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  • ICYMI: Top Stories From May

    George Hajjar

    The most-read SFA News Daily articles in May covered topics including the sofi Award winners, rising food prices, and retailers’ expansion plans. In case you missed it, the following were the most popular stories last month.

    1. Virginia Supreme Court Denies Wegmans' Request

    The Supreme Court of Virginia denied a request by Wegmans to reconsider a decision finding that neighbors could challenge local approvals of the grocer’s plans to build a distribution center in Hanover County, Virginia.

    2. Stew Leonard's Plans New Location

    Stew Leonard’s will open a new location in Clifton, New Jersey, next year as part of a plan that will integrate the nearby Stew Leonard’s Wine & Spirits store.

    3. SFA Announces 2023 sofi Award Winners

    Specialty Food Association revealed the winners of its 2023 sofi Awards. Short for specialty outstanding food innovation, the sofi Awards are a celebration of creativity and culinary excellence.

    4. KeHE Expands Distribution with DPI Acquisition

    KeHE Distributors said it had agreed to acquire DPI Specialty Foods, a major distributor of specialty food products with three distribution facilities in the Western U.S. offering frozen, refrigerated, and dry goods.

    5. Food Prices Rise, Consumers Resist

    Corporations that took advantage of inflation at grocery stores and restaurants by raising prices are reluctant to give up their margins, reports The New York Times. Evidence suggests, however, that consumers are retaliating by cutting back on high-priced items or trading down to less costly alternatives.

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