A recent graduate of Iowa State University, Comer has a degree in advertising and will assist with the development and execution of membership recruitment and retention efforts at the Association. An important part of her role will be to ... Read more »



Hy-Vee Executive Jay Marshall Elevated to Vice Chairman;
Darren Baty to Take on Merchandising Role with Retirement of Brett Bremser Read more »



Anheuser-Busch InBev's Bud Light Seltzer rolled out nationwide Monday, Jan, 13, the company's third spiked seltzer in its portfolio, competing with dominant players like White Claw and Truly. It has invested more than $100 million in the category and will ... Read more »


On January 14, Fareway hosted an event at the newly-finished downtown Ames store. Key stakeholders gave remarks before officially cutting the ribbon to celebrate the store's opening. Afterward, attendees got to sample products, feast on hors d'oeuvres, wander the perfectly-stocked store, and connect with community and industry members. Read more »


SpartanNash is leveraging GPS location technology to improve curbside service in its Fast Lane online grocery pickup program.

The grocery distributor’s Family Fare, Forest Hills Foods, VG’s Grocery and Dan’s Supermarket retail banners are now using ... Read more »


The U.S. Food & Drug Administration (FDA) issued a statement today regarding implementation of the law raising the federal minimum purchase age for tobacco to 21. While the law is effective immediately, the FDA ... Read more »


A small Central Iowa town has lost its only grocery store. The Heartland Market in Jewell has closed. With approximately 1,200 residents, Jewell citizens now ... Read more »


"We have entered a decade that will be critical for the future of our planet's health," said Ramon Laguarta, Chairman and Chief Executive Officer, PepsiCo ... Read more »

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The U.S. Department of Labor released its long-awaited Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA) “Joint Employer” rule governing when one business may be legally responsible under federal wage and hour law for another company’s employee. ... Read more »