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    Instacart adds holiday tree same-day delivery

    The company is using its recently launched Big & Bulky fulfillment service to bring live and artificial trees to customers’ homes. 

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    The Friday Checkout: Could Kroger also have dollar stores in its sights?

    The grocer sees Dollar General “as a business opportunity in terms of serving where they serve,” Kroger Chairman and CEO Rodney McMullen said Tuesday during a U.S. Senate hearing about the retailer’s plan to merge with Albertsons.

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    What will wellness-minded consumers be looking for in 2023? Natural Grocers has some ideas.

    The specialty grocer chain listed sober curious consumption, “healthy-ish” comfort foods, gut health and zero-waste cooking among the areas it expects consumers to zero in on next year. 

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    BJ’s joins the retail media bandwagon

    The launch of BJ’s Media Edge marks the membership-based company’s entry into a fast-growing advertising sector that is attracting a growing number of retailers looking to turn their shopper relationships into revenue streams.

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    Walgreens launches 24-hour same-day delivery

    The pharmacy chain has enlisted multiple delivery platforms to carry out its same-day deliveries in recent years.

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    Kroger raises sales and profit outlook once again with strong Q3 results

    This marks the third consecutive quarter the grocer has raised its full-year guidance as it navigates a tricky inflationary environment and its proposed merger with Albertsons.

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    Dollar General’s sales up 11%, but costs are still tempering profits

    Earnings at the discounter missed estimates, and the company lowered its guidance for the year as supply chain costs and sales mix weighed on margins. 

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    Instacart launches savings-focused advertising tools

    Instacart Promotions aims to make it easier for customers to find promotions by allowing brand partners to launch new deal structures and have savings appear directly on product item cards.

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    ‘A mean and cruel supervisor’: Walmart sued for $50M over alleged negligence with gunman

    The lawsuit claims the retailer did not protect customers and workers from the supervisor, who is accused of killing six people at a store in Virginia, despite knowing about his repeated disturbing behavior.

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    Kroger and Albertsons defend planned merger at Senate hearing

    The grocers do not intend to close any of the supermarkets they operate if the deal receives regulatory clearance, the companies’ chief executives told lawmakers on Tuesday.

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    DoorDash lays off 1,250 employees

    Early in the COVID-19 pandemic, the company hired fast to keep pace with growth and wasn't as disciplined about constraining operating expenses, CEO Tony Xu said.

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    UFCW local unions detail opposition to Kroger-Albertsons merger

    A group representing more than 100,000 workers for the grocers raised concerns the merger will decrease grocery industry competition, raise food prices and cause major job cuts.

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    Whole Foods pauses purchasing of Maine lobster

    The grocer is pulling the seafood due to a change in third party verifications and ratings from the Marine Stewardship Council and the Monterey Bay Aquarium Seafood Watch program.

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    Ahold Delhaize sets new CO2 emissions target

    The Dutch grocery company pledged to reduce Scope 3 emissions by at least 37% by 2030 as part of its commitment to become a net-zero business by 2050. 

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    Boxed flirts with NYSE delisting after stock price skids

    The online retailer has received a warning from the New York Stock Exchange that it is not in compliance with listing requirements because its average market capitalization during a recent 30-day period was below $50 million.

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    How a Gen Z founded digital marketplace is trying to reach coveted young shoppers

    Set to launch early next year, Consumerhaus has a few strategies in place aimed at forging deep connections between shoppers and the grocery-focused assortment it sells.

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    C-store chain Circle K debuts ultrafast delivery with Food Rocket

    Up to 7,000 SKUs of Circle K and Food Rocket-made items will be available through the delivery company’s app at two stores in Charlotte, North Carolina.

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    Erewhon Market to pioneer biodegradable water bottles

    On Thursday, the Southern California specialty grocer will become the first retailer to carry the containers developed by Los Angeles startup Cove.

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    Publix only runs a few small-format stores, but they’re a hit with shoppers

    The grocer’s GreenWise Market specialty chain has seen foot traffic rise at every location in Florida throughout 2022 even as visits to Publix’s traditional supermarkets in the state have dropped, data from Placer.ai shows.

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    Target expands Starbucks curbside pickup service

    In addition to the partnership, the retailer has been investing in new locations and store formats. 

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    Why grocers are adding shoppable videos to their own websites and apps

    Firework’s CEO says livestreams and short videos can help grocers tap into younger consumers’ desires for authenticity and human connection.

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    Produce prescription, nutrition incentive programs receive $59M

    The new federal funding for the Gus Schumacher Nutrition Incentive Program aims to increase access to fresh fruits and vegetables.

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    H-E-B launches branded merchandise shop

    The grocer recently opened its first in-store fixture featuring branded shirts, socks, stickers and more, with plans to bring the fan merch concept to more locations next year.

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    Foodservice sales, unit growth bounce back for grocers

    After taking a hit earlier in the pandemic, grocers’ foodservice and prepared foods recently surpassed 2019 levels, according to a new report from the Food Industry Association. 

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    7-Eleven to offer a year of free delivery during Black Friday

    To boost uptake of its Gold Pass subscription delivery service, the c-store chain is letting new members who sign up between Nov. 25 and Nov. 28 get free shipping on over 3,000 items.