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An hour before the May grand opening of a new Sprouts store in Tampa, Fla., dozens of shoppers were lined up in 90-degree heat to try their hand at milking a cow.

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As with much of retail, the private brand industry has undergone a dramatic transformation during the past decade. The recession that began in 2007 spurred demand for store brands, and thanks to satisfaction with product quality demand remained intact as economic conditions improved.

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Ethnic grocers are playing an increasingly important role for communities as a gathering place that provides a sense of culture and connection.

The normalization of diplomatic relations with Cuba in December 2014 and the death of long-time dictator Fidel Castro last November were huge developments for the isolated nation.

The biggest question for the future of online grocery commerce comes down to the last mile. As in, who's going to drive it—retailers or customers? Food retailers who want to use online commerce will have to make a hard choice between three major options: delivery, store pickup or both.

BJ's Wholesale Club has always defied neat classification. Even with the words "wholesale" and "club" in its name, it has never fit the mold of Costco or Sam's Club.

Slow and steady does win the race, or so it seems with FreshDirect.

Al Carey's 40-year CPG career began in the mid-'70s at Procter & Gamble followed by 35 years with PepsiCo. Such tenure gives Carey a unique perspective on how the industry has evolved to deal with emerging threats and capitalize on new opportunities.

Fresh Market's private equity owners recruit former Winn-Dixie ops exec as CEO.

PetSmart continues rapid store expansion amid major digital investments.

Dollar General made a second key hire as the operator of 14,000 stores shows it is taking digital a lot more seriously.

Bananas are the world’s most popular fruit with more than 100 billion consumed annually, but there is so much more to the story of this fresh department commodity. Bananas are found in all types of retailers and more than 1,000 varieties are grown in 150 countries. However, most U.S.

New Wegmans in N.C. approved

Alibaba recorded an eye-popping $25.3 billion in sales during its one day 11.11 Global Shopping Festival and brands such as Mondelez, Mattel, Gap, Gerber and L’Oreal were part of the action. The massive sales figure during the 24-hour November 11 period was a 39% increase from the prior yea

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