Heather Lalley

Editor in chief, Winsight Grocery Business

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Lowes Foods CEO Brian George named FMI chairman

George takes over the two-year post at the grocery industry group from Hy-Vee’s Randy Edeker. Leslie Sarasin remains FMI’s president and CEO.

Walmart

Walmart launches membership platform for small businesses and nonprofits

The $98-per-year Walmart Business+ membership offers free shipping and extra savings on qualifying orders from a curated selection of 100,000 products, the retailer said.

He will lead the publicly traded company, which provides sales and marketing solutions for retailers and CPGs.

The updates are designed to prevent fraud in the complex organic supply chain, the agency said.

He takes the helm of the 70-unit independent grocery chain, replacing Mimi Song, who founded the company in 1981.

Washington’s Supreme Court late Tuesday cleared the way for stockholder payments to begin. But the state’s attorney general warned the grocer’s planned $24.6 billion merger with Kroger is “far from a done deal.”

The 22,988-square-foot market debuts on Friday and will feature locally grown produce and other full-service grocery departments.

Friedland will oversee CPG business and ad sales for the retail tech company that helps grocers access customer data through digital channels.

The same-day grocery delivery platform failed to provide health care or paid sick leave to more than 5,000 workers in the city between 2017 and 2020, an investigation found. Most of the money will go to Instacart workers.

Despite filing a lawsuit against the company in November, the state said the discount retailer continues to charge more at the register than the prices listed on its shelves.

Some grocers are limiting egg purchases as consumers contend with bare shelves and soaring prices. But there might be relief on the horizon.

Online grocery sales surged 2.4% in December over the year before, according to the latest Brick Meets Click/Mercatus survey. But new findings from Grocery Doppio said grocers’ digital operations platforms are not prepared for the ongoing deluge.

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