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MAP: Sobeys continues Farm Boy expansion

- Retail
In 2018, the Company acquired the Farm Boy business when it had 26 stores and announced plans to double its store count over five years through new site builds and conversions of some existing Sobeys locations.

Virus and economic pressure keep retail produce sales highly elevated

- Retail
Elevated every day retail demand drove sales gains of +11.7% over year ago for fresh produce during the week ending July 26 — virtually unchanged versus the week prior.

Brighter Bites, 99 Cents Only pilot coupon program

- Retail
Participating families will receive four $25 coupons valid for produce purchases for a timed, two-week period at four Houston area 99 Cents Only stores.

Produce boosts Sprouts’ successful ad shift to digital 

- Retail
While many retailers backed off ads during the height of COVID-19 grocery shopping surges, Sprouts had already planned to shift some of its ads to digital outlets.

Organic produce amid COVID-19

- Retail
Organic produce has experienced deflationary prices throughout the pandemic. Overall organic fruit saw a -3.7% decrease in the price per pound during the 12 week period ending May 17.

Strong everyday demand driving retail

- Retail
After weeks of growing transactions and spending in the foodservice channel, the rising number of COVID-19 cases around the country prompted many states to reinstate in-restaurant dining restrictions and limit capacity once more.

Albertsons earnings reveals 276% increase in online, 27% increase in same-store sales

- Retail
Albertsons Companies, Inc. today reported results for the first quarter of fiscal 2020, which ended June 20, 2020.

Retail banana pricing is…bananas

- Produce with Pamela
When it comes to bananas, there’s a reason we use the word interchangeably with descriptions for insanity. It is nearly impossible to make sense of how this all continues to operate the way it does.  

U.S. banana average price up amid COVID-19

- Retail
Overall retail pricing for bananas in the U.S. has increased 2 cents per pound in 2020 compared to the year before, but that doesn’t tell the story of wild swings from week-to-week and from region to region.

Sobeys expands Ocado-powered Voilà delivery to Toronto

- Retail
Voilà is powered by Ocado Group plc's ("Ocado") industry-leading technology and fills orders through its state-of-the-art automated Customer Fulfillment Centre ("CFC") in Vaughan, Ontario.