Earlier this year, AB InBev's Vice President Adam Warrington said the company plans to have 20% of its global beer volumes coming from no- and low-alcohol beers by 2025. After releasing four new low-alcohol beers in January, the corporation is now tapping into its most iconic brand to release a nonalcoholic brew. Read more »

 

More and more retailers large and small are requiring customers to wear masks, but new research from First Insight finds that fears of shopping aren't going away. A huge 80% of women feel unsafe trying out beauty products, 68% feel unsafe trying on apparel in dressing rooms and 61% feel unsafe trying on shoes. This represents an uptick compared to the company's first study in April. Read more »

 

Hollyer has been with TOMRA for seven years and has held several key positions within the organization including Chief Financial Officer and Chief Operating Officer in North America and interim Finance Director in TOMRA’s Asker, Norway corporate headquarters. TOMRA Collection Solutions Americas is positioned for growth, bringing the diverse North and South American-based markets together under an experienced management team. Read more »

 

Kwik Trip Inc. will acquire the assets of fellow Wisconsin chain Stop-N-Go Convenience Centers for an undisclosed price. Madison-based Stop-N-Go operates 36 convenience stores in southern Wisconsin and northern Illinois. Read more »

 

Hy-Vee Inc. will provide flu vaccines at the more than 270 pharmacy locations across its store footprint without an appointment or prescription, as allowed by state law, including a drive-up option at many Hy-Vee pharmacy locations between Aug. 17 and Oct. 31. Read more »

 

The National Grocers Association (NGA), the national trade association representing the independent supermarket industry, offered its support for major components of the coronavirus aid and relief legislative package that was introduced yesterday in the Senate. Read more »

 

Midwestern grocer Hy-Vee is encouraging shoppers to cover their faces to protect themselves from coronavirus by distributing 3 million free face masks.

Under a new program — titled “Mask It Up To Shut COVID Down. It’s Your Choice.” — Hy-Vee said late yesterday that it will begin providing face masks at all of its stores starting on July 27. Read more »

 

The National Grocers Association is applauding the introduction of the FRNT LINE Act, authored by Sen. Joni Ernst (R-IA). This bill would provide payroll and income tax relief for essential workers, such as grocery industry associates, who have continued their work during the coronavirus pandemic. Read more »

 

The everyday plastic bag has taken on outsize significance as retailers have looked for ways to reduce their impact on the environment. But efforts to replace them over the years have had only limited success and stoked significant controversy. Read more »

 

Batavia, Illinois-based Aldi has opened its 2,000th store and kicked off a new wave of expansion. Aldi plans to open more than 70 new stores by the end of the year, announces plans to enter the greater Phoenix market and will support further Gulf Coast store expansion with a new distribution center in Loxley, Alabama. Read more »