they lay out plans to improve their food offerings and supply chains, the big question is how does one compete with the mighty Walmart Inc. on […]
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CHICAGO – Circana, formerly IRI and The NPD Group, has released its 2022 New Product Pacesetters, the 28th annual report revealing the top new product launches across food and beverage and nonfood sectors. The report illustrates the enduring power of CPG innovation, revealing that consumer spending on new product offerings remained elevated last year despite challenges […]
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From Advertising Age: “Walmart Connect, which has made huge gains in recent years through digital advertising, is testing ways to bolster in-store pieces of its retail media network. “For the first time, Walmart Connect is selling ads on its revamped in-store radio network and integrating sampling programs with online offerings. While aspects of Walmart Connect’s […]
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Several years after opening its last Joe V’s location, H-E-B is reigniting the banner with two locations set to open in Dallas by 2025. Dive Brief: H-E-B announced Tuesday it is opening two Joe V’s Smart Shop by H-E-B stores in Dallas, marking the first time the grocer’s discount format will appear outside of the Houston area. […]
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The platform leverages the chain’s loyalty program, bringing personalized ads to shoppers in-store, in-app, on social media and elsewhere, said Damian Scott, who heads up the grocer’s retail media and front-end digital operations. Dive Brief: Giant Eagle announced on Wednesday the debut of Leap Media Group, an in-house retail media arm that leverages the regional […]