Albertsons began testing a delivery subscription service in March across several of its markets. About 12 stores now offer the service, and the company plans to bring it to more locations after positive results in both Phoenix and Southern California.
Kroger's 84.51 personalized marketing subsidiary has introduced a paid analytics solution for brands. The platform, called Stratum, is designed to accelerate brand positioning both in-store and online.
Judson Reis will be retiring as CEO of Gorton's Seafood after 11 years at the company's helm. Kurt Hogan, vice president of sales, will take over the chief executive duties on Jan. 1, 2020.
The most effective leaders use their strengths to create a vision, model successful behavior, challenge others to act and seek new ways to accomplish goals, writes Dan Rockwell. Every leader should acknowledge their weaknesses and work to shore them up, he writes.
PepsiCo will buy South Africa's Pioneer Food Group for $1.7 billion. "Pioneer Foods forms an important part of our strategy to not only expand in South Africa, but further into sub-Saharan Africa as well," said PepsiCo CEO Ramon Laguarta.
The market for plant-based foods is on track to grow from $4.6 billion today to $85 billion by 2030, as technology and production methods improve and demand continues to grow, according to a report from UBS Global Wealth Management. The report also predicts that lab-grown meat will become commercially available in the next 10 years.
Growers Express has added more of its products to a recall after a sample of one tested positive for listeria. The additional products include several sizes of bagged green beans, cauliflower and Brussels sprouts distributed in Maine and Massachusetts.
High-tech tools have made automation an integral part of produce packing lines and storage facilities. At Stemilt's 478,089-square-foot distribution center in Wenatchee, Wash., robots work in cool, dark conditions to move pallets of fruit for global shipping.
The Environmental Protection Agency said Thursday it won't ban chlorpyrifos, a pesticide that has been linked to health problems in children including low IQ and attention disorders. The pesticide, sold under the brand Lorsban, is used on more than 50 crops.
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