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When a Kmart Closes, a Window Opens for Wegmans in Manhattan

Wegmans is taking another bite out of The Big Apple with a new store in Manhattan, scheduled to open in the second half of 2023.

Retailers

CPI: Protein Was Pricier in May

Retail beef prices jumped by the most since last June as meat, poultry, fish and eggs led price hikes at the grocery store in May, according to the latest monthly consumer price index report.

After a disappointing April, the U.S. economy added more than half a million jobs in May, but grocery stores saw another month of declines.

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Authorities have charged five Brazilian nationals with creating fraudulent driver accounts, money laundering and ID theft through exploiting gig-economy apps; the move to grocery delivery facilitated the scheme as customers who presented ID for alcohol delivery became victims.

Another workplace shooting shakes the industry as employees are shot at a busy store in West Hempstead, N.Y.

In the aftermath of a shooting in Colorado that killed 10 shoppers, employees and a responding officer, the Kroger banner commits $1M to a charitable fund, invites shoppers to contribute.

The last and latest Winsight Live with Supermarket Guru Phil Lempert explores how Aldi’s estranged sister retailers are joining forces behind grocery e-commerce; what college students think of Trader Joe’s, which continues to open locations near college campuses; where Walmart plans to invest heavily next; and more.

The latest Winsight Live with Supermarket Guru Phil Lempert offers details into Ahold Delhaize USA’s e-commerce fulfillment center in Philadelphia; Aldi’s growth plans for the year, which includes 100 new stores; Healthy Living Market and Cafe’s new chef-driven food program that takes retail foodservice to a new level; frozen seafood’s successful year; and more.

The latest Winsight Live with Supermarket Guru Phil Lempert offers insights into the Price Chopper and Tops Market merger; Kroger’s decision to offer a vaccine incentive and additional hero pay bonus; grocers who are effecting long-lasting change with regard to diversity, equity and inclusion; Whole Food’s goal to convey in-store its commitment to local; and more.

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