1. Department: Food
WASHINGTON – To kick off the 2024 Annual Meat Conference, the Meat Institute and FMI – The Food Industry Association announced 10 winners for the 2024 Leaders of Tomorrow Program. The winners are: Kaylee Russell, Tyson Foods; Michael Yeater, Albertsons Companies; Tammy Gonzales, Cargill; Mike Van Drie, SpartanNash Co.; Nicole Koch, Seaboard Foods; Liz Holt Welnhofer, Pre Brands; Hillary Niblock, Superior Farms; Marie-Pier Labarre, Cascades; Zachary Stadler, Associated Wholesale […]
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The National Grocers Association (NGA) has revealed the winners of the annual Creative Choice Awards, which “recognizes the best marketing and merchandising programs among independent grocery retailers.” The following are the 2024 Creative Choice Awards recipients: •  Connections Through Omnichannel Smaller operator (1-15 stores) Winner: Trig’s Cheese of the Month  Honorable Mention: Pay-Less Supermarkets Explore […]
  1. Channel: Grocery
SpartanNash yesterday announced ” the launch of its new private label brand, Finest Reserve by Our Family. The collection is currently a curated offering of artisan-crafted frozen pizzas, upscale pastas, sauces, dressings and marinades, premium spices, salts and seasoning blends, chocolate and wine – with more products to come. Featuring elevated flavors and attainable indulgence, […]
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Following a 15-store pilot project that kicked off in May 2023, SpartanNash has deployed Tally, an autonomous inventory robot, in 60 more company-operated stores across the Midwest. The retailer operates 144 supermarkets, mostly under the Family Fare, Martin’s Super Markets and D&W Fresh Market banners. The robots from Simbe support the solution provider’s Store Intelligence […]
  1. Retail Operations
The CPG Guys are joined in this episode by Matt Van Gilder, director of ecommerce and digital experiences at SpartanNash. Follow  Matt Van Gilder on LinkedIn at : Follow SpartanNash on LinkedIn at: Follow SpartanNash online at: This episode was recorded live at Las Vegas during groceyshop while Matt was visiting the […]
  1. Channel: Grocery
SpartanNash said this week that it is “upgrading store guest experiences across the Midwest by consolidating its No Frills, Sun Mart and Dan’s Supermarket retail banners into Family Fare, its flagship retail banner. Family Fare is best known for everyday value and convenience, outstanding service and a commitment to community. This summer, seven stores in […]
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The startup, which works with retailers including Schnucks, SpartanNash and BJ’s Wholesale Club, plans to tap the funds to help retailers leverage shopper data, co-founder and CEO Brad Bogolea said.

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TikTok has given us “girl math” and “boy math,” and now I’d like to add “Tech Math” to the mix. Tech Math is when every technology partner tells you that they have contributed (fill in the blank) $XX million in additional sales…and yet, surprisingly, the business isn’t up nearly as much, if at all.  Despite […]
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Consumer Price Index inflation slowed to 2.3% in April, down from 3.2% in March, albeit higher than expected, according to the Office for National Statistics. It’s the lowest level since the summer of 2021, versus 3.2% in March. The news follows yesterday’s announcement from Kantar… This story continues at Industry reacts to CPI inflation dipping […]
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MINNEAPOLIS—Target reported that first-quarter sales were down compared to last year, as it had projected. However, the company expects sales to turn positive in the second quarter and for the year as a whole. Comparable sales declined 3.7% in the first quarter, reflecting a comparable store sales decline of 4.8% partially offset by a comparable […]
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Petco, partnering with Van Leeuwen Ice Cream and human-grade dog food brand Ollie, will offer canine-safe ice cream for hot dogs seeking a cool treat. The non-dairy peanut butter and banana recipe is now available at Van Leeuwen scoop shops across the country, as well as at most Petco locations and online at for […]
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BENTONVILLE, Ark. — Walmart recently opened two new Neighborhood Markets, one in Florida and one in Georgia, that offer expanded assortments and more space for pickup and delivery. The new stores, one in the Dune Lakes area of Santa Rosa Beach, Florida, and the other in the Vine City neighborhood of Atlanta, feature updated layouts […]


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