Heather Lalley

Editor in chief, Winsight Grocery Business

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Heather Lalley

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Kroger Opens a Robot-Powered Fulfillment Center in Dallas

The 350,000-square-foot facility, which joins six others, is designed to boost the retailer’s delivery capabilities.


Dollar General to Open 3 New Distribution Centers

The planned facilities in Arkansas, Colorado and Oregon, a $480 million project, will expand the availability of the discounter’s fresh and frozen foods offerings, the company said.

The Maine-based grocer added self-checkout kiosks, expanded pharmacies and more organic foods at its revamped locations.

The partnership with the Flashfood app lets shoppers buy reduced-price food nearing its best-by date, potentially saving it from the landfill.

The Boise-based retailer raised its earnings forecast Tuesday, despite reporting falling margins during the first quarter.

The retail giant said it is being forced to take deep price cuts to move its inventory, cutting into its margins.

The new centers, two near Chicago and one in Denver, join six existing sorting facilities. All are designed to boost in-store efficiency to fulfill Target’s growing digital business.

House-brand baking mixes and soup are the category leaders, according to a new study from shopper intelligence firm Catalina. Meanwhile, there are reports that Amazon is slashing its private-label lines.

The delivery platform, which has steadily grown its grocery channel since its launch two years ago, said its “new grocery experience” will make shopping more convenient, intuitive and reliable.

The San Antonio-based grocer said its new e-commerce fulfillment center in Leander, Texas, will help ease in-store congestion and bolster its fast-growing curbside and home delivery channels.

The discounter, which announced a major C-suite shakeup several weeks ago, hired Dollar General veteran Bobby Aflatooni as chief information officer.

A booming business channel during the pandemic, online-pickup in-store is declining along with home delivery, according to a new survey from category growth design firm ChaseDesign.

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