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    Conventional grocers see e-commerce business sag

    Online sales for traditional supermarket operators declined 6.8% during the 12-week period that ended Sept. 28 compared with the same time frame in 2020, according to Brick Meets Click.

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    Meijer broadens scope of diverse sourcing efforts

    The retailer is now inviting service providers to join retail-ready brands at its three-day supplier event at the end of March. 

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    King Soopers workers end strike

    Workers at the Colorado chain are preparing to return to work after Kroger reached a tentative agreement for a new contract with United Food and Commercial Workers Local 7 on Friday.

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    H-E-B president retiring at end of year

    After three decades, Scott McClelland is leaving the Texas grocery chain, which he has helmed since 2017.

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    Instant needs firms turn to private label, exclusive brands

    Delivery companies like Buyk and Gopuff are moving beyond mainstream impulse products in a bid to differentiate their services from other startups as well as grocery chains.

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    Price Chopper, Tops parent company names new CEO

    Frank Curci, who previously oversaw the Tops chain twice, will succeed Scott Grimmett, who is retiring next month.

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    Grocers add audio advertising to their marketing toolboxes

    Hy-Vee, Kroger and other retailers are rolling out targeted in-store ads that push adult beverages, batteries and other products at the point of sale.

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    Automation beckons retailers as labor challenges endure

    Technologies like self-checkout and ordering kiosks are offering relief to grocers unable to hire enough workers to handle essential functions.

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    Meijer vows to halve carbon emissions by 2025

    To reach the target, the Midwestern retailer said it will add more renewable energy procurement and test “innovative” technologies, like energy-saving geothermal projects for refrigeration.

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    How Walmart GoLocal plans to stand out among delivery businesses

    General Manager Harsit Patel says the white-label service, which is competing with Instacart to handle retailers' local deliveries, could be just the start for wider supply chain offerings.

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    Online grocery alcohol sales to reach nearly $2B in 2022, report says

    Grocers tallied $1.6 billion in online wine, liquor and beer sales last year, and they could have sold an additional $1.4 billion if e-commerce sales share matched in-store, Rabobank estimated.

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    Gorillas names new chief marketing officer as it looks to sharpen its brand

    Luanne Calvert, who has worked at Walmart, Google and Yahoo, will lead the instant needs startup's global marketing staff and hold a seat on its management board.

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    Gopuff launches its first private label line

    The delivery company plans to launch multiple store brands, beginning with Basically, which includes snacks, cleaning products and household goods.

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    Regional grocers name new executives as they eye growth in 2022

    Raley's, SpartanNash and Coborn's have all made high-level executive appointments over the past week as they look to build momentum in the new year. 

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    PCC Community Markets names new president and CEO

    Krishnan Srinivasan was previously the co-op's chief financial officer and has served in top financial and strategy roles at Lyft, Amazon and Microsoft.

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    Wakefern to pilot frictionless shopping tech at New Jersey store

    The retail cooperative is conducting the test in conjunction with Israeli computer vision startup Trigo, which is making its U.S. debut with the partnership.

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    Walmart adds digital tools to match products with health preferences

    A new online and in-app experience includes a "Shop-By-Diet" scanner and dietary profile feature that incorporate wellness criteria into grocery shopping.

    Updated Jan. 19, 2022
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    Hy-Vee extends nationwide push with ship-to-home sites

    WholeLotta Good delivers more than 5,000 better-for-you products and builds on pet and grocery storefronts the grocer has recently launched.

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    Instacart launches Ready Meals Hub

    Kroger, Publix and Ahold Delhaize's U.S. banners now offer meals through the new marketplace tab and plan to launch custom storefronts in the months ahead.

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    Grocery trade groups applaud SCOTUS upholding stay on OSHA's vaccine mandate

    The Food Industry Association and National Grocers Association claimed the mandate would have deepened the grocery industry's labor woes. 

    Updated Jan. 13, 2022
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    Grocers are experimenting with delivery fees. Here are 8 key factors to consider, experts say

    Speedier service, customer loyalty and labor demands are some of the things grocers need to weigh when determining fees, order minimums and subscriptions.

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    Kroger levels up autonomous delivery with Nuro's commercial-grade vehicles

    The grocer will begin using the tech company's third-generation model, which has twice as much cargo room as its predecessor, modular storage and new safety features, in Houston.

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    Walmart and HomeValet begin selling unattended grocery delivery boxes

    The $499 temperature-controlled units will initially be available to selected customers of the retailer's InHome delivery service along the east coast of Florida, HomeValet Chief Operating Officer Jack Simms said.

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    The Fresh Market appoints CFO with IPO experience

    Adrian Bertella was previously finance chief at travel retailer Hudson Group, where he helped lead its 2018 push to the public market. 

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    King Soopers workers in Colorado begin strike

    The walkout by more than 8,700 workers follows the rejection of what the Kroger-owned grocer called its "last, best and final" contract offer.