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Fresh food innovator named to new role

After helping launch more than 1,000 new and improved products, William Bigelow has been elevated to the role of Chief Innovation Officer at Blount Fine Foods.

NRF turns on Trump over tariffs

NRF decries metals tariffs as self-inflicted wound, damaging to economy and retail industry.

Food retailers have traditionally thought of competition as the grocer down the street, but companies such as Grubhub offer a new sort of challenge that could even become an opportunity.

Coty and Walmart have set a new low when it comes to removing friction from the beauty buying experience.

An autonomous mobile grocery store called “Robomart” could make its U.S. debut as early as this summer if Robomart founder Ali Ahmed has his way.

​​​​​​​Three top executives have joined Drizly to help the leading online alcohol delivery platform pursue its next phase of growth.

Food Marketing Institute President and CEO Leslie Sarasin has some choice words for the industry as the trade group's annual Midwinter Executive Conference gets underway in Miami.

Community engagement is the name of the game with an innovative promotional effort Kraft has brought back for the fourth year. Kraft is looking for the most spirited and enthusiastic hockey communities nationwide as part of its “Let’s rally!

You know conditions are difficult for the center store when a list of the fast growing categories includes one with negative numbers.

Campbell "Snack" Company just did a major deal.

Hershey’s desire to be known as a snack company caused it to spend $1.6 billion to acquire a company that relies on warehouse clubs for more than one third of its annual sales and is best known for its Skinny Pop brand. In a deal valued at $1.6 billion, Hershey said it would acquire Amplify Snac

Hershey has upgraded its presence in New York’s Times Square with a large new experiential store that is expected to draw a huge number of visitors.

A plan called Restock Kroger is producing even better results than the company said it would when it announced the broad slate of initiatives on October 11.

Investor affinity for grocery-anchored shopping centers has endured through market cycles and the continually evolving landscape of retail, itself.

Sustainable seafood innovator Alaskan Leader Seafoods recently won several awards for product quality earning the company a big fan in Texas-based H-E-B.

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.

Companies made Balance Rewards members feel special

Department store chain searches for new CEO

Rite Aid improved its financial situation by selling nearly 2,000 stores to Walgreens, but major structural and competitive challenges remain, something newly hired CEO Kermit Crawford knows better than anyone.

Click and collect trend gathers momentum

The thought of Seattle and Portland residents having vegan meals delivered via electric scooters may conjure progressive stereotypes, but the trend is spreading and the supply chain implications are huge.

Pinterest's Brian Monahan on the future of merchandising

Why nothing will ever get left off the grocery list again

Aldi just made paying for groceries super easy.

Expectations high for record Halloween sales

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