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    Online grocery sales surge in June, driven by delivery

    Delivery sales rose by nearly a fifth last month, to $2.9 billion, as promotions by Instacart and Walmart stoked shopper interest, Brick Meets Click and Mercatus reported.

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    Instacart partners with New York’s largest healthcare provider to bolster food access

    The tie-up with Northwell Health is focusing first on supporting expectant mothers in food-insecure communities.

    Updated July 18, 2024
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    Walgreens adds health-focused private label tier

    The financially ailing retailer’s new Nice! For You line includes more than 150 foods and beverages that do not contain artificial flavors and sweeteners, synthetic dyes or high-fructose corn syrup.

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    New Whole Foods partnership aims to reduce food waste

    The tie-up with online surplus food marketplace Too Good To Go is intended to help the grocer meet its goal of cutting food waste in half by 2030.

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    Grocers are looking beyond prescription sales to succeed with in-store pharmacies

    Companies like Hy-Vee and Kroger are freeing up pharmacists to interact more with customers and offering an expanding range of healthcare services. 

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    Whole Foods readies for national rollout of Daily Shop format

    The grocer also announced that the small-store concept’s second location will be in New York City’s Hell’s Kitchen neighborhood.

  • A rendering of a store front inside Walmart. The green sign says "Mr. Gatti's Pizza"
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    Walmart adding Mr Gatti’s Pizza in stores

    The partnership will kick off during the fourth quarter with the opening of 12 units inside the retailer’s stores.

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    UFCW locals claim Kroger, Albertsons divesture deal could hurt pharmacy access

    The companies’ proposed arrangement with C&S could make it harder for consumers to obtain medications and hurt competition, the labor groups said.

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    Stop & Shop to close 32 underperforming stores

    The move builds on other steps the struggling chain has taken in an effort to improve its results, including store remodels and price reductions.

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    Dollar General agrees to settle OSHA safety violations for $12M

    The agreement with federal regulators requires the retailer to reduce its inventory and improve stocking efficiency to avoid safety hazards like blocked emergency exits and access to fire extinguishers.

  • Exterior of Raley's O-N-E Market supermarket in El Dorado Hills, California
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    The Raley’s Companies promotes 2 veteran executives

    Mike Gabbert will serve as the grocer’s new senior vice president and chief of human resources and Donna Mendes will step into the role of executive director of logistics.

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    Safeway dominates Kroger and Albertsons’ divestiture plan

    Albertsons banners account for more than 80% of the nearly 600 stores the grocers plan to sell in conjunction with their proposed merger, according to details released this week.

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    The Friday Checkout: Divestiture plan highlights Kroger’s heft in deal with Albertsons

    Kroger banners would account for well over half of the stores the grocers would be left with if their drive to join forces reaches the finish line.

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    Costco to raise membership fee for the first time since 2017

    The increase, which will start Sept. 1, is likely to generate $350 million in incremental sales and profit over the next two years, according to one analyst’s estimate.

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    Walmart beefs up automated grocery distribution network

    The retail giant is opening five new high-tech perishable sorting and packaging centers, while upgrading four others and retrofitting another.

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    Hy-Vee adopts electronic shelf labels

    The regional grocer has linked with VusionGroup to add the digital tags to more than 230 stores.

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    First Meijer Grocery store in Indiana opens

    The new location debuted Thursday, marking the second state of operation for the Midwestern retailer's supermarket format.

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    Gelson’s parts ways with top supply chain exec, 3 senior VPs

    The grocer said these departures are part of a “strategic realignment of its leadership team.”

  • 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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    Kroger, Albertsons disclose list of assets set for divestment

    The grocers are publicly sharing the exact locations of the supermarkets and distribution centers they want to offload to C&S Wholesale Grocers in a bid to assuage antitrust concerns.

    Updated July 10, 2024
  • Canned goods at Whole Foods marked as discounted by a yellow tag that reads "Low Price"
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    Private brands hit record highs in unit and dollar share in first half of 2024

    Store brands’ year-over-year growth for both measurements outperformed that of national brands, according to Circana data shared by PLMA.

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    On Special: How grocers are scooping up summer ice cream sales

    New private brand options are among the ways retailers are looking to sweeten the deal for consumers craving the frozen treat.

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    Kroger steps up drive to promote value

    The retailer will offer shoppers extra savings opportunities, free items and cut-rate access to its Boost membership program for a two-week stretch.

    Updated July 9, 2024
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    How 7 grocers are upgrading their stores as 2024 progresses

    Retailers are devoting attention and resources to brick-and-mortar locations as they look to resonate with shoppers.

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    Self checkout boasts ‘record’ year: report

    The U.S. is the world’s largest self-checkout market, driven in part by supermarket chains and c-stores, even as some retailers pull back on the tech. 

  • A vertical video banner in a Homeland grocery store operated by Quad
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    Homeland introduces new in-store retail media network through latest partnership

    The Oklahoma-based regional grocer has tapped Quad to pilot in-store screens and retail media capabilities at 15 locations.

    Updated July 11, 2024