Supermarket Industry News Roundup: December 15, 2017

December 15, 2017

Larkin: Independent Grocers Are Winning the So-Called ‘Grocery Wars’
There’s no question that the supermarket industry is undergoing rapid change—perhaps more dramatic than at any other time. But despite an avalanche of speculation about what’s in store for the future of grocery, traditional brick-and-mortar retailers are simply evolving, not disappearing. Learn more via The Shelby Report.

Smaller Grocery Stores Appeal to Lawmakers Over Tax Bill’s Pass-Through Rules
The National Grocers Association is appealing to Congress to do more to create an even playing field between the tax bill’s treatment of pass-through businesses and big corporations. Learn more via the Wall Street Journal.

ShopRite Supermarkets Enters NY’s Rensselaer County
ShopRite Supermarkets Inc., a wholly owned subsidiary of supermarket cooperative Wakefern Food Corp., has opened the 55,000-square foot ShopRite of North Greenbush, its first store in New York’s Rensselaer County. Learn more via Progressive Grocer.

Supervalu Expands Instacart Agreement for All Stores
Wholesaler-retailer Supervalu Inc. has signed a multiyear deal with third-party grocery delivery service Instacart to expand its ecommerce services and platforms. Learn more via Progressive Grocer.

What’s Trending in Tasty Treats
Despite increasing consumer interest in healthy and better-for-you foods, plenty of consumers still enjoy treating themselves. And within bakery and dessert categories, there’s plenty of opportunity for food retailers to capitalize on this in their prepared foods departments. Learn more via Grocery Business.

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.