Top Grocery Retailer and Food Supply Chain News April 16 – 30
By iFoodDS Team
April 29, 2022
Here is our bi-weekly roundup of the latest food industry news. In the weeks of April 16-30, retailers worked towards their sustainability goals by announcing recycling initiatives, hosting sustainability summits, and revealing plans to eliminate plastic bags, and New York State published its traceability guidance.
Sprouts Will Host Its First Sustainability Summit
Sprouts Farmers Market will host the company’s first “Our Brands Sustainability Vendor Summit” next June. This event will allow Sprouts to discover new suppliers and give sustainable vendors the chance to sell their products in Sprouts stores.
Meijer’s to Open Two New Supercenters
Grocery retailer Meijer announced plans to open two new supercenters in Michigan and Indiana. The new stores will have grocery, fresh produce, bakery, meat, and deli departments, along with a floral section and garden center.
Albertsons Announces New Sustainability Plan
As part of their ongoing sustainability efforts, Albertsons announced a new plan to achieve the company’s environmental, social, and governance goals.
Ahold Delhaize Recycling Initiative
Ahold Delhaize, ExxonMobil, and Sealed Aire are partnering in an advanced recycling initiative that plans to change how retailers and manufacturers handle food-grade recycled plastics and increase the use of recycled plastics.
Wegmans Will Eliminate Single-Use Plastic Bags
To become a more eco-friendly retailer, Wegmans announced plans to stop offering single-use plastic bags by the end of the year.
Organic Fresh Produce Sales Go Up in Q1 of 2022
Sales of organic fresh produce went up 4% compared to last year, according to the Organic Produce Performance Report.
New York’s Guidance for Produce Traceability
New York State published its guidance for produce traceability. The guide’s purpose is to inform companies about traceability best practices.