Calorie Count Delay Praised by Retailers

Convenience stores will use the delay to work with the FDA for the ability to post calories in a centralized location NACS Online The Associated Press reports that calorie counts will continue being posted on some restaurant and foodservice operation menus and menu boards, even with a delay in the Food and Drug Administration’s menu-labeling…

Pepsico Invests in Healthier Foods and Beverages

Company is advancing its goals to transform its product portfolio and offer healthier options through an agreement with Partnership for a Healthier America NACS Online PepsiCo Inc. announced last week that it has signed an agreement with Partnership for a Healthier America (PHA) to independently report and verify the company’s progress against previously outlined goals…

Kroger to Open New C-Store Concept

Kroger’s convenience store division launches a new banner, Fresh Eats MKT   By NACS Online The Kroger Co.’s convenience store division has unveiled its newest small format store, Fresh Eats MKT, and will celebrate its grand opening on Friday, May 19th. “Fresh Eats MKT is a fresh, new way to shop,” said Jeff Parker, president…

Creating Trusts For Your Children

By: Randall A. Denha, J.D., LL.M.* Some parents want to benefit the children immediately with gifts or an inheritance, while others want to attach strings and continue to maintain protection. What are the concerns that have led many parents to reconsider their children’s legacies? None are that unusual. One oft-expressed concern is that a child’s…

Prepared Foods Will Continue to Drive Growth

by Karl Smith/SVP-member value, Produce Marketing Association // the Shelby report Prepared meals in supermarkets have gone from an intriguing trend to a force to be reckoned with. Who is driving this trend? Millennials, of course. And they are driving it with gusto. According to the Food Marketing Institute’s “The Power of Fresh Prepared/Deli,” a survey of…

Central Grocers Files for Chapter 11 Bankruptcy

By Kristen Cloud // The  Shelby Report Central Grocers Inc. on May 4 announced that the company and all of its subsidiaries have voluntarily elected to file for relief under Chapter 11 of the Bankruptcy Code in the U.S. Bankruptcy Court for the District of Delaware. The company said it intends to use this court-supervised process…

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…