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    Maison Solutions buys Arizona grocer for $22M

    The acquisition of Lee Lee Oriental Supermart will add $70 million in annual revenue to Maison, effectively doubling its sales.

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    Can linerless labels help grocers future-proof their business?

    Switching to linerless labels could have a lasting effect on efficiency and sustainability for grocers.

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    Aldi consistently outpaces Lidl in drawing shoppers, data shows

    The two discounters reach distinctly different groups of shoppers, according to a report from Placer.ai.

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    Ahold Delhaize and 4 other grocers establish venture capital fund

    W23 Global will invest $125 million over five years in small businesses that support in-store and online shopping experiences as well as sustainability initiatives.

  • Tops store adds a police substation

    The grocery chain’s Niagara Falls, New York, location is aiming to increase the visibility of law enforcement as well as boost community-building efforts.

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    Instacart expands delivery access through major benefits provider

    Eligible members can use their grocery benefits to purchase Instacart’s stipends, known as Fresh Funds, to pay for their orders.

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    99 Cents Only files for Chapter 11

    The bankruptcy filing comes just days after the discount retailer announced plans to liquidate and close all stores.

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    Costco tests a switch from rigid to flexible packaging for its rotisserie chickens

    Costco anticipates the substrate switch will reduce the plastic it uses for the chicken products by 75%, aligning with packaging guidelines it adopted last year. Its five-year action plan for plastics reduction is coming soon.

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    Ahold Delhaize says a final goodbye to the Peapod brand

    The grocer is sunsetting the storied e-commerce name as it merges its Peapod Digital Labs and Retail Business Services into a unified support group for its U.S. banners.

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    Whole Foods to pull Amazon’s Just Walk Out technology from stores

    The specialty grocer, which operates the checkout tech at just two stores, will follow the same path as Amazon Fresh stores in the U.S., a spokesperson confirmed Friday.

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    Aisles Abroad: Battling shrink and theft across the globe

    Retailers are trying numerous strategies — from technology to teamwork — to minimize losses.

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    H-E-B charges ahead with expansion in Dallas-Fort Worth area

    The Texas grocery chain’s groundbreaking for its Prosper store marks the latest step in its rapid expansion in the metropolitan region.

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    Schnucks rewards shoppers for taking more steps

    The retailer is providing $5 in loyalty points per week throughout April to consumers who log at least 50,000 steps in a seven-day period.

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    The Friday Checkout: Was Amazon’s Just Walk Out tech a victim of inflation?

    The company indirectly implicated its checkout-free system’s inability to provide cost information on the spot in explaining the equipment’s removal from Fresh stores.

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    Grocers lose billions in meat sales as mass retailers gain market share

    Millennials have fueled the shift to supercenters, according to new research from FMI — The Food Industry Association.

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    Kroger’s Home Chef launches food waste program

    Through partnerships with local nonprofit organizations at its four facilities, the meal kit company’s new initiative aims to redirect surplus food and reduce food waste.

  • The produce department at Amazon Fresh in Woodland Hills, California.
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    Amazon to drop Just Walk Out at some grocery stores

    The e-commerce giant said it will replace the grab-and-go tech with its smart carts as it refreshes its Amazon Fresh stores in the U.S.

  • Exterior of Washington, D.C., Safeway store at 415 14th Street, SE, on Aug. 11, 2020. Store opened Aug. 12, 2020.
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    Lower grocery comps reflect new challenges for an industry in transition

    Retailers are facing pressure to maintain sales volumes as the boosts they received from the pandemic and inflation fade, experts say.

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    Gopuff adds 20-minute delivery

    The new $1.49-per-order service is the latest development for the instant commerce company’s subscription program.

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    The Giant Company shifts online fulfillment away from Pennsylvania wareroom

    The grocer will use a third-party partner to deliver orders while team members at other stores will fulfill customers’ orders.

    Updated April 2, 2024
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    3 AI fails: What grocers can avoid

    From fake food images to facial recognition fiascos, some companies have learned the downsides of AI the hard way.

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    Flexing for the planet: How Walmart crushed its supplier emissions target

    The retail giant leaned on education, financing and recognition to get its supply chain on board with Project Gigaton, a sustainability executive with the company told Supply Chain Dive.

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    Lidl US cuts corporate jobs across 3 business units

    The layoffs come a little over a year after the discounter let go of roughly 200 workers stateside.

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    Pardon the Disruption: Can discount retailers be stopped?

    Walmart, Aldi and dollar stores are pushing full-service grocers to update the way they sell goods. Here are a few fresh ideas to stay ahead.

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    Albertsons streamlines loyalty program

    The grocer is simplifying the way shoppers can accumulate points and offering new ways for them to redeem.

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    H-E-B bolsters presence in Dallas-Fort Worth region

    The imminent opening of a location at the Alliance Town Center marks the Texas grocer’s first store in Fort Worth.