FMI Releases Annual Exploration of Grocery Foodservice

September 12, 2019 Food Marketing Institute

Food Marketing Institute (FMI) today released its annual assessment of the state of the foodservice at retail, demonstrating the opportunities for retailers to leverage a $13 billion category. Growing annually at 8.2%, foodservice is presented as a primary strategy for food retailers to differentiate and appeal to convenience-seeking consumers.

Geoff White named EVP & Chief Merchandising Officer of Albertsons Companies

September 12, 2019 Albertsons Companies

Albertsons Companies has promoted Own Brands President Geoff White to Executive Vice President and Chief Merchandising Officer.

US Foods Receives Conditional Approval to Acquire SGA’s Food Group of Companies

September 11, 2019 US Foods

The five operating companies being acquired are Food Services of America, Inc. (FSA), Systems Services of America, Inc., Amerifresh, Inc., Ameristar Meats, Inc. and GAMPAC Express, Inc. US Foods expects to close the acquisition in the next few days.

Craft Barbecue is Reconnecting With its Meat-Market Origins

September 11, 2019 J.C. Reid, Houston Chronicle

The craft-barbecue movement of the past 10 years has mostly done away with the meat-market connection, other than serving the meat on butcher paper and introducing fancier, house-made pickles and brioche-style buns for sandwiches.

Sodexo Brings Planet-Friendly Future 50 Foods to 2,500 Hospitals and Businesses in the US

September 11, 2019 Sodexo North America

To create the Future 50 Foods report, which was published by Knorr and WWF-UK in February 2019, a group of scientists, nutritionists and agricultural experts worked together to determine specific healthy ingredients that could contribute to a more sustainable food system. The list combines familiar foods, such as lentils, wild rice and kale, with lesser-known foods like fonio, pumpkin flowers and cactus, selected for their lower environmental impact and high nutritional value.