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    5 areas grocery executives should prioritize this year: McKinsey

    Food retail leaders should pay greater attention to topics such as sustainability, omnichannel growth and tech partnerships as industry challenges mount, the consulting firm said in a new report.

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    UNFI's chief operating officer announces retirement

    Eric Dorne, whose grocery career spanned 46 years, led the integration of Supervalu and has helped steer the distributor through the pandemic.

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    Gopuff lands former Disney CEO Bob Iger as investor and advisor

    The instant delivery company said it is tapping into Iger's experience leading an organization focused on building relationships with consumers.

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    Walmart's profits take a hit as fuel spikes and consumers react to inflation

    As costs continue rising, the retailer is strategically raising and rolling back prices as it seeks market share and profit.

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    93% of US has food delivery access, but barriers remain: report

    Most people across the country, including 90% of those living in food deserts, can get food delivered from at least one of four major players, but issues like broadband access pose challenges, The Brookings Institution found.

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    Sprouts' ongoing struggles could mean 'the clock is ticking' for investors

    The specialty grocer’s performance has lagged behind its competitors’ results during the pandemic. That could lead the chain to eventually go private again, Wall Street analysts say.

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    How much food waste do consumers produce? Kroger is helping to find out

    The grocery company’s Zero Hunger | Zero Waste Foundation is supporting a new grant project that aims to develop ways to more accurately measure food waste generated by U.S. households.

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    H-E-B launches health and wellness platform

    H-E-B Wellness centers on company-run clinics that will expand across Texas over the next few years and offer a roster of medical and dietary services.

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    DoorDash kicks off its inaugural local goods accelerator

    The program's first cohort includes more than 40 businesses run by entrepreneurs from underrepresented backgrounds who will have the opportunity to list products on the company's DashMart service.

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    Instacart files confidentially for IPO

    The announcement is a long-awaited step for the San Francisco-based company, which did not disclose further details on its potential offering. 

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    Dollar Tree taps former Dollar General execs for help with supply chain, merchandising

    The hires join new executive chair Richard Dreiling as the latest appointments with experience at the dollar store's faster-growing rival.

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    Stop & Shop a sore spot in otherwise solid earnings report for Ahold Delhaize

    The retailer disclosed that the Northeast banner lost market share between Q4 2019 and Q4 2021, which executives chalked up to a slowdown in its remodeling program due to the pandemic.

    Updated May 12, 2022
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    Jokr diversifying revenue with launch of own retail media platform

    Jokr Media, which is live in the U.S. and five Latin American countries, is a "major strategic focus" for the rapid delivery firm as it focuses on profitability, said Benedict Counsell, vice president of onsite and Jokr Media.

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    South American retailer to buy majority stake in The Fresh Market for $676M

    The deal with current owner Apollo Global Management will let Cencosud acquire 67% of the specialty grocer.

    Updated May 11, 2022
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    Grocery prices soar 10.8% as inflation remains high

    In April, food-at-home prices saw the largest 12-month increase since November 1980, according to Consumer Price Index data released by the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics on Wednesday.

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    3 ways grocers are elevating online order picking in their stores

    As retailers continue to rely on their main locations to fill digital demand, many are trying to boost efficiency and quality through enhanced training, technology and store layouts.

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    Gopuff launches first restaurant brand under its Kitchen division

    The Mean Tomato will offer New York City-style pizzas that customers can add to their orders of snacks, drinks and other impulse buys.

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    Grocery Outlet raises full-year guidance, will expand e-commerce coverage

    CEO Eric Lindberg said during Tuesday's earnings call that the discount grocer plans to introduce Uber Eats and DoorDash delivery to a subset of stores following a successful online rollout with Instacart. 

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    Food Rocket plans to offer 15-minute delivery from Chicago convenience store

    The ultrafast grocery delivery startup intends to co-locate a fulfillment center with a Circle K location set to open this summer and plans to expand to additional cities this year.

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    SpartanNash inks delivery and distribution deal with DoorDash

    Under the agreement, DoorDash will become a delivery option for the grocery company's stores and independent retail clients, while SpartanNash will begin supplying DashMart online convenience stores.

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    Self-checkout tech maker Mashgin raises $62.5M

    The technology company said it will use the investment to build out its team, quicken expansion and scale globally.

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    Online sales decline in April as inflation takes hold with shoppers

    E-commerce sales for the month dropped almost 4% as order volume and active users fell, according to the latest report from Brick Meets Click and Mercatus.

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    Robomart, Unilever link up to reinvent the ice cream truck

    This summer, customers in Los Angeles will be able to hail self-service mobile markets stocked with brands owned by the CPG giant, including Ben & Jerry's and Breyers.

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    Target focuses on customer experience, supply chain in latest leadership shuffle

    The mass merchant is operating from a position of strength, but is also likely realizing it must look harder for growth opportunities.

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    Sprouts lowers its outlook for the year as unit sales decline

    CEO Jack Sinclair said the company sees ways to boost baskets amid rising gas and food prices, but analysts aren't sold on the plan.