Finances and Deals: Page 2


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    Boxed acquired by MSG Distributors

    The regional distributor of consumables and household products stated it will work to continue serving Boxed’s customers, vendors and brands.

    By Aug. 21, 2023
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    State officials urge FTC to stop Kroger-Albertsons merger

    In a Wednesday letter to Federal Trade Commission Chair Lina Khan, seven secretaries of state said the proposed deal would hurt shoppers, suppliers and workers.

    By Aug. 17, 2023
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    Meal kit roundup: HelloFresh earnings surge as Blue Apron announces layoffs

    HelloFresh reported record adjusted EBITDA during Q2 even as its active customer base shrunk, while Blue Apron laid off around 20% of its corporate staff during the quarter.

    By Aug. 11, 2023
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    Ahold Delhaize sees results moderate in Q2

    The company recorded increases in comparable-store and net sales in the U.S., but both measures came in significantly lower on a year-over-year basis for the second straight quarter.

    By Aug. 9, 2023
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    Save A Lot unloads last corporate-operated stores

    The discount grocer is selling 18 St. Louis-area locations to Leevers Supermarkets as it finishes transferring ownership of all of its stores to independent licensees.

    By Aug. 8, 2023
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    Sponsored by Revionics

    Setting an initial pricing strategy for new products

    How new advancements in data science unlock optimized pricing faster for new SKUs.

    By Matthew Pavich, Sr. Director, Strategy & Innovation, Revionics • July 31, 2023
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    Albertsons records robust Q1 but outlines challenges on the horizon

    The grocery chain posted a 4.9% increase in ID sales, but remains “mindful” of how slowing inflation and SNAP spending will impact the business, CEO Vivek Sankaran said in a statement.

    By July 25, 2023
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    The Friday Checkout: The biggest winner on Amazon Prime Day? Cats.

    Data from the 48-hour online sales event showed that cat treats and household essentials were among the hottest products, highlighting the ongoing effects of inflation.

    By Grocery Dive Staff • July 14, 2023
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    Simbe Robotics raises $28M as it aims to bring its aisle-scanning tech to more retailers

    The startup, which works with retailers including Schnucks, SpartanNash and BJ’s Wholesale Club, plans to tap the funds to help retailers leverage shopper data, co-founder and CEO Brad Bogolea said.

    By July 13, 2023
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    Brookshire Grocery prescribes a sale for most of its pharmacies

    The Texas-based grocer has agreed to sell all of its 120 pharmacies in Texas, Louisiana and Arkansas to Walgreens, but will hold onto pharmacies in stores it operates under its Reasor’s banner in Oklahoma.

    By July 11, 2023
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    Retrieved from El Rancho Supermercado on June 29, 2023
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    El Rancho Supermercado bought by Heritage Grocers Group

    The deal brings the 28-store ethnic supermarket chain under common ownership with specialty grocers Cardenas Markets and Tony's Fresh Market.

    By June 29, 2023
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    Dollar Tree is rolling out groceries priced up to $5

    At its annual investor conference last week, the discount retailer said it’s introducing higher-priced goods in categories like bread, ice cream and general merchandise at thousands of stores.

    By June 28, 2023
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    The Friday Checkout: Is Kroger’s uninspiring Q1 a red flag for the grocery giant?

    While the grocer’s CEO projected confidence about the company’s future, the sour reaction from investors could be a sign that they think a bumpy ride is in store.

    By Grocery Dive Staff • June 16, 2023
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    Dollar General cuts guidance, shareholders OK safety audit

    The retailer also plans to slow the opening pace of its PopShelf stores this year.

    By Nate Delesline III • June 1, 2023
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    Aldi says its latest price cuts will save shoppers more than $60M

    The summer promotion reduces the cost of more than 250 items as grocers continue to find ways to support shoppers impacted by inflation.

    By May 26, 2023
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    Walmart captures nearly 26% of SNAP grocery dollars

    Kroger, which has the second highest share, accounts for 8.4% of yearly SNAP spending, while Albertsons sees 5.9%, according to data from Numerator.

    By May 19, 2023
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    Target expects $500M profit hit due to theft

    The retailer is implementing additional preventive measures in stores, but expects a major impact to its bottom line if theft and organized retail crime trends continue.

    By May 18, 2023
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    Blue Apron strikes $50M deal to transition to ‘asset-light’ model

    The meal kit maker plans to transfer fulfillment centers, equipment, expertise and an undisclosed number of employees to FreshRealm, which supplies fresh meals to retailers.

    By May 16, 2023
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    Ahold Delhaize sees strong US Q1 results with omnichannel, remodeling efforts

    The Dutch grocer is continuing to grow its market share stateside, where it saw a nearly 12% increase in online sales, executives told investors Wednesday.

    By May 11, 2023
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    Grocery Outlet revises full-year outlook after robust Q1

    Following a strong first quarter driven by same-store sales results and gross margin expansion, the grocer is bolstering its forecast for fiscal year 2023.

    By May 11, 2023
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    HelloFresh hits new quarterly revenue high

    For its North American segment in Q1, the meal kit company’s average order value and orders per customer were up year-over-year while its number of orders and customer growth slipped.

    By April 27, 2023
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    Walmart+ offering 20K free memberships for Mother’s Day promotion

    The retailer also cut the price of its membership in half ahead of the holiday season to entice more shoppers to join.

    By Nate Delesline III • April 25, 2023
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    Grocers launch new SNAP benefits

    Eligible Giant Food shoppers in Baltimore will receive a $15 promo code for online produce orders, while Harvest Market in Northern California is participating in a health food program.

    By April 18, 2023
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    Coborn’s to buy Sullivan’s Foods

    The company’s deal to acquire the 11-store chain will mark the Minneapolis-based retailer’s expansion to Illinois and brings its store count to 77 locations in six states.

    By April 17, 2023
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    Boxed files for Chapter 11 bankruptcy

    The company intends to sell its software business while it winds down retail operations over the next several weeks.

    By April 3, 2023