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4/18/2018

Whole Foods Market will shut down its rewards program and online accounts on May 2 and roll the benefits into the Amazon Prime program, the company told participants in an email. The company also hinted at forthcoming grocery promotions for Prime members.

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4/18/2018

Target is bringing curbside delivery to stores in Texas and Florida, a service already available near its Minneapolis headquarters and in six mostly Southern states. All store inventory items will be available for curbside pickup about two hours after being ordered.

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4/18/2018

Grocers saw their produce, meat and prepared foods departments becoming clear difference-makers between them and their competition, according to survey results from Progressive Grocer. Produce was considered the top sales generator in the survey, followed by private label goods and meat departments.

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4/18/2018

Some 58% of US consumers name taste as the most important factor in their bread purchases, outranking price, flavor, shelf life and ingredients in a recent study by Comax Flavors. In the sliced bread category, however, price was the top driver of bread purchases, the study noted.

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4/18/2018

Campbell Soup tops RepTrak's 2018 list of the 100 most-reputable companies in America, based on a poll of about 52,000 people during the first two months of this year. Other CPG firms that made the top 15 include Kellogg, Hershey, Smucker and General Mills.

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4/18/2018

Chardonnay comes in a range of varieties, even if customers immediately think of it as smooth and buttery, Courtney Schiessl writes. It's a neutral, fruit-forward grape that lets winemakers around the world take it in interesting directions, whether light and acidic or brawny and fruity, she writes.

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Forbes
4/18/2018

Whether in the bakery, at the meat counter or in the produce department, supermarket employees are on the front line of food safety and need engaging, consistent training that mirrors real-life situations to learn and apply important food safety principles. Learn how FMI can help your operation sort through the necessary retail food safety training and compliance.

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fmi.org
4/18/2018


There now exists an opportunity to relate to shoppers' desires for holistic health and offer solutions that meet their wellness lifestyle through the professed "clean eating" trends. Take a look at the discussion and resources provided by the FMI Private Brands Council, including a comprehensive resource for The Clean Label. Download the white paper.

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4/18/2018

Your boss, your co-workers and your vendors are three types of relationships you should periodically review to see where you have influence and what you could do to strengthen those bonds.

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The MAP Blog
4/18/2018

The world of sparkling wine offers more good and affordable options than it used to, especially with the rise of Italian prosecco and Spanish cava, Tom Marguardt and Patrick Darr write. The category is expected to take a larger share of total wine consumption in the US, growing by 8%, according to Shanken News Daily.