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  • Grocery Store aerial view
    Industry Operations June 05, 2024

    NRF: As Economy Recovers, Consumers Spend

    Shoppers are still willing to make retail purchases even as smaller job and wage gains and high interest rates hamper the growth of consumer spending...
  • Grocery cart
    Industry Operations June 05, 2024

    Independent Grocers Consider AI

    Today, independent grocers are using tools that harness big data, artificial intelligence, and machine learning to battle retail giants like Walmart and Amazon...
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  • Charcuterie with cheese
    Industry Operations June 04, 2024

    Members in the News: Principe, Veroni, Atalanta, Dave's Gourmet, Sartori, Tillamook

    Specialty Food Association members have been highlighted in myriad news outlets for their impact on the industry.
  • Grilling
    Industry Operations June 04, 2024

    Americans Expected to Spend Slightly Less on Father's Day

    Father’s Day spending is expected to reach $22.4 billion this year, slightly down from last year’s record of $22.9 billion...
  • Hot dogs in buns
    Industry Operations June 04, 2024

    Costco Refuses to Budge on $1.50 Hot Dog

    Since the 1980s, Costco has been offering a $1.50 hot dog and soda combo even though, with inflation, it should sit at roughly $4.40...
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  • Social media platforms on phone
    Industry Operations June 04, 2024

    NY May Restrict Social Media Algorithms for Teens

    New York State plans to prevent social media services from using algorithms to control content children see without parental consent under a tentative agreement by lawmakers in the state...
  • Jason Buechel
    Industry Operations June 03, 2024

    ICYMI: May’s Top Stories

    The most popular articles with SFA News Daily readers in May focused on recognizing high-quality specialty products in advance of the upcoming Summer Fancy Food Show...
  • Walmart InHome
    Industry Operations June 03, 2024

    Walmart Brings InHome to Five More States

    Walmart said Friday it is expanding its InHome delivery service to an additional 10 million U.S. households.
  • Avocado on plate
    Industry Operations June 03, 2024

    Tesco Tests Sustainable Labeling

    U.K.-based Tesco is using lasers to pilot writing in product information on some of its avocadoes to reduce plastic waste by avoiding barcoded stickers.
  • Wine cheers
    Industry Operations June 03, 2024

    Wineries Seek Social Sustainability Recognition

    Recognizing a history of exploitation in the wine industry, an increasing number of wine producers are seeking out certifications that demonstrate their commitment to social sustainability...
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  • Beer
    Industry Operations June 03, 2024

    Chobani Acquires Craft Brewery

    Chobani founder Hamdi Ulukaya recently purchased San Fransico-based craft brewer Anchor Brewing company for an undisclosed amount...
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  • Premier Provider
    Industry Operations June 02, 2024

    Membership Benefit: New Offers From SFA Premier Providers

  • Empty food shelf
    Industry Operations May 31, 2024

    Retailers Double Down on Anti-Theft Measures

    Safeway, Giant Food, and Kroger recently began modifying their operations at select locations to minimize retail shrink caused by theft.
  • grocery cart and gavel
    Industry Operations May 31, 2024

    Illinois Senate Advances Budget Which Would Ban Grocery Tax

    The Illinois Senate recently took its first step in passing the $53.1 billion state budget which would also eliminate the state’s current one percent grocery tax.
  • Sustainability
    Industry Operations May 31, 2024

    FDA Announces Reorganization, Waste Reduction Efforts

    The FDA recently approved a reorganization outline involving the creation of a unified Human Foods Program, adoption of a new model for its field operations, and other modernization efforts.