Kansas Lawmakers Add Cut in Tax on Food to Income Tax Bill

February 28, 2019 John Hanna, Associated Press

Republican lawmakers in Kansas have wedded a popular proposal to cut taxes on groceries to a GOP income tax relief bill in hopes of winning over skeptical colleagues and making Democratic Gov. Laura Kelly think harder about vetoing it.

FreshDirect Provides Nearly 3 Million Pounds of Food to New Yorkers in Need in 2018

February 28, 2019 FreshDirect

FreshDirect, the Northeast’s leading online fresh food grocer, today announced that it provided nearly 3 million pounds of high-quality food to New Yorkers in need in 2018 through its long-running partnership with City Harvest, New York City’s largest food rescue organization. Both FreshDirect and FoodKick, the company’s on-demand grocery delivery service, are City Harvest’s largest food donors within the five boroughs.

Fresco y Más Partners with Shipt to Provide Grocery Delivery Services in South Florida, Orlando and Tampa

February 28, 2019 Southeastern Grocers

Southeastern Grocers, Inc. (SEG), parent company of BI-LO, Fresco y Más, Harveys Supermarket and Winn-Dixie stores, reveals its new partnership with Shipt, a leading online grocery marketplace, to provide grocery delivery to Fresco y Más customers across South Florida, Tampa and Orlando.

National Grocers Association Awards “Outstanding Marketer” to Cecil K’s Hometown Market, “Outstanding Merchandiser” to Coborn’s

February 28, 2019 National Grocers Association

The National Grocers Association (NGA) today revealed this year’s top winners of its Creative Choice Awards in the Marketing and Merchandising categories. The “Outstanding Marketer” and “Outstanding Merchandiser” titles are the highest award of the Creative Choice Awards contest.

South by Southfresh: PMA Takes the Stage at SXSW

February 28, 2019 Produce Marketing Association

After attending last year’s South by Southwest, this year the Produce Marketing Association will take the stage as a part of the educational programming. PMA’s chief marketing officer, Lauren M. Scott, will be a panelist in the session titled “Tap Primal Instincts to Fuel Your Food Movement,” alongside Adam Cooper of The Wonderful Company, Lisa Cork of Fresh Produce Marketing, and Stephen X. Springfield of Sentient Decision Science.