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Convenience Store Sales Surged in 2018

convenience stores - tiendas de conveniencia

U.S. convenience stores experienced a 16th straight year of record in-store sales in 2018, according to newly released National Association of Convenience Stores (NACS) State of the Industry data. Foodservice sales continue to be a key focus area for the convenience store channel. U.S. convenience stores sales overall surged 8.9% to …

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Whole Foods Grocery Price Cuts Starts Today

Whole Foods price cuts

Amazon and Whole Foods Market announce a third round of price cuts, offering new lower prices on fresh produce for all customers and expanded Prime benefits with more exclusive weekly deals on popular products across departments. Starting today, customers will find new price cuts on hundreds of items throughout the …

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Avocado Recall in 6 States Over Possible Listeria

Henry Avocado Recall, retiro de aguacates

Henry Avocado Corporation, a distributor and grower based near San Diego, is doing a voluntary avocado recall of their California-grown whole avocados sold in bulk at retail stores because they have the potential to be contaminated with Listeria monocytogenes. Henry Avocado is issuing this voluntary recall out of an abundance …

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United Fresh Retail Produce Manager Awards 2019

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Every year, The United Fresh Produce Association recognizes exceptional retail produce managers and 2019 was no exception. This year marks the 15th anniversary since United Fresh presented the first awards. The winners will be honored guests at the United Fresh 2019 convention, June 10-12 in Chicago. A total of 25 …

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Kroger Launch Driverless Grocery Delivery in Houston

grocery delivery

The autonomous grocery delivery service from Kroger and robotics company Nuro will be available in Houston this Spring. The driverless vehicle will begin the deliveries in two Kroger stores, reaching customers residing in four local zip codes. Since August 2018, Kroger and Nuro have operated a first-of-its-kind self-driving grocery delivery service …

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Northgate González to Open New Supermarket in Riverside

Northgate González Market

Northgate González Market announced it will open in November a new supermarket in Riverside, California. The new store will bring the local community a wide array of fresh fruits and vegetables, prepared foods, grocery items and services. The new Northgate supermarket will be located at 10391 Magnolia Ave., in Riverside, …

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Food Lion to Remodel 92 Stores in South Carolina

Food Lion

Consistent with Food Lion’s “Easy, Fresh and Affordable… You Can Count on Food Lion Every Day!” strategy, the company announced that it will remodel 92 stores in the greater Myrtle Beach, Florence, Columbia and Charleston, S.C., markets in 2019. The $158 million capital investment Food Lion will make in its …

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Kroger Escalates War with Visa

Kroger visa

The Kroger Co. announced that its Smith’s Food & Drug Stores division will be the company’s second banner to stop accepting Visa credit cards as a form of payment, beginning April 3, 2019. Smith’s will continue to accept all other forms of payment. The excessive interchange and network fees that …

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