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Upside, Price Chopper/Market 32 Increase Shopper Benefits

Upside, a digital marketplace for brick-and-mortar grocers, has established a long-term agreement and an enhanced tech integration with Northeast grocery store chain Price Chopper/Market32. This move comes after their initial partnership resulted in 500,000 incremental transactions from 50,000 customers. “Thanks to Upside, we’ve made significant progress in attracting new customers and encouraging our existing ones to […]

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Community News

What are the most popular grocery chains in Connecticut?

As Big Y World Class Market pounces on vacant Amazon Fresh storefronts in Westport and Brookfield, new data shows the Massachusetts chain is outclassing many competitors across Connecticut on one major criterion — repeat visits by regulars. Big Y led Connecticut in December for the average frequency at which individual shoppers returned to stores during the month, […]

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Legislative Update

CT lawmakers seeking new options to work around budget cap

Despite the bipartisan praise lavished on Connecticut’s budget constraints, officials never have fully embraced them, spending hundreds of millions of dollars in recent years outside the “fiscal guardrails” — drawing from short-term sources. But these temporary wells are running dry faster than many anticipated, setting the stage for a budget showdown this May, with funds […]

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Study: 12 years after CT OK’d Sunday alcohol sales, neither supermarkets nor package stores cashed in

Sunday alcohol sales, allowed in Connecticut since 2012, benefited neither supermarkets nor package stores, UConn researchers found, feeding the ongoing debate over grocery store wine sales. “Using nationwide data from 2004 to 2021, we find a short-term increase in beer sales post-policy change,” researchers wrote in a recently published study, “but no significant long-term economic effects on grocery and […]

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