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    Dollar Tree confirms more layoffs at corporate office

    The discounter has recently reviewed its underperforming Family Dollar business, shifted its pricing strategy and overhauled its leadership.

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    Top grocery M&A deals so far in 2024

    Regional grocers struck several deals recently, including Hy-Vee buying a 22-store grocery chain in northwest Indiana and SpartanNash picking up a three-store Wisconsin chain.

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    Stop & Shop plans to close stores as it eyes a turnaround

    The Northeastern chain’s value proposition and pricing “are simply not strong enough,” Ahold Delhaize USA CEO JJ Fleeman told investors Thursday.

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    Amazon Fresh rolls out weekly rotating discounts for in-store and online purchases

    The offering also extends additional savings to Prime members, giving them 10% off when shopping the retailer’s e-commerce site.

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    Lidl to revamp meat and poultry department

    The retailer plans to update how it merchandises those products and launch a new private label for packaged meats in time for the Fourth of July, its new chief customer officer said.

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    UNFI launches retail media network

    The platform, powered by Swiftly, aims to help regional and independent grocers compete against national retailers, executives from the companies said in an interview.

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    The Friday Checkout: Supercenters flex their grocery muscles

    Walmart and Meijer are investing more in separate grocery formats that can help them reach new markets. 

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    Target wants to be a ‘big snacking and food destination’ this summer

    The company is adding 125 items to its Favorite Day and Good & Gather food brands as it looks to improve sales, its chief growth officer told investors.

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    PCC says this year will be pivotal after an unprofitable 2023

    The co-op’s CEO and president said the closure of a store last year hit sales hard and implored member-owners to shop at the grocer more often.

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    Meijer lays out plans for another grocery store

    The Midwestern chain is seeking clearance from city officials in Fishers, Indiana, to build a 75,000-square-foot supermarket in the Indianapolis suburb.

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    Walmart goes bigger with new Neighborhood Markets

    Two new prototype stores include features that build on the retailer’s growing e-commerce business without hindering the in-store experience, the format’s chief executive said in an interview.

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    UNFI extends Whole Foods distribution deal into 2032

    The companies’ previous agreement was set to end in September 2027.

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    Kroger cuts CEO’s pay as company’s performance weakens

    Rodney McMullen’s compensation in fiscal year 2023 fell by $3.5 million, to $15.7 million, largely due to a sharply lower bonus.

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    The Giant Company names new marketing vice president

    The grocery chain has appointed John MacDonald, who first joined the company in 2012, to the key role.

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    Kroger e-commerce center workers vote to join Teamsters

    Drivers at a facility in Michigan are set to become the grocer's first fulfillment center employees to unionize.

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    Amazon grows its roster of grocery delivery partners

    The company is now offering the service from Lucky Supermarkets in the San Francisco Bay Area.

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    On Special: Chicken sales cook as prices fall

    Grocers are leaning into the protein as it continues to resonate with price-sensitive shoppers.

    Updated May 20, 2024
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    Target to lower prices on 5K items

    The initiative follows several recent moves by the retailer to appeal to value and price-sensitive consumers.

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    Big Y makes distribution leadership changes

    Eric Swensen will take over as vice president of distribution and logistics from Stephen Creed at the end of May.

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    The Friday Checkout: Grocers are struggling with alternative formats

    The demise of Schnucks' EatWell banner underscores the challenges supermarkets face expanding beyond their traditional store models.

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    Walmart wants shoppers across incomes to feast on its new private brand

    Findings from Numerator suggest the retailer’s bettergoods line appeals to lower-income and higher-income consumers, but for different reasons.

    Updated May 20, 2024
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    ‘Whole Paycheck’ no more? Whole Foods is ramping up value messaging.

    The specialty grocer’s store shelves in the Washington, D.C., area are coated in yellow discount tags signaling the retailer may be trying to appear more price-friendly to shoppers.

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    Foxtrot files for bankruptcy

    The decision to file for Chapter 7 was made during a meeting of Outfox’s board of directors, who reviewed the financial condition of the company and each of its subsidiaries.

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    Walmart beats expectations in Q1 as revenue surpasses $160B

    The company's e-commerce sales rose 21%, driven by store-fulfilled pickup and delivery and strength within its marketplace.

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    Inside the Store: The Fresh Market makes foodservice shine

    The specialty grocer’s newest Florida store offers hot meals and in-store dining options along with numerous full-service departments.