Corporate Operations


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    Walgreens adds health-focused private label tier

    The financially ailing retailer’s new Nice! For You line includes more than 150 foods and beverages that do not contain artificial flavors and sweeteners, synthetic dyes or high-fructose corn syrup.

    By July 17, 2024
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    Key Albertsons banners see strong foot traffic growth, research shows

    Visits to chains including Jewel-Osco, Tom Thumb and Shaw’s rose by at least 10% year-over-year in June, Placer.ai reported.

    By July 17, 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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    Online grocery sales surge in June, driven by delivery

    Delivery sales rose by nearly a fifth last month, to $2.9 billion, as promotions by Instacart and Walmart stoked shopper interest, Brick Meets Click and Mercatus reported.

    By July 16, 2024
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    Grocers are looking beyond prescription sales to succeed with in-store pharmacies

    Companies like Hy-Vee and Kroger are freeing up pharmacists to interact more with customers and offering an expanding range of healthcare services. 

    By Gloria Dawson • July 15, 2024
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    UFCW locals claim Kroger, Albertsons divesture deal could hurt pharmacy access

    The companies’ proposed arrangement with C&S could make it harder for consumers to obtain medications and hurt competition, the labor groups said.

    By July 15, 2024
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    Dollar General agrees to settle OSHA safety violations for $12M

    The agreement with federal regulators requires the retailer to reduce its inventory and improve stocking efficiency to avoid safety hazards like blocked emergency exits and access to fire extinguishers.

    By Nate Delesline III • July 12, 2024
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    Stop & Shop to close 32 underperforming stores

    The move builds on other steps the struggling chain has taken in an effort to improve its results, including store remodels and price reductions.

    By July 12, 2024
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    The Friday Checkout: Divestiture plan highlights Kroger’s heft in deal with Albertsons

    Kroger banners would account for well over half of the stores the grocers would be left with if their drive to join forces reaches the finish line.

    By Grocery Dive Staff • July 12, 2024
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    The Raley’s Companies promotes 2 veteran executives

    Mike Gabbert will serve as the grocer’s new senior vice president and chief of human resources and Donna Mendes will step into the role of executive director of logistics.

    By July 12, 2024
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    Costco to raise membership fee for the first time since 2017

    The increase, which will start Sept. 1, is likely to generate $350 million in incremental sales and profit over the next two years, according to one analyst’s estimate.

    By Nate Delesline III • July 11, 2024
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    Safeway dominates Kroger and Albertsons’ divestiture plan

    Albertsons banners account for more than 80% of the nearly 600 stores the grocers plan to sell in conjunction with their proposed merger, according to details released this week.

    By , July 11, 2024
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    First Meijer Grocery store in Indiana opens

    The new location debuted Thursday, marking the second state of operation for the Midwestern retailer's supermarket format.

    By July 11, 2024
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    Gelson’s parts ways with top supply chain exec, 3 senior VPs

    The grocer said these departures are part of a “strategic realignment of its leadership team.”

    By July 10, 2024
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    Kroger steps up drive to promote value

    The retailer will offer shoppers extra savings opportunities, free items and cut-rate access to its Boost membership program for a two-week stretch.

    By Updated July 9, 2024
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    Grocer pays $40K to settle claims it asked applicant to cut his dreads

    The case dates back to before the U.S. Supreme Court changed how employers must show undue hardship when considering religious accommodation requests.

    By Ryan Golden • July 8, 2024
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    New York City grocer to pay $400K for violating refrigerant management regulations

    The penalty resolves a civil lawsuit claiming Gristedes’ stores improperly emitted more than 42,000 pounds of refrigerant during a three-year period.

    By July 8, 2024
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    How 7 grocers are upgrading their stores as 2024 progresses

    Retailers are devoting attention and resources to brick-and-mortar locations as they look to resonate with shoppers.

    By July 8, 2024
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    Michelle Leger of Lunds and Byerlys shares insights from the grocer’s journey to FSMA 204 compliance

    Retailers on the journey to meet the 2026 compliance date for FSMA 204 have a lot to learn from each other.

    By Sally Robinson • July 8, 2024
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    Federal lawmaker intervenes in Smart & Final labor dispute

    The California grocer’s actions also call into question the effectiveness of a trade deal between the U.S., Mexico and Canada, Rep. Jimmy Gomez said in a Monday letter to the Biden administration.

    By July 3, 2024
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    Grocery industry profit margins fall to pre-pandemic levels: FMI

    Same-store sales growth has also declined after spiking during the COVID-19 pandemic, the trade group noted in its latest report.

    By July 3, 2024
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    Grocers can do more to connect with their workers, NGA research shows

    Many employees in the study were unaware of internal opportunities to move ahead, industry analyst Michael Sansolo said during a recent webinar.

    By July 2, 2024
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    Balls Food Stores transfers company ownership to workers

    The Midwest chain said the move builds on its legacy of “creating a teammate-centric culture.”

    By July 2, 2024
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    Gen Z, millennials are driving membership growth at Sam’s Club

    Walmart CFO John David Rainey said the digital experience at the club retailer resonates with that cohort. 

    By Kaarin Vembar • July 1, 2024
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    Natural Grocers CFO to retire

    The specialty grocer’s stock price has more than quadrupled since Todd Dissinger took over as finance chief in 2018.

    By July 1, 2024
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    Walgreens to close ‘significant’ number of US stores

    The company is reviewing about 25% of its 8,700 domestic stores, with profitability and level of shrink factoring into which locations stay open.

    By Rebecca Pifer • June 28, 2024