Publix will open three additional stores under its GreenWise organic banner in Florida and South Carolina, including one near its Lakeland, Fla., headquarters. The smaller-format stores will be labeled GreenWise Market but have some Publix-branded items inside.
Midwest retailer Meijer is expanding its trial run of urban smaller-format stores, planning to open six by 2021. “It’s a proof of concept so we’ll get a few open and see how they do,” said Mike Kinstle, Meijer’s vice president of real estate, adding that the performance of those stores will help determine how aggressively the retailer rolls out additional stores in the future.
The new Minneapolis store will be attached to a large apartment development and readily accessible to commuters on the light rail.
Alina Morse, the 12-year-old founder of Zolli Candy, The After You Eat Treat, announced that she has expanded her 250k Smiles Program to 1 Million Smiles as her line expanded into 4,000 plus Walmart stores.
The new line is part of CEO Mindy Grossman’s efforts to position the company beyond its core focus of helping people shed pounds.
To meet consumers’ snacking demands, there’s ‘no magic bullet.’ “There’s a reason why it’s called the snacking ‘universe.’ When it comes to core snacking and macro trends, the reach is far and wide,” said Sally Lyons Wyatt, executive vice-president at Information Resources, Inc. (I.R.I.), who gave the keynote address at SNAXPO18, which took place March 12-14 in Atlanta.
Every aspect of the industry is expected to undergo a transformation more radical than anything that has come before and the change will occur in a compressed timeframe. Retailers and brands have to figure the future out fast.
Lipari Foods LLC acquired Jim’s Cheese LLC to grow its manufacturing business. The cheese supplier will fall under Lipari’s JLM Manufacturing division.
Worldwide demand for seafood is expected to double in the next 20 years, and 32% of the world’s fish are already depleted. As these issues enter public consciousness, people are not only looking for more sustainable seafood, but are also increasingly seeking alternative options.
After years of imitation and confusion on store shelves, the yogurt category is undergoing a revolution with new, distinguishable products and packaging.