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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
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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
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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
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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
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    Kroger and Bed Bath & Beyond launch e-commerce site

    The home goods retailer and its Buybuy Baby chain are now selling more than 25,000 items, including bedding, storage items and baby furniture, through the new marketplace.

    By Updated April 6, 2022
  • Exterior of Opie Drive-Thru Grocery store in Mount Pleasant, South Carolina
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    How one grocery startup is putting a new spin on pickup

    Co-developed by a former Chick-fil-A manager, Opie Drive-Thru Grocery can fill on-the-spot orders in under two minutes. "Our job is to be like a train station."

    By Oct. 27, 2021
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    Hy-Vee now has 5 alternative store formats. Here's how they're evolving.

    From a growing dollar store to a struggling health concept, the grocer has a diverse stable of banners at varying stages of growth and success.

    By Oct. 6, 2021
  • Rooftop solar panels at a Shoprite location in Africa
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    Aisles Abroad: How Africa's Shoprite is embracing solar power

    The continent's largest food retailer is putting solar panels on top of supply trucks, carports, stores and distribution centers to be a better corporate citizen and reduce operational costs.

    By Sept. 30, 2021
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    Gopuff plans to open a digital-first retail store

    Planning documents filed in San Francisco outline a location that has digital ordering kiosks and is built to efficiently manage in-store and online orders.

    By Sept. 30, 2021