Corporate Operations


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    HelloFresh’s US revenue surges, but customer growth continues to lose momentum

    The German meal kit company’s active user count in the country rose in Q2 at the slowest pace since 2020 even as revenue grew 21.6%.

    By Aug. 16, 2022
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    4 ways retailers are boosting their private brands

    As out-of-stocks and inflation have pushed shoppers toward store brands, sources say grocers are focusing on a few key areas to keep the sales momentum going. 

    By Aug. 15, 2022
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    Trader Joe’s workers in Minneapolis vote overwhelmingly to unionize

    Fifty-five workers at the store cast votes in favor of joining Trader Joe’s United, while five voted against unionizing, according to the National Labor Relations Board.

    By Aug. 15, 2022
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    Gopuff taps Panera exec as new CFO

    The co-CEOs of the ultrafast delivery firm said Ted Stedem's expertise in finance and operations will help the company as it enters its next phase.

    By Brett Dworski • Aug. 15, 2022
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    The Friday Checkout: Inflation may have hit a high point, but groceries don’t seem to have noticed

    Food costs are soaring even as gas prices decline, casting a spotlight on supermarkets as the economy plods ahead.

    By Grocery Dive Staff • Aug. 12, 2022
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    BP plans to maximize East Coast footprint with NY c-store opening

    California-based Ampm debuted in the Big Apple, with a grocery section of fruit, dry goods and a bakery, as well as a hot deli. 

    By Brett Dworski • Aug. 12, 2022
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    Pardon the Disruption: Why grocery chains are outperforming expectations amid inflation

    Earnings reports from Albertsons, Ahold Delhaize and Publix show consumers still value the supermarket format despite record-high food prices. Can companies keep the momentum going long term?

    By Aug. 11, 2022
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    Inflation, at-home eating lift Grocery Outlet’s Q2 comp sales

    The discounter saw comparable store sales increase 11.2% year-over-year and net sales jump 15.7% to $897.7 million.

    By Aug. 10, 2022
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    Ahold Delhaize gaining momentum in the US amid rising price sensitivity

    The company’s second-quarter performance exceeded expectations and was driven by its U.S. retail brands, which reported a 6.4% comps increase and 16.4% growth in online sales.

    By Aug. 10, 2022
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    Gopuff invests in delivery worker benefits amid business challenges

    The instant delivery company now offers instant payment options for its workers, building on updates like an enhanced driver app and new support tools.

    By Brett Dworski • Aug. 9, 2022
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    Grocery store hiring remains strong in July

    Employment in the food retailing industry has now expanded for two months in a row, reflecting brisk efforts by grocers to bring on employees in a highly competitive labor market.

    By Aug. 8, 2022
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    7-Eleven reportedly acquires delivery startup, intends to compete with DoorDash

    The c-store giant bought Skipcart, which provides same-day and on-demand delivery, according to The Information. 

    By Brett Dworski • Aug. 8, 2022
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    Major c-store chain plans to open more food-focused, fuel-free locations

    QuikTrip will open its second prepared foods-focused location next week in Oklahoma as it and other convenience operators continue to blur the lines with grocery stores and restaurants.

    By Brett Dworski • Aug. 5, 2022
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    The Friday Checkout: Instacart raises eyebrows with IPO plans

    The company is reportedly planning to go public before 2022 ends and also expanding beyond food to fashion with limited edition streetwear products. Yes, there are carrots.

    By Grocery Dive Staff • Aug. 5, 2022
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    Ahold Delhaize’s US logistics arm names Dollar General vet as head of distribution and transportation

    Sanja Krajnovic, who previously oversaw more than half of the dollar retailer’s stores, will lead strategy and oversee 19 facilities at ADUSA.

    By Aug. 4, 2022
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    Ahold Delhaize appoints first chief sustainability officer

    Jan Ernst de Groot, who will continue to work as the company’s chief legal officer, will oversee the grocer's ESG efforts in the newly created role.

    By Aug. 4, 2022
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    Sprouts looks to reignite store growth as quarterly sales increase

    The specialty grocer’s comps grew 2% and store traffic increased in the second quarter, but analysts remain wary of its ability to stand out from the competition.

    By Aug. 4, 2022
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    Walmart lays off 200 from its corporate workforce

    The retail giant said it’s evolving and while it is cutting some roles it will also create new ones in other areas.

    By Daphne Howland • Aug. 3, 2022
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    Associated Wholesale Grocers, DoorDash offer online grocery services to independent retailers

    Shoppers can place orders from retailers that source products from the food wholesaler without needing to select a time slot or meet a minimum order requirement.

    By Aug. 3, 2022
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    How is grocery delivering on DEI?

    A consumer-led push toward inclusion is driving food retailers forward in areas like supplier diversity and corporate transparency.

    By Caroline Colvin • Aug. 3, 2022
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    Whole Foods Market announces local accelerator program participants

    The grocer has announced the first 10 brands to participate in its Local and Emerging Accelerator Program, which offers mentorship, resources and the opportunity to land on store shelves. 

    By Aug. 3, 2022
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    Publix earnings tumble as investments sour

    Net earnings decreased by more than 37% in the quarter as the company reported an investment loss that exceeded $300 million.

    By Aug. 2, 2022
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    Target, Aldi among fastest growing private brands, report finds

    While both retailers have made recent gains with shoppers, Walmart brands account for the top four brands by household penetration, Numerator noted. 

    By Aug. 2, 2022
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    Dollar General ramps up its healthcare focus

    The discounter has created an advisory panel of subject matter experts to help guide the chain’s health and wellness efforts.

    By Aug. 1, 2022
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    Amazon’s physical store sales rise 12.5%

    The e-commerce giant has put together a string of quarterly store sales increases as inflation and at-home eating boost spending.

    By , Daphne Howland • Aug. 1, 2022