In-store concepts feeding customers’ needs

As food retailers gain more experience providing prepared-foods solutions for their customers, they are carefully selecting restaurant partners or developing concepts themselves that meet the needs of their shoppers. Some operators that had previously relied primarily on in-house foodservice have begun bringing in more restaurant concepts from outside, especially local [...]

2019-05-13T23:10:24+00:00May 13th, 2019|Tags: , , , |

Hy-Vee tests grocery shopping app to reduce food waste

Hy-Vee Inc. has begun piloting a mobile shopping app that helps grocery retailers cut back on food waste. Called Flashfood, and developed by a Toronto company of the same name, the app enables consumers to browse and buy food items nearing their “best before” date at “significantly reduced” prices, Hy-Vee [...]

2019-02-06T16:55:11+00:00February 6th, 2019|Tags: |

Hy-Vee’s new store format blends grocery with health and fitness

Midwest supermarket operator Hy-Vee has big plans for its new small-store format. The concept, called Hy-Vee HealthMarket, opened in West Des Moines, Iowa. The 15,700-sq.-ft. space features grocery and healthy lifestyle and personal care items, along with a full-service pharmacy, health clinic and hearing aid center, sports nutrition area, beverage [...]

2018-08-02T20:23:14+00:00August 2nd, 2018|Tags: |

Grocery Disruptor of the Year: Hy-Vee

In a notoriously conservative industry, Hy-Vee has been a standout for experimenting with its retail store model and for trying out-of-the-box approaches to attract more business. This year, the company unveiled some fresh new store concepts, including a hybrid grocery-convenience format called Fast & Fresh that will feature 10,000 square feet of fresh foods, [...]

2017-12-06T17:56:32+00:00December 6th, 2017|Tags: |

The most popular grocery store in every state

Americans are passionate about their grocery stores. But some of the most popular chains in the nation only exist in particular regions, so it’s likely you’ve never even heard of some of them. The mobile search-and-discovery app Foursquare put together a list of the most-visited grocery stores in each state across the US, [...]