Discount grocer Lidl still has plans to build several stores in the Philadelphia/South Jersey area, even if other projects are on hold, according to local government officials. Three planned projects are continuing while two others seem to be on pause as the company reevaluates its growth plans, the officials said.
Kroger will launch online sales in China via a storefront on Alibaba Group's Tmall Global marketplace, the company said. The site, set to launch today, will begin with private-label products, including Kroger's organic Simple Truth brand, and dietary supplements.
An app called Pinto will allow shoppers to scan the back of a grocery product and then produce a nutrition label based on the consumer's specific dietary needs. Issues that the app can highlight for consumers include food allergens, dietary goals and other concerns such as added sugars.
Healthy Dining CEO Anita Jones-Mueller offers an overview of the recent UK Calorie Reduction Summit, which focused on the challenge of fighting obesity by promoting healthy eating. Jones-Mueller shared the saga of the more than eight years it took to get US menu labeling rules up and running and how the US and the UK can increase consumer adoption of healthy eating.
Shipt is expanding its same-day delivery to select markets in several Midwestern states including Minnesota, Illinois, Iowa and Missouri this month. The delivery service will work with Target and Hy-Vee in most of the cities involved.
Impulse purchases at retail continue to be a strength of brick-and-mortar stores that isn't mirrored with online purchases, according to a report from the Global Market Development Center. Books, grilling and trial and travel items are the top three impulse buy categories and also are consistent sources of sales growth.
Nestle is rolling out its Lean Cuisine Origins line, featuring a range of meatless dishes such as Butternut Squash Lasagna and Coconut Chickpea Curry. Kellogg is also adding to its frozen food offerings with the launch of Eggo Double Chocalatey Thick & Fluffy waffles.
A warmer-than-expected start to the summer gave Home Depot a second-quarter boost, with same-store sales and earnings that beat forecasts. The home-improvement retailer is benefiting from a strong housing market, and it is investing to build out its delivery platform and expand its business serving professional home builders.
Target has named John Bauer as its new senior vice president of global inventory management, effective Aug. 20. Bauer has worked at TJX Cos. since 2012, most recently as logistics chief, and his resume also includes a previous eight-year stint at Target.
Nvidia has announced its new Turing GPU hardware, which can render ray tracing 25 times faster than previous options, thanks to the assistance of advanced AI features. The graphics card will use Samsung's GDDR6 memory, which will allow it to process data faster while conserving energy.
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