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Ahold Delhaize Progresses Toward Self-Distribution

The company said its 1.2 million-square-foot distribution center in Bethlehem, Pa., receives, selects and transports 200 million cases of nonperishable grocery products annually for more than 210 Stop & Shop and The Giant Co. stores and e-commerce centers.


Aldi Store to Open March 3 in Mobile, Ala.

The discounter plans to open approximately 150 new stores this year, putting the Batavia, Ill.-based chain on track to become the third-largest U.S. grocery retailer by store count by the end of 2022.

The high-tech CFC, measuring 270,000 square feet, will be located in the Cleveland region, and is expected to become operational within 24 months after the site breaks ground.

Dom’s Kitchen & Market—helmed by Mariano’s founder Bob Mariano, former Mariano executive Don Fitzgerald and Jay Owen, great-grandson of Dominick’s founder Dominick DiMatteo—opened its first location at 2730 N. Halsted St. in Chicago in 2021.

The retailer, from former Mariano's executive Don Fitzgerald, has its sights set on further Windy City and suburban expansion—as it contests the complaints of another indie grocer.

The value retailer opened eight new stores in the fourth quarter and closed out the year with 415 stores in seven states.

Sylvain Perrier, president and CEO of Mercatus, says it's a smart time for Albertsons to review what could be cut, what should be kept and where to invest further.

The VP of fresh foods says retailers should embrace the fact that consumers are cooking more at home by offering shoppers cooking tips, recipe direction and information on portion sizes.

Comparable store sales for the three months ending Dec. 25, 2021, increased 10.5%.

In addition to authentic Hispanic dishes, shoppers can also have everyday grocery staples delivered directly to their door.

GU Markets LLC, an affiliate of C&S Wholesale Grocers, will operate the stores, slated to host grand openings this week.

Built with independent grocers in mind not software developers, the app allows independent retailers to maintain control over their brand across the omnichannel shopping experience, from in-store to desktop, and finally, mobile. 

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