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  • Assortment of Marcellus grocery items on display
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    Meet the startup grocer aiming to fix time-consuming meal-prep

    Founded by a Walmart and Shipt veteran, Marcellus Foods will open next spring in Salt Lake City with prepped ingredients and the personalized recipes that tie them together.

    By Sept. 26, 2022
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    New shoppable recipe website Jupiter taps into chef content creators’ online fans

    The startup has created a platform where customers can instantly fill their virtual shopping carts with the ingredients needed to create their favorite chef influencers’ recipes.

    By Sept. 19, 2022
  • Exterior of a store with a sign saying "Continente Bom Dia."
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    Aisles Abroad: The many formats of Continente

    With a penchant for innovation, the leading Portuguese retailer has a range of concepts, including stores inside malls, smaller locations serving urban neighborhoods and even a fully autonomous shop.

    By Updated Sept. 13, 2022
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    Schnucks melds new ‘Express’ grocery format to its EatWell store

    Schnucks Express occupies around a quarter of the square footage of its Eatwell location, which opened in 2020, and offers more traditional grocery selections.

    By Aug. 25, 2022
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    Buc-ee’s announces store in Missouri, will expand West in 2024

    The c-store chain, known for its massive stores and variety of food options, will offer full-time benefits like 401(k) matching and three weeks of vacation to workers at the upcoming 53,000-square-foot location.

    By Brett Dworski • Aug. 17, 2022
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    Dollar General CEO Todd Vasos to retire

    Chief Operating Officer Jeffery Owen, who started as a store manager trainee in 1992, is set to take over the chief executive spot. 

    By , Ben Unglesbee • July 12, 2022
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    US Foods continues to expand foodservice outlets

    The distributor plans to open four Chef’Store locations over the next year across three states.

    By July 7, 2022
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    Fresh Thyme Market names new president

    Liz Zolcak, who formerly headed up store operations for the specialty grocer and has held leadership positions at Kroger and Aldi, will take over for Gerald Melville, who is retiring.

    By June 30, 2022
  • Pantry, breakfast and sweet items on display at Pop Up Grocer in Washington, D.C. in May 2022
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    'Grocery shopping, but make it fun': How Pop Up Grocer is fueling product discovery

    With its disco ball happy hours, colorful decor and shelves stocked with emerging brands, the flash grocer has a few lessons for retailers on how to elevate in-store shopping.

    By June 22, 2022
  • Exterior of DTC brand Mosaic's frozen-only grocery store in Brooklyn
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    Why DTC brand Mosaic is opening a frozen-only grocery store

    The maker of frozen plant-based meals is taking a cue from retail concepts abroad, like French food company Picard Surgelés and U.K. supermarket chain Iceland Foods, for its pop-up shop in Brooklyn.

    By May 19, 2022
  • Exterior of BJ's Wholesale Club store
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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.

    By May 2, 2022
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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.

    By April 28, 2022
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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.

    By April 26, 2022
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    Big Y joins the small-store trend

    The Northeast grocer plans to open its first Big Y Express Fresh Market in Springfield, Massachusetts.

    By April 18, 2022
  • Exterior of a Foxtrot store in Washington, D.C.
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    Foxtrot to open four new Washington, DC-area locations

    The upscale convenience store chain's expansion includes a store in Bethesda, Maryland — the retailer's first in that state — and a downsized store in downtown Washington focused on grab-and-go items.

    By April 1, 2022
  • Exterior of Fresh Street pickup-only grocery store in Chicago
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    Pickup-only grocer Fresh Street aims to grow through speedy, no-fee service

    The click-and-collect retailer, which is opening its first location Friday in Chicago, has a "no substitutions" pledge and aims to have orders ready within 30 minutes.

    By March 17, 2022
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    Dollar General plans to add 10K jobs in 2022

    The planned 6% increase to its workforce comes at a time when retailers are adding jobs at a brisk clip against a backdrop of low unemployment.

    By March 7, 2022
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    BJ's details plans for 4 new clubs, including innovation lab

    The retailer will open stores in Florida, Michigan and New York and also debut BJ's Market in Rhode Island to test assortments, displays and product demos.

    By March 4, 2022
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    Dom's Kitchen & Market plans second Chicago location

    The grocery startup, established by a team that includes Bob Mariano, founder of Kroger-owned chain Mariano's, hopes to have 15 stores open by 2025.

    By Feb. 22, 2022
  • Rendering of Amazon Go store in Mill Creek, Washington
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    Amazon Go convenience stores are headed to suburbia

    The first of the new retail locations, which will offer grab-and-go foods, beverages and everyday essentials, will open in the Seattle-area community of Mill Creek, Washington.

    By Jan. 25, 2022
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    Meijer expands small-store market concept to Ohio

    The 40,000-square-foot Fairfax Market is the company's first small-format store announced outside its home state of Michigan, and could open as early as 2023. 

    By Dec. 15, 2021
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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.

    By Ben Unglesbee • Dec. 2, 2021
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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.

    By Ben Unglesbee • Nov. 23, 2021
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    Starbucks, Amazon Go open cashierless store concept in NYC

    The two plan to open additional stores in 2022, as more retailers experiment with grab-and-go technology. 

    By Tatiana Walk-Morris • Nov. 19, 2021
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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.

    By Nov. 3, 2021