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    Foxtrot brings in $100M, plans to open 25 new stores in 2022

    The upscale convenience store chain is also testing cashierless technology and looking to triple the size of its engineering team to about 120 people, co-founder and CEO Mike LaVitola said.

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    Albertsons' CEO says consumer engagement remains 'strong' amid inflation, but uncertainty looms

    Vivek Sankaran said the grocer hasn't seen a major impact in consumption patterns, though it's preparing for a shift if prices rise further.

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    Amazon looms large in latest consumer index from Dunnhumby

    The e-commerce giant took the No. 1 spot while its Amazon Fresh brand grabbed the No. 5 slot, reflecting the continuing shift in consumer preferences toward digital.

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    SpartanNash names new chief marketing officer

    Amy McClellan, who most recently served as vice president of fresh merchandising, is charged with helping the company improve its branding and e-commerce business.

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    For grocers and food CPGs, finding harmony online is a difficult dance

    With digital shopping now a priority for millions of consumers, both parties are trying to find faster, more efficient ways to manage their e-commerce listings.

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    Kroger takes the next step in testing ghost kitchens

    The Kitchen United Mix location at a Ralphs in Los Angeles offers pickup and delivery orders from 10 different restaurants.

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    Social commerce to grow 3 times as fast as e-commerce, Accenture predicts

    Driven by Gen Z and millennials, shopping on social media platforms is forecast to grow from $492 billion in 2021 to $1.2 trillion globally by 2025.

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    Grocers tap into shoppers' New Year's resolutions around health, nutrition

    Specialty retailers, in particular, are rolling out health-focused campaigns and leaning into customers' goals to improve their diet and well-being in 2022.

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    Albertsons steps up efforts to prevent pharmacy heists

    The grocer has finished installing time-locked safes at all of its in-store pharmacies, leading to a "substantial reduction" in attempted robberies and thefts of controlled substances.

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    Why convenience retailers are gearing up to win in foodservice

    As vehicles go electric, stores will increasingly turn away from fuel pumps and toward innovative meals and snacks, writes retail analyst Frank Beard.

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    Deep Dive

    7 trends that will shape the grocery industry in 2022

    Labor and inflation challenges will test retailers this year, but experts also see opportunities like new e-commerce services, more personalized offerings and a booming digital ads space.

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    Albertsons' sales return to pre-pandemic levels, research shows

    The grocer is also seeing fewer shoppers than it did prior to the onset of the public health crisis, but average monthly sales per customer remain up, according to a report by Bloomberg Second Measure.

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    Gorillas teams up with nutrition app on shoppable recipes

    Wellory's nutritionists will share recipes on the delivery firm's app and blog during January as the speedy delivery firm tries to differentiate itself from competitors.

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    Walmart to bring in-home delivery to 30M US households this year

    The retailer will hire more than 3,000 delivery drivers and build a fleet of fully electric vans as it expands the premium service beyond the 6 million households it currently serves.

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    Schnucks rolls out service to help shoppers track healthy food purchases

    The free Good For You program highlights how many products meet certain nutritional standards on grocery receipts for customers who opt in.

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    Imperfect Foods taps Amazon, Target vet as new CEO

    The e-grocer's appointment of Dan Park follows a string of c-suite departures, including the previous CEO, and rounds of layoffs last year.

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    Engage3 taps former Gorillas, Lidl exec to spearhead international growth

    Stephen Edelman will lead the competitive pricing data startup's efforts to expand to more than 30 countries in 2022.

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    Publix begins offering paid parental leave

    The Florida-based grocery chain will let eligible full- and part-time workers take paid time off within the first year after their child is born or adopted, according to multiple news reports. 

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    How independents can attract Gen Z and millennial workers

    In a recent National Grocers Association webinar, Dash's Market and Brookshire Brothers weighed in on the ways grocers can make industry careers appealing to younger job seekers.

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    Q&A

    Gopuff's SVP of business on a 'massive' growth year and what's ahead for 2022

    Daniel Folkman talks about the company's acquisition strategy, its growth in grocery and why marketing will be a big focus next year.

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    Hy-Vee launches two ship-to-home services

    The grocer is expanding its reach with a new online pet shop and home goods assortment, and has more digital marketplace offerings in the works.

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    Schnucks adds self-service CBD kiosks to EatWell store

    The grocer has installed two of the vending machines, supplied by cannabinoid producer NatuEra, in its natural foods-focused location in Columbia, Missouri.

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    Southeastern Grocers links up with DoorDash on 45-minute delivery

    The grocer's banners will offer "tens of thousands" of items from more than 400 stores across Florida, Georgia, Alabama, Mississippi and Louisiana on the delivery provider's marketplace. 

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    Alert Innovation names new CEO

    Fritz Morgan has taken over leadership of the micro-fulfillment technology developer from founder John Lert, who will become executive chairman.

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    Albertsons pilots AI-driven salad bars

    The grocer has added the internet-linked self-service counters from Sweden-based Picadeli to Safeway, Acme and Kings Food Market stores in Washington, D.C., Maryland and New Jersey.