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Fresh Thyme Market partners on local retail access program

- Retail
Fresh Thyme Market, a community-focused grocer, is honored to be the first grocery partner of Naturally Chicago's Locally Made Retail Access Program.

Instacart partnership to provide healthy grocery stipend for food insecure in Chicago

- General News
Wellness West, a coalition of Chicago's health and safety-net institutions, and Instacart, the leading grocery technology company in North America, today announced a new partnership that leverages the scale and convenience of Instacart to help food-insecurity and chronically ill individuals on the West Side of Chicago.

Chicago looks into city-owned grocery

- Analysis
The city of Chicago is exploring opening a municipal grocery store to remedy the problem of food deserts.

Yellow Banana to invest $26.5MM in Chicago Save A Lot stores

- Retail
Yellow Banana, the owner and operator of eight Save A Lot locations in the Chicagoland area, today announced the March 31, 2023 closing of a $26.5 million investment into grocery stores on the South and West Sides of Chicago.

Walmart to close half of its Chicago stores

- Featured
The company said in a statement the stores, collectively, have not been profitable in the 17 years they've operated and after losing "tens of millions" of dollars a year, annual losses shot up sharply.

Fresh Street launches online grocery platform focused on affordable convenience

- Retail
By focusing solely on the online grocery shopper, the platform promises users no substitutions, no hidden or extra fees, and a focused assortment that enables users to avoid an in-person trip to the grocery store.

Online grocer Farmstead expands to Chicago

- General News
Farmstead announced the opening of its waitlist Jan 14 and the list filled within days.

Performance Food Group Company to acquire Reinhart Foodservice

- General News
Performance Food Group believes the addition of Reinhart and its complementary strengths will expand Performance Foodservice’s broadline presence, improve its network efficiency and help it achieve our long-term growth goals.

Chicago’s Get Fresh Produce joins Piazza and Indianapolis Fruit

- General News
The combined group of companies will be led by Steve Grinstead as CEO and Greg Corsaro as President and COO.

Chicago Fresh Forum

- Produce Blueprints

With new greenhouses in the area, is there more demand? Brian Holzkopf, Ruby Robinson Company, Inc. …