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    Buy now, pay later explodes in grocery

    The percentage of online transactions involving groceries where shoppers opted to delay payment grew 40% during the first two months of 2023, according to data from Adobe.

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    The Friday Checkout: Giant Eagle pushes out its tech-minded leader

    The retailer brought robots to its stores, became a cashierless-checkout pioneer and hatched plans for a tech campus during more than a decade under CEO Laura Shapira Karet’s leadership.

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    Trader Joe’s workers in California and New York file plans for union votes

    The employees are looking to join Trader Joe’s United, which currently represents a tiny fraction of associates at the chain’s more than 500 locations.

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    Instacart scaling food as medicine with tools for health providers

    The company also announced new ad capabilities for weighted products and four new research studies in conjunction with a White House event focused on hunger and nutrition. 

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    Sam’s Club bridges online and in-store data gap

    Through the retailer’s new feature, advertisers can now gather real-time, first-party insights on members’ in-store purchases. 

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    UNFI’s head of retail to depart

    Mike Stigers, who oversees the Cub Foods and Shoppers Food & Pharmacy chains, will stay on with the company until the end of May.

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    Weis Markets names new private brands director

    The regional grocer has promoted Alison Gregas to the role.

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    Giant Eagle CEO abruptly departs

    The company has parted ways with Laura Shapira Karet, who served as chief executive since 2012, and named Bill Artman as its interim leader.

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    Cardenas Markets names new CEO

    Eric Stover, who joined the grocery company three years ago and most recently served as chief merchandising officer, assumes the role previously held by Doug Sanders. 

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    UNFI appoints new COO and president of wholesale

    The internal promotions come as the company revamps its leadership ranks and looks to improve efficiency through automation.

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    Harris Teeter revamps its marketing approach

    The Kroger-owned supermarket chain has rolled out a new logo and tagline as well as a modernized version of its familiar bread, fish and apple icon.

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    Food donation marketplace Careit expands nationwide

    Whole Foods Market, Target and Sprouts Farmers Market are among the retailers that currently use the food rescue app. 

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    Walmart ramps up connected TV ambitions

    The retailer is integrating solutions from Innovid, including a creative optimization tool, with Walmart DSP as premium video becomes a retail media battleground.

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    Sprouts acquires two stores in Southern California

    The Phoenix-based grocer purchased two independently owned locations bearing its name in Chula Vista, California.

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    Schnucks rolls out tech-enabled salad bars as it jumps back into self-service

    The grocer last Wednesday opened the first of 22 AI-driven self-service stations from Picadeli that it plans to install, and will debut two more this week, a company official said.

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    Wakefern brews up new private label coffee partnership

    NuZee will bring three new single-serve coffee brew-bag items to roughly 250 ShopRite stores under the Bowl & Basket brand.  

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    Albertsons expands Open Nature and gives the brand a makeover

    The grocer has added 12 new plant-based products, including yogurt alternatives, and now offers 100% domestically raised, grass-fed Angus beef.

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    Dollar General investing $100M in its stores, with a focus on boosting labor

    The discounter recently opened its 19,000th location and saw sales as well as comps rise in its fourth financial quarter as inflation helped drive results.

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    The Friday Checkout: Automation takes center stage

    Grocers have been turning to a variety of tech, robotics and AI to boost customer experience, speed up processes on the retail floor and streamline supply chain management.

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    What grocers can expect with food prices, inflation in 2023

    Although inflation is coming down, high grocery prices will continue and consumer price sensitivity is growing, experts from the Food Industry Association said Wednesday.

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    Kroger sees e-commerce as future profit engine

    The retailer is looking to its automation partnership with Ocado and its young retail media business to help achieve its goal of making money online, Chairman and CEO Rodney McMullen said Wednesday.

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    UNFI adds robots, scanning tech to its ‘transformation agenda’

    The wholesaler and retailer unveiled plans for new digital capabilities at a Washington state distribution center a week after reporting that its profits took a nosedive in the second quarter.

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    Online grocery shopping habits shift among loyal consumers

    The base of monthly active users — the most engaged group of online shoppers — fell to its lowest level since March 2020, according to the latest monthly survey from Brick Meets Click and Mercatus.

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    Boxed considers filing for bankruptcy

    The e-commerce company, which sells bulk-sized pantry items and runs a fresh grocery delivery business in the New York City area, is facing tension with lenders amid a tightening cash position.

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    Kroger to deploy driverless trucks in Dallas

    The grocer plans to begin using vehicles from autonomous-vehicle supplier Gatik to transport products between an e-commerce warehouse and several stores during the second quarter of 2023.