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Wegmans veteran joins FMI

- Retail
Krystal Register will lead health and well-being programs and activities and serve as the issue expert on all health and well-being and nutrition policy, operations, and communication issues for FMI members.

Southeastern Grocers to drop BI-LO banner, emphasizes Fresco y Más, Harveys, Winn-Dixie

- Retail
Southeastern Grocers, Inc. ("SEG" or the “Company”), parent company of BI-LO, Fresco y Más, Harveys Supermarket and Winn-Dixie stores, announced a series of transactions that will ensure the Company continues to thrive and support the long-term growth of its core banners.

MAP: See which stores Food Lion is buying from Southeastern Grocers

- Retail
The stores will remain open as BI-LO and Harveys Supermarket until the transaction is complete, which is expected to take place over a staggered period from January to April 2021, pending regulatory approval and customary closing requirements.

COVID-19 Grocery Trends Week 11: fresh produce sales up 14%

- Retail
Memorial Day signals the traditional start of the summer grilling season, with meat and produce promotions typically dominating the front page of grocery circulars around the country. This year, however, the tight meat supply created a starring role for fresh produce in many of the weekly ads.

Can grocery salad bars survive the pandemic?

- Produce with Pamela
Dierbergs Markets in Missouri made the national news for its clever repurposing of its self-serve salad bars with little bottles of liquor, but it does bring up a dark spot in retail amid the COVID-19 crisis: the fate of salad bars in the long run.

Southeastern Grocers to expand in Florida with eight new stores

- Retail
Southeastern Grocers, Inc., parent company and home of BI-LO, Fresco y Más, Harveys Supermarket and Winn-Dixie grocery stores, announces plans to expand in Florida with the addition of eight new Winn-Dixie stores before the end of the year.

COVID-19 grocery shopping week 10: fresh produce sales up 16%

- Retail
Two months after panic purchases drove the biggest sales weeks in the history of modern grocery retailing, coronavirus-related shopping patterns for produce appear to be settling into a steady elevated trend line.

Do we trust farmers markets during COVID?

- Produce with Pamela
Pamela wonders about the other elephant in the room that could affect fresh produce sales at retail -- will consumers trust farmers markets during COVID-19?

Fresh sales hold steady in week 9, up 17%

- Retail
In the ninth week of coronavirus-related shopping, patterns continued to evolve. Between the typical Mother’s Day sales boost and shoppers flocking to the store once more to stock up on meat amid ongoing coverage of shortages, grocery sales had another good week, and produce along with it.

Amazon turns Whole Foods stores dark in online grocery catch-up

- Produce with Pamela
The back-and-forth of Amazon Prime grocery and Amazon Fresh contraction and expansion over the past three years has been a puzzler for me. Amazon is an e-commerce company. They bought a grocery store. Why was this not a better marriage?