Corporate Operations: Page 2


  • A UNFI zero emissions trailer.
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    UNFI hires new retail chief

    The company has named former Rite Aid executive Andre Persaud as president and CEO of the division that oversees its Cub and Shoppers Food Warehouse banners.

    By Nov. 1, 2023
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    Sprouts revises 2024 store count expansion plans

    The specialty grocer plans to open 35 new locations next year rather than 40, the company’s CFO said Tuesday during an earnings call.

    By Nov. 1, 2023
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    Walmart invests over $500M to upgrade 117 stores

    The big-box retailer will devote more than $9 billion over two years to modernize over 1,400 stores across the U.S.

    By Tatiana Walk-Morris • Oct. 31, 2023
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    Sprouts names new CFO

    Curtis Valentine, who currently serves as the retailer’s senior vice president of finance, will take over as finance chief on Jan. 1 following the retirement of current CFO Chip Molloy.

    By Oct. 31, 2023
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    Publix accused of not paying hourly managers for overtime work

    The Florida-based retailer is facing a collective action lawsuit that claims the chain required some of its workers to handle tasks before and after their shifts without compensation.

    By Oct. 31, 2023
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    How grocers can boost their ESG reporting

    A new analysis of 82 food retailers identifies gaps in how companies share progress and goals on environmental, social and corporate governance issues — and gives advice for improvements. 

    By Oct. 31, 2023
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    Order up! How grocers are replicating the restaurant experience in retail

    As the gap widens between grocery and restaurant prices, food retailers see an opportunity to turn up the heat on their made-to-order meals to lure cost-conscious consumers.

    By Oct. 30, 2023
  • NLRB finalizes joint employer rule

    The National Grocers Association and FMI both said they are disappointed with the rule, with the former claiming it could put small grocers at risk of increased litigation and higher labor costs.

    By Ryan Golden • Oct. 30, 2023
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    Navigating the future: Insights from the FMI Supply Chain Forum

    The primary theme of the 2023 FMI Supply Chain Forum was the challenge of adapting to constant, rapid change. Grocers need to invest in core capabilities, build resilience through digital transformation and take a customer-centric approach.

    By Ben Wynkoop, Global Industry Strategist, Grocery & Convenience at Blue Yonder • Oct. 30, 2023
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    Amazon sidesteps consumer woes with help from side businesses

    Subscriptions, ads and third-party seller services outpaced growth in retail in Q3, and Prime Video will soon also be a money-maker.

    By Daphne Howland • Oct. 27, 2023
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    BJ’s adds SNAP EBT as payment method for Instacart customers

    The announcement comes a year after the club retailer started accepting SNAP benefits via its own e-commerce platforms.

    By Oct. 27, 2023
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    The Friday Checkout: Food insecurity keeps retailers off balance

    A new USDA study found that the percentage of food-insecure households is on the rise, while University of Missouri research forecasts federal spending on SNAP will decline in 2024.

    By Grocery Dive Staff • Oct. 27, 2023
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    Shipt cuts staff as its ‘business and industry have changed dramatically’

    The Target-owned e-commerce company has eliminated around 3.5% of its filled positions, according to local news reports.

    By Oct. 26, 2023
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    Grocery Outlet outlines top priorities in first ESG report

    Avoiding food waste and ensuring affordable food access are some of the “critical” areas the discounter said it is focused on. 

    By Oct. 25, 2023
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    H-E-B is leaning into a diverse array of store formats and facilities

    The retailer is expanding its supermarket footprint while also digging deeper into convenience stores, discount shops and its e-commerce fulfillment centers.

    By , , Oct. 25, 2023
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    Wakefern Food names new chairman

    McMenamin Family Markets President Sean McMenamin is taking over from Joseph Colalillo, who led the retailer-owned cooperative’s board of directors for 18 years.

    By Oct. 25, 2023
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    Albertsons awarding $6M in grants to support SNAP, WIC sign-ups

    Funded by a recent donation drive, the grants link to the grocer’s goal of helping 50,000 eligible people enroll in the federal meal programs in 2023.

    By Oct. 24, 2023
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    ShopRite closing string of stores in upstate New York

    The chain plans to shutter several locations in and around the state’s capitol later this year due to lackluster performance, according to a spokesperson for the grocery operator.

    By Oct. 23, 2023
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    How grocers are approaching delivery as the market evolves

    Companies like Hy-Vee, Whole Foods and The Fresh Market have moved ahead with efforts to expand their e-commerce operations even as customer demand for online services has lost steam.

    By Oct. 23, 2023
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    ShopRite supermarket with hardware store set to open in New Jersey

    The supermarket, owned by Wakefern Food member RoNetco Supermarkets, will be the first in the chain to feature a True Value hardware department.

    By Oct. 20, 2023
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    The Friday Checkout: Kroger’s retail media business breaks new ground

    The grocery giant plans to measure carbon emissions linked to offsite media campaigns and launch a programmatic offering amid an increasingly competitive retail media landscape. 

    By Grocery Dive Staff • Oct. 20, 2023
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    Costco names Ron Vachris as CEO

    Vachris, a veteran company executive who currently serves as president and chief operating officer of the club retailer, will take over the top job from Craig Jelinek on Jan. 1.

    By Oct. 19, 2023
  • Sign that says Dom's Kitchen and Market surrounded by Christmas trees and string lights.
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    How Dom’s new CEO is building a ‘food experience’ in Chicago

    As it deepens its presence in the city's evolving grocery landscape, the young retailer is looking to stand out with its quality meal offerings, curated assortment and neighborhood hub atmosphere.

    By Oct. 19, 2023
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    UNFI unveils zero-emission refrigerated delivery system linked to efficiency efforts

    The new semitrucks and refrigerated trailer systems in the Sacramento and Gilroy, California, markets support the grocery wholesaler’s emissions-reduction goals and efforts to boost its ailing profitability.

    By Oct. 18, 2023
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    Deep Dive

    What’s ahead in grocery M&A?

    Kroger and Albertsons’ proposed mega-merger has prompted players in the industry to explore ways to work together, analysts and observers say.

    By , Oct. 18, 2023