Giant Food, a Washington D.C. regional grocery chain, announced two new social distancing policies put into effect across all of its stores as they continue to provide an essential service for the community during the coronavirus pandemic.
Sneeze guards to provide added measure of safety for associates and customers.
March 25, 2020
SpartanNash has started installing 1,420 36-inch square, clear plexiglass sneeze guards at its 155 corporate-owned retail stores, pharmacies and Quick Stop fuel centers as an added measure of safety for its family of associates and store guests. Every cashier station, deli counter, pharmacy, customer service counter and Quick Stop fuel center checkout will have the added safety measure installed by April 3, 2020.
Grocery chain strongly encourages community to respect the first hour of store opening for senior customers.
March 18, 2020
Effective today, Brookshire Grocery Co. (BGC) is offering a temporary 5% daily discount for senior citizens, through May 5, 2020, in all four banners it operates – Brookshire’s, Super 1 Foods, Spring Market and FRESH by Brookshire’s. The discount is available to guests age 60 or older with valid ID.
A slew of technological advancements is converging to replace the traditional checkout line.
June 12, 2019
The grocery stores of the future will boast a fully automated checkout process, a greater emphasis on prepared meals, a proliferation of smaller, convenience-store grocery outlets and more collaboration between grocers and non-traditional partners such as fitness operators and restaurants, according to a report from CBRE, Los Angeles.
More multicultural shoppers brought grocery prepared foods home in the past 30 days, according to the report.
April 9, 2019
With the U.S. multicultural population projected to grow by 98 million people in the coming decades, Acosta, Jacksonville, Fla., expects multicultural shoppers will continue to have significant influence on the grocery shopping experience.
Most of the market’s growth has occurred since 2016, as e-commerce platforms and conventional grocery stores increased their participation and geographic footprint with expanded service areas.
October 19, 2018
Online grocery sales more than tripled between 2013-2018, but, between 2018-2023, online grocery sales will more than quadruple, according to “Online Grocery Shopping in the U.S., 2nd Edition,” a report published by Packaged Facts, Rockville, Md.
The July 2020 issue of Refrigerated & Frozen Foods magazine takes a mid-year snapshot of the cold chain in our annual State of the Industry Report, plus our 2020 Best New Retail Products Contest winners, women in cold chain logistics, the latest innovations in palletizers and refrigeration controls, plus much more—just click below to start reading.