Behind Piggly Wiggly Alabama’s recent growth

Piggly Wiggly Alabama has seen higher revenues and store counts over the past year thanks to operators purchasing Southeastern Grocers stores and tackling new projects that have led to organic growth, says David Bullard, president and CEO. The company also specializes in individualized marketing programs for each store and recently adopted a new retail management pricing system.

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Walmart’s e-commerce sales increased 21%

Walmart’s e-commerce sales increased 21% in its fourth quarter, continuing to benefit from the expansion of grocery pickup and delivery. The chain’s U.S. same-store sales increased 6.8% in the quarter, while Sam’s Club’s same-store sales grew 3.3%. In fiscal 2019, U.S. same-store sales increased 3.6%, while e-commerce sales jumped 40%.

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Royal Cup Coffee & Tea will consolidate several existing brands

Royal Cup Coffee & Tea will consolidate several existing brands to four new core brand identities, including Prideland, Royal Cup Signature, ROAR and H.C. Valentine. Additionally, the company streamlined its internal processes and operations. Royal Cup will introduce the new brands throughout the U.S. and Caribbean over the next several months.

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Local food is the new organic

Packaged Facts has listed four disruptive food trends for 2019: Local foods, entrepreneurial brands making waves in the marketplace, restaurant-quality food at home and gut health at breakfast. “There’s no question that the demand for local now outweighs the demand for organic,” says Abby Prior of BrightFarms.

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Church Brothers Farms acquired a commodity vegetable business from Growers Express

Church Brothers Farms acquired a commodity vegetable business from Growers Express along with a licensing agreement for the Green Giant brand. Growers Express will retain the value-added segment of its business, which includes items such as Cauliflower Crumbles, Vegetable Noodles and Green Giant Fresh Vegetable Bowls, and will continue to focus on the retail market.

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