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    Save Mart taps former Albertsons CEO for board

    Robert Miller, who led Albertsons through its acquisitions of Supervalu and Safeway and has decades of industry experience, joins the grocery operator as it aims to grow its business. 

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    Egg prices to remain high for as long as bird flu continues, experts say

    After prices more than doubled over the past year, producers are grappling with the impact of bird flu while politicians and activists call for investigations into potential price gouging.

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    Aldi deepens focus on Gulf Coast with new distribution center

    The 564,000-square-foot facility will initially serve the roughly 30 locations the discount grocery chain currently operates in the region and is designed to eventually support up to 100 stores.

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    GetGo to open first new-build c-store with a drive-thru

    Located in Mentor, Ohio, the location will feature the retailer’s made-to-order food program.

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    H-E-B reclaims top spot in Dunnhumby grocery retailer index

    The Texas supermarket chain displaced Amazon in the rankings as consumers placed less emphasis on e-commerce and paid more attention to areas like price and quality.

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    Gelson’s names new CEO, makes other key title changes

    John Bagan, who has been the Southern California grocery chain’s president since last July, will take over the top role from Rob McDougall, who is retiring after 15 years with the company.

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    Online grocery sales will increase at 12% annual rate over 5 years, report says

    By 2027, e-commerce will account for 13.6% of overall grocery spending, according to a new forecast by Brick Meets Click and Mercatus.

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    What’s ahead for retail media in 2023?

    Grocers are eager to ramp up and offer more engaging content, but they have work ahead of them to satisfy suppliers and keep up with industry innovation, experts say.

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    Foxtrot to open new store in Washington, DC

    The latest location, in Farragut Square, marks its seventh brick-and-mortar store in the region. 

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    Kroger making digital-only deals more accessible

    Through a partnership with Catalina, the grocery company is printing out online coupons for customers who wouldn’t otherwise be able to access those savings.

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    Amazon Fresh raises its threshold for free delivery to $150

    The move, which takes effect Feb. 28, reflects the difficult economics of online grocery fulfillment amid the company’s push to win over food shoppers.

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    UNFI brings new produce varieties to Wild Harvest private brand

    The grocery distributor and retailer has added more than 40 fruits and vegetables to the organic line, including apples, sweet potatoes, broccoli and tomatoes, as it looks to strengthen its own brands portfolio.         

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    Sam’s Club to open 30 new stores, invest in supply chain

    The wholesale club chain is adding more distribution centers and carving out more fulfillment space inside its stores.

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    The Friday Checkout: Healthcare’s growing role in grocers’ ecosystems

    Announcements this week from Kroger, Amazon and Ahold Delhaize underscored the growing importance of health services in helping retailers boost loyalty and profits.

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    Louisville Trader Joe’s workers elect to unionize

    Employees at a store in the Kentucky city voted 48-36 to join Trader Joe’s United yesterday, making the location the third in the chain where associates have opted to become part of the union.

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    Metropolitan Market pilots shelf-scanning tech

    The rollout of hundreds of computer vision-enabled shelf cameras aims to automate in-store processes for the Washington chain owned by Good Food Holdings. 

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    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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    Food Lion partners with NC hospital on ‘food pharmacy’ pilot

    The supermarket chain is working with Novant Health on a two-year program that aims to provide nearly 3,000 boxes of healthy food to patients as they are discharged.

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    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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    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.