Corporate Operations: Page 2


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    Instacart to lay off 250 workers, part ways with 3 execs

    The layoffs are part of a restructuring program that will help “flatten the organization” to focus on core initiatives, CEO Fidji Simo said in a letter to shareholders.

    By , Updated Feb. 13, 2024
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    Grocery e-commerce sales rise in January

    More shoppers bought groceries online last month than during the same period in 2023, but order frequencies for pickup and delivery fell, according to data from Brick Meets Click and Mercatus.

    By Feb. 13, 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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    Dollar Tree expands COO role

    Mike Creedon will add leadership of Dollar Tree and Family Dollar merchandising and supply chain to his scope of responsibilities.

    By Tatiana Walk-Morris • Feb. 12, 2024
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    Publix exec to exit after 45 years

    Vice President of Customer Experience Bob Bechtel will retire from the grocer on March 31.

    By Feb. 12, 2024
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    PCC Community Markets workers ratify new contract

    The accord with UFCW Local 3000 will allow the grocery co-op to focus on restoring its fiscal health after struggling to turn a profit in recent years, its chief executive said.

    By Feb. 12, 2024
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    The Friday Checkout: Kroger’s CFO left for a rival. What does that say about its merger with Albertsons?

    Gary Millerchip jumped suddenly to Costco even as the blockbuster deal he helped engineer remains up in the air.

    By Grocery Dive Staff • Feb. 9, 2024
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    Misfits Market branches into third-party fulfillment

    The e-grocer is offering other retailers a range of logistics capabilities, including storing and delivering products, through a newly launched service.

    By Feb. 9, 2024
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    Ahold Delhaize sells two meat plants to Cargill

    The grocery chain said it elected to transfer ownership of the facilities to the meat processor to “increase our focus on being leading omnichannel retailers.”

    By Feb. 8, 2024
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    How Schnucks is embracing retail media to stand out as a regional grocer

    The company is stepping up its efforts to connect CPGs with its shoppers to be “more competitive in our marketplace versus the Walmarts of the world,” Vice President of Marketing Jenn Freeman said in an interview.

    By Feb. 7, 2024
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    FMI backs proposed national food waste strategy

    In written comments, the trade group offered recommendations to the three agencies behind the Draft National Strategy for Reducing Food Loss and Waste and Recycling Organics.

    By Feb. 7, 2024
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    Island Pacific names new CEO

    Maite Defensor is assuming the top post at the West Coast Filipino grocer from founder Niño Jefferson Lim.

    By Feb. 6, 2024
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    Costco taps former Kroger finance chief to serve as CFO

    Gary Millerchip, a key architect of the grocer’s pending merger with Albertsons, is taking over from Richard Galanti, who is leaving the club retailer after nearly 40 years.

    By Updated Feb. 7, 2024
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    Kroger CFO steps down

    The grocery company has tapped Todd Foley, group vice president, corporate controller and chief accounting officer, as interim CFO. 

    By Updated Feb. 6, 2024
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    Biden administration presses grocers to lower prices

    A White House analysis shows that grocers have maintained their profit margins even as other types of retailers have reported lower margins, The New York Times reported last Thursday.

    By Feb. 5, 2024
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    The Raley’s Companies reportedly cuts 47 jobs

    The company is also cutting 38 unfilled administrative support positions, according to Phoenix Business Journal.

    By Updated Feb. 6, 2024
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    Plant supplier sues Kroger over stolen, mishandled inventory

    Theut’s Flower Barn alleges the grocer caused $5 million in missing goods.

    By Ben Unglesbee • Feb. 2, 2024
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    Aldi debuts automated checkout tech at Chicago-area store

    The retailer is working with artificial intelligence startup Grabango to offer the service for the first time in the U.S. at a location in the Chicago suburb of Aurora, Illinois.

    By , Lynne Marek • Feb. 2, 2024
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    PCC Community Markets reaches contract deal with union

    Workers for the Seattle grocery cooperative will vote on the deal, which the union said includes the “largest wage increases ever at PCC,” on Tuesday.

    By Feb. 1, 2024
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    Walmart announces 3-for-1 stock split

    The retailer said the move, the 12th in its history, will keep share purchase prices within reach for associates.

    By Nate Delesline III • Jan. 31, 2024
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    Walmart announces ambitious 5-year growth plan

    The retailer aims to build or convert more than 150 locations by 2029 and remodel 650 stores during the next 12 months.

    By Jan. 31, 2024
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    Hy-Vee adds patient and employer clinic to health portfolio

    The regional grocer is now a joint owner of Exemplar Care, which has clinics in Iowa offering primary and urgent care services to individuals and employer groups.

    By Jan. 31, 2024
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    Dollar General now sells fresh produce at more than 5K stores

    The discounter is also deploying AI-based produce-ordering technology from Shelf Engine and plans to bring the platform to about 3,000 stores by the end of fiscal year 2023.

    By Jan. 31, 2024
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    With new stock grants, Walmart store manager pay could exceed $400K

    The annual stock grants vary by store format. At Supercenters, it amounts to $20,000.

    By Nate Delesline III • Jan. 30, 2024
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    Suit alleges that Instacart misled investors ahead of IPO

    The complaint claims that investors lost money by buying the company’s stock in its first days of trading because it overstated its prospects and downplayed risks it faces.

    By Jan. 30, 2024
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    Big Y names new top executives

    The supermarket chain’s appointments this month include a new president and CEO as well as a new chief operating officer.

    By Jan. 29, 2024