Food retailers: 'We need to talk about theft'

Aisle 1: Shrink dominated quarterly earnings discussions for Dollar Tree, Target, Walmart and others. But solutions are hard to come by, writes WGB Editor-in-Chief Heather Lalley.


Dollar General faces $3.4M in unsafe workplace penalties

The U.S. Department of Labor said it found blocked aisles, emergency exits and more at nine of the discounter’s stores in Maine, North Dakota, Ohio and Wisconsin.

The jury sided with the plaintiff, who said the retail giant breached its early pandemic contract. Walmart said it’s reviewing its legal options.

Center for Science in the Public Interest also joins “Stop the Merger” coalition.

The March 1 expiration of Emergency Allotment (EA) benefits is prompting unit volume declines in all grocery departments among households receiving Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) benefits, Numerator found.

Occupational Safety and Health Administration inspectors found blocked exits, unsafe materials storage and more at two of the discounter’s stores in the state.

State agency paves the way for grocery retailers to receive up to $50 million in tax credits this year for store projects in designated communities.

“Any theoretical competitive effects of the merger are neither known nor knowable when the scope of the merger has yet to be determined,” Kroger said in its filing, noting that the transaction remains under antitrust review.

The three-unit Massachusetts chain did not properly pay workers, the state AG’s office found. The settlement will cover restitution and penalties.

Her move to home improvement retailer Lowe's comes amid a pending $24.6 billion mega-merger with The Kroger Co.

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