Supermarket Industry News Roundup: September 15, 2017

September 15, 2017

Phoenix Student Awarded Scholarship for Being a Rising Star in Grocery Industry
The National Grocers Association, the trade association representing the independent supermarket industry, has awarded Phoenix student Denise Malkoon with the Asparagus Club Scholarship. Learn more via Paradise Valley Independent.

Food City Student Employees Awarded Scholarships
Two K-V-A-T Food City employees and current students were awarded scholarships for being rising stars in the grocery industry on Tuesday. The National Grocers Association awarded George Denny with the Bob Richardson Scholarship. Denny is pursuing degrees in physics and geology at The College of William & Mary in Williamsburg, Virginia and works at a Food City. Learn more via Bristol Herald Courier.

CobornsDelivers Adds Lunches to Its Fall Meal Kit Lineup
As consumer interest in meal kits continues to grow, Coborn’s online service, CobornsDelivers, has launched its fall meal kit menu. To meet families’ need for “healthy, adventurous, homemade meals” during the back-to-school season, the company has launched not only seven dinner meal kits but also, for the first time, nine school lunch kit choices. Learn more via The Shelby Report.

Will Exclusive Nutrition Labels Set Raley’s Apart from Rivals?
Raley’s, the regional food retailer headquartered in West Sacramento, CA, has developed its own nutritional hang tags to provide greater transparency to consumers at the shelf. Learn more via Retail Wire.

How to Know – and Woo – ‘Superconsumers’
By now, many of us are familiar with market studies that tell us who deli, bakery or prepared foods shoppers tend to be. These reports break shoppers down by age, income or household size. While these studies have proven to be useful for many in the dairy, deli and bakery industry, they all define theoretical shoppers. Learn more via Grocery Headquarters.

Shoppers Still Opt for Physical Grocery Stores Over Digital: Survey
Although they now have a range of grocery-buying options, consumers continue to go to brick-and-mortar supermarkets to buy food, according to The State of Grocery Shopping survey from the New York-based International Council of Shopping Centers (ICSC). The survey found that 99 percent of adults purchased some or all of their groceries in physical stores. Learn more via Progressive Grocer.

Study Finds Store Employees Extremely Important to Millennials
ChargeItSpot, a provider of cell phone charging stations for retailers, events and other indoor public venues, has released the results of its “Store Associate Report.” The study asked consumers for their thoughts and feelings on the value of store employees at retail locations. ChargeItSpot collected responses from more than 600 shoppers at malls across the country, using its integrated survey capability QuickPoll. Learn more via The Shelby Report.

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.