The food retail industry last year turned to supermarketnews.com for news and information about Whole Foods, Aldi and Lidl; about Pathmark's return and King Kullen's sale; and about retail robots and romaine's latest recall.
With nearly $60 billion in supermarket sales in 2018, the business for store brands continues to be a significant piece of the grocery pie.
4. Education, transparency led meat & seafood trends in 2019
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An educated consumer is your best protein buyer, as health & wellness and sustainability issues played a bigger role in meat and seafood purchases in 2019. But meat departments are also carefully watching the incursion of plant-based meat alternatives into the grocery store.
2. 11 retailers that ramped up their foodservice game in 2019
A brand-new food hall for Kroger, Save Mart’s first fast-casual restaurant and a kombucha bar at Jungle Jim’s were among the big stories in retail foodservice last year.
1. H-E-B unveils latest stores in Houston
H-E-B has expanded its presence in the Houston area with the opening of two new supermarkets: a 90,000-square-foot store near the city’s center in the historic MacGregor community and the 102,000-square-foot Harper’s Trace store, located in The Woodlands community just north of Houston.