Chef Rey, a maker of flavored cheesecakes from Sugar Land, Texas, took top prize in the annual Texas Best competition held by H.E. Butt Grocery. The annual contest, with $70,000 in prizes, drew 700 entrants this year and is credited with adding more than 400 Texas products to H-E-B shelves since it began. Full
Kroger has revealed plans to launch its natural and organic private label products online internationally through a partnership with Alibaba Group Holding Ltd., the world’s largest retailer and one of its largest internet companies. Full
H-E-B will open its first e-commerce warehouse in Houston to support its home delivery and curbside pickup businesses. The company will close its 28,000-sq. ft. grocery store at the site since it's not large enough to operate the kind of perishable departments or carry the type of selection customers are asking for.
Pet-tech company Petcube has launched sales of pet supplies on its website. The company plans to sell popular foods and treats, including Iams and Greenies from Mars Petcare, and Wellness Core and Petite Treats from Wellness. Full
Aldi is overhauling its stores to win the grocery wars — and it’s coming straight for Walmart and Kroger
Aldi is continuing to push the envelope of what it means to be a discounter by revamping its assortment with more premium foods. Full
Personalized nutrition has been noted as “the next big opportunity” and a massive challenge for packaged food companies. The makers of Pinto partnered with Kroger, Campbell Soup and Whole Foods to chronicle anything from added sugars to allergens or whether a product aligns with a number of niche diets or lifestyles. Full
Going by the trends in retail grocery, online ordering of groceries and meal kits likely stand near the top. But by the numbers, the vast majority of Americans are doing neither, a new Gallup poll finds.
Tailgating usually brings to mind wings, ribs, burgers and plenty of beer, but odds are good that some fans will prefer at least a few healthier offerings alongside the usual spread. Full
A recent University of South Florida study found loud music in a restaurant or supermarket can lead consumers to make unhealthy food choices, while quieter music may foster better food buys, Retail Wire reports. The genre of music does not appear to affect purchasing decisions. Full
The new CEO of Ahold Delhaize plans to reignite sales growth in the United States with a slew of digital initiatives. Full