Corporate Operations: Page 3


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    Kroger spending $45M on store upgrades in Ohio and Indiana

    The retailer, which is also spending $39 million on a previously announced new location in Warren County, Ohio, is drawing attention to store investments as it seeks approval to merge with Albertsons.

    By May 6, 2024
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    Aldi looks to sharpen its cost-cutting edge

    The discounter plans to cut prices on over 250 items this summer in a move it said would save shoppers $100 million.

    By May 3, 2024
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    Trendline

    Top 5 stories from Grocery Dive

    Top stories from Grocery Dive 2023/2024

    By Grocery Dive staff
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    How The Raley’s Companies has redefined its sustainability and labor benchmarks

    Since acquiring Bashas’ in late 2021, the grocery company has broadened its impact report to look at all its divisions’ initiatives over the last two years.

    By May 2, 2024
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    Automatic age verification comes to self-checkout

    An AI-driven solution that’s being tested in Germany has eliminated the need for cashier intervention in 80% of age-restricted transactions, manufacturer Diebold Nixdorf said.

    By Jessica Loder • May 2, 2024
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    Sam’s Club’s receipt-verification tech speeds ahead

    The AI-based equipment is now in place at a fifth of the chain’s locations and is helping shoppers exit more than 20% faster than before.

    By May 1, 2024
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    Amazon now has a grocery subscription. Should grocers follow suit?

    Subscriptions are a “necessary evil” as grocers look to address the high costs of grocery e-commerce, said Brick Meets Click Partner David Bishop.

    By May 1, 2024
  • Tops buys 5 stores

    The purchase includes four full-service stores and a Tops Xpress in the greater Buffalo, New York, area previously run by a longtime franchise partner. 

    By April 30, 2024
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    Walmart to close health centers due to ‘lack of profitability’

    The retailer also plans to end telehealth services, citing operational costs and reimbursement complexities that made its healthcare business unsustainable.

    By Nate Delesline III • April 30, 2024
  • A photo of a sign in the window of a Foxtrot site. It says "Thanks a lot! As of today, we are closing for the final time. Thank you for the time we had together."
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    Pardon the Disruption: What the sudden loss of Foxtrot and Dom’s means for retail

    Their demise underscores just how difficult it is to bring new, innovative ideas to life in the shadow of large-scale competitors and the grinding need for efficiency.

    By April 30, 2024
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    Getir pulls out of the US but says FreshDirect will keep operating

    The quick-delivery company said it is redirecting its capital to its home market of Turkey, where it generates more than 90% of its revenue and sees the most potential for growth.

    By Updated April 29, 2024
  • Rob Walton speaks to shareholders at the 2011 Walmart Shareholders Meeting in Fayetteville, Arkansas.
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    Rob Walton ends long-standing tenure on Walmart board

    The eldest son of founder Sam Walton has been with the company since 1969 — and even longer if you count his job at his father’s original five-and-dime.

    By Daphne Howland • April 29, 2024
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    Will Kroger and Albertsons’ revised divestiture plan satisfy the FTC?

    The grocers’ new deal with C&S Wholesale Grocers indicates they have heard the agency’s concerns — but whether it will be enough to get their proposed merger through remains unclear, analysts said.

    By April 29, 2024
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    The Friday Checkout: Grocers turn to loyalty programs to battle the likes of Aldi, Walmart

    Promoting value and rewarding loyal customers are critical as supermarkets go head-to-head with discounters.

    By Grocery Dive Staff • April 26, 2024
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    Ahold Delhaize allocates proceeds of its green bond to sustainability efforts

    The Dutch grocer allotted the largest portion of the earnings toward green buildings and energy efficiencies.

    By April 26, 2024
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    H-E-B to build Texas distribution campus

    The grocer has closed on a land deal and plans to have several facilities support its supply chain operations.

    By April 26, 2024
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    Foxtrot, Dom’s sued amid mass layoff

    A class action complaint claims the companies violated the WARN Act by failing to give its employees at least 60 days notice of the shutdown.

    By Brett Dworski • April 25, 2024
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    How Giant Food revamped its loyalty program

    Private label is playing a starring role as the East Coast grocer looks to boost engagement with shoppers and demonstrate a commitment to value.

    By April 24, 2024
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    Sprouts will pay $265K to settle federal discrimination charge

    A federal investigation determined the specialty grocer subjected employees in the Los Angeles area to sexual harassment and retaliation.

    By April 24, 2024
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    Albertsons sees more turmoil ahead as it closes the books on a tough year

    The grocer posted anemic same-store sales growth during its latest quarter, with lower inflation and a growing reliance on pharmacy posing key challenges.

    By April 23, 2024
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    The Department of Labor will raise overtime salary threshold to $44K in July, $59K next year

    The final rule expands overtime pay eligibility to millions of U.S. workers, the department said.

    By Ryan Golden • April 23, 2024
  • Sign that says Dom's Kitchen and Market surrounded by Christmas trees and string lights.
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    Dom’s, Foxtrot cease operations

    The companies “found no viable option despite good faith and exhaustive efforts,” Dom’s posted on its website.

    By , Brett Dworski • Updated April 23, 2024
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    Taking a closer look at Kroger and Albertsons’ revised divestiture deal with C&S

    A series of charts and maps shows how the retailers’ revised deal differs from the original, and how it would impact markets across the country.

    By Updated April 26, 2024
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    Kroger and Albertsons update divestiture plan with C&S

    The grocery chains have increased the number of stores they plan to divest and added other assets to the deal as they press ahead with their embattled merger plan.

    By , April 22, 2024
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    Gelson’s replaces president and CEO

    The Southern California chain said Albertsons veteran Ryan Adams has assumed both positions.

    By April 19, 2024
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    The Friday Checkout: Amazon takes back the mic on Just Walk Out

    The company is working overtime to shift perception of frictionless tech back to its favor.

    By Grocery Dive Staff • April 19, 2024