Giant Food, the leading greater Washington D.C. regional grocery chain, announces its new private-label Cook-in-Bag product line of convenient meal solutions that will be available at all 164 Giant stores. The new line includes fourteen different meat and seafood entrees that come pre-seasoned or marinated in an oven-ready bag, keeping preparation and clean up to a minimum.
Fresh Midwest is a partnership between former Peapod and Midwest Foods founders.
November 3, 2020
Fresh Midwest, the new online fresh food and meal delivery providing locally-grown produce and chef-driven meal solutions, announces its launch to begin in the northern Chicago-area market up through Kenosha, Wisconsin. The company plans to expand throughout the Chicagoland market in early 2021.
Martin’s Super Market in downtown Elkhart’s new “River District” development is now open after a ribbon-cutting celebration. Elkhart mayor, Rod Roberson, was in attendance in addition to other members of the Elkhart River District planning committee and senior management from SpartanNash, the parent company of Martin’s Super Markets. The store replaces the original E. Jackson Blvd. Martin’s that opened in 1990.
Vermont Creamery Crème Fraîche, the French-style culinary cream used by professional chefs, is aiming to become an essential kitchen staple for increasingly ambitious home cooks looking for more complex recipes and ingredients.
New DG Fresh facilities in Oklahoma, California and Kentucky are expected to create 65 jobs and support approximately 1,500 Dollar General stores.
August 7, 2020
Dollar General announces the planned addition of three new DG Fresh facilities to support its strategic, multi-phased shift to self-distribution of frozen and refrigerated products such as dairy, deli and other perishable items. As Dollar General works to build the infrastructure to better support customers, the Company is investing in communities across the country and creating new career opportunities. As of May 2020, Dollar General was self-distributing to more than 9,000 stores from six DG Fresh cold storage facilities.
Lakeview Farms, a leading manufacturer of refrigerated desserts, dips, spreads and specialty products, is expanding its product selection with the launch of the Fresh Provisions brand. The plant-based dip line features five new products including savory and sweet plant-based dips. Fresh Provisions will be sold and merchandised in the produce section of grocery retailers.
CHEVOO, makers of gourmet goat cheese in Sonoma County, California, introduces new spreadable goat cheese in four unique flavors. These cheeses aim to elevate your bagels, toast, veggies and sandwiches, or can just be spread on crackers for a tasty snack and an upgrade over regular cream cheese.
New numbers from NCSolutions for the week ending April 18 support the trend that many cold foods are still selling strong, focusing on frozen food categories in particular. Week-over-week numbers showed a decline in most frozen categories, which NCSolutions attributes to slower Easter weekend shopping when many stores were closed for the holiday.