19 Jun

These are the best grocery stores in America, according to shoppers

2018-06-19T00:27:49+00:00

Wegmans has once again been voted America's favorite grocery chain. The New-York based chain, which has fewer than 100 stores, beat out national rivals such as Target, Trader Joe's, and Walmart to be crowned the best grocery store in the United States for the third consecutive year. In 2017, it [...]

These are the best grocery stores in America, according to shoppers 2018-06-19T00:27:49+00:00
19 Jun

Pay-what-you-can grocery opens in Toronto, but experts say model can be hit-or-miss

2018-06-19T00:21:21+00:00

There's a reason you don't often see a pay-what-you-can grocery store, say marketing experts intrigued by a Toronto venture billed as the first of its kind. But chef Jagger Gordon says it's an experiment he's eager to try with his Pay It Forward Grocery Store, which opened Saturday with many of the [...]

Pay-what-you-can grocery opens in Toronto, but experts say model can be hit-or-miss 2018-06-19T00:21:21+00:00
14 Jun

Kroger to pull out of Raleigh-Durham market

2018-06-14T16:21:43+00:00

Citing an intense competitive environment, The Kroger Co. plans to leave the Raleigh-Durham, N.C., market, a move that will lead to the closing of 14 stores. The Cincinnati-based supermarket giant said Wednesday that the Kroger Mid-Atlantic division is selling all 14 stores, which are slated to close Aug. 14. “After [...]

Kroger to pull out of Raleigh-Durham market 2018-06-14T16:21:43+00:00
14 Jun

Grocery Stores Have A Lidl Problem

2018-06-14T16:19:59+00:00

Over the past year, we've heard countless stores about how the Whole Foods/Amazon.com merger was set to disrupt the grocery industry. Big grocers such as Kroger saw their shares slump in the wake of the news. However, grocery stocks have largely bounced back - so far, reviews of the new [...]

Grocery Stores Have A Lidl Problem 2018-06-14T16:19:59+00:00
13 Jun

Grocery chains are being squeezed from all sides

2018-06-13T17:16:11+00:00

The next top players in the grocery business may feel more like survivors than winners. The industry is trying to keep up with rapidly changing consumer tastes. But new competition, ranging from European discounters like Aldi to Amazon’s Whole Foods, will leave even the best-positioned supermarkets struggling for growth. The [...]

Grocery chains are being squeezed from all sides 2018-06-13T17:16:11+00:00
12 Jun

Grocery Stores Handling Amazonpocalypse OK So Far

2018-06-12T22:04:42+00:00

Where were you the day brick-and-mortar grocery stores died? That’s when Amazon.com Inc. bought Whole Foods. It’s a trick question: One year after that $13.7 billion deal, the grocery industry is still quite alive. Just this weekend, many of you reading this newsletter probably bought food at Kroger, Publix, or the [...]

Grocery Stores Handling Amazonpocalypse OK So Far 2018-06-12T22:04:42+00:00
12 Jun

SmartLabel reaches critical mass in stores

2018-06-12T22:02:20+00:00

Consumers’ desire to know more about the groceries they buy has driven a sevenfold increase in products using the SmartLabel since early last year, according to the Grocery Manufacturers Association (GMA) and Food Marketing Institute (FMI). In a survey of 1,002 U.S. adults who are the primary grocery shoppers for [...]

SmartLabel reaches critical mass in stores 2018-06-12T22:02:20+00:00
11 Jun

Pharmacies give grocers a competitive advantage

2018-06-11T21:04:49+00:00

The benefits of a supermarket pharmacy extend well beyond the department itself. As a health destination, it can boost customer loyalty and attract valuable customers into stores. According to industry consultant Gary Ellis, every new prescription filled translates to $43 in additional sales across other departments. As consumers look to [...]

Pharmacies give grocers a competitive advantage 2018-06-11T21:04:49+00:00
11 Jun

The UK plans to ban grocery stores from selling candy in checkout aisles

2018-06-11T21:01:51+00:00

For a kid, the most thrilling part of the supermarket is the checkout aisle. Piled with brightly-wrapped candies, it’s the perfect opportunity to test your abilities as a cat burglar—can you sneak a chocolate bar by your mom while she’s rummaging through her purse?—or as a trial lawyer, pleading the [...]

The UK plans to ban grocery stores from selling candy in checkout aisles 2018-06-11T21:01:51+00:00
11 Jun

Nearly half of consumers wouldn’t mind if their supermarket closed

2018-06-11T20:57:10+00:00

Making your store the go-to place for consumers is not an easy task when customers are comfortable shopping at more than one location. Grocers have a series of tools at their disposal and it seems that successful supermarket chains will need to employ a number of them, including loyalty programs, [...]

Nearly half of consumers wouldn’t mind if their supermarket closed 2018-06-11T20:57:10+00:00