McGonigle’s Food Store, Inc. and Fareway Stores, Inc. have announced they have entered into an agreement for Fareway to purchase the assets of McGonigle's and proceed with the expansion of the market. Read more »


Hy-Vee grocery stores are ending 24-hour service at most locations throughout the 265-store chain, including the Des Moines metro, beginning Feb. 10. Read more »


For the second consecutive year, FMI and Nielsen are updating their predictions of online sales as consumer habits shift with new retailer offerings. The report attributes the higher numbers to a number of reasons, including an uptick in Amazon Prime members and auto replenishments, the increase of ... Read more »



The industry is faring better than other retail channels, but the number of small companies is declining. There are 152,720 convenience stores operating in the United States, down less than 1% from last year’s 153,237 stores, according to the 2020 NACS/Nielsen Convenience Industry Store Count. Read more »


Rebeca Gonzalez gets lots of questions about cooking. The Atlantic resident says she gets questions about different dishes she makes, and she wanted to be able to share those with others. Read more »


Food delivery is a big business. By 2022, food delivery is set to become a $75.9 billion business, more than triple the $23.2 billion recorded in delivery sales in 2011, reports Business Insider. But the booming business also is creating some massive problems ... Read more »


Keurig Dr Pepper is the latest big name beverage giant to bet on sparkling water to fill the void created by slowing soda sales. Its acquisition of Limitless expands its water portfolio, which includes Core Hydration, Bai and Evian, as well as some sparkling water brands. Read more »


Brew Pub Pizza and the Iowa State University athletics department recently partnered up in a sweepstakes to give one lucky fan a chance to win Free Brew Pub Pizza for a year along with a pizza oven, tickets to the ISU vs Oklahoma St. men's basketball game, and ... Read more »


Tom Warner, Key Account Executive, and Sally Robson, Lottery Advertising Manager, have both announced their retirements from the Iowa Lottery. Read more »


Lucky’s Market, a Colorado-based grocer that bills itself as offering “organic for the 99%,” filed for bankruptcy after it began closing most of its stores. About 3,000 jobs are at stake. Read more »