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    Publix only runs a few small-format stores, but they’re a hit with shoppers

    The grocer’s GreenWise Market specialty chain has seen foot traffic rise at every location in Florida throughout 2022 even as visits to Publix’s traditional supermarkets in the state have dropped, data from Placer.ai shows.

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    Target expands Starbucks curbside pickup service

    In addition to the partnership, the retailer has been investing in new locations and store formats. 

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    Why grocers are adding shoppable videos to their own websites and apps

    Firework’s CEO says livestreams and short videos can help grocers tap into younger consumers’ desires for authenticity and human connection.

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    Produce prescription, nutrition incentive programs receive $59M

    The new federal funding for the Gus Schumacher Nutrition Incentive Program aims to increase access to fresh fruits and vegetables.

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    H-E-B launches branded merchandise shop

    The grocer recently opened its first in-store fixture featuring branded shirts, socks, stickers and more, with plans to bring the fan merch concept to more locations next year.

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    Foodservice sales, unit growth bounce back for grocers

    After taking a hit earlier in the pandemic, grocers’ foodservice and prepared foods recently surpassed 2019 levels, according to a new report from the Food Industry Association. 

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    7-Eleven to offer a year of free delivery during Black Friday

    To boost uptake of its Gold Pass subscription delivery service, the c-store chain is letting new members who sign up between Nov. 25 and Nov. 28 get free shipping on over 3,000 items.

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    E-commerce platform Mercato launches program to boost healthy food access

    Focused on independent grocers, the company’s “Thriving Communities” program aims to work with governments and nonprofits to improve access to nutritious options in low-income areas.

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    Supermarkets rebuked by consumer coalition over digital-only deals

    In a letter to a dozen major grocers, consumer rights and public interest groups claim that digital-only deals disadvantage tens of millions of customers who don’t have internet access or who are not tech savvy.

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    USDA looks to add foods and flexibility to WIC

    The updates, announced last Thursday, would place greater emphasis on fruits and vegetables and give state officials more freedom to develop food packages that reflect people’s dietary needs and preferences.

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    Southeastern Grocers exploring sale, WSJ reports

    The news, attributed to sources familiar with the matter, comes about a year after the company ended its bid to go public.

  • Dollar Tree hires 4 new C-suite executives

    In a continued leadership shakeup, the company named chief compliance, diversity, sustainability and communication officers. 

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    The Friday Checkout: How grocers are trying to make Thanksgiving affordable

    As inflation-weary shoppers prepare for the big day, food retailers are wooing them with targeted deals aimed at taking the edge off high prices for holiday staples.

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    Kroger-Albertsons merger

    How the Kroger-Albertsons merger could transform 5 key grocery markets

    The two food retailers each have a strong presence in dozens of markets with unique characteristics, underscoring the complexity of sizing up a national deal in a hyperlocal industry.

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    BJ’s turns in its most profitable Q3 ever as groceries power sales

    “We’ve been gaining market share all year long, both in gas and in our grocery business, and I don’t see that slowing down at all,” President and CEO Bob Eddy said Thursday.

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    Three Midwestern chains add active assailant training

    Dierbergs Markets, Heinen’s and Schnuck Markets have turned to an online training platform offered through a partnership between the Food Industry Association and The Power of Preparedness.

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    Shipt updates in-app features before holiday shopping rush

    The third-party delivery company is rolling out several new features aimed at streamlining the shopping experience for gig workers, customers and retailers.

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    Aisles Abroad: How Migros is using semi-autonomous carts to pick online orders

    The Turkish grocer’s invention combines the strengths of robotic and manual picking to efficiently select products at a lower cost than fully automated solutions. 

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    Postponement of Albertsons’ $4B dividend extended to December

    The legal battle over whether the grocer can make the shareholder payout now goes to a hearing early next month, and the payment remains blocked until then.

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    Grocery trade groups raise concerns about FDA’s new food traceability rule

    New recordkeeping during production and along the supply chain will be required in 2026 for items such as produce, cheeses and eggs.

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    Grocery sales rise 8% in October

    Spending increased at food retailers at the fastest rate since July on an annual basis, and rose compared with the previous month at the quickest pace in 2022.

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    Target’s profits tumble again, casting a shadow over the holidays

    Another disappointing quarter points to pressures on consumers, but some analysts also took the retailer to task for its performance.

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    Giant Food links with prepaid debit card program to tackle food insecurity

    With the tie-up, the Fresh Connect program is expanding to all of banner’s locations in Washington, D.C., and participants will be able to access free classes, consultations and resources offered by the grocer. 

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    Ahold Delhaize USA CEO to step down

    Kevin Holt plans to leave the post in April before retiring at the end of 2023, and the company will nominate JJ Fleeman, the company’s chief commercial and digital officer, to the top role.

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    Walmart’s strong Q3 powered by grocery

    The retailer, which recorded increases to its U.S. grocery sales and unit growth, has continued to gain market share in food and beverage from households across income demographics, executives told investors Tuesday.