Food Retail: SmartBrief Originals
Whole Foods' trend predictions
Whole Foods' trend predictions

Whole Foods' trend predictions for 2019 struck a chord with readers this week, as did stories from Kellogg and Ahold Delhaize.

Driven by changing consumer demands, food retailers large and small are finding success with a renewed focus on fresh grocery items.

How consumer interest in healthy food is prompting an evolution in grocery retail
How consumer interest in healthy food is prompting an evolution in grocery retail

Shoppers are growing increasingly interested in better-for-you foods, and that's making an impact on how grocers design stores, adopt technology and select the items they sell.

Meal kits are changing with the times and evolving with shifting consumer preferences.

Turning shoppers into diners: What’s driving success at retail foodservice
Turning shoppers into diners: What’s driving success at retail foodservice

Prepared foods present an opportunity for grocery retailers to recapture sales lost to restaurants and connect with consumers on a new level. Here’s a look at what’s driving foodservice sales at retail and strategies that can lead to further success.

Grocers and online retailers are turning to technology to keep customers coming back and to help the bottom line.

How food brands find new fans with in-store sampling
How food brands find new fans with in-store sampling

How natural food brands use in-store samplings to win brand fans and shelf space.

Retailers and restaurants alike are adding a foodservice component to their operation in order to draw in customers and create meaningful, differentiated experiences.

How to boost in-store bakery sales
How to boost in-store bakery sales

To put the spotlight on an in-store bakery, first make sure the products are ready for their close-up.

How grocers can retain quality employees
How grocers can retain quality employees

Although many grocers are able to find staffers who become lifelong employees that bolster the brand, others see challenges in retaining high-quality staff members.