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NGA: Squeeze on Indie Grocers Hurts Communities

"Even to this day we're experiencing really low fill rates on a lot of these popular items," says Chris Jones, asserting that grocery's biggest names are unfairly using their pricing power to crowd out smaller players.

Retailers

Back-to-School 2021, By the Numbers

For retailers, the back-to-school shopping season could set the tone for the rest of the year.

The retailer says the new fulfillment center, opening July 26 in Caledonia, Mich., will more than double capacity to fulfill Fast Lane online orders.

Can't fit that big screen in your hatchback? Sam's Club is testing a new app-based feature, Scan & Ship, that would let customers scan items in-store for delivery to their home.

"The way we're thinking about capital and putting capital toward omni-fulfillment, omni-technology, that's where we're going as a company, and I feel really good about it," CFO Brett Biggs says at Baird conference.

Beyond rolling out special offers, exclusive recipes and Kellogg's edible glitter-dusted Together With Pride cereal, Giant Food will make a $12,500 donation to benefit Can't Cancel Pride 2021.

The founder of the marketplace option now adopted by a number of U.S. grocers and distributors joins WGB's Breakroom to discuss what he calls a flexible and profitable avenue to compete with online giants by expanding virtual assortments—and integrating them into omnichannel.

Newly built robotic pick centers could potentially support click-and-collect while clearing aisles of wandering pickers, CFO Gary Millerchip says in BMO conference remarks.

"Guests turn to Target because of our stores and our digital options, not one vs. the other," Target CEO Brian Cornell says following the company's expectations-busting first-quarter results.

Symphony RetailAI's Jonathan Tye-Walker talks about the retail promotions that will get COVID-changed consumers into stores again and again.

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