Organic food sales are setting records as more mainstream Americans fill their shopping carts with everything from eggs to gummy fruit snacks.

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Lidl’s US stores break European mold

A comparison between Lidl stores in Europe and the first wave of US stores suggests the retailer is moving “away from the hard discount model as we know it in Europe,” according to an analysis by Bernstein.

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Weis Urges Shoppers to ‘Nourish Your Gut’

Weis Markets Inc. has introduced the Nourish Your Gut program. The Sunbury, Pa.-based grocer’s latest chain-wide health-and-wellness initiative features in-store signage highlighting 15 foods that provide naturally occurring prebiotic fibers or probiotics known to promote digestive ‘gut’ health.

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Street Corner C-store Chain Moving Beyond Malls

Street Corner has long been associated with mall locations. Now, the convenience store franchisor is adding another focus to its portfolio. In addition to further building up its mall presence, Street Corner is pursuing opportunities in urban areas with its new “urban superette” concept.

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The State of Foodservice 2017

The National Restaurant Association’s 2017 State of the Industry report is the most comprehensive outlook and overview of the quickly evolving U.S. restaurant industry.  This comprehensive report, which projects industry sales of $799 billion in 2017, serves restaurant operators, industry analysts and suppliers the deep data, insights and most up-to-date industry trends available to increase sales, identify opportunities, develop growth strategies and more.