Finances and Deals: Page 2


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    Retail tech provider Swiftly raises $100M

    The company, which helps drive digital shoppers to grocery stores, plans to expand its workforce by about 50%, said Chief Technology Officer Sean Turner.

    By March 9, 2022
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    Buyk halts service due to financing roadblock

    Unable to access funds from its Russian founders, the U.S.-based ultrafast delivery service has furloughed workers and stopped serving customers until it lines up U.S. funding sources.

    By March 8, 2022
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    Kroger's stock price soars after Q4 results and 2022 guidance beat projections

    The grocer's better-than-expected comps and earnings guidance raised its stock price to its highest level in more than a year and indicated it still has plenty of room to grow in 2022.

    By March 3, 2022
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    Publix boosts capital budget for 2022

    The Southeastern chain expects to spend $2 billion this year on new stores and other projects, a 55% increase over the nearly $1.3 billion it invested in 2021.

    By March 2, 2022
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    Grocery Outlet sees a brighter future amid inflation, supply chain woes

    One-stop shopping behaviors have stemmed the company's growth during much of the pandemic, but executives say the chain is resonating with increasingly price-conscious shoppers.

    By , March 2, 2022
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    Target rides traffic boost to 19th straight quarter of growth

    CEO Brian Cornell said that rises in comparable sales and other strong performance numbers were "proof our strategy is working."

    By Ben Unglesbee • March 1, 2022
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    Albertsons could sell off underperforming banners, analyst says

    As the supermarket chain announced its intention to weigh "strategic alternatives," Arun Sundaram with CFRA Research said selling off stores would help it better compete in omnichannel retailing.

    By March 1, 2022
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    Food waste reduction app Flashfood raises $12.3M

    The company plans to use the Series A round to expand its U.S. presence.

    By March 1, 2022
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    Weee raises $425M in latest funding round

    The Series E investment boost, led by SoftBank Vision Fund 2, raises the ethnic e-grocer's valuation to $4.1 billion. 

    By Feb. 28, 2022
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    Sprouts sees comp sales improve and makes executive changes

    The specialty grocer appointed Nicholas Konat, former director of food merchandise planning at Target, as president and chief operating officer, and disclosed that Gil Phipps is no longer serving as chief marketing officer.

    By Feb. 25, 2022
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    Walmart shrugs off disruption as US comps grow 5.6%

    Despite a slowdown in e-commerce and over $400 million in supply chain costs in Q4, the retailer grew its sales and made a pile from non-retail income. 

    By Ben Unglesbee • Feb. 17, 2022
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    Save A Lot finishes conversion to wholesale model

    The discount food retailer said it will hold onto 18 locations in its home market of St. Louis to test "new innovations and programs."

    By Feb. 11, 2022
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    How Natural Grocers' health loyalty program is powering growth

    The company's {N}power membership grew 20% over the past year and now accounts for nearly three-quarters of its net sales.

    By Feb. 7, 2022
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    BJ's to buy four refrigerated distribution centers

    The acquisition of the facilities from longtime partner Burris Logistics will allow the club retailer to handle its perishable supply chain in-house.

    By Jan. 26, 2022
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    Japanese digital food marketplace Bokksu raises $22M

    The Series A round, which brings the New York- and Tokyo-based company's valuation to $100 million, will help expand product assortment, fund more original content and bring on more workers. 

    By Jan. 25, 2022
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    Albertsons' CEO says consumer engagement remains 'strong' amid inflation, but uncertainty looms

    Vivek Sankaran said the grocer hasn't seen a major impact in consumption patterns, though it's preparing for a shift if prices rise further.

    By Jan. 12, 2022
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    Foxtrot brings in $100M, plans to open 25 new stores in 2022

    The upscale convenience store chain is also testing cashierless technology and looking to triple the size of its engineering team to about 120 people, co-founder and CEO Mike LaVitola said.

    By Jan. 11, 2022
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    Albertsons' sales return to pre-pandemic levels, research shows

    The grocer is also seeing fewer shoppers than it did prior to the onset of the public health crisis, but average monthly sales per customer remain up, according to a report by Bloomberg Second Measure.

    By Jan. 6, 2022
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    Costco is adding pickup lockers to more stores

    The retailer expects to have pickup lockers in more than 200 of its locations by the end of 2022 and has launched an online marketplace with almost 1,000 products, Chief Financial Officer Richard Galanti told investors on Thursday.

    By Dec. 13, 2021
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    UNFI gets a Q1 boost from new business and inflation

    The wholesaler recorded $7 billion in net sales — the second time it's ever hit that quarterly number as strong macro trends outpaced supply challenges.

    By Dec. 8, 2021
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    Kroger's stock jumps as comp sales turn positive

    The company posted its first positive identical sales growth this fiscal year as net sales and earnings also beat Wall Street's expectations.

    By Dec. 2, 2021
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    Boxed moves into on-demand, fresh grocery delivery with acquisition

    By acquiring New York's MaxDelivery, the online retailer said it will be able to scale same-day, dark-store-powered service to additional markets in the months ahead.

    By , Nov. 30, 2021
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    Dollar Tree pivots to $1.25 prices even as inflation-wary shoppers seek the retailer out

    The company saw a modest sales bump during the third quarter, with consumers chasing value. Meanwhile, supply chain costs have choked margins.

    By Ben Unglesbee • Nov. 23, 2021
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    Grocery leads sales gains for BJ's as club stores continue to thrive

    Grocery comps for the quarter increased 6%, and the company announced it will begin delivery via DoorDash early next year.

    By Nov. 19, 2021
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    Walmart steals grocery market share in Q3

    Domestic comp sales were up 9.2% in the quarter as consumers turned to the retailer amid record inflation.

    By Maria Monteros • Nov. 16, 2021