Ashley Nickle

Ashley Nickle

Kroger to pilot ‘connected stores,’ sell technology solution

Kroger has joined forces with Microsoft to offer a retail technology product to the industry, and two Kroger stores are going to be piloting the system.

Stop & Shop to acquire 32 King Kullen stores

Stop & Shop, the parent company of which is Ahold Delhaize, has agreed to purchase King Kullen Grocery Co., which includes 32 King Kullen stores and five Wild by Nature stores.

Whole Foods launches online shopping tool for dietary restrictions

Consumers shopping online at Whole Foods Market can now sort products by dietary preferences including keto, paleo, vegan and more.

Nuro driverless vehicle hits the road for Fry’s grocery deliveries

An unmanned vehicle is now delivering groceries from Fry’s Food Stores in Scottsdale, Ariz.

Salad restaurant Chop Stop planning 16 new locations in 2019

California-based salad chain Chop Stop has signed agreements for 16 new locations in three states for 2019.

Wonderful partners with kid-focused YouTube channel Ryan ToysReview

Wonderful partners with popular kid-focused YouTube channel Ryan ToysReview

Fair Trade USA revokes certification of Suragroh melon farm

Fair Trade USA has decertified Suragroh melon farm, a Honduran division of Fyffes.

FDA finds E. coli in irrigation reservoir, narrows romaine advisory

The FDA has named Adam Bros. Farm in Santa Barbara County as one source of the E. coli outbreak linked to romaine — but it cautions that the finding does not explain all the illnesses in the outbreak.

Hazel Technologies apricot product fares well in UC Davis trial

University of California-Davis researchers tested a Hazel Technologies product designed to slow the ripening of apricots and found it improved the shelf life of the fruit.

Misionero marks acquisition anniversary

Gonzales, Calif.-based organic leafy greens grower Misionero is celebrating two years since the company was purchased by Harbinger.