Corporate Operations: Page 2


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    Washington court extends pause on Albertsons’ $4B dividend: Reuters

    The fight over whether the grocer can make the shareholder payout now goes to a hearing on Nov. 17, and the payment remains blocked until then.

    By Nov. 11, 2022
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    NGA welcomes FTC’s renewed crackdown on unfair competition

    The grocery trade association has demanded for months that regulators and members of Congress address anti-competitive practices. 

    By Nov. 11, 2022
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    Ahold Delhaize posts strong Q3 results as Stop & Shop moves ahead

    The grocery company saw same-store sales in the U.S. rise by 8.2%, but earnings were hurt by its decision in August to scale back operations at its FreshDirect e-grocery service.

    By Nov. 10, 2022
  • Exterior of new large format Target store featuring Drive Up service
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    Target pivots to larger stores with new 150K-square-foot format

    The new concept is 20,000 square feet larger than the company average, with more space for pickup services, fulfillment and an expanded merchandise assortment.

    By Ben Unglesbee • Nov. 10, 2022
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    Albertsons notches win in fight over $4B dividend

    A federal district court has denied a restraining order request by the attorneys general of California, Illinois and Washington, D.C., against the grocery company’s investor payout, which was originally slated for Nov. 7.

    By Nov. 9, 2022
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    Grocery Outlet names new CEO

    President RJ Sheedy will take on the top role as Eric Lindberg transitions to chairman of the discounter’s board.

    By Nov. 8, 2022
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    Trader Joe’s accused of bad faith bargaining by union

    Trader Joe’s United filed unfair labor practice charges with the National Labor Relations Board claiming the grocer has refused to bargain in “good faith.”

    By Nov. 8, 2022
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    SpartanNash to cut banners as it looks to sharpen its image

    The grocery distributor and retailer plans to consolidate its fleet of about 150 stores under its Family Fare, Supermercado, Martin’s and D&W banners, company executives said during its inaugural investor day.

    By Nov. 8, 2022
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    Sprouts expands emerging product sourcing across store fleet

    Supplier platform Pod Foods said it is building on the success of its launch at roughly 130 of the specialty grocer’s stores earlier this year.

    By Nov. 8, 2022
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    Opinion // Kroger-Albertsons merger

    How regional grocers can leverage the Kroger-Albertsons merger to fuel growth

    The combined mega-grocer would pose a significant threat — but there are ways for smaller chains to pivot and pick up valuable resources, write David Ritter and Conor Gaffney with Alvarez & Marsal.

    By David Ritter and Conor Gaffney • Nov. 7, 2022
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    National Grocers Association offers food traceability solution

    In a partnership with ReposiTrak, the trade group is waiving the $2,000 setup fee for its members to access a network where suppliers, wholesalers and retailers share data.

    By Nov. 7, 2022
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    Grocers shed positions in October as job market remains solid

    The loss of 2,700 positions last month came after the industry added roles during each of the previous four months, according to preliminary figures published Friday by the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics. 

    By Nov. 7, 2022
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    Homeland Grocery Stores name Walmart, Amazon veteran as new president and CEO

    David Criscione, who helped launch Amazon’s physical stores, is taking over an Oklahoma-based chain that runs 78 grocery stores in four states.

    By Nov. 4, 2022
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    The Friday Checkout: Observations on Chicago’s transforming grocery landscape

    The proposed Kroger-Albertsons merger is drawing fresh attention to the city's competitive grocery market, which is filled with local grocers and entrepreneurs aiming to stand out.

    By Grocery Dive Staff • Nov. 4, 2022
  • Exterior of Washington, D.C., Safeway store at 415 14th Street, SE, on Aug. 11, 2020. Store opened Aug. 12, 2020.
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    Albertsons’ special dividend halted by Washington court

    The $4 billion payout was set to take place Monday, but will now await a hearing next Thursday to determine whether it can happen.

    By Nov. 4, 2022
  • Three men standing in front of shopping carts and a sign that says Dom's Kitchen & Market.
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    How Dom’s Kitchen & Market is addressing 5 grocery trends

    From weaving customer data into the fabric of its business to owning e-commerce, the Chicagoland grocery startup is looking to stay ahead of key industry developments. 

    By Nov. 3, 2022
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    State AGs sue to stop Albertsons’ $4B dividend

    The payout would weaken the grocer as it looks to merge with Kroger, officials of California, Illinois, Washington and Washington, D.C., claimed in a pair of lawsuits.

    By Nov. 3, 2022
  • A sign is posted in front of a Walmart store on November 16, 2021 in American Canyon, California.
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    Walmart adds new health clinics in Florida

    The 16 new locations will open by next fall, the retail giant announced last week.

    By Rebecca Pifer • Nov. 2, 2022
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    Kroger to add ghost kitchens to three Ohio stores

    The grocery chain is working with Kitchen United to bring the to-go food halls, which will let shoppers order from multiple restaurants at once, to supermarkets in the state’s capital region.

    By Nov. 1, 2022
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    Meijer Grocery is heading to a second state

    The superstore operator plans to build a 90,000-square-foot supermarket in Noblesville, Indiana, the Indianapolis suburb’s government said in a tweet on Thursday.

    By Nov. 1, 2022
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    The grocery tech graveyard: 5 recent innovations that got buried

    From delivery robots to scan-and-go, some technology and vendor partnerships haven’t lasted for grocers. 

    By Oct. 31, 2022
  • Back of shopper reaching toward a refillable food container in a store.
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    Why grocers need quick wins with sustainability

    A report by management consultant Alvarez & Marsal outlines actions grocers can take within three to six months that can help kick-start their sustainability journeys.

    By Oct. 31, 2022
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    Save Mart adds Amazon as delivery provider

    The chain is initially offering the service at stores under its Save Mart banner in Lathrop and Ceres, California, and plans to make it available at more locations in the state’s Central Valley.

    By Oct. 31, 2022
  • Target adds Marks & Spencer food and beverage gifts to stores
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    Target is adding holiday grocery gifts from British retailer Marks & Spencer

    The products, including drinking chocolate and festive biscuit tins, are aimed at gifting and entertaining, rounding out Target’s holiday shopping experience.

    By Oct. 28, 2022
  • People in line outside a Trader Joe's store.
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    New York Trader Joe’s workers vote not to unionize

    The decision by employees at a store in Brooklyn follows earlier votes by workers at two other locations in the grocery chain to join the labor group Trader Joe’s United.

    By Oct. 28, 2022