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Winsight Live: Earnings Season, Albertsons’ Transformation and Dollar Competition

The latest Winsight Live with Supermarket Guru Phil Lempert takes a look at the latest earnings reports from The Kroger Co. and Dollar General; what’s guiding Albertsons’ transformation; the competition rural grocers are facing from dollar stores; and more.

Retailers

Kings Moves to Close 5 Unsold Stores

Kings Food Markets parent KB Holdings is looking for bankruptcy court approval to reject the leases of 5 New Jersey Kings stores, along with its corporate headquarters, paring the chain down to the 27 units planned to be sold to Acme.

The latest Winsight Live with Supermarket Guru Phil Lempert examines Hy-Vee’s new premium membership model; FoodX Technologies new hire to lead stateside growth; Top Friendly Markets’ strategies for preventing out-of-stocks; the surge in grocery sales on Black Friday; innovative efforts by restaurants trying to recoup lost Q4 sales; and more.

The latest Winsight Live with Supermarket Guru Phil Lempert explores Benjamin Lorr’s book, “The Secret Life of Groceries,” which offers a humorous look at the industry with a dark edge; what Ahold’s vision for FreshDirect is after acquiring the rival; how an online farmers market is helping consumers and farms stay connected; how 7-Eleven plans to reach net zero emissions by 2050; how Costco’s journey through the pandemic has differed from other retailers; and more.

The latest Winsight Live with Supermarket Guru Phil Lempert looks at how Walmart performed in its fiscal third quarter; what Bacon & Kegs beer has to do with Waffle House; how the pandemic turned the fresh perimeter upside down; what limited-time offers are trending around the world; how GetGo’s foodservice is resonating with consumers and how it’s embracing tech; where Amazon could be launching Amazon Fresh next and the e-tailer’s plans for pharmacy; and more.

Investment firm KKR and Tokyo-based Rakuten will bring deep Japanese market expertise to Seiyu, the companies say.

Jamie Oliver, Patti LaBelle and Ree Drummond are lending their star power to a video series that lets users customize recipes and purchase ingredients as they go.

Customer convenience is in focus with the refresh of two stores in Schnucks' hometown.

The latest Winsight Live with Supermarket Guru Phil Lempert examines Grocery Outlet’s expansion plans for 2021; Walmart’s decision to end its partnership with Bossa Nova and its inventory tracking robots; restaurants’ innovative approaches to keeping food and customers warm as indoor dining continues to be limited; Healthy Living Market’s goal to be the Northeast’s leading mid-size natural grocer; and more.

Supply-chain and process improvements can yield savings in an uncertain operating environment, Tony Sarsam says.

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