Corporate Operations: Page 4


  • Inside a Whole Foods Market store in Washington, D.C., with end caps signifying a sale.
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    ‘Whole Paycheck’ no more? Whole Foods is ramping up value messaging.

    The specialty grocer’s store shelves in the Washington, D.C., area are coated in yellow discount tags signaling the retailer may be trying to appear more price-friendly to shoppers.

    By May 16, 2024
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    Foxtrot files for bankruptcy

    The decision to file for Chapter 7 was made during a meeting of Outfox’s board of directors, who reviewed the financial condition of the company and each of its subsidiaries.

    By Brett Dworski • May 15, 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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    Meijer opens 3 supercenters in a single day

    The Midwestern retailer debuted two locations in Ohio and one in Michigan on Tuesday.

    By May 15, 2024
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    Walmart confirms hundreds of corporate layoffs

    The retailer also said the majority of remote workers and those at offices in Dallas, Atlanta and Toronto, must relocate — mostly to its Arkansas headquarters.

    By Nate Delesline III • May 14, 2024
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    E-grocer Thrive Market records revenue boost with EBT acceptance

    Since launching the payment capability in late February, the natural foods retailer has brought in more than $1 million in EBT revenue.

    By May 14, 2024
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    Online grocery sales rise broadly in April

    The pickup, delivery and ship-to-home channels all posted increases last month and mass retailers expanded their share of the digital grocery sector, Brick Meets Click and Mercatus reported.

    By May 14, 2024
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    Rapidly growing Aldi aims to strengthen supplier ties

    During its inaugural supplier event, the discounter said it’s open to new ways of collaborating as it looks to boost its store count by 30% in the next five years. 

    By May 14, 2024
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    Foxtrot’s assets auctioned for $2.2M in what one attendee called a ‘completely ramrodded’ process

    The virtual sale on Friday seemed to leave people with more questions than answers after organizer JPMorgan Chase didn’t describe the lot for sale and only entertained one bid.

    By Brett Dworski • May 13, 2024
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    Instacart sees smart carts as key growth driver

    The company expects to deploy thousands of its screen-equipped carts in grocery stores by the end of 2024, CEO Fidji Simo said.

    By May 13, 2024
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    Schnucks shuttering Eatwell Market format

    The chain said it is discontinuing the natural and organic banner, which debuted in 2020, after “significant analysis and evaluation.”

    By , Updated May 10, 2024
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    HelloFresh to close Georgia distribution center, cut more than 700 jobs

    The meal kit company will shutter its facility near Atlanta in July as it deals with reduced customer demand for its products.

    By May 10, 2024
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    Weis Markets reignites store growth

    The regional chain plans to begin construction on six new locations this year as it works through supply chain disruptions that have slowed down progress.

    By May 9, 2024
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    Foxtrot’s assets to be sold this week

    Friday’s foreclosure sale will include “substantially all of the assets” of the c-store retailer, including inventory, intellectual property, documents and more.

    By Brett Dworski • May 9, 2024
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    Thrive Market to pay more than $1.5M to settle civil lawsuit

    The suit alleges the membership-based e-grocer violated a California state law prohibiting companies from automatically renewing subscriptions without affirmative consent.

    By May 8, 2024
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    Ahold Delhaize reports muted Q1 results as FreshDirect remains a drag

    The grocer’s same-store sales moved up about 1% in the U.S. during the period, but net sales were off by a similar percentage and digital sales dropped more than 10%.

    By May 8, 2024
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    Behind the scenes of Sprouts’ private label growth

    The grocer is in the final stages of rebranding its store brands, a segment that has nearly doubled its sales share since 2017.

    By May 7, 2024
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    Walmart taps Swisslog to automate 3 milk facilities

    The technology platform consists of cranes, palletizing and de-palletizing robots, a pallet conveyor system, a small-load conveyor system and software to operate it all.

    By S.L. Fuller • May 7, 2024
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    Dom’s Kitchen co-founder joins The Partnering Group

    Don Fitzgerald, the veteran industry executive who formerly led the now-defunct Chicago grocery startup, is now a partner in the consulting firm’s retail practice.

    By May 7, 2024
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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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    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