Finances and Deals

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    Sprouts acquires two stores in Southern California

    The Phoenix-based grocer purchased two independently owned locations bearing its name in Chula Vista, California.

    By March 21, 2023
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    Boxed considers filing for bankruptcy

    The e-commerce company, which sells bulk-sized pantry items and runs a fresh grocery delivery business in the New York City area, is facing tension with lenders amid a tightening cash position.

    By March 16, 2023
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    What grocery execs are saying about inflation and consumer behavior

    During their most recent earnings calls, leaders at Kroger, Ahold Delhaize and other companies discussed shoppers’ price concerns and how inflation is moderating unevenly across categories.

    By , March 14, 2023
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    Meijer and Flashfood expand tie-up to include SNAP payments

    The Midwestern grocer is the first of the food waste solution company’s partners to make the payment method accessible on the company’s app. 

    By March 14, 2023
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    States are looking to cut their grocery taxes. Here’s what that means for grocers.

    The taxes not only disproportionately impact lower-income shoppers but can also influence where they buy food and distract from retail differentiation strategies, said Andy Harig with the Food Industry Association.

    By March 13, 2023
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    UNFI’s profits plunge as sales hit a record

    The grocery retailer and wholesaler has slashed its outlook for fiscal year 2023 and is implementing a “transformation agenda” to improve its performance, CEO Sandy Douglas said during an earnings call Wednesday.

    By March 8, 2023
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    The Friday Checkout: Private brands shine in grocery earnings

    The CEOs of Sprouts, Kroger and Dollar Tree recently told investors they plan to expand their store brands, noting their private label lines are resonating with inflation-weary consumers. 

    By Grocery Dive Staff • March 3, 2023
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    Sprouts accelerates rollout of smaller stores

    The retailer plans to open at least 30 locations in 2023, all of which will be based on its newer format, and to close 11 larger ones based on its legacy design, executives said Thursday.

    By March 3, 2023
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    Blue Apron has a plan to avoid NYSE delisting

    The meal kit maker has until June 21, 2024, to address its global market capitalization listing standard deficiency and until June 21, 2023, to fix its share price listing standard deficiency.

    By March 3, 2023
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    Homecooked meals marketplace Shef raises $73.5M, plans nationwide expansion

    The company is now accepting applications from cooks across the country to sell their meals on the platform.

    By March 1, 2023
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    SpartanNash’s comps rise but earnings plummet

    For fiscal year 2022, the grocery distributor and supermarket operator recorded net earnings of $34.5 million, down over 50% from the prior fiscal year.

    By Feb. 24, 2023
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    Consumers believe inflation is much higher than it really is

    U.S. shoppers assume food-at-home prices are going up at twice their actual pace and overestimate grocers’ profitability, per Dunnhumby’s latest Consumer Trends Tracker.

    By Feb. 15, 2023
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    Grocery shoppers take legal action to stop Kroger from buying Albertsons

    The lawsuit, filed last week in federal court, claims the merger would negatively impact consumers by raising prices, cutting choices and hurting service.

    By Feb. 8, 2023
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    The Friday Checkout: Discounters reap the rewards of 2022 inflation

    Aldi, Lidl and Grocery Outlet have already seen increased foot traffic and store expansion coming off years of pandemic-influenced shopping behavior, supply chain disruptions and inflation.

    By Grocery Dive Staff • Jan. 6, 2023
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    SpartanNash acquires Midwestern grocery supplier Great Lakes Foods

    In purchasing the food wholesaler, the food solutions company also took ownership of its 300,000-square-food distribution center located in Menominee, Michigan.

    By Jan. 5, 2023
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    8 trends that will shape the grocery industry in 2023

    The lingering impacts of inflation, the growth of retail media and the full return of the store shopping experience will have a significant impact in the year ahead, experts predict.

    By Grocery Dive Staff • Jan. 4, 2023
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    Relationshop acquires grocery e-commerce provider

    The acquisition was driven by a need to offer an end-to-end e-commerce platform that can compete with larger players like Amazon and Instacart, said Relationshop CEO Galen Walters.

    By Jan. 4, 2023
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    Albertsons special dividend remains paused as legal fight heads into 2023

    While the temporary restraining order against the payment remains until a Washington State Supreme Court review in early February, the grocery company won a ruling in a Washington, D.C., district court.

    By Dec. 22, 2022
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    11 top M&A grocery deals of 2022

    The proposed Kroger-Albertsons merger may have stolen the spotlight, but this year also saw a string of major acquisitions that combined grocers and advanced digital innovations. 

    By , Dec. 22, 2022
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    Kroger promotes $10 meals during the holidays

    The grocer said it’s offering numerous options at that price point for a family of four as budget-conscious shoppers navigate the gifting season.

    By Dec. 20, 2022
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    Getir acquires ultrafast delivery rival Gorillas

    The deal consolidates two of the major players in an industry that has struggled to grow in the U.S.

    By Dec. 12, 2022
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    Judge denies preliminary injunction against Albertsons’ $4B dividend

    The Friday ruling by a Washington state judge extended a temporary restraining order halting the payment until Dec. 19 to allow time for the state’s attorney general to appeal the ruling.

    By Dec. 12, 2022
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    Blue Apron cuts 10% of corporate jobs as it faces cash crunch

    The meal kit company said Thursday it looks to shave costs by $50 million during the coming year.

    By Dec. 9, 2022
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    UNFI posts sales increase in Q1, links automation plans to growth

    The grocery wholesaler and retailer brought in net sales of $7.5 billion during the quarter, a 7.6% year-over-year increase due largely to inflation and new business.

    By Dec. 7, 2022
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    Kroger gets FTC request for more details on Albertsons merger

    The federal agency’s call for more information extends the waiting period for the grocers as they undergo the regulatory review process. 

    By Dec. 6, 2022