Walmart Announces Industry-Leading Policy to Protect Pollinators From Pesticides

April 13, 2021 Friends of the Earth

The new policy seeks to help protect bees and other pollinators that are essential to one in three bites of food production. As the largest U.S. food retailer, Walmart’s commitment will help transform growing practices on thousands of farms globally that supply fresh fruits and vegetables to the retail giant’s U.S. consumers.

Amazon Launches New Food Brand, Aplenty

April 13, 2021 Tonya Garcia, MarketWatch

Amazon.com Inc. said Monday that it has launched a new private-label food brand, Aplenty, that will include snack items like pita chips, crackers and mini cookies, as well as condiments, frozen foods and pantry staples.

Amazon to Open its First Grocery Stores on the East Coast

April 13, 2021 Annie Palmer, CNBC

Amazon is opening its first grocery stores on the East Coast, the company confirmed Thursday, in the latest sign of its efforts to upend traditional supermarkets.

SpartanNash Announces New Supply Chain Officer

April 13, 2021 SpartanNash

David Petko has 25 years of supply chain and distribution logistics experience in roles of increasing leadership responsibility, including serving as Senior Vice President of Supply Chain for C&S Wholesale Grocers from 2019 to 2021.

Online Grocer Farmstead Partners with DoorDash on National Expansion – Farmstead Soon Available via DoorDash App in Multiple Markets

April 13, 2021 Farmstead

Farmstead, the first online grocer to offer fresh, high-quality groceries, delivered for free, at better prices than local supermarkets, announced today a new partnership with leading last-mile logistics platform DoorDash with three primary elements.