Growlers at Retail Food Establishments  

A new regulation has been passed into law allowing the use and marketing of “Growlers” within retail food establishments. Under Public Act 514 of 2016, qualified retailers may now provide on-site filling of growlers. “Growler” means any clean, refillable, resealable container that is exclusively intended, and used only, for the sale of beer for consumption…

Fresh Departments Continue to Dominate Grocers’ Differentiation Strategies

PG’s Annual Report reveals top in-store drivers   By Bridget Goldschmidt // Stagnito Business Information Is fresh overrated? Well, no. Although nonperishable products have definitely gained traction as part of a distinctive in-store experience, to differentiate themselves meaningfully, grocers must still primarily think fresh. In rating the most successful departments, 67.1 percent of respondents to…

Goodbye, Candy Counter: CVS Embraces Store Redesign

Nathan Bomey , USA TODAY Three years after abolishing tobacco sales, the nation’s largest drugstore chain is reducing space devoted to junk food and general merchandise. CVS Health plans to accelerate a store renovation project, devoting more floor space to nutritious food and health products. CVS executives said recently that they would implement the new format at several hundred stores by…