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WHAT’S NEXT FOR WHOLE FOODS? Not everyone is happy about the chain’s ‘Amazonification,’ but it’s clear the new owners have big plans for the natural channel leader.

THE DATABANK Sales data from IRI, courtesy of Peter Penguin and Bessie Bovine.

OUT WARREN’S WAY A mea culpa from this old white guy, and why we’re honoring women in our June cover story.

DISHING ON DELI Consumers want seasonality, rotation and chef-inspired meals at retail, FMI report says.

CHECK IT OUT! Albertson’s launches a digital marketplace for small vendors, and FR Buyer wins still more awards for editorial excellence.

THE SCOOP ON ICE CREAM Light, non-dairy and superpremium craft pints continue to drive category growth. Novelties are up, too.

ASIAN OUTPACES TOTAL FROZEN Bold flavors, single-serve portions and growing demand for Korean fare boosts sales.

FROZEN INDIAN UP 10% Wanna drive traffic to the frozen aisle? Try offering more Indian entrees, a favorite among millennials and Gen Xers seeking convenient, natural, ethnic offerings.

WELL-BREAD Although considered mature, many refrigerated and frozen bread and dough subcategories overindex among young shoppers.

MORNING GLORY Frozen breakfast sales jumped 6.7%, thanks to strong gains in the top three subcategories.

NEW PRODUCTS Our roundup of the latest and greatest frozen and refrigerated fare.

LOGISTICS Blockchain comes to the food chain.

THE ENDCAP Lois Gamerman, winner of countless awards for female entrepreneurs, on what it takes to thrive in the business.


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