Pamela and Greg discuss how grocery retailers are turning to "dark stores" to ease the congestion of e-commerce fulfillment, Walmart's dig at gig economy workers like Instacart for grocery, and Amazon's plans for a brick and mortar grocery in Los Angeles.
Show of hands - who's guilty of picking up some cheap ramen at the store for a guilty pleasure trashy meal from time to time?
Greg calls in from the Fresh Produce Association of the Americas meeting in Tubac, Arizona, with good news about USMCA, and they discuss a romaine outbreak no one heard about until the FDA declared it over.
It's time to talk bananas, Del Monte's plans for retail in the U.S., Sprouts Farmers Market scaling back on store size, and your responsibility to follow through after Fresh Summit in The Produce Reporter Week in Review.
I promise, I make good guacamole. My family loves it. My friends love it. So, why do I keep doing these things? For science, of course!
Grocery Outlet takes it up a notch for this new store.
LONG BEACH, CA—I went on the Fresh Summit Retail Tour this year, and sure the stores were nice, but they were missing one of my favorites. It’s one of America’s favorites, too.
ANAHEIM, CA—There was more than one queen at the table at the Women's Fresh Perspectives breakfast at Fresh Summit on Oct. 19.
ANAHEIM, CA—From samples to games to merch, this year’s Fresh Summit took cues from consumer trade shows and conferences, but did it maintain the meaningful business atmosphere?
FULLERTON, CA—Organizers for the Fresh Summit Retail Tour brought three distinct formats to participants. In Bristol Farms we saw high end. At Grocery Outlet we saw deep discount and with Albertsons we split the difference.