Corporate Operations: Page 2


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    Kroger soft-launches delivery service from large-scale Atlanta CFC

    The grocer also opened a "spoke" site in Indianapolis as it continues to build out its Kroger Delivery service.

    By Dec. 17, 2021
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    Grocery budgets set to climb nearly 15% in 2022

    Shoppers plan to spend an average of $611 per month on groceries next year, according to research conducted by accounting firm KPMG.

    By Dec. 17, 2021
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    8 ways grocers have gotten creative with hiring in 2021

    New smartphones, child care assistance and jobs with flexible schedules are among the offerings retailers have rolled out this year to attract and retain workers in a tight labor market.

    By , Dec. 16, 2021
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    Hy-Vee launches nationwide telehealth and prescription delivery service

    RedBox Rx offers virtual consultations with medical staff and one- to three-day shipping of prescriptions in 44 states.

    By Dec. 15, 2021
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    Kroger taps longtime H-E-B veteran to lead Houston division

    Laura Gump spent more than three decades working for H-E-B, rising to become the chain's vice president of store operations.

    By Dec. 14, 2021
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    Dollar Tree hits back at activist investor seeking board revamp

    The retailer hurled rhetorical bombs at a fund that wants to replace all of its directors and install a former Dollar General chief as executive chairman. 

    By Ben Unglesbee • Dec. 14, 2021
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    Instacart's president announces exit after just 3 months

    Former Facebook executive Carolyn Everson will depart at the end of the year, dealing a setback to the e-commerce company as it battles competitors and manages relationships with grocers.

    By Dec. 13, 2021
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    Hy-Vee names new president and chief operating officer

    Jeremy Gosch, who previously worked as co-chief operating officer and president of the company's retail division, is just the fifth person in Hy-Vee's history to hold the title of president.

    By Dec. 13, 2021
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    Citing store theft, 20 major retail CEOs call for Congress to pass marketplace transparency legislation

    Millions of dollars worth of stolen goods are being sold online by hard-to-identify third-party sellers, according to the Buy Safe America Coalition.

    By Daphne Howland • Dec. 13, 2021
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    Walmart adds science-based targets to supply chain financing option

    The program aims to help the retailer's private brand suppliers, particularly smaller and mid-size ones, make their operations more sustainable.

    By Dec. 9, 2021
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    UNFI gets a Q1 boost from new business and inflation

    The wholesaler recorded $7 billion in net sales — the second time it's ever hit that quarterly number as strong macro trends outpaced supply challenges.

    By Dec. 8, 2021
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    Pardon the Disruption: DoorDash's adventures in dark stores

    The company sees a major opportunity to offer DashMarts to retailers, but they’ll have to compete with the delivery powerhouse along the way.

    By Dec. 7, 2021
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    DoorDash plans to offer rapid delivery for retailers

    The company is joining the 15-minute delivery fray in New York City with a full-time workforce, but sees a "larger" opportunity to provide the service to grocers and convenience stores.

    By Dec. 6, 2021
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    How H-E-B got into livestreaming

    The company offers shoppable cooking classes on Facebook, and this summer it generated 400,000 viewers for a 12-hour grilling special.

    By Dec. 3, 2021
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    Instant delivery startup 1520 tells shoppers to use Getir

    1520's app now directs customers to switch to the Turkish ultrafast firm, which just arrived in the U.S. and operates in New York and Chicago.

    By Updated Dec. 14, 2021
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    Kroger is adding carbon-neutral eggs under its Simple Truth line

    The grocer claims the eggs, which will be produced using a system from Kipster Farms of the Netherlands, will be the first carbon-neutral, cage-free ones to hit U.S. retail shelves. 

    By Dec. 2, 2021
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    Kroger's stock jumps as comp sales turn positive

    The company posted its first positive identical sales growth this fiscal year as net sales and earnings also beat Wall Street's expectations.

    By Dec. 2, 2021
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    Dollar General plans to build 1K new Popshelf stores over next 4 years

    The suburban-focused concept has brought higher sales and margin rates, and the new stores add to a furious pace of expansion for the discounter.

    By Ben Unglesbee • Dec. 2, 2021
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    Kroger has a new head of store brands

    Juan De Paoli, who most recently served as senior vice president of private label for Ahold Delhaize, has taken over the $26 billion business for the grocer.

    By Dec. 1, 2021
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    FTC orders Walmart, Kroger and Amazon to turn over supply chain data

    The government agency wants information from nine companies to better understand what's causing supply chain disruptions and whether firms engaged in anticompetitive behavior.

    By Nov. 30, 2021
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    How a grocer's size impacts consumer trust

    Large retailers envy intimacy and small ones envy scale, but expectations for each are not the same, write Katie Thomas and Tanya Moryoussef of Kearney.

    By Katie Thomas and Tanya Moryoussef • Nov. 29, 2021
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    Hy-Vee announces seafood supplier code of conduct

    The grocer said all of its seafood suppliers have signed onto the new code following its adoption in January. 

    By Nov. 29, 2021
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    Walmart's CFO to leave the company after 22 years

    Brett Biggs officially departs on Jan. 31, 2023. As part of the transition, he will remain a board member of the retailer's fintech startup.

    By Maria Monteros • Nov. 29, 2021
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    California HelloFresh workers decide not to unionize

    Employees at the meal kit company's distribution center in Richmond, California, have followed the lead of workers at a facility in Colorado in voting against joining labor union Unite Here.

    By Updated Dec. 17, 2021
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    How one independent grocer became fully green-powered

    Wisconsin-based Metcalfe's Market has been using renewable energy credits to offset its electrical usage since 2008 — long before the grocery industry's more recent sustainability reckoning.

    By Nov. 23, 2021