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  • The new Schnucks Battle Crossing store in Columbia, Missouri.
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    Schnucks to acquire two Missouri grocery stores

    The Midwestern grocer is buying the Fricks Market locations in Union and Sullivan, Missouri, and also announced plans to build a second Schnucks Fresh store.

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    How to give customers the live order tracking they want from e-commerce delivery

    Tracking order progress in real time becomes even more important as retailers add same-day delivery in response to consumer demand for faster order arrivals.

  • A green store banner says "Dollar Tree" against a hazy blue sky.
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    Dollar Tree hires new COO in ongoing C-suite revamp

    Michael Creedon, who has led U.S. store operations for Advance Auto Parts, will play a key role as the dollar retailer tries to become more competitive.

  • Rendering of an exterior of a grocery store and a sign that says "Forty Acres Fresh Market"
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    Black-owned grocery startup in Chicago rakes in funding

    Liz Abunaw, owner of Forty Acres Fresh Market, was one of three Black entrepreneurs to each receive a $50,000 grant from cookie brand Famous Amos.

  • Dietitian writing a diet plan, view from above on the table with different healthy products and drawings on the topic of healthy eating.
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    Registered dietitians playing a key role as grocers link food with health

    While a majority of food retailers employ registered dietitians, the Food Industry Association (FMI) says grocers have more opportunities to leverage them to make their stores more robust health destinations.

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    Tracker

    Tracking the development of Kroger’s automated e-commerce center network

    The grocer has opened a spoke facility in Birmingham, Alabama.

    Updated Sept. 16, 2022
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    The Friday Checkout: 6 takeaways from Groceryshop

    Technology priorities like dealing with data and developing omnichannel shopping options topped the agenda at the annual grocery industry gathering in Las Vegas last week.

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    Where artificial intelligence fits in the Sam’s Club tech portfolio

    AI helps drive purchases and improve the shopping experience. The bottom line is member retention, said Chief Technology Officer Vinod Bidarkoppa.

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    5 notable tech companies from Groceryshop

    The trade show’s exhibit hall included a wide range of vendors touting everything from automated hardware solutions to reusable bag systems. Here are a few that stood out.

  • Eataly at Park MGM in Las Vegas
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    Eataly lands investment deal to further its global expansion plans

    The infusion of 200 million euros by private equity group Investindustrial will allow the specialty Italian grocer to develop new formats and open more locations worldwide.

  • DoorDash and 2,000 grocery partners will waive delivery fees
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    Grocers’ relationship with online marketplaces has gotten ‘complicated’

    Listing on multiple platforms like Instacart, Uber and DoorDash while also operating its own online service has become a complex challenge for SpartanNash, said e-commerce head Matt Van Gilder.

  • Meat at a Safeway in Washington, D.C.
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    Meat prices lag inflation as volumes decline

    Meat prices were up by 7.6% in August compared with the same period last year, to an average of $4.65 per pound, according to a report by 210 Analytics and IRI.

  • Exterior of a Raley's O-N-E Market store.
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    How Raley’s is trying to make e-commerce profitable

    The California-based grocer is focused on a “flywheel” that incorporates different fulfillment models, Zachary Wilson, its head of e-commerce, said at a Wednesday Groceryshop session.

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    Amazon faces uphill battle as it rolls out Fresh chain, say experts

    A key obstacle for the e-commerce giant is that it is trying to build a base of physical grocery stores even as its chief rivals have been investing heavily to bolster their positions, analysts said Tuesday during Groceryshop.

  • Screenshot of Jow's website showing recipe suggestions for meals.
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    Kroger links with French meal planning service

    The grocery chain has a new partnership with Jow, a startup that recommends recipes and ingredient products to customers based on their dietary and lifestyle preferences.

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    Gen Z’s demands and values are redefining grocers’ online presence

    This younger generation, regarded for their activism, holds companies accountable for their ethical standards, panelists said during a Groceryshop session Tuesday. 

  • Exterior of the Whole Foods Market in the Glover Park neighborhood of Washington, D.C.
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    Whole Foods CEO wants to bring back ‘the theater of retail’

    During a keynote at the Groceryshop conference, Jason Buechel said the chain wants to continue being an innovator in store experiences while also upholding its specialty roots.

  • A group of four young people gather around in a semi-circle to look at what's on one of their phones.
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    Walmart weds data to popular apps like TikTok in latest ad play

    A new Innovation Partners program that also features Snapchat and Roku seeks to help brands better understand what engages Gen Z.

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    Albertsons details how it’s connecting online and offline shopping

    A weekly budget helper, recipe suggestions and a guided in-store map are some of the tools the company is using, Chief Merchandising Officer Jennifer Saenz said during a Monday Groceryshop session.

  • Aldi in Florida
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    Market Basket, Aldi are top inflation fighters, report finds

    A special ranking by data firm dunnhumby also found that Amazon and club retailers are underperforming amid heightened price sensitivity.

  • Instacart rolls out Connected Stores suite of services for retailers.
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    Instacart rolls out tech enhancements centered on in-store shopping

    The company’s “Connected Stores” suite includes an updated smart cart, scan-and-pay program and electronic shelf labels that work together to digitize the shopping journey.

  • A phone with a shoppable recipe app against a white background.
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    New shoppable recipe website Jupiter taps into chef content creators’ online fans

    The startup has created a platform where customers can instantly fill their virtual shopping carts with the ingredients needed to create their favorite chef influencers’ recipes.

  • Young man in supermarket comparing bottles of oil.
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    4 areas where grocers can improve private label

    While store brands are having a heyday at the moment, industry experts say e-commerce, quality and assortment are among the key areas retailers need to pay attention to. 

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    Albertsons brings essential services to older residents, families in affordable housing

    Grocery delivery, prescription and vaccination resources will be available to more than 133,000 residents across 520 properties in the U.S.

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    Kroger expands personalized financial tools for employees

    The program will offer associates the opportunity to access financial coaches, online tools and other free, confidential services. 

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    Price increases are weighing on food volumes, IRI finds

    As CPGs pass along higher costs to consumers, a few categories have proven resistant to declines, according to an analysis of August sales data.