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    Ahold Delhaize looks at offering ultrafast delivery

    The company is examining whether such a service could be viable as its existing e-commerce operations continue growing at a rapid clip.

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    Grocery Outlet still struggling to regain momentum

    Traffic levels remain depressed as shoppers continue to prioritize stock-up shopping and e-commerce, but stock analysts see a brighter 2022 ahead for the discount grocer.

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    C&S revives storied Grand Union banner

    The wholesaler says it will rebrand 12 stores it has agreed to acquire from Tops as part of a required divestiture following that chain's merger with Price Chopper/Market 32.

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    Aldi cuts prices on Thanksgiving essentials as inflation roars

    As it did last year, the discount grocery chain is offering a basket of traditional holiday foods, including a turkey, pumpkin pie and sweet potatoes, for under $30.

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    Inside The Giant Company's new automated e-commerce facility

    The grocer's online service, Giant Direct, has struggled to keep up with demand in Philadelphia. Its new 124,000-square-foot shed aims to catapult the brand and serve as a key test for Ahold Delhaize.

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    Instacart grows same-day alcohol delivery to nearly 75% of US households

    By teaming up with Meijer on the service, the e-commerce company has expanded its alcohol delivery to reach more than 85 million households across 17,000 stores. 

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    Quick-commerce retail to reach $20B by end of 2021, report finds

    As the instant-needs delivery space heats up, low or no delivery fees and competitive product prices trump speed for consumers, according to Coresight Research.

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    Kroger unveils collaborative cloud platform as CPGs race to meet retail's new mandates

    The offering aims to help clients make smarter decisions about everything from marketing spending to production levels amid supply chain disruptions.

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    Sprouts sees comp sales fall as strategy stalls

    The produce-focused grocer has not been able to regain the approximately 25% of transactions it lost in the second quarter of 2020, CEO Jack Sinclair said during the company's earnings call.

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    Fake cryptocurrency news strikes again, this time hitting Kroger

    A fraudulent press release on Friday about the grocer accepting Bitcoin Cash follows a similar hoax that hit Walmart in September.

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    Court stays employer vaccine mandate

    The 5th Circuit ordered the stay due to "grave statutory and constitutional issues with the Mandate."

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    Farmstead makes dark store, delivery solutions available to grocers

    The e-grocer is offering the new services in connection with its Grocery OS delivery-management software, which it began marketing to other retailers in 2020.

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    Kroger launches Boost membership program

    The service, which offers no-fee delivery for $59 or $99 a year, has rolled out to four markets, with more on the way next year.

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    Publix rolls out 'Quick Picks' online convenience store

    The Instacart-powered service offers 30-minute delivery of groceries and instant-needs items, and comes as Kroger ramps up its own delivery services in Publix's home state of Florida.

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    Cub rolls out proprietary e-commerce business

    The Minnesota grocery chain has unveiled a new online ordering experience with perks for loyalty rewards members and branded local delivery.

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    Hy-Vee unveils gluten-free private label line

    The grocer's new Good Graces brand has more than 30 products spanning center store, including frozen pizza, cheddar puffs, granola, pastas and soups, with 60 more items in development.

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    Aisles Abroad: A Swedish startup's tech-enabled approach to rural grocery shopping

    Stockholm-based Lifvs oversees a fleet of unattended food stores across the Scandinavian country, some as small as 300 square feet.

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    Nuro raises $600M from investors including Kroger and Google

    The autonomous delivery company has also agreed to use computing and storage capacity from Google Cloud to support development of its self-driving vehicles.

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    OSHA: Employers have 60 days to mandate COVID-19 vaccines

    It is a monumental — if expected — development for workplaces throughout the U.S. But expect the news on the emergency temporary standard to move fast.

    Updated Nov. 4, 2021
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    Kroger and Bed Bath & Beyond launch omnichannel collaboration

    Beginning early next year, the grocer will offer a selection of the "most sought-after" products from the home merchandise retailer and its Buybuy Baby chain on Kroger.com and at select Kroger locations. 

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    Walmart to use AR, shoppable content to connect brands with consumers

    The retailer will have its first large-scale launch of shoppable recipes on Pinterest as part of its holiday campaign as it looks to increase "content-to-commerce" opportunities.

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    Harris Teeter announces upcoming retirement of its president

    Tammy DeBoer, the grocer’s senior vice president of merchandising, operations and marketing, will succeed Rod Antolock after his exit on Feb. 1, 2022.

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    Should grocers partner up with ultrafast delivery firms?

    Major retailers in Europe are launching commercial pilots with speedy startups, raising the possibility of similar deals happening in the U.S.

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    Brookshire Grocery Company to acquire Reasor's

    With the acquisition, the Texas-based supermarket chain will expand into Oklahoma, with the 17 stores continuing to operate under the Reasor's banner. 

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    Amazon Fresh stores gaining a 'core group' of shoppers, traffic data shows

    Foot traffic measured across eight locations this year shows a steady stream of visits, indicating they've "successfully integrated" into their local markets, according to Placer.ai.