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    Tracker

    Tracking the development of Kroger’s automated e-commerce center network

    The grocer has returned to San Antonio, a market it left in the early ‘90s, with delivery-only service from a spoke site in the city, per a local news report.

    Updated Aug. 5, 2022
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    How is grocery delivering on DEI?

    A consumer-led push toward inclusion is driving food retailers forward in areas like supplier diversity and corporate transparency.

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    Ahold Delhaize’s US logistics arm names Dollar General vet as head of distribution and transportation

    Sanja Krajnovic, who previously oversaw more than half of the dollar retailer’s stores, will lead strategy and oversee 19 facilities at ADUSA.

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    Associated Wholesale Grocers, DoorDash offer online grocery services to independent retailers

    Shoppers can place orders from retailers that source products from the food wholesaler without needing to select a time slot or meet a minimum order requirement.

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    Whole Foods Market announces local accelerator program participants

    The grocer has announced the first 10 brands to participate in its Local and Emerging Accelerator Program, which offers mentorship, resources and the opportunity to land on store shelves. 

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    Target, Aldi among fastest growing private brands, report finds

    While both retailers have made recent gains with shoppers, Walmart brands account for the top four brands by household penetration, Numerator noted. 

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    Publix earnings tumble as investments sour

    Net earnings decreased by more than 37% in the quarter as the company reported an investment loss that exceeded $300 million.

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    Opinion

    3 questions grocers should ask before investing in tech

    Retailers need to find simple, easy-to-use solutions that give time back to workers as well as motivate them, writes Shamus Hines, CEO of Applied Data Corporation.

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    The Fresh Market sees shoppable video, livestreaming zing

    The specialty food chain has had rapid growth in key engagement metrics as grocers explore social media, videos and shoppable content.

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    Dollar General ramps up its healthcare focus

    The discounter has created an advisory panel of subject matter experts to help guide the chain’s health and wellness efforts.

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    Amazon’s physical store sales rise 12.5%

    The e-commerce giant has put together a string of quarterly store sales increases as inflation and at-home eating boost spending.

  • The Trader Joe's sign is seen during the grand opening of a Trader Joe's on October 18, 2013 in Pinecrest, Florida.
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    Trader Joe’s workers agree to unionize at Massachusetts store

    This marks the first labor union at the popular grocery chain, with another two locations preparing to vote.

    Updated July 29, 2022
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    How Kitchen United’s new access to grocery stores, malls will fuel its growth

    With $100 million in fresh funding under its belt, the ghost kitchen operator will build out its tech stack and expand within new and existing markets. 

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    Hy-Vee names new CEO

    Aaron Wiese, currently vice chairman and president of the company’s supply chain and subsidiaries, will take over for Randy Edeker in the top role effective Oct. 1.

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    How is Albertsons hanging on to shoppers as inflation rages on?

    CEO Vivek Sankaran says private label, meal solutions and digital loyalty are keeping consumers coming back. But the retailer’s strong Q1 results may be an outlier.

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    Giant Food teams up with reusable packaging program Loop

    The grocer plans to start offering the program this fall at its stores in the Washington, D.C., metropolitan area. 

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    The Friday Checkout: Amazon, not so Fresh?

    While the retail giant has embraced tech with its grocery banners, a recent review of one of its Fresh stores raises the question: What about the food?

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    The Giant Company announces several top promotions

    The Ahold Delhaize banner’s six leadership changes include new vice presidents of marketing, finance and omnichannel. 

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    Uber is looking to change its 'frustrating' US grocery experience

    After a rough launch with Cornershop two years ago, Uber is now aiming to course-correct by adding new features on Eats for customers, workers and retailers.

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    Target to open 3 new sortation centers in 'stores-as-hubs' push

    New facilities in Chicago and Denver will help free up store space, batch orders and ease deliveries.

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    Albertsons raises full-year guidance following strong Q1 earnings

    Inflation and market share gains helped drive a 6.8% increase in same-store sales in the first quarter as the grocer zeroes in on at-home eating solutions.

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    Giant Eagle expanding Flashfood program chainwide

    The grocery chain plans to offer the app-based food-waste-reduction service at all of its 173 stores after introducing the program to 34 locations last year. 

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    Private label demand surging as inflation rages: report

    Store brand categories showing the biggest gains so far this year are baking mixes, up 40%, and soup, climbing 17%, according to shopper intelligence firm Catalina.

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    Instacart founder Apoorva Mehta to exit company once it goes public

    CEO Fidji Simo will assume Mehta's current role leading the company's board when he departs.

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    Albertsons rolls out SNAP online payment

    The company now offers the purchasing capability at five banners through its own platform as well as the Instacart app.