On this episode of From the Cold Corner, NFRA Executive Vice President and COO, Tricia Greyshock, and Angela Rosenquist, chief growth officer at InnovAsian Cuisine and chair of the NFRA Promotions Committee, discuss March Frozen Food Month and more.
Dot Foods, North America’s largest food industry redistributor, announced the acquisition of ShopHero, a leading grocery-focused e-commerce technology company, with the support of platform consultancy firm Applico.
In the past year, all grocery sales spiked in volume as consumers avoided indoor dining at restaurants. While the sometimes irrational demand for toilet paper received wide publicity, demand for frozen food also soared.
This spring, Walmart customers in Bentonville, Arkansas, will be able to have groceries from their local store delivered into a temperature-controlled HomeValet-powered smart box placed outside their home. This will make it easier for customers to schedule delivery without needing to be home to receive their products in order to keep them fresh.
Cadence Kitchen, the Southern California food-tech innovator using liquid nitrogen to modernize frozen cuisine, announces the expansion of its range of natural, preservative-free and globally-inspired menu items at more than 200 retail partner locations in the United States. With 11 new dishes that cook from frozen to chef-made perfection in as little as seven minutes, Cadence Kitchen is prepared to meet growing consumer desire for higher quality, convenience and international variety in-home cooking during a post-COVID reality.
BI-LO, Fresco y Más, Harveys Supermarket and Winn-Dixie grocery stores to modify hours, donate meals and offer employment opportunities to those in need.
March 19, 2020
Southeastern Grocers, Inc. (SEG), parent company and home of BI-LO, Fresco y Más, Harveys Supermarket and Winn-Dixie grocery stores, announces immediate actions to better assist the community during this unprecedented time. The regional grocer will offer modified store and pharmacy hours to provide clean, safe shopping environments as well as employment opportunities for those in need throughout the Southeast.
State of the Industry Report from NFRA/Nielsen shows YOY growth in both segments.
February 25, 2020
Today’s frozen and dairy departments are clearly connecting with shoppers showing combined sales of $125 billion in the 52 weeks ending June 29, 2019. Nearly every U.S. household buys from the frozen and dairy departments annually, and the diverse appeal of these products crosses generational, multicultural and socio-economic demographics.
Of those who shop online for groceries from brick and mortar or pure-play online grocers, 16% order their food and beverages for delivery.
July 8, 2019
The percentage of U.S. consumers, ages 18 and above, who shopped online for groceries within a 30-day period, whether for delivery or pick-up in store, increased from 17% in the quarter ending November 2018 to 20%, or about 51 million consumers, in the quarter ending February, according to National Eating Trends Omnichannel Scorecard., produced by the NPD Group, Chicago.