Amazon Builds ‘Drive-In’ Grocery Store

The first brick-and-mortar location for the online retailer will resemble a 1950s drive-in diner rather than a traditional supermarket   NACS ONLINE Last month, Amazon announced it would be opening a drive-in grocery store as well as convenience store locations in a move from online to on-the-ground. Now, in its hometown of Seattle, the online…

More Online Retailers Moving to Actual Stores

The age of web-based shopping has fueled brick-and-mortar openings NACS Online Online shopping has changed the buying habits of Americans, but many online-only retailers are opening physical locations to further enhance the shopping experience, the New York Times reports. For example, last month, Amazon.com hinted that it might open convenience stores. Both big and small…

The Possible Trump Tax Plan

By: Randall A. Denha, Esq.* After what seemed to be the longest election cycle in recent memory (in no small part due to constant media coverage), which saw jabs, upper cuts and occasional knock-outs on the campaign trail, the American public has elected Donald Trump as president of the United States. While he, along with…

Consumers Crave More Protein

For many consumers, protein means healthy By NACS Online From smoothies to salty snacks, consumers can’t seem to get enough of protein, reports Bloomberg. And for many consumers, protein has become code for healthy. In fact, when Americans seek out healthy products, protein is the term that’s searched for most, according to Mintel Group, with…

SpartanNash Acquiring Parts of Caito Foods Service

Deal will boost retailer/distributor’s fresh prepared capabilities By Progressive Grocer Midwestern grocery retailer and distributor SpartanNash will acquire certain assets of Caito Foods Service and Blue Ribbon Transport (BRT), including Caito’s produce distribution and fresh-cut fruits and vegetables businesses, its newly constructed Fresh Kitchen facility for fresh-prepared foods, and Blue Ribbon’s logistics business. The $217.5…

AmazonFresh Expands to More U.S. Cities

Chicago and Dallas join a growing list of cities where the same-day grocery delivery service is available By NACS Online Amazon is expanding its same-day grocery delivery service, AmazonFresh, to two new cities: Chicago and Dallas. These new cities add to the growing list of regions where AmazonFresh is available, including recently-launched Northern Virginia, Boston,…