Despite heavy strains to operations and frenzied buying blowing holes in the shelves of the nation’s supermarkets in recent days, grocery industry leaders expressed confidence that their supply chains will catch up to demand as consumers adjust to the reality of food shopping in the coronavirus era. Read more »


The outbreak of coronavirus is pushing Americans to buy their groceries online, a development that could have a lasting effect on the supermarket industry. Read more »


Area businesses have begun to step forward in the effort to protect area children during the time while schools suspend their school year. One of those businesses is Hometown Market in Thompson which is helping children by providing lunches. Read more »


Membership in the digital loyalty program nears two million. Read more »


With an ambitious plan to add 350 new convenience stores to its network by 2023, Casey's General Stores Inc. is maintaining a steady pace of expansion through both new builds and acquisitions. Read more »


Aligning with changing customer tastes, Midwestern grocer Hy-Vee aims to discontinue its Market Grille full-service restaurant concept and convert all 21 locations to Wahlburgers fast-casual restaurants. Read more »


Oil prices fought to regain ground yesterday amid an escalating price war between Saudi Arabia and Russia, with Riyadh and Moscow set to raise output as financial markets churn over the worldwide coronavirus disease 19 (COVID-19) epidemic. Read more »


Boone, Iowa-based Fareway Stores Inc. recently entered its sixth state with the opening of a Fareway Meat Market and McGonigle’s Kitchen + Catering BBQ in Kansas City, Missouri. In February, Fareway announced it had purchased the assets of McGonigle’s, ... Read more »


The move toward environmentally friendly and compostable products, including salad bowls, lids, cutlery and straws, is part of the company's commitment to sustainability. Read more »


Fifty years ago, the Plymouth County town of Kingsley had three grocery stores downtown, all within one block, with two facing each other at the corner of Main and Second streets. That total slipped to two stores by the 1970s, and then, about 25 years ago, a single store, Chet's Foods, owned by Chet and Linda Davis.
Now, a new Dollar General store opened three weeks ago in Kingsley is creating new competition for Chet's Foods. Read more »