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Supermarket Industry News Roundup: November 10, 2017

Nov 10, 2017

 

NGA Seeks Creative Choice Awards Entries
Through Dec. 11, the Washington, D.C.-based organization is accepting entries for its Creative Choice Awards Contest, sponsored by Kellogg’s and Unilever, “to honor and recognize the best marketing and merchandising programs in the grocery industry.” Learn more via The Packer

New Orange County Gelson's Gets Several Innovations

California grocery chain Gelson’s Markets is opening a new store in Rancho Mission Viejo, its sixth store in Orange County, with features never seen before at other Gelson’s locations. Set to open Nov. 16, the store features such unique offerings as Gelson’s Kitchen, where customers can build personalized breakfast items such as omelets and meal bowls with Mediterranean-inspired ingredients for enjoyment at the store or as takeout, and the Wolfgang Puck Build-Your-Own-Pizza counter, offering a la carte toppings for customizing store-baked pizzas. Learn more via Progressive Grocer

Raley's Adds Ready To Go Meals
Raley’s has expanded its Ready-To-Go program with new sizes, flavors and packaging, now including 32 different meals available in the fresh deli department. Launched in 2010, Raley’s Ready-To-Go meals can be found in grab-and-go displays, and are all made with fresh, premium ingredients. Learn more via Progressive Grocer

Dorothy Lane Market Launches Pizza Ordering App
Dorothy Lane Market has officially launched an online ordering app for its Naples-Style Pizza Stations. The locally owned and operated grocer with three stores in Ohio says this is a big step for it in staying competitive in the fast-casual dining space. Learn more via The Shelby Report

SpartanNash To Honor Armed Forces With Discounts, In-Store Events
SpartanNash will honor current and veteran members of the Armed Forces this Veterans Day by offering an 11 percent discount on all eligible products at its 145 corporate-owned retail stores in nine states. All active duty, Reserve, National Guard and veterans who present proper identification at any SpartanNash corporate-owned store on Nov. 11 will receive the discount. Learn more via The Shelby Report

Freson Bros. bag awards
Hanna Freson Bros. has had a good few weeks, winning the Community Spirit Award and Mentorship Award at the Hanna Chamber of Commerce Awards, and then winning the 55th Annual Canadian Independent Grocer of the Year Regional award as well as bronze at the national level. Learn more via The Hanna Herald

Can Livestreaming Help Grocers Bring The 'Human Element' Online?
A lot of grocery discussions stem around improving the in-store shopping experience in order to stay relevant in a retailing world that’s increasingly moving online. Digital technology — whether live streaming, augmented or virtual reality — has viable applications for retailers and brands. Learn more via FoodDive

Socrates' Advice For Moving Your Products Off The Shelf Faster

Getting your products off the shelf is one of the those things that keeps sales managers up at night. When your products stand still on the shelf, they’re not turning into revenue for your retail partners or, perhaps more importantly, allowing you to place additional orders at that store. Learn more via FoodDive

Organic Food Taking Over, Healthy Is The New Craze

In a world of ever-changing food trends, it can sometimes be hard to keep track of what’s new and what’s popular. However, in recent years, the “healthy foods” sensation has only continued to increase in popularity and has become the buzzword topic for both retailers and customers. Learn more via Abasto

NGA's Supermarket Industry News Roundup is a weekly summary of news articles that highlights conversation around the independent supermarket industry and consumer trends. The links included in the summary have content that is not controlled by NGA.


A panel of judges select winners based on “creativity, clarity and effectiveness” of promotions, and two winners will be selected from each category: one 1-15 store operator and one 15+ store operator
A panel of judges select winners based on “creativity, clarity and effectiveness” of promotions, and two winners will be selected from each category: one 1-15 store operator and one 15+ store operator.
A panel of judges select winners based on “creativity, clarity and effectiveness” of promotions, and two winners will be selected from each category: one 1-15 store operator and one 15+ store operator.