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    Q&A

    Ahold Delhaize USA pulls back the curtain on data

    Rom Kosla, chief information officer for the grocer’s Retail Business Services arm, shares how the company collects and stores information and turns it into actionable insights.

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    Retrieved from ShopRite on January 25, 2023

    ShopRite adds online filters to help shoppers choose products and recipes

    The improvements are intended to make it easier to find items meeting specific criteria, such as dairy-free, vegan, vegetarian and gluten-free.

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    Former Giant Company president joins food waste firm’s advisory board

    Nicholas Bertram will help guide Divert, a company he worked with as head of the grocery chain, as it continues its nationwide expansion.

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    Just Walk Out gives Whole Foods stores an edge, data shows

    The two stores in the chain outfitted with Amazon’s checkout-free technology did better in some ways than nearby locations without the automated system during the second half of 2022, Placer.ai found.

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    Dollar Tree names grocery veteran as CEO

    Rick Dreiling, a former Dollar General CEO who also served as an executive at Safeway and Vons, will take over leadership of the discounter from Mike Witynski, who is leaving the company.

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    H-E-B expands college delivery service

    The grocer’s partnership with the University of Texas at Austin, which provides delivery to select on-campus locations, builds on other recent tie-ups with higher education institutions.

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    Walmart hourly employees to receive pay raises

    The company says the change will bring average hourly pay to $17.50 for about 340,000 workers.

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    Deep Dive

    Grocers weigh the pros and cons of scan-and-go

    Despite Wegmans’ decision to abandon the technology last year, other retailers continue to offer the convenience-focused service — and more are showing interest in it, industry officials said.

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    Sprouts launches new food waste initiative

    Now implemented in all its California stores, the grocer’s Rescued Organics program sells discounted imperfect produce to improve affordability, support local farmers and reduce waste. 

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    Walmart launches dedicated e-commerce site for businesses

    Walmart Business aims to save time and money for small business owners who buy from the retailer to support their own businesses.

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    FMI unveils 2023 board of directors, new chairman

    At its annual Midwinter Executive Conference, the association said Brian George, who heads up Lowes Foods’ parent company, will take over as chairman from Randy Edeker of Hy-Vee.

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    Kroger deploys Google Cloud tools to enhance productivity in stores

    Workers for the grocery chain are using artificial intelligence and machine learning technology from the internet giant to track products, monitor staffing levels and handle other tasks.

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    Retrieved from Advantage on January 20, 2023

    Former Schnucks president tapped for top role at Advantage Solutions

    Dave Peacock brings more than 30 years of experience to the provider of sales and marketing solutions for CPGs and retailers, and will also be joining the company’s board of directors.

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    Recapping grocery news from the National Retail Federation’s ‘Big Show’

    The state of the industry and the key trends to watch took up ample stage time at this year’s annual conference, with keynotes from prominent C-suite executives as well as new technology on the expo floors.

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    Inflation has less of an impact on snacking than meals, Mondelēz finds

    The Oreo maker also found that delays in receiving snacks due to supply chain disruptions has forced many consumers, especially Gen Zers and millennials, to try new items.

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    5 ways Target is pushing customer-driven innovations in omnichannel, grocery

    Ease, joy and affordability are key pillars of the company's efforts to build on its “Targét” reputation, two of the retailer’s C-suite executives said at the National Retail Federation’s conference.

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    The Friday Checkout: The unexpected impacts of weather on supply chain

    A session at the NRF Show this week highlighted how categories like peanut butter can be impacted and how retailers like H-E-B are using technology to cope.

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    Southeastern Grocers opens standalone liquor store in Miami

    The new location, which sports the chain’s Fresco y Más banner, carries over 1,400 varieties of liquor, more than 500 wines and an assortment of rums, mixers, drinkware and other products.

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    6 notable tech updates from the National Retail Federation’s 2023 show

    From new food waste solutions to checkout devices, several vendors unveiled grocery-related developments at the annual conference in New York. Here are some of the ones not to miss. 

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    Superior Grocers promotes Richard Wardwell to president and CEO

    The longtime supermarket executive currently serves as president of the independently owned California chain and will assume the top job on Jan. 30 from Mimi Song, who will remain chairman.

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    Walmart offers driver training to workers in 400-plus stores, distribution centers

    The internal recruitment program is expanding from two training center locations to seven, and promotes salaries that can reach as high as $110,000 per year.

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    Albertsons proceeds with $4B dividend after prevailing in latest court battle

    The grocer said it will immediately begin distributing the payout to investors after the Washington State Supreme Court declined to take up an appeal of a lower court’s decision.

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    Google Cloud rolls out AI-driven inventory tech

    The system uses machine learning to automatically identify items on store shelves using images taken from multiple angles.

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    Wakefern unveils frictionless checkout pilot

    The supermarket operator has opened an autonomous convenience store at its corporate offices in New Jersey and is planning a second location featuring the tech in the near future.

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    How Kroger, Whole Foods are upgrading labor management

    From Whole Foods rolling out a cake decorator training program to Kroger leaning into upskilling opportunities, the retailers are aiming to make their workers’ jobs easier and more fulfilling.