With modern-day grocery store options ranging from Trader Joe’s to Whole Foods and everything in-between, there seems to be a shopping experience – and product inventory – for every taste and palate under the sun. So what about a healthy variety of smaller-scale convenience stores? PR veteran Rachel Krupa wondered the same, so she created The Goods Mart: a sleek, healthy and community-focused quick-stop shop.
Now that the season of holiday feasting is winding down, food retailers are seeking to capitalize on consumers’ resolutions to eat healthier in the new year. Several kicked off their 2017 social media campaigns with pitches to consumers who have their sights set on shedding holiday pounds or perhaps making renewed commitments to living healthier lifestyles. Some of those retailers are leveraging these New Year’s resolution tie-ins to kick off new healthy-eating programs or to remind consumers of existing ones.
As 2017 nears, German retailer Aldi announced that effective January 1 it will remove eight pesticides — thiamethoxam, chlorpyrifos, clothianidin, cypermethrin, delatametrin, fipronil, imidacloprid and sulfoxaflor — from all products residing on its store's shelves across America.
Now that we’re approaching the end of the year, it’s important to take a step back and analyze what we learned from 2016 and how these learnings can be applied to 2017 initiatives.
Amazon has big plans for its brick-and-mortar grocery stores. The e-retailer wants to open 2,000 Amazon Fresh grocery stores in the U.S. within the next 10 years, according to documents obtained by Business Insider. Amazon will start by opening 20 stores over the next couple of years as a pilot program, while also testing out two different store concepts.
Supermarket chains dominated a list of hottest retailers in 2015, according to information released by the National Retail Federation’s (NRF) STORES magazine.
The trend is reflective of “grocers moving away from a one-size-fits-all approach and adopting new practices that focus more on their brands and shoppers,” according to NRF.
Lidl might not be a household name for shoppers in the D.C. region, but the German-based discount grocer could soon be based on its activity in Northern Virginia and suburban Maryland. The international firm acquired a 5.3-acre site in Leesburg late last month for $3.1 million, the firm's fourth acquisition so far this year just in Northern Virginia.
Stater Bros. Markets said Monday it plans to voluntarily reduce lighting energy 50% at all stores during the summer months from noon until 6 p.m. daily.
“Energy use peaks during that time, and our energy reduction efforts underscore our ongoing commitment to the environment, the community and our employees,” Pete Van Helden, president and CEO of the San Bernardino, Calif.-based chain, said.
Whole Foods Market, Inc. is teaming up with a well-known analytics provider to obtain a deeper understanding of its assortment and customer base. The specialty grocery chain has selected Nielsen as its primary U.S. analytics provider for POS data, consumer insights and industry metrics.
Publix Super Markets Inc. has opened a new store in North Carolina that's as much a foodie experience as it is a grocery store.