Top News in the Produce Industry
August 1 – 15, 2022
By iFoodDS team
August 15, 2022
Here is our bi-weekly roundup of the latest food industry news. In the weeks of August 1 – 15, Ahold Delhaize named its first Chief Sustainability Officer, several of the top 5 retailers in the industry announced new initiatives to achieve their sustainability goals, and independent grocers offered new delivery options.
Ahold Delhaize Names New Chief Sustainability Officer
Jan Ernst de Groot was recently named Ahold Delhaize’s new Chief Sustainability Officer. As the first Chief Sustainability Officer, he will oversee sustainability, healthy eating, social impact, ethics, human rights, and governance goals.
California Leafy Greens Marketing Agreement’s Annual Report
The latest report released by the California Leafy Greens Marketing Agreement provides updates on how to address the Food Safety Modernization Act’s Produce Safety Rule, outbreaks, water quality, and soil amendments.
Walmart, Kroger, Target and Aldi’s Sustainability Efforts
As sustainability becomes top of mind for consumers, retailers are increasing their efforts to align with customer needs. Several major retailers have announced initiatives to educate consumers. They also plan to use recyclable, reusable, or compostable materials on their private brands packaging.
Aldi’s Private Brands Lead in Grocery
A recent survey by data specialist Numerator researched the effects of inflation and consumers’ brand preferences. Aldi’s private brands are preferred by consumers in grocery, household, and health and beauty products.
On-Demand Grocery Delivery for Independent Grocers
The new partnership between Associated Wholesale Grocers and DoorDash will offer on-demand grocery delivery solutions to independent grocers. The solution will allow independent grocers to grow their business and extend to new areas.