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  At the intersection of what’s for dinner, where will I get dinner, more and more consumers are asking what is the fastest solution (84.6%), then what is the cheapest (51.4), and will everyone be happy with the food (49.2%) according to Foodservice Solutions® most recent grocerant scorecards.  Steven Johnson Grocerant Guru® at Tacoma, WA […]
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ORLANDO – FMI – The Food Industry Association announced on Monday its 2023 board of directors elected at the association’s annual Midwinter Executive Conference in Orlando. The new slate will guide the implementation of FMI’s 2023-approved strategic plan during a time of rapidly evolving industry challenges and opportunities and reflects the breadth of the product […]
  1. Channel: Grocery
LAKELAND, Fla. — Publix Super Markets recently recognized 12 of its leaders with the company’s highest honors, the George W. Jenkins Award and the President’s Award. The awards were bestowed at the company’s retail operations conference, which was held on December 8, in Orlando, Fla. Each award was presented to one retail leader from each […]
  1. Channel: Delivery
Grocery fulfillment models shifted quite a bit in the past few years. After the explosive growth of home delivery in 2020, the sphere has continued to hold its own. At the center of this transformation are customers who expect more out of their grocery delivery service. Whether your customers are ordering grocery items like fresh […]
  1. Channel: Grocery
LAKELAND, Fla.–(BUSINESS WIRE)–Twelve Publix Super Markets leaders were recognized with Publix’s highest honors, the George W. Jenkins Award and the President’s Award, at the company’s retail operations conference Thursday, Dec. 8, in Orlando, Florida. Each award was presented to one retail leader from each of the company’s five divisions and one support leader. George W. […]
  1. Channel: Grocery
LAKELAND, Fla.–(BUSINESS WIRE)–Publix Super Markets announced today it has acquired property for a fourth store in Kentucky. Located at the northwest corner of Flat Rock Road and Shelbyville Road, the store will be Publix’s third in Louisville. Plans for the 48,387-square-foot store include a Publix Pharmacy and an adjacent Publix Liquors, offering beer, wine and […]
  1. Trends & External Forces
In Preferred Pharmacy Networks in 2023’s Medicare Part D Plans: Cigna, CVS Health, Humana, UnitedHealthcare, WellCare, and More, I highlighted how those networks have taken over the world of stand-alone Medicare Part D prescription drug plans (PDP) and become a major presence in Medicare Advantage prescription drug (MA-PD) plans. Today, I examine the seven largest […]
  1. Stores & Formats
The grocer’s GreenWise Market specialty chain has seen foot traffic rise at every location in Florida throughout 2022 even as visits to Publix’s traditional supermarkets in the state have dropped, data from shows.
  1. Partnerships & Alt Profit
LAKELAND, Fla.–(BUSINESS WIRE)–The Florida Recycling Partnership Foundation recognized Publix Super Markets on its list of 2022 Recycling Champions, awarding the company Best Overall. “Publix remains committed to being responsible citizens in our communities, which includes caring for the environment,” said Publix Director of Environmental and Sustainability Programs Michael Hewett. “We continuously examine processes in our […]
  1. Merchandising
LAKELAND, Fla. — As a token of appreciation for their service, Publix will offer veterans, active military and their families a 10% discount on their groceries on Veterans Day, Friday, Nov. 11. To receive the discount, at checkout customers must present a veteran or military ID card, a discharge document or a driver’s license with […]
  1. Department: Food
  Doller General has been garnering customers from grocery stores for years.  The fast service, lower prices and targeting the 55% of U.S. households comprised of one or two people.  Much to their surprise they have also been garnering a larger and larger selection of U.S. customers in a hurry eve those from large households. […]
  1. Trends & External Forces
For the first time since 1969, the White House convened a conference on hunger, nutrition and health. The meeting, which late last month brought together government officials and leaders from the business, civic, philanthropic and academic sectors, was intended to put the country on course to achieve two of President Biden’s major objectives — ending […]
  1. Agencies & Vendors
dunnhumby has released a special edition of its Retailer Preference Index (RPI), looking at which grocers are best serving their customers in a faltering economy, and concluded that the top five are Market Basket, Aldi, WinCo, Grocery Outlet and Save A Lot. Rounding out the top 10:  Lidl, Dollar General, Food4LessFoodsCo, Family Dollar, and Military […]
  1. Channel: Grocery
LAKELAND, Fla.— Publix Super Markets on Monday announced that two members of its executive team are retiring, and another has been promoted. Vice President of Finance Gino DiGrazia has decided to retire at the end of this year after 30 years with the company. DiGrazia, 60, began his Publix career in 1992 as manager of […]
  1. Channel: Grocery
Fortune is out with its list of the best retail workplaces, and Wegmans – as often happens – tops the list of large retailers cited in the annual compendium. In order, the other large retailers making the list are Target, Sheetz, Altar’d State (a lifestyle and fashion brand), Publix, and Nugget.  Aldi comes in at […]
  1. Channel: Grocery
LAKELAND, Fla.–(BUSINESS WIRE)–Publix has been named on the 2022 Best Workplaces in Retail list by Fortune, ranking No. 5 of the 20 best large retail workplaces. Publix associates say the company’s dedication to service, welcoming culture, desire to give back and support for associates to take time off when they need it are some of […]
  1. Channel: Grocery
LAKELAND, Fla.–(BUSINESS WIRE)–Publix has been recognized on Newsweek’s 2023 America’s Best Customer Service list, ranking No. 1 in the supermarket category for the sixth year in a row. “One of Publix’s founding principles is treating our customers like royalty,” said Publix Director of Communications Maria Brous. “Over 92 years later, we still pride ourselves on […]
  1. Department: Beverage
Terri Nguyen first learned the concept of entrepreneurship through her father, who found financial success exporting automotive parts internationally. However, when Nguyen was just 15 years old, the South Vietnamese forces collapsed under the rapid advancement of the North Vietnamese. This caused a significant rift in her life and millions of others. When the North […]
  1. Channel: Grocery
Bloomberg Second Measure is out with an analysis of how consumer spending has changed during a time of high inflation and supply chain issues, concluding that “average transaction values increased the most year-over-year at H-E-B and The Kroger Company, but Ahold Delhaize saw the most growth in year-over-year sales. “H-E-B and Kroger saw the most […]
  1. Channel: Grocery
In this week’s recap of the Top 10 most popular Supermarket News articles, Publix launches curbside pickup for prescriptions ranked as the week’s top story. Publix Super Markets has introduced pharmacy curbside pickup in four stat

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In a year when holiday spending on gifts, travel and entertainment was down 1 percent from the year prior, one age group bucked that trend in a huge way. Millennials, perhaps aided by increased incomes due to “The Great Reshuffle,” told us it would spend a whopping 11 percent more than it did in 2021, […]
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While some trends come and go, there were a few trends that have stayed with consumers throughout the year.   As online shopping continues to be a popular choice for consumers, physical stores can offer shoppers perks that e-commerce can’t replicate.    This week we look at trends to increase foot traffic and customer loyalty. […]