Corporate Operations


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    Hy-Vee looks to soothe shoppers hit by store closures

    The chain will offer free grocery and pharmacy delivery services to customers of three underperforming supermarkets in Iowa set to cease operations soon.

    By June 13, 2024
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    Discounters are winning as shoppers demand high quality and low prices: report

    Chains like Aldi and Walmart are gaining ground with shoppers by stepping up their focus on fresh food and convenience, according to Boston Consulting Group.

    By June 12, 2024
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    Top 5 stories from Grocery Dive

    Top stories from Grocery Dive 2023/2024

    By Grocery Dive staff
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    Grocery e-commerce sales move down slightly in May

    Pickup sales fell by almost 4% year over year, but delivery sales were flat, according to a report from Brick Meets Click and Mercatus.

    By June 11, 2024
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    Walmart store employees can now earn up to $1K per year in bonuses

    Part- and full-time hourly associates have the potential to earn more the longer they stay with the company, the retailer said Wednesday.

    By Ryan Golden • June 10, 2024
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    Walmart to bring electronic shelf labels to thousands of stores

    The retailer expects to deploy the technology to 2,300 locations by 2026 in a bid to improve efficiency and customer service.

    By June 10, 2024
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    Foxtrot is returning — but with plenty of questions about its future

    Founder Mike LaVitola plans to reopen several locations this summer, yet it’s unclear how he’s been involved with the retailer amid its bankruptcy process.

    By Brett Dworski • June 7, 2024
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    How smaller grocers can go big on loyalty

    Digital coupons alone aren’t enough for independent retailers to stand out, said Bill Gray, president of Givex Rewards. “They need to have that extra layer of panache, that extra layer of touch.”

    By June 6, 2024
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    Sam’s Club looks to members to bolster private label offerings

    In a new initiative, the Walmart-owned club retailer is enlisting the help of 50,000 shoppers to help co-create products for its Member’s Mark line. 

    By June 6, 2024
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    Dollar Tree to explore spinoff or sale of Family Dollar

    The underperforming banner has been a drag on operations since its acquisition.

    By Nate Delesline III • June 5, 2024
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    Save Mart to pay $1.6M to resolve expired product claims

    The grocery chain has reached a settlement over allegations it was selling items like over-the-counter medications and baby food past their “use by” dates.

    By June 5, 2024
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    UNFI reports another sales decline but sees better times ahead

    The grocery retailer and wholesaler saw sales drop slightly during Q3, but its business with Whole Foods was up by more than 5%.

    By June 5, 2024
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    Giant Eagle, Wegmans aim to boost retail media scale with new third-party tie-up

    Designed for regional grocers, Rippl will extend the reach of each regional’s retail media platform and provide standardized data feedback to help them compete with national players. 

    By June 4, 2024
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    SpartanNash names VP of merchandising and pharmacy

    Graham McIvor is joining the grocery company in the new role as it continues to overhaul its merchandising operations.

    By June 4, 2024
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    Dollar General reels in self-checkout to fight shrink

    Over the last two quarters, the discounter has converted 12,000 stores away from the payment capability.

    By June 3, 2024
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    T&T Supermarkets announces 2nd US location

    The Canadian-based Asian grocery chain also said that it has delayed the debut of its first stateside store.

    By June 3, 2024
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    SpartanNash sees weaker results as sales to Amazon plummet

    The grocery wholesaler and retailer recorded declining net and comparable-store sales during Q1 for the second quarter in a row.

    By May 31, 2024
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    Takeoff Technologies files for Chapter 11

    A group of the company’s customers is slated to put up roughly $9.6 million in debtor-in-possession financing as the micro-fulfillment center provider looks to sell its assets.

    By May 31, 2024
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    Mapping Fareway’s homegrown growth

    The regional grocer is leaning on alternative formats as it expands within its Midwestern turf.

    By May 30, 2024
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    Dollar Tree acquires 99 Cents Only’s North American IP

    The retailer also bought up the rights to 170 store leases, with plans to rebrand and reopen them “as early as fall 2024.”

    By Nate Delesline III • May 30, 2024
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    Illinois set to end grocery tax

    Legislators have approved a state budget for 2025 that eliminates the 1% tax, paving the way for Gov. J.B. Pritzker to sign it into law.

    By May 30, 2024
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    Dollar Tree confirms more layoffs at corporate office

    The discounter has recently reviewed its underperforming Family Dollar business, shifted its pricing strategy and overhauled its leadership.

    By Daphne Howland • May 29, 2024
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    How grocers are getting creative in their battle against theft

    From receipt checks to bag size limits, Kroger and Giant Food are among the food retailers implementing new in-store measures to reduce shrink.

    By May 29, 2024
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    Top grocery M&A deals so far in 2024

    Regional grocers struck several deals recently, including Hy-Vee buying a 22-store grocery chain in northwest Indiana and SpartanNash picking up a three-store Wisconsin chain.

    By May 28, 2024
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    The Friday Checkout: Supercenters flex their grocery muscles

    Walmart and Meijer are investing more in separate grocery formats that can help them reach new markets. 

    By Grocery Dive Staff • May 24, 2024
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    Stop & Shop plans to close stores as it eyes a turnaround

    The Northeastern chain’s value proposition and pricing “are simply not strong enough,” Ahold Delhaize USA CEO JJ Fleeman told investors Thursday.

    By May 24, 2024