Corporate Operations

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    Have grocers and workers entered a new chapter in their relationship?

    As stores struggle with staffing and unionization efforts expand, workers are pushing retailers for better conditions. How the dynamics will play out remains far from settled, labor experts said.

    By July 5, 2022
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    Amazon Fresh rolls out new Prime discounts for shoppers

    The grocery chain will offer 20% off a selection of everyday essentials and prepared foods at its stores.

    By July 1, 2022
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    Save Mart's robotic delivery pilot reportedly ends as tech partner reorganizes

    Starship Technologies, which powered the small delivery bots at two California stores, announced layoffs and closures at “select locations,” citing challenges among global markets and investors.

    By June 30, 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
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    Save A Lot puts private brands front and center in new ad campaign

    The video spots, which show store brands muscling out their mainstream equivalents, underscore the growing importance of private label in connecting with shoppers amid ongoing high inflation.

    By June 29, 2022
  • Dollar Tree's C-suite just went through a huge shakeout

    Gone or nearly gone are the discounter’s chief operating, financial, information, strategy and legal officers following an activist revolt.

    By Ben Unglesbee • June 28, 2022
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    The Giant Company continues its Philly expansion

    The Pennsylvania-based grocer added its fifth store in the city over the past year and a half, with another location set to open later this summer.

    By June 27, 2022
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    Publix moves closer to Kentucky debut, plans another store in the state

    The grocery chain has broken ground on the first of two locations slated for Louisville and signed a lease for a third store in the Bluegrass State.

    By June 24, 2022
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    Food waste measures vary widely among retailers, survey shows

    More than half of grocery retailers do not have the technology they need to prioritize food waste-reduction, according to survey results released Wednesday by Coresight Research.

    By June 23, 2022
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    Amazon names grocery veteran to head consumer business

    Doug Herrington, who established AmazonFresh and was an executive at Webvan, will replace Dave Clark as head of the unit, formerly known as Amazon Worldwide Consumer.

    By June 22, 2022
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    Target unveils new private label adult beverage line

    The new line of ready-to-drink cocktails, called Casa Cantina, adds to the retailer’s growing assortment of exclusive offerings in food and beverage.

    By June 17, 2022
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    How Sprouts is quickly adding emerging products to its stores

    The specialty grocer’s partnership with small-brand distributor Pod Foods will bring new items to 130 locations.

    By June 16, 2022
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    Instant delivery firm Jokr leaving US

    The company is making its last deliveries in New York City and Boston on June 19 due to "this period of global economic uncertainty," the company wrote on Instagram.

    By June 16, 2022
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    Instacart refreshes its subscription service

    Instacart+, which replaces Instacart Express, includes many of the former program’s features, along with new ones such as subscription sharing and benefits for Chase cardholders. 

    By June 15, 2022
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    SpartanNash buys Shop-N-Save Food Centers

    The Midwestern retailer has converted the three-store chain, which has locations in Benzonia, Fremont and Ludington, Michigan, to its Family Fare banner.

    By June 15, 2022
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    Alimentation Couche-Tard exec joins Food Rocket's board

    Guillaume Leger, vice president and controller of the convenience store operator, is joining the ultrafast grocery delivery company as the startup considers a possible IPO.

    By June 14, 2022
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    How collaboration can help grocers combat the threat of store violence

    Food retailers can strengthen knowledge-sharing with community groups, local law enforcement and other industries to bolster safety efforts, sources say.

    By June 13, 2022
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    Stop & Shop investing $140M to update NYC stores

    City locations will stock more relevant products and sale items as the chain continues to update stores in an attempt to stem its market share loss.

    By June 13, 2022
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    Giant Food adds electric vehicles for delivery

    The deployment of two vehicles from Motiv Power Systems kicks off the Mid-Atlantic grocery chain’s efforts to operate more fully electric vehicles in the years ahead.

    By June 10, 2022
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    SpartanNash holds off activist investors' push to remake board

    Shareholders rejected Macellum Advisors and Ancora Holding Group’s argument the company lacks “any clear strategy for value creation” and needs new leadership to change its course.

    By , June 9, 2022
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    Dollar General upgrades retail media network, emphasizing rural customers

    The discount chain, which has benefited from inflationary trends, is adding new tech partners in the race to secure more brand dollars.

    By Peter Adams • June 8, 2022
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    Foxtrot names former Taco Bell executive as president and CFO

    Liz Williams will lead the upscale c-store chain’s implementation of new inventory and delivery operations while also overseeing its development of an expanded range of prepared foods.

    By June 7, 2022
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    Top Walmart executives talk inflation, labor and supply chain challenges

    At a recent investor Q&A, company leaders detailed how they are tackling headwinds like continued cost pressures and shared how they aim to leverage Walmart+. 

    By June 7, 2022
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    Target aims to boost grocery as it pares down inventory

    Just weeks after lowering its guidance, the retailer now expects an even deeper hit to profit margins as consumers pull back on discretionary spending.

    By Ben Unglesbee • June 7, 2022
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    Albertsons 'not in a hurry' to finish strategic review, top executive says

    The grocery chain is working through the appraisal process to place a value on its extensive real estate holdings as it evaluates its options, President and CFO Sharon McCollam said Thursday.

    By June 6, 2022