1. Corporate Strategy
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. Technology & Innovation
It’s Friday, the weekend is almost upon us, so let’s kick back and reflect on another eventful week for the retail systems space. Here’s your briefing on the most important stories from the past five days, including H-E-B, AutoStore, Sainsbury’s, Just Eat, Wakefern Food Corp., and Trigo. 1. H-E-B taps AutoStore tech for ‘world’s most […]
  1. Channel: Grocery
KEASBEY, N.J. – Wakefern Food Corp. today announced its Own Brands Supplier Diversity Summit. The latest summit is an open call to diverse private label manufacturers to source exciting new and trending food and beverage products for potential addition to Wakefern’s award-winning Bowl & Basket and Wholesome Pantry store brands portfolio. Certified Diverse private label […]
  1. Channel: Grocery
CT Insider has a story about how years before Wegmans opens its first Connecticut store on Route 1 in Norwalk, one supermarket competitor – just a quarter-mile or so away – already is getting busy competing. Here’s how the story frames the scenario: “ShopRite customers in Norwalk will see the bustle of activity near the […]
  1. Channel: Delivery
Instacart yesterday introduced a program it is calling Connected Stores, described as “a bundle of six new Instacart Platform technologies that layer on top of existing offerings, helping grocers bring together the best of online ordering and in-store shopping for consumers.”  The goal, Instacart says, is to “create a unified, personalized experience for customers by […]
  1. Shopper & Customer
LAS VEGAS, Nev. – Market Basket is rated the top U.S. grocer in terms of gaining customers as consumer prices rise, according to a special edition of the Retailer Preference Index (RPI) from dunnhumby, a provider of customer data and analysis. Market Basket topped all 69 retailers in the Inflation RPI rankings, ahead of household […]
  1. Channel: Grocery
Dive Brief: Wakefern Food member RoNetco Supermarkets has rolled out store-within-a store sections centered around meal solutions in five New Jersey locations it operates under the ShopRite banner, the supermarket cooperative announced last week. The concept, known as “Fresh to Table,” features foods that are ready to cook, heat or eat and highlights items that carry ShopRite […]
  1. Channel: Grocery
WEST CALDWELL, N.J. — Sunrise ShopRite Inc., the family-owned company that operates the ShopRite of Parsippany and ShopRite of West Caldwell stores in New Jersey, has appointed Mike Jacob vice president of operations. Jacob, a Pennsylvania resident with more than three decades in the grocery business, will oversee operations for both supermarkets and the company’s […]
  1. Channel: Grocery
Gander, the real-time mobile app that connects customers with yellow-labelled discount supermarket savings has now officially launched in all Shoprite stores on Isle of Man. The app, which was founded and developed on the Isle of Man, uses world-first technology to connect shoppers with bargains in real-time. It has seen huge success across the UK, […]
  1. Channel: Grocery
PRINCETON JUNCTION, N.J. – Market Performance Group (MPG), a leading, end-to-end CPG strategy and services company, today announced the appointment of former Wakefern Food Corp. executive Chris Skyers as executive vice president, grocery, effective immediately. Skyers will have wide-ranging responsibilities leading all aspects of the Grocery Channel, supporting high-level strategic planning and management of a […]
  1. International
SendSprint, a money transfer startup based in the UK but with operations in the US and Nigeria, has been launched today with the unique selling point of a $5 flat fee for all transfers. The fintech will in the first 18 months target 300,000 of the 1.7 million Africans in the UK, and grow from […]
  1. Channel: Grocery
In this week’s recap of the Top 10 most popular Supermarket News articles, H-E-B bests Amazon as dunnhumby’s top U.S. e-grocer ranked as the week’s top story. No. 1 H-E-B edged out Amazon and its Amazon Fresh supermarket banner as the highest-ranked
  1. Channel: Grocery
Gerrity’s Supermarkets will become the 48th member of the Wakefern retail grocery cooperative. The grocer operates 10 stores in Pennsylvania that will be converted to Wakefern’s The Fresh Grocer banner. “Wakefern will help us save our customers money and provide an enhanced assortment of products to our customers, including high-quality, on-trend private label foods and […]
  1. Channel: Grocery
Wakefern Food Corp. announced yesterday that 10-store, Pennsylvania-based Gerrity’s Supermarkets, founded as a small meat market in 1895, is the 48th member to join its cooperative. According to the announcement, “The Fasula family operates supermarkets in Pennsylvania under the Gerrity’s Supermarkets banner. Upon their conversion, the stores will be rebranded as Gerrity’s The Fresh Grocer, […]
  1. Data & Insights
AMD said it is investigating a potential data breach after RansomHouse, a relatively new data cybercrime operation, claims to have extorted data from the U.S. chipmaker. An AMD spokesperson told TechCrunch that the company “is aware of a bad actor claiming to be in possession of stolen data,” adding that “an investigation is currently underway.” […]

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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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