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    Instant delivery startup 1520 reportedly closes its doors

    The New York City-based company, which promised to fulfill online grocery orders in 20 minutes or less, has decided to shut down after running out of money, according to a report by Business Insider.

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    Kroger's stock jumps as comp sales turn positive

    The company posted its first positive identical sales growth this fiscal year as net sales and earnings also beat Wall Street's expectations.

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    Dollar General plans to build 1K new Popshelf stores over next 4 years

    The suburban-focused concept has brought higher sales and margin rates, and the new stores add to a furious pace of expansion for the discounter.

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    Instant delivery firm Jokr raises $260M, launches service in Boston

    The startup is now valued at $1.2 billion as investors continue to pour money into the nascent industry.

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    Kroger has a new head of store brands

    Juan De Paoli, who most recently served as senior vice president of private label for Ahold Delhaize, has taken over the $26 billion business for the grocer.

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    Kroger is adding carbon-neutral eggs under its Simple Truth line

    The grocer claims the eggs, which will be produced using a system from Kipster Farms of the Netherlands, will be the first carbon-neutral, cage-free ones to hit U.S. retail shelves. 

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    Schnucks rolls out personalized cash-back promotions

    The Midwestern supermarket chain is the first grocer to work with GetUpside on receipt-less rebates for shoppers who use the technology firm's mobile app. 

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    FTC orders Walmart, Kroger and Amazon to turn over supply chain data

    The government agency wants information from nine companies to better understand what's causing supply chain disruptions and whether firms engaged in anticompetitive behavior.

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    CVS expands spoken prescription app feature chainwide

    The retailer’s Spoken Rx solution, which lets people with disabilities hear information about their prescription, is now available at all pharmacy locations, including more than 1,700 inside Target stores.

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    Boxed moves into on-demand, fresh grocery delivery with acquisition

    By acquiring New York's MaxDelivery, the online retailer said it will be able to scale same-day, dark-store-powered service to additional markets in the months ahead.

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    Walmart's CFO to leave the company after 22 years

    Brett Biggs officially departs on Jan. 31, 2023. As part of the transition, he will remain a board member of the retailer's fintech startup.

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    How a grocer's size impacts consumer trust

    Large retailers envy intimacy and small ones envy scale, but expectations for each are not the same, write Katie Thomas and Tanya Moryoussef of Kearney.

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    Farmstead plans to accept online SNAP payments next year

    The e-grocer has partnered with a payments processor that specializes in Electronic Benefits Transfer to add the capability to its platform by mid-2022.

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    Hy-Vee announces seafood supplier code of conduct

    The grocer said all of its seafood suppliers have signed onto the new code following its adoption in January. 

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    Colorado HelloFresh workers reject unionization drive as labor unrest swells

    The unsuccessful effort by the meal kit company's workers to unionize comes as thousands of Kroger workers in Houston prepare for a potential strike.

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    Walmart to host Twitter's first shoppable livestream in quest to conquer social commerce

    A 30-minute variety program led by singer Jason Derulo is one piece of an expansive content playbook around the crunched holiday season.

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    Walgreens to open $30M MFC in Kansas City region

    The Liberty, Missouri, location is one of nine micro-fulfillment sites that the pharmacy store chain plans to open across the U.S. by the end of 2022.

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    How one independent grocer became fully green-powered

    Wisconsin-based Metcalfe's Market has been using renewable energy credits to offset its electrical usage since 2008 — long before the grocery industry's more recent sustainability reckoning.

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    Albertsons is testing a smart cart

    The grocery chain is piloting carts made by Seattle-based Veeve at two stores as retailers take a harder look at the checkout technology.

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    Dollar Tree pivots to $1.25 prices even as inflation-wary shoppers seek the retailer out

    The company saw a modest sales bump during the third quarter, with consumers chasing value. Meanwhile, supply chain costs have choked margins.

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    The Giant Company to test technology to boost brands in the alcohol aisle

    Beginning in mid-December, shoppers will find an owl icon next to the prices for more than 150 brands in 15 stores and can scan a code with their phones to learn about the products. 

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    Lidl parent purchases Israeli cybersecurity company

    German retailer Schwarz Group plans to operate XM Cyber, which helps companies identify online threats by simulating potential attacks, as an independent unit.

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    Grocery leads sales gains for BJ's as club stores continue to thrive

    Grocery comps for the quarter increased 6%, and the company announced it will begin delivery via DoorDash early next year.

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    4 ways grocers are livening up their center store aisles

    Retailers are creating destinations in the core of their stores and adding new displays that break down traditional department barriers.

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    The Giant Company deepens its roots in Philadelphia

    The East Coast grocer plans to open three new locations in the area next month, including a Giant Heirloom Market and a Giant supermarket inside the city proper.