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Walmart Sells Majority Stake in Japanese Supermarket Chain

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

Retailers

Walmart Whips Up Interactive Video Series With Celebrity Chefs

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.

The latest Winsight Live with Supermarket Guru Phil Lempert looks at Ahold Delhaize’s third-quarter earnings and future plans, including a subscription program for Giant; how Fabric took a different approach in creating a microfulfillment center; what it’s like to work for Trader Joe’s, as told from a former employee; the latest M&A news in the convenience-store space; and more.

The latest Winsight Live with Supermarket Guru Phil Lempert examines Sprouts’ third-quarter fiscal results; how grocers are preparing for a holiday season plagued by COVID; QuikTrip’s foray into urgent care; Amazon’s new app in which it pays shoppers to share their receipts; and more.

The latest Winsight Live with Supermarket Guru Phil Lempert looks at which grocers are winning the technology wars; Kroger’s update on its Restock plan; how restaurants are reinventing secret menus; what has consumers concerned, according to dunnhumby’s latest Worry Index; and more.

Newsweek and Statista rank the top supermarkets, warehouse stores and online grocers in annual customer service survey.

Winsight’s latest live news roundtable, Winsight Live with Supermarket Guru Phil Lempert, explores Dollar General’s new value-focused, non-consumable concept, Popshelf; insights from CSP’s Dispensed Beverage Forum, including an innovative idea to recoup business from the altered category due to COVID; retail forecast trends for 2021; Natural Grocer’s new virtual health and wellness initiative; and more.

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