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 »

 

Is Hy-Vee ready to adopt a micro fulfillment model for online grocery orders? The West Des Moines, Iowa-based grocery chain will permanently discontinue filling orders at its four Aisles Online fulfillment centers the week of March 23, the retailer disclosed Friday. Read more »

 

In this special report, Winsight Grocery Business answers some of the most pressing questions related to packaging by exploring how shoppers are driving retailers, CPG companies and packaging manufacturers to embrace sustainable packaging initiatives that will impact the marketplace—and the planet— today and in the years ahead. Read more »

 

On Friday, the U.S. House of Representatives passed H.R. 2339, the “Reversing the Youth Tobacco Epidemic Act of 2019” by a vote of 213-195. NACS strongly opposed the legislation because of the provisions banning traditional flavored tobacco products—menthol cigarettes, flavored cigars and smokeless tobacco. Read more »

 

Expand your reach and support our educational cause by registering as a Hole Sponsor for the 29th Annual Iowa Grocers Education Foundation Scholarship Golf Classic Read more »

 

The Food Industry Association and the Foundation for Meat and Poultry Research and Education, the foundation for the North American Meat Institute (Meat Institute), released their 15th-annual in-depth study of meat and poultry through shoppers’ eyes. The Power of Meat 2020 explores consumption trends, sales growth and consumer preferences and found demand for meat is accelerating with $50.5 billion in sales for 2019. Read more »

 

Kwik Trip operates more than 700 stores in Wisconsin, Minnesota and Iowa. It started in the 1980s with a dairy operation and expanded in 1985 with baked foods. But did you know it also controls its own bakery, dairy, kitchens and distribution with a 500-truck fleet? That makes the company one of the most vertically integrated c-stores in the industry. Read more »