Supervalu engaged in prolonged negotiations with United Natural Foods Inc. and another grocery wholesaler before agreeing in late July to an acquisition by UNFI.
Editor Tom Karst and retail editor Ashley Nickle discuss two big topics this week — the continuing lemon shortage and supply issues for iceberg lettuce.
Americans continue to name takeout and restaurants as their go-to time savers when it comes to food, rather than online grocery orders and meal kits.
The latest FreshFacts on Retail report shows produce sales slowing for a third straight quarter.
Interest in romaine increased in mid-August as iceberg prices rose due to supply issues — an about-face from the situation earlier this year when romaine demand dropped following an E. coli outbreak.