Investments in logistics infrastructure, supply chain optimization and expanded infill warehousing facilities have enabled retailers and supermarket chains to expand their store footprints and experiment with new shopping channels.
Encryption capabilities on the food source, quality, transit temperature and freshness can be used to ensure that the data is accurate.
April 30, 2019
Gartner, Inc., Chicago, predicts that, by 2025, 20% of the Top 10 global grocers by revenue will be using blockchain for food safety and traceability to create visibility to production, quality and freshness.
The company is also celebrating the 10th anniversary of its sustainability program, which is designed to minimize its overall impact on the environment.
April 29, 2019
Weis Markets, Sunbury, Pa., announced plans to invest $109 million during 2019 to build new stores, remodel existing locations, make supply chain improvements and upgrade continued information technology.
Pre-portioned ingredients and a streamlined supply chain lower the overall food loss and waste for meal kits compared to store-bought meals.
April 23, 2019
Meal kits have a lower overall carbon footprint than the same meals purchased at a grocery store, despite having more packaging, according to “Comparison of Life Cycle Environmental Impacts from Meal Kits and Grocery Store Meals,” a new study from University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, Mich.
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.
More than six out of 10 (63%) supermarket shoppers interact with their supermarket digitally, up from the 56% found in 2017.
April 9, 2019
Online grocery shopping use varies widely across different consumer segments, according to the “2019 U.S. Supermarket Digital & Social Engagement Study,” presented by the Retail Feedback Group (RFG), Lake Success, N.Y.
U.S. convenience stores sales overall surged 8.9% to $654.3 billion, while in-store sales increased 2.2% to a record $242.2 billion.
April 3, 2019
U.S. convenience stores experienced a 16th straight year of record in-store sales in 2018, according to new data published in NACS State of the Industry report, presented by the National Association of Convenience Stores (NACS), Alexandria, Va.