Enhance food safety with new color-coded ladles (Press Release)

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Enhance food safety and prevent cross-contamination with FFR’s new Stainless Steel Color-Coded Ladles.

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How grocers, food retailers can keep up with restaurants

Grocery retailers, armed with unprecedented levels of insights and technology, have the opportunity to provide consumers with the experiences and products they demand.

Spiral Anti-Sweep Hook™

Provide a secure solution for high-theft pegged products while maintaining product availability for self-serve to the customer. Each knob turn draws product forward and releases a single package. Its intuitive design alerts store personnel when multiple products are being dispensed at once.

P.O.P. Security™ Invisi-Shield® System

Protect high-value, high-theft product, while allowing customers access to product for purchase. Clear sliding panels prevent “shelf sweeping” theft while maintaining an unobstructed view of product. Panels are available for narrow or wide product and feature contoured edges for comfortable shopping.

Power Zone® FlexRoller™ System for Yogurt

Increase sales and provide savings on labor and shrink costs. The gravity-feed design utilizes integrated rollers for a smooth self-facing shopping experience keeping product front and center at all times. Clear retainers maximize product visibility and allow packages to be shopped from any angle.

Power Zone® FlexRoller™ Self-facing System

Deliver a flexible solution for merchandising a wide range of products. The gravity-feed design utilizes integrated rollers for a smooth self-facing shopping experience, keeping product front and center at all times. The system is available for cooler, gondola upright, and warehouse racking applications.

From stock options to oranges: Whole Foods Rewards is a natural for growth

Whole Foods is enjoying the fruits of its marketing labor these days, but its long-term success may rely more on its affinity for workers than affinity with shoppers.

Three micro-trends of the retail customer experience

There are several ways the retail customer experience is actually becoming smaller, and it seems to be a good thing for sales and customers.

Whole Foods’ paycheck may hinge on prices

People buy at Whole Foods because it stands for more than food, so simply dropping prices doesn’t solve its perception issue.

Maximizing the value of a retail loyalty program

The grocery industry seemingly changes daily, with new products and initiatives to meet rapidly shifting consumer preferences as well as new technology that continues blurring the lines among social, mobile, CRM and loyalty programs. Given this level of marketing turmoil,...

Speedy checkout wins retail technology of the year

The top retail innovation in InformationWeek's Elite 100 went to Kroger Co.'s QueVision system.

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NEWS


Compass Group adopts Five Freedoms for animal welfare

Compass Group joins Wal-Mart and General Mills in embracing Five Freedom’s procurement practices.

Report: Amazon launching drive-thru grocery store concept

Amazon is reportedly once again expanding its retail footprint, this time with a Silicon Valley-based food selling operation.

Report: Sandwiches still rule menus, homes

Roughly 79 percent of all adults have eaten a sandwich in the past seven days, according to data published in the all-new Packaged Facts report, "Sandwiches: Market Trends and Opportunities."

Online grocery shopping gaining in popularity among consumers

More consumers are jumping online to buy groceries these day, with a 29 percent increase in total online grocery shopping in the past year.

Peapod.com debuts farm box produce service

Peapod.com is delivering local farm produce via a new service called Peapod Local Farm Box this summer in nearly a dozen states.

ConAgra steps away from $5B private label business effort

Packaged food titan ConAgra Foods is stepping away from the private label business to focus on its consumer brands and intends to be much more strident in boosting margins.

Sysco steps away from US Foods acquisition following federal court injunction

Sysco Corp. won't be appealing a federal court ruling against its planned $3.5 billion acquisition of US Foods and will be going back to the drawing board to determine other venues for expanding its food distribution business.

July 4 holiday consumer spend reflects healthy growth spurt

Consumers will spend more on July 4 food celebrations this year than they did last year, with total spend on food items expected to hit $6.6 billion.

Instacart expands personal delivery into Miami communities

Grocery patrons in northeast Miami-Dade county will now have another food shopping option given Instacart expanding its delivery operations, according to a Miami Herald report.

CVS buys up Target pharma sites in $1.9B purchase

CVS Health is buying mega retailer Target’s pharmacy and clinic business units for $1.9 billion, which gives CVS Health an additional 1,660 pharmacies across 47 states.

Report: Consumers will use subscription-based services if easy, affordable

Consumer study reveals top subscription services and how super subscriber shoppers select Internet, cable, mobile phone, streaming, grocery and other services.

Grocery store sales surpassed by restaurants for the first time

Monthly sales at restaurants exceeded grocery store sales for the first time on record, the National Restaurant Association reported.

Whole Foods and Cravy partner to test grocery delivery

Cravy, a West Palm Beach, Florida-based technology company, and Whole Foods Market have teamed up to test an on-demand delivery program for residents in West Palm Beach and Palm Beach, Florida.

Whole Foods delivers record Q2 sales

Whole Foods ended the quarter with total cash and cash equivalents, restricted cash, and investments of approximately $1.1 billion.

Chef Ernesto launches all-natural foods at select Dollar Trees

Chef Ernesto is announcing a nationwide rollout of its all-natural frozen food line now available at Dollar Tree stores from New England to North Carolina.

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One of the few things all humans share is the need for sustenance, making the supermarket one of the rare universal shopping experiences. But smart grocers can differentiate themselves by making the experience spectacular — few retailers have a product that is so well loved and needed by everyone, and intelligent use of marketing, ambiance, store design and aroma can make it an experience people are eager to have.