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  • SFA Our Members
    Industry Operations June 10, 2024

    From Hawaii to Massachusetts to Poland, Meet the Newest SFA Members

    During the month of May 2024, the Specialty Food Association welcomed 90 new members from every corner of the United States (aloha, Hawaii!) and nine other countries.
  • Circle Media Team

    Where Specialty Brands Should Focus Social Media Efforts

    As an emerging or legacy specialty food brand it can be difficult to know where to invest one’s time and money when trying to grow one’s organic social media audience...
  • Whole Foods Meat Department
    Industry Operations June 10, 2024

    Whole Foods Expands Animal Welfare, Third-Party Certification Standards

    Whole Foods Market said Friday it is furthering its animal welfare commitments by requiring additional products and species to meet its quality standards for meat.
  • Hy-vee storefront
    Industry Operations June 10, 2024

    Hy-Vee To Assist Shoppers Following Closures

  • Cocktail
    Industry Operations June 10, 2024

    PA Grocers May Soon Offer RTD Cocktails

  • Chipotle storefront at night
    Industry Operations June 10, 2024

    Chipotle Portion-Size Protestors Take to TikTok

    Young customers on social media, particularly TikTok, are protesting what they consider to be smaller portions.
  • ShopRite Recycling Kiosk
    Industry Operations June 07, 2024

    ShopRite Debuts Recycling Kiosks

    ShopRite and its store brands Paperbird and Bowl & Basket are collaborating with P&G, Purina, Campbell’s Snacks, and recycling innovator TerraCycle to launch a recycling program...
  • Walmart Shelf Labels
    Industry Operations June 07, 2024

    Walmart, Sam's Club Invest in Customer Experience

    Walmart said Thursday that it plans to expand its digital shelf label technology to 2,300 stores by 2026, a technology lauded for operational efficiencies.
  • Soda in a glass
    Industry Operations June 07, 2024

    Poppi Faces Lawsuit Over Gut Health Claims

    Functional beverage brand Poppi is facing a class-action lawsuit from a consumer who questions its gut health improvement claims.
  • Bashas' Donut Contest
    Industry Operations June 06, 2024

    Bashas' Announces Doughnut Flavor Contest Winners

    In anticipation of National Doughnut Day on Friday, Bashas’ held its Donut Flavor Craze contest wherein customers are invited to submit flavors for the grocer’s bakery cases.
  • Local Hive
    Industry Operations June 06, 2024

    Whole Foods Sources Hot Honey

    Whole Foods recently began stocking Local Hive Honey Hot Sauces at its stores nationwide.
  • Dollar Tree Storefront
    Industry Operations June 06, 2024

    Dollar Tree, US Foods Explore Portfolio Divestments

    Wednesday, Dollar Tree revealed plans to review “strategic alternatives” for its Family Dollar portfolio brand, coinciding with US Foods’ decision to do the same to its Chef’Store brand.
  • Ice cream with lemon
    Industry Operations June 05, 2024

    Healthy, Indulgent Treats Set to Debut at Show

    Specialty food companies attending the Summer Fancy Food Show at New York City’s Javits Center June 23-25 are launching indulgent products and innovations...
  • 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...