Corporate Operations: Page 3


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    Walmart will pay up to $110,000 for long-haul drivers

    The company also opened a path for supply chain workers in Delaware and Texas to earn commercial driver's licenses through a training program.

    By Colin Campbell • April 8, 2022
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    Walmart opening 5 health 'superstores' in delayed Florida launch

    The retailer has been focused on building out its omnichannel care offerings as it moves into direct healthcare delivery.

    By Rebecca Pifer • April 7, 2022
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    Southeastern Grocers sets sustainable packaging targets for own brands

    The grocery company plans to eliminate polystyrene; make all packaging reusable, recyclable or industrially compostable; and use an average of 30% post-consumer recycled material in its packaging by 2028.

    By April 7, 2022
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    Seattle-area grocer launches all-electric delivery fleet

    Town & Country Markets is also moving goods between its stores using the battery-powered vehicles, according to PacWesty, an adventure travel company that owns and operates the vans.

    By April 7, 2022
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    Instacart continues rollout of worker tools with tip protection and multi-store batching features

    As it looks to retain its large gig workforce during low unemployment, Instacart has added new resources aimed at boosting workers' earnings.

    By April 6, 2022
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    Albertsons and Kroger reach labor deal with unions in California

    The tentative agreement between seven United Food and Commercial Workers locals and the grocery chains heads off a threatened strike.

    By April 6, 2022
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    Kroger launches restaurant supply business

    The grocer now offers next-day delivery in the greater Dallas area aimed at small and independent establishments.

    By April 6, 2022
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    Save Mart taps former Albertsons marketing chief as executive chairman

    In an interview, Shane Sampson said the newly acquired regional grocery chain plans to be "nimble and agile" and that new private equity owner Kingswood Capital Management understands retail.

    By April 5, 2022
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    Aldi is the fastest-growing US grocery chain, report says

    The 88 U.S. locations the grocer debuted last year total more than 2.2 million square feet of space — well ahead of the 1.3 million square feet Publix added, according to professional services firm Jones Lang LaSalle.

    By April 4, 2022
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    Gopuff laying off 3% of its global workforce

    The rapidly expanding company is cutting hundreds of positions as it faces sector-wide challenges and a need to realign as a global business.

    By April 1, 2022
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    Walmart plots roadmap for media business with focus on premium ads

    The retailer is quickly scaling its retail media business as the segment draws significant revenue but also faces stiffer competition.

    By Peter Adams • April 1, 2022
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    BJ's adds same-day delivery subscription as membership perk

    Same-Day Select offers two options for no-fee deliveries from the club retailer, further expanding its efforts to boost e-commerce loyalty and buying options.

    By March 31, 2022
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    Regional chains announce new sustainability initiatives

    New Seasons Market is switching to more eco-friendly packaging for its private label line of fresh pasta, while Meijer will hold its first supplier summit focused on sustainability in late June. 

    By March 30, 2022
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    Kroger faces criticism over animal welfare, worker pay from activist investor Carl Icahn

    Icahn has nominated two candidates for the supermarket chain's board of directors, saying the company "has turned a blind eye to both human and animal suffering."

    By March 30, 2022
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    Kroger opens ad inventory to third-party platforms in latest scale play

    The grocer's media business has initially granted access to three firms in a move aimed at boosting flexibility for ad buyers.

    By Peter Adams • March 29, 2022
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    BJ's teams with DoorDash to offer grocery delivery

    The service is available to customers who aren't BJ's members, but members of the club retailer are eligible for lower prices.

    By March 29, 2022
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    Sprouts ties new loan terms to sustainability goals

    The health-focused grocer will incur lower borrowing costs under the revolving credit facility if it achieves targets for the sale of socially and environmentally sustainable products and the diversity of its board of directors.

    By March 28, 2022
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    Column

    Pardon the Disruption: Instacart fights to stay relevant with retailers

    The company that's shown a knack for evolution is now entering a new act. Will its deeper focus on retailer services keep it flying high?

    By March 28, 2022
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    Instacart slashes its valuation by nearly 40%

    The move comes amid a significant slowdown in growth on its core marketplace and follows its expansion into new technology services for retailers.

    By March 25, 2022
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    URB-E partners with indoor farming startup to deliver locally grown produce in NYC

    The company is using containers propelled by electric bicycles to transport greens grown by Square Roots to retailers.

    By March 25, 2022
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    Kroger partners with Nvidia to boost freshness efforts using AI

    The companies will build a laboratory to study ways to use the computer graphics firm's technology to spot early signs of food spoilage, plot optimal delivery routes and make operations in Kroger's stores more efficient.

    By March 24, 2022
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    Q&A

    How the Ukraine conflict and supply chain chaos could play out in food prices

    Wells Fargo chief agricultural economist Michael Swanson is already seeing improvements in inflationary pressures such as labor and transportation, even as "the next wave" of increases takes hold.

    By Chris Casey • March 23, 2022
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    Inside the Store: Bristol Farms' first Newfound Market location

    The 34,000-square-foot food hall-focused store in Irvine, California, includes several fast-casual food venues as well as a full-service Italian restaurant that offers seating for 120 people.

    By March 23, 2022
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    The Fresh Market's first-ever loyalty program brings customization to the store level

    "The Ultimate Loyalty Program" offers perks like digital coupons, purchase frequency rewards for select departments and a free slice of cake during a member's birthday month.

    By March 23, 2022
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    Opinion

    The crisis after the crisis: What grocers can expect after an active shooter incident

    Food retail managers should be prepared to handle external communication and support for victims and their families in the aftermath of violence, writes security expert William Flynn.

    By William Flynn • March 22, 2022