Top Grocery Retailer and Food Supply Chain News May 16 – 31
By iFoodDS Team
May 31, 2023
Here is our bi-weekly roundup of the latest food industry news. In the weeks of May 16 – 31, grocery retailers led the list of top 10 companies with the best reputation in America and FMI’s Shopper Trend Report identified how much shoppers trust grocery retailers. Sustainability is still a focus for grocery brands, and several retailers announced new partnerships and programs focused on sustainable produce and food waste reduction.
Trader Joes and H-E-B lead the Top 10 of the 2022 Axios Harris Poll 100 reputation rankings
Grocery retailers were named among the 25 top companies in the 2022 Axis Harris Poll 100, an annual ranking of the reputations of the most visible U.S. companies across industry sectors.
Online Channel Generates 6x More Sales for Grocery Retailers
New research from the firm Brick Meets Click identified that grocery retailers who perform well in the brick-and-mortar space, also perform well in online sales, generating 6.3 times higher sales through online channels compared to retailers in the lower quartiles of performance.
Walmart to Automate All Regional Distribution Centers
Walmart recently announced automation plans for all its regional distribution centers through their partnership with Symbotic, an artificial intelligence and robotic specialist.
Whole Foods Market Announces Supplier of the Year Award Winners
To recognize its suppliers, Whole Foods Market announced the winners of its Supplier of the Year awards. Suppliers that best represent the company’s mission and values across various categories were recognized.
Meijer Partners with Revolution Farms
As part of their efforts to offer customers sustainable produce, Meijer partnered with Revolution Farms to widen its selection of hydroponically grown lettuce products.
Kroger to Measure Food Waste Produced by Consumers
A collaboration between Kroger’s Zero Hunger | Zero Waste Foundation and the Foundation for Food & Agriculture will measure the amount of food waste generated by consumers through “The Food Waste Challenge.”
FMI Released 2022 Grocery Shopper Trends Report
FMI released its Grocery Shopper Trends Report for 2022. One highlight of the report was that 90% of shoppers trust their grocery store to ensure the food they purchase is safe.