Corporate Operations

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    BJ’s joins the retail media bandwagon

    The launch of BJ’s Media Edge marks the membership-based company’s entry into a fast-growing advertising sector that is attracting a growing number of retailers looking to turn their shopper relationships into revenue streams.

    By Dec. 2, 2022
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    The Friday Checkout: Could Kroger also have dollar stores in its sights?

    The grocer sees Dollar General “as a business opportunity in terms of serving where they serve,” Kroger Chairman and CEO Rodney McMullen said Tuesday during a U.S. Senate hearing about the retailer’s plan to merge with Albertsons.

    By Grocery Dive Staff • Dec. 2, 2022
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    Kroger raises sales and profit outlook once again with strong Q3 results

    This marks the third consecutive quarter the grocer has raised its full-year guidance as it navigates a tricky inflationary environment and its proposed merger with Albertsons.

    By , Dec. 1, 2022
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    Dollar General’s sales up 11%, but costs are still tempering profits

    Earnings at the discounter missed estimates, and the company lowered its guidance for the year as supply chain costs and sales mix weighed on margins. 

    By Ben Unglesbee • Dec. 1, 2022
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    Instacart launches savings-focused advertising tools

    Instacart Promotions aims to make it easier for customers to find promotions by allowing brand partners to launch new deal structures and have savings appear directly on product item cards.

    By Dec. 1, 2022
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    ‘A mean and cruel supervisor’: Walmart sued for $50M over alleged negligence with gunman

    The lawsuit claims the retailer did not protect customers and workers from the supervisor, who is accused of killing six people at a store in Virginia, despite knowing about his repeated disturbing behavior.

    By Dec. 1, 2022
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    Kroger and Albertsons defend planned merger at Senate hearing

    The grocers do not intend to close any of the supermarkets they operate if the deal receives regulatory clearance, the companies’ chief executives told lawmakers on Tuesday.

    By Nov. 30, 2022
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    DoorDash lays off 1,250 employees

    Early in the COVID-19 pandemic, the company hired fast to keep pace with growth and wasn't as disciplined about constraining operating expenses, CEO Tony Xu said.

    By Julie Littman • Nov. 30, 2022
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    UFCW local unions detail opposition to Kroger-Albertsons merger

    A group representing more than 100,000 workers for the grocers raised concerns the merger will decrease grocery industry competition, raise food prices and cause major job cuts.

    By Nov. 29, 2022
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    Whole Foods pauses purchasing of Maine lobster

    The grocer is pulling the seafood due to a change in third party verifications and ratings from the Marine Stewardship Council and the Monterey Bay Aquarium Seafood Watch program.

    By Nov. 29, 2022
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    Ahold Delhaize sets new CO2 emissions target

    The Dutch grocery company pledged to reduce Scope 3 emissions by at least 37% by 2030 as part of its commitment to become a net-zero business by 2050. 

    By Nov. 29, 2022
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    H-E-B launches branded merchandise shop

    The grocer recently opened its first in-store fixture featuring branded shirts, socks, stickers and more, with plans to bring the fan merch concept to more locations next year.

    By Nov. 23, 2022
  • Dollar Tree hires 4 new C-suite executives

    In a continued leadership shakeup, the company named chief compliance, diversity, sustainability and communication officers. 

    By Tatiana Walk-Morris • Nov. 21, 2022
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    BJ’s turns in its most profitable Q3 ever as groceries power sales

    “We’ve been gaining market share all year long, both in gas and in our grocery business, and I don’t see that slowing down at all,” President and CEO Bob Eddy said Thursday.

    By Nov. 18, 2022
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    The Friday Checkout: How grocers are trying to make Thanksgiving affordable

    As inflation-weary shoppers prepare for the big day, food retailers are wooing them with targeted deals aimed at taking the edge off high prices for holiday staples.

    By Grocery Dive Staff • Nov. 18, 2022
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    Three Midwestern chains add active assailant training

    Dierbergs Markets, Heinen’s and Schnuck Markets have turned to an online training platform offered through a partnership between the Food Industry Association and The Power of Preparedness.

    By Nov. 18, 2022
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    Southeastern Grocers exploring sale, WSJ reports

    The news, attributed to sources familiar with the matter, comes about a year after the company ended its bid to go public.

    By Nov. 17, 2022
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    Grocery trade groups raise concerns about FDA’s new food traceability rule

    New recordkeeping during production and along the supply chain will be required in 2026 for items such as produce, cheeses and eggs.

    By Megan Poinski , Nov. 17, 2022
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    Postponement of Albertsons’ $4B dividend extended to December

    The legal battle over whether the grocer can make the shareholder payout now goes to a hearing early next month, and the payment remains blocked until then.

    By Nov. 17, 2022
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    Grocery sales rise 8% in October

    Spending increased at food retailers at the fastest rate since July on an annual basis, and rose compared with the previous month at the quickest pace in 2022.

    By Nov. 16, 2022
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    Giant Food links with prepaid debit card program to tackle food insecurity

    With the tie-up, the Fresh Connect program is expanding to all of banner’s locations in Washington, D.C., and participants will be able to access free classes, consultations and resources offered by the grocer. 

    By Nov. 16, 2022
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    Ahold Delhaize USA CEO to step down

    Kevin Holt plans to leave the post in April before retiring at the end of 2023, and the company will nominate JJ Fleeman, the company’s chief commercial and digital officer, to the top role.

    By , Nov. 15, 2022
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    Foxtrot expands to Maryland with 23rd location

    The store marks the chain’s fifth location in the greater Washington, D.C., area, and includes an assortment of local products and dining areas, including an outdoor patio.

    By Jessica Loder • Nov. 14, 2022
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    Stop & Shop focuses on meal experiences in new TV spot

    The latest installment in the grocery chain’s “Feed the Moment” campaign draws attention to its private label selection while also acknowledging inflationary pressures.

    By Nov. 14, 2022
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    The Friday Checkout: Falling inflation could pose challenges for grocers

    Reasonable upward pressure on prices can be beneficial for supermarket operators, so an extended trend toward slowing inflation could eventually become a headwind for the industry.

    By Grocery Dive Staff • Nov. 11, 2022