Corporate Operations


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    DoorDash plans to offer rapid delivery for retailers

    The company is joining the 15-minute delivery fray in New York City with a full-time workforce, but sees a "larger" opportunity to provide the service to grocers and convenience stores.

    By Dec. 6, 2021
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    How H-E-B got into livestreaming

    The company offers shoppable cooking classes on Facebook, and this summer it generated 400,000 viewers for a 12-hour grilling special.

    By Dec. 3, 2021
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    Instant delivery startup 1520 reportedly closes its doors

    The New York City-based company, which promised to fulfill online grocery orders in 20 minutes or less, has decided to shut down after running out of money, according to a report by Business Insider.

    By Dec. 3, 2021
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    Kroger is adding carbon-neutral eggs under its Simple Truth line

    The grocer claims the eggs, which will be produced using a system from Kipster Farms of the Netherlands, will be the first carbon-neutral, cage-free ones to hit U.S. retail shelves. 

    By Dec. 2, 2021
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    Kroger's stock jumps as comp sales turn positive

    The company posted its first positive identical sales growth this fiscal year as net sales and earnings also beat Wall Street's expectations.

    By Dec. 2, 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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    Kroger has a new head of store brands

    Juan De Paoli, who most recently served as senior vice president of private label for Ahold Delhaize, has taken over the $26 billion business for the grocer.

    By Dec. 1, 2021
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    FTC orders Walmart, Kroger and Amazon to turn over supply chain data

    The government agency wants information from nine companies to better understand what's causing supply chain disruptions and whether firms engaged in anticompetitive behavior.

    By Nov. 30, 2021
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    How a grocer's size impacts consumer trust

    Large retailers envy intimacy and small ones envy scale, but expectations for each are not the same, write Katie Thomas and Tanya Moryoussef of Kearney.

    By Katie Thomas and Tanya Moryoussef • Nov. 29, 2021
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    Hy-Vee announces seafood supplier code of conduct

    The grocer said all of its seafood suppliers have signed onto the new code following its adoption in January. 

    By Nov. 29, 2021
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    Walmart's CFO to leave the company after 22 years

    Brett Biggs officially departs on Jan. 31, 2023. As part of the transition, he will remain a board member of the retailer's fintech startup.

    By Maria Monteros • Nov. 29, 2021
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    Colorado HelloFresh workers reject unionization drive as labor unrest swells

    The unsuccessful effort by the meal kit company's workers to unionize comes as thousands of Kroger workers in Houston prepare for a potential strike.

    By Nov. 24, 2021
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    How one independent grocer became fully green-powered

    Wisconsin-based Metcalfe's Market has been using renewable energy credits to offset its electrical usage since 2008 — long before the grocery industry's more recent sustainability reckoning.

    By Nov. 23, 2021
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    Lidl parent purchases Israeli cybersecurity company

    German retailer Schwarz Group plans to operate XM Cyber, which helps companies identify online threats by simulating potential attacks, as an independent unit.

    By Nov. 23, 2021
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    The Giant Company deepens its roots in Philadelphia

    The East Coast grocer plans to open three new locations in the area next month, including a Giant Heirloom Market and a Giant supermarket inside the city proper.

    By Nov. 22, 2021
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    Grocery leads sales gains for BJ's as club stores continue to thrive

    Grocery comps for the quarter increased 6%, and the company announced it will begin delivery via DoorDash early next year.

    By Nov. 19, 2021
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    Kroger now offers Google Maps pickup at more than 2K stores

    The online integration, which has resulted in customer wait times of less than five minutes, quickly ramped up after a pilot kicked off in June.

    By Nov. 18, 2021
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    CVS plans to close 900 stores

    The drugstore chain also announced new leaders of its retail business as it refocuses around omnichannel and health services.

    By Ben Unglesbee • Nov. 18, 2021
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    Ultrafast grocery delivery startup Buyk hires new CEO

    The instant-needs delivery company has tapped James Walker, a former Nathan's Famous executive who supervised the opening of nearly 300 dark kitchens while at the fast food chain.

    By Nov. 17, 2021
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    Instacart improves safety features for its workers

    The e-commerce company has launched an alert tool to notify shoppers of nearby critical incidents, enhanced an existing emergency calling function and added safety lessons.

    By Nov. 17, 2021
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    Ahold Delhaize moves up net-zero pledge

    The Dutch grocery company said it's aiming to reach net-zero carbon emissions across its own operations by 2040 — 10 years earlier than previously targeted. 

    By Nov. 15, 2021
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    Albertsons launches its own retail media network

    The grocer has cut ties with its third-party provider and turned to the former head of Target's Roundel network to manage its own shop, which will launch its first brand campaigns in late February.

    By Nov. 15, 2021
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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.

    By Nov. 10, 2021
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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.

    By Nov. 10, 2021
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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.

    By Nov. 8, 2021