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Albertsons boosts tech-focused partnership with Microsoft

The grocer, which joins Kroger in partnering with the tech company, plans "frictionless" shopping as Amazon continues to set the bar for industry technology. Full ...Read More



Sprouts executives pleased with growth in e-commerce and store brands

The natural grocer attributed positive Q4 results to same-store sales and new store performance, but 2019 guidance missed investors' expectations. Full ...Read More



Target expands private label wine collection

The retailer is hoping to compete with other grocers in the popular "super affordable" wine segment as millennials drive sales. Full ...Read More



Publix Reveals 3 More GreenWise Market Locations

Publix Super Markets will roll out its GreenWise Market specialty, natural and organic store concept in three additional cities: Odessa and Nocatee (Ponte Vedra Beach), Fla, and Lexington, S.C. Full ...Read More



Snee: Hormel innovating “at a faster cadence than ever before”

Hormel saw strong growth in its most recent quarter from such brands as Jennie-O and Old Smokehouse, and the firm is looking to pick up the pace for future new product rollouts. "With exciting innovation pipelines, retail brands such as Natural Choice, Skippy, Justin's and Applegate, we'll continue to deliver innovation to the marketplace at a faster cadence than ever before," said CEO James Snee. ...Read More



McCormick unveils plethora of new products

McCormick has forged a partnership with Buzzfeed's Tasty platform, a popular Facebook channel featuring overhead cooking videos, to release co-branded McCormick Tasty recipe mixes. McCormick also has plans to debut other new products this year, including French's dipping sauces, Zatarain's Garden District Kitchen meals and McCormick Gourmet-branded premium salt and pepper items. ...Read More



‘Upcycled’ ingredients gain traction

Coffee cherries and brewers’ spent grains are two examples of normally discarded items finding places in food formulations. Full ...Read More



Integration of Indian and African flavors accelerates

The National Restaurant Association, Washington, placed North African cuisine/flavors atop its global flavors ranking in the “What’s hot 2019 culinary forecast.”   Berbere, peri-peri, turmeric and garam masala add spice to more U.S. menu items. Full ...Read More



Gen Z will have ‘seismic’ impact on the food industry, prioritizing convenience and functionality

The oldest of Generation Z (aged 12-22) is just entering adulthood and will have a profound impact on the packaged food and foodservice industries, yet will be the hardest audience for food marketers to reach, predicts market researcher The NPD Group. Full ...Read More



To protect its business, Kroger is building an Amazon-style flywheel

The retailer is on a mission to reformat its stores to push pickup and delivery shopping options, which will then drive more online business, which will then bring in more online advertising revenue, which it can then use to invest more in the online-offline capabilities. ...Read More