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General Mills

A 34,000-acre farm's journey to become organic

The investment will support new products and retail expansion

Michaels Expands Its Retail Loyalty Program

The move comes as other retailers seek to reward more consumers

Fast food stores exit the retail chain as healthcare services amp up

Amazon Tries to Build ‘Live-Streaming Commerce’

The online shopping method, reliant on influencers, is big in China

Can Retailers Fend Off Mask Lawsuits?

Giant Eagle faces court action about its face mask policy

Target, CVS, Schnucks Make Masks Mandatory

Retailers and others are pressing for more mask compliance

Shoppers Turn to Toys, Health Items and Luxury Discounts

Salesforce data helps shine new light on retail trends

Mathew O'Hayer

Conscious capitalism will be put to the test in public markets

Purple Carrot Brings Plant-Based Frozen Meals to Whole Foods

Speciality foods are enjoying more pandemic popularity

Vivek Sankaran

It was a long time coming and it got off to a slow start, but Albertsons Companies is finally public

European consumers confused by Impossible Burger and Incredible Burger

Amazon, Walmart, Costco and Kroger are among notable U.S. retailers on the list

Category sales are expected to top $1 billion

Reunites with other Albertsons colleague

Three facilities have increase global production.

An $84 bllion category show favorable trends

Direct to consumer brands and their potential acquirers are on notice.

The fresh foods craze is carrying over to the soup category, where retailers increasingly are offering fresh, natural soups sold in the deli section or refrigerated case. The trend is likely impacting sales of conventional canned products.

Food producers and manufacturers of all sizes are becoming increasingly creative in their sustainability efforts. To eliminate fuel costs associated with shipping produce across the country, BrightFarms Inc. is constructing greenhouse farms on-site at grocery retailers.

Slough, England-based Reckitt Benckiser Group Plc is reaping the benefit of Americans' growing taste for hot sauce with sales of the company's Frank's RedHot Sauce climbing 18 percent in 2011 from prior year, Bloomberg reported.

Super Bowl watchers are expected to spend an average of about $64 on food, drinks, clothing and other merchandise related to the big game, up from $59 in 2010, the South Florida Business Journal reported.

Private-label products are seeing a rise in loyalty from consumers, with some shoppers paying more for store brands than for similar national branded products, The Wall Street Journal reported.

When costs rise during a slow economic period, retailers must decide whether to pass through cost increases and risk a decline in sales or hold the line on prices with hopes of attracting more volume.

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