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Ahold Delhaize Ends Q1 With Sales Up

The Dutch retailer said first-quarter U.S. comparable sales excluding gasoline increased 3.3%.


Wakefern to Tackle Labor Shortages With Hiring Event

The retailer looks to fill a number of entry-level positions, including corporate procurement, customer care/service, logistics, truck drivers and warehouse team members.

The first stand-alone meat market in Minnesota for Fareway will offer fresh, high-quality meat at its full-service butcher counters, main course options, a variety of sides and more.

The location mark's the company’s fifth grand opening in 2022, bringing its total number of U.S. stores to 229.

The facility adds 1.2 million square feet of grocery capacity, fulfilling nonperishable products for nearly 400 Giant Food and The Giant Co. stores.

"The first quarter was another period of strong execution for the Blue Apron team, and we expect to continue to grow customers in the second quarter," said President and CEO Linda Findley.

As inflation continues to run at 40-year highs, consumers continue to cut back on nonessentials, and 88% of consumers feel concerned with inflation and are seeing prices rise across the board, new data from 84.51° finds.

"Brands can build credibility and stand out among competitors by offering value in the form of discounts and deals, which can help consumers feel more in control of their mental, physical, and financial health given the fatigue of the past two years,”  Dave Cesaro, retail and consumer behavior expert, at Vericast said.

Looking to expand its sustainability initiatives further, Meijer will host its first Sustainability Supplier Summit next month virtually June 20-23.

An October 2021 Consumer Brands-Ipsos poll found that 85% of Americans want to see the government take a stronger hand in stopping THC copycats.

The retailer said the 84,000-square-foot location will have a European open-air market look and feel and is looking to fill 85 full-time positions ahead of the store's opening.

Sales in its fiscal first quarter increased by 4% and comps rose by 1.6%, which the Phoenix-based retailer said was driven by a slight increase in same-store sales and new stores opened.

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