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Abasto is the only print and digital trade publication in the U.S that caters to the Hispanic food and beverage decision maker. Our 50K+ readers are responsible for wholesale purchasing decisions

H-E-B to Launch Driverless Delivery Service in San Antonio

H-E-B Driverless Delivery Service

Later this year, H-E-B will launch a pilot program to test delivery service from a vehicle with self-driving technology. The retailer will use one autonomous van with driverless technology, which will provide delivery service to customers near its Olmos Park H-E-B, just north of downtown San Antonio. To test the …

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PFG To Acquire Reinhart Foodservice for $2 Billion

Reinhart PFG

Performance Food Group Company (PFG) announced it has entered into a definitive agreement to acquire Reinhart Foodservice, L.L.C from Reyes Holdings, L.L.C. in a transaction valued at $2.0 billion, or approximately $1.7 billion net of an estimated tax benefit to PFG of approximately $265 million. Founded in 1972, Reinhart Foodservice …

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United Fresh 2019 Exceeds Expectations

United Fresh

Article Courtesy of Natalia Gamarra, United Fresh Produce Association .United Fresh Convention & Expo that took place in Chicago last June 10-12, really showed their members and the whole industry that “change is here.” Decision maker leaders in the industry from different segments of the supply chain, including retailers, wholesalers, …

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FMI Prevails in Supreme Court Decision on SNAP Sales Data Case


The U.S. Supreme Court remanded and reversed the judgment against Food Marketing Institute (FMI) in its ongoing case, Food Marketing Institute v. Argus Leader. In this litigation, FMI seeks to protect the confidentiality of store-level sales data for retailers who participate in the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program, or SNAP, according …

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AriZona Launches New All Natural Snacks


AriZona Brand is presenting a new taste experiences to consumers with new snacks in two categories, fruit snacks and beef jerky, made with natural ingredients. Building off the large-scale consumer acceptance and following of AriZona beverages, AriZona Beverages USA LLC introduces AriZona Fruit Snacks, which have fruit as the first …

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Food Lion Receives National Recognition for “Social Impact”


Food Lion received top honors in the “Social Impact” category at the 2019 Loyalty360 Awards, for the retailer’s loyalty program engagement with its Food Lion Feeds hunger-relief initiative. The awards recognize industry leaders across several categories centered around building trusting relationships with their customers in a proactive, meaningful and measurable …

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