Competition between grocers, Amazon intensifies

NEW YORK — The battle for the future of the grocery business is under way as supermarket retailers invest in their digital capabilities and Amazon continues to roll out its brick-and-mortar food stores. Kroger Co. executives said during the company’s recent virtual investors conference that the company intends to double its digital business by 2023.

Supers in sweet spot

CHICAGO — More Americans than ever are shopping for food, and supermarkets are among shoppers’ most trusted allies when it comes to food safety and health and wellness. These two  encouraging trends for food retailers were identified by Food Marketing Institute president and chief executive officer Leslie Sarasin in her presentation of the institute’s “2016

Grocery shopping reenergized

Grocery shopping reenergized

Many of the exciting new supermarkets appearing throughout the country these days are not coming from the usual sources. Rather, they’re products of retailers not normally associated with new, different, exciting or groundbreaking. Examples abound. Kroger’s newest supermarkets — like the recently opened stores in Cincinnati — are large superstores with a complete assortment of