As part of an ongoing succession process, KeHE announces Deb Conklin to become KeHE’s President and CEO effective April 1st, 2023. Brandon Barnholt will move into the Executive Chairman role. Mr. Barnholt, who turns 65 in April, has been KeHE’s President and CEO for 15 years, leading the company through times of extraordinary growth.
Starting the new year allows us the chance to reflect on trends we saw throughout 2022, but also gives the opportunity to predict what is on the horizon for 2023.
Whole Foods Market CEO Jason Buechel unveiled his new strategic plan, called “Growing with Purpose,” during a quarterly town hall meeting with employees in early January.
Governor Polis recently shared his views during a Q&A session on business, entrepreneurship and natural and organic products, regenerative agriculture and today’s market climate on the podcast Compass Coffee Talk, co-hosted by industry veterans Bill Capsalis and Steven Hoffman and sponsored by PRESENCE.
Empty egg sections in grocery stores and signs limiting customers on how many eggs they can purchase have become commonplace in recent months. Shoppers who can find eggs are shelling out for record-high costs.
Placer.ai revealed H-E-B increased foot traffic by 6.8% during the final three months of 2022 compared with the same period in 2019, while most competitors saw declines in foot traffic over the same period.
The Specialty Foods Association honored Town & Country Markets’ Director of Center Store, Dwight Richmond, with their 2023 Leadership Award for Outstanding Buyer.
With more than 500 stores in North America, the first Montana Whole Foods Market opened on February 1st, 2023, expanding the retailer to 44 states.
Months after opening its first location in Friso, Texas to over 1,500 of cheering customers, H-E-B is moving forward with plans for a second Frisco location.
The Vineyard Whole Foods Market store in San Antonio is one of the first three locations in the country to get Amazon Dash Carts, which let customers skip the checkout line altogether.
Amazon made the decision to close an Amazon Fresh Pick-up location in Seattle in late January, located in the Ballard area at 5100 15th Avenue NW.
Sprouts Farmers Market announced it will soon open a new store in the Addison neighborhood of North Dallas. Sprouts Trinity Mills, as the store will be called, will open on February 24th near Trinity Mill Road.
Natural Grocers by Vitamin Cottage opened its new store in McCall, Idaho on January 18th. Located at 209 N. 3rd Street in the city of McCall, Idaho.
Popular Germany-based retailer, Lidl, continues to expand its footprint in New York with the opening of its newest Long Island, New York, store in Deer Park on January 18th.
Giant Food opened a new store in Crofton, Maryland on Friday, January 20th. The new location, which replaced the Giant store previously located at 1161 MD Route 3 N in Gambrills, will bring over 200 new jobs to the local community.
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The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) is reminding manufacturers that effective January 1st, 2023, foods containing sesame will be subject to specific food allergen regulatory requirements, including labeling and manufacturing requirements.
For the third straight year, The United Family is helping to fight the war against human trafficking by joining the Texas Blue Sand Project
In 2022, New Seasons Market and its customers contributed more than $1.2 million to community-based initiatives, that surpassed its 2021 contribution by $100,000.
Lakewood, Colorado-based Natural Grocers continued to honor the life and work of Martin Luther King Jr., in January with their annual in-store fundraising campaign supporting Jack and Jill of America.
An early-January boil order in Midland, Texas, left many residents without ready access to clean water. Colorado-based Natural Grocers stepped in and made filtered water available for free to those affected in communities surrounding their Midland location until the boil notice was lifted.
Starting January 1st, single-use plastic bag ban House Bill 21-1162 went into effect in Colorado statewide to help reduce waste and environmental pollution.
Sprouts Farmers Market kicked off a new program introducing products that spotlight artisans producing specialty items, unique healthy desserts and snacks, and convenient meals with health-supportive ingredients.
The 2023 National Grocers Association show, will take place February 26th to 28th at Las Vegas’ Caesars Forum Convention Center.
Save the Date! May 18th, 2023, DPI Specialty Foods will be having their annual food show, this time supporting all divisions; West, Northwest and Rocky Mountains.