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    BJ's prepares to open new 'innovation lab'

    BJ's Market, which will open on Friday, is about half the size of a typical company store and will serve as a testing ground for new items, demonstrations, displays and convenience initiatives.

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    Weis Markets unveils $150M expansion and upgrade plan

    The mid-Atlantic grocer wants to develop four new locations, expand an existing one and remodel five others, President and CEO Jonathan Weis said at the company’s annual shareholders meeting.

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    HelloFresh passes 1B euros in US quarterly revenue for the first time

    The German meal kit company expanded its active customer base in the U.S. by more than 15% during the first quarter, to 4.25 million, but saw profitability decline.

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    Publix kicks off 15-minute delivery from Instacart's new 'nano' centers

    The grocer launched the service from a facility in Miami's Wynwood neighborhood on Thursday, with two additional dark stores opening in the area over the coming weeks.

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    H-E-B ups the ante on retail and meal options for shoppers

    The Texas grocery chain’s new 122,000-square-foot store in New Braunfels will feature its first two-story True Texas BBQ restaurant and Home by H-E-B department.

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    Aldi commits to getting rid of plastic shopping bags

    The retailer has eliminated the bags from nearly 500 stores and aims to fully remove them from its 2,200 U.S. locations by the end of next year, CEO Jason Hart said in a public letter to customers.

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    In challenge to Costco, Walmart+ boosts fuel discounts at thousands more gas stations

    The retail giant's discount membership has enlisted 12,000 Exxon and Mobil locations to participate in one of its most enticing perks.

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    Inside the Store: Amazon Go's new suburban format

    Located in Mill Creek, Washington, the just-opened store features an expanded selection of snacks and grocery products, a customer service desk and a made-to-order meal counter.

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    Grocers often miss chances to alert shoppers about online substitutions, survey finds

    Nearly a third of online grocery shoppers will remain on a retailer’s site or app to look for an alternative when a product they want is unavailable, but just 25% report always getting a recommendation, data analysis firm Lucidworks found.

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    Rapid grocery delivery startup Food Rocket raises $25M, links with Circle K

    The company plans to use the funding to expand to new markets, bolster its proprietary technology and work alongside the convenience store chain on e-commerce.

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    Deep Dive

    Personalized health programs are coming to grocery stores

    Advancements in medical and digital technology are allowing retailers to offer services that strengthen the connection between food and health for consumers.

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    SpartanNash expands specialty and local food selection for independents

    The grocery distributor and retailer has developed a new ordering and payment platform through a strategic partnership with technology firm Specialty Food Partners.

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    Wegmans to open first store on Long Island

    The grocery chain plans to occupy a 100,000-square-foot location at the DSW Plaza in Lake Grove, New York, as it grows its footprint in and around New York City.

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    How grocers can overcome sustainability hurdles

    Aaron Daly, former energy management director at Whole Foods and now principal at the Ratio Institute, outlines how food retailers can advance their climate action and share their progress as investors clamor for transparency.

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    More regional chains roll out SNAP online purchasing

    Meijer and Bashas’ both announced this week that they now accept the payment capability for delivery and pickup orders.

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    Whole Foods continues checkout tech makeover with Amazon One

    The Amazon-owned grocery chain added the technology to a newly opened store in Austin, Texas, and plans to bring it to six other area locations in the coming weeks.

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    Save A Lot links meal deals and fuel prices in latest promotion

    With inflation rising along with fuel prices, the discounter is promoting 10 meals that each cost less than 2 gallons of gasoline.

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    SpartanNash adds new VPs as it continues executive overhaul

    Peter Anjorin has assumed the position of vice president of strategy and business development, while Yu Ying Seah was named vice president of IT global applications.

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    Tony's Fresh Market sold to Apollo Global Management

    The private equity firm is taking control of the Chicago-based specialty grocery chain, which has been family owned since its founding in 1979.

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    Q&A

    Albertsons unveils ESG framework, sets new sustainability targets

    Suzanne Long, the company's head of sustainability and transformation, talked about how the grocery chain aims to hit new goals like a 47% reduction in carbon emissions by 2030, and detailed the challenges ahead.

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    Instacart takes its Caper checkout tech to the ballpark

    The e-commerce company is deploying its Caper Counter at refreshment stands in Boston's Fenway Park through a partnership with Aramark Sports + Entertainment.

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    Lunds & Byerlys gains 'shelf intelligence data' with inventory scanning tool

    The new service is positioned as a cost-effective alternative to shelf-monitoring robots and cameras, with workers able to scan aisles in as little as 12 seconds using handheld devices.

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    SpartanNash urges shareholders to repel activist investors

    Electing director nominees proposed by Macellum Advisors and Ancora Holdings Group would "distract the Company from its current path," the grocer said in a Monday letter to shareholders.

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    Sam's Club outlines new sustainability efforts for its Member's Mark line

    The club retailer is looking to remove or replace dozens of ingredients from the private label line, which will also receive an updated logo and design to further highlight the brand's planet-friendly efforts. 

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    Wegmans will soon say 'goodbye' to single-use plastic bags chainwide

    The grocery chain, which has already eliminated the bags at more than half of its stores, plans to fully do away with them across all of its locations by the end of this year.