Heather Lalley

Editor in chief, Winsight Grocery Business

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Heather Lalley

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Walmart will now charge for order substitutions

The retail giant said it’s giving consumers greater ability to approve or reject substitutions and that charging for more-expensive items is standard industry practice.


Theft forces Wegmans to ditch scan-and-go app

The regional grocer said Sunday will be the last day its SCAN app is available for customers and that it’s working on improving it to curb “the losses we are experiencing.”

Food retailers are investing more than ever in tech to boost efficiency and improve the customer experience, but they’re not entirely sold on its effectiveness, FMI’s The Food Retailing Industry Speaks 2022 report found.

The Texas grocer on Monday debuted a card that gives 5% cash back on “H-E-B’s family of brands,” the retailer said.

The 205,000-square-foot facility in Marrero, Louisiana, triples the size of the previous center and boosts the broadliner’s reach across the South.

It’s the 43rd store for the high-tech brick-and-mortar grocery arm of the retail giant.

Workers at one of the grocer’s locations in Portland, Oregon, overwhelmingly approved plans Wednesday to join the independent New Seasons Labor Union.

The discounter said its lowest price point is more important than ever and that it plans to expand its offerings. Competitor Dollar Tree raised its prices to $1.25 late last year.

Both companies focus on delivering less-than-perfect or surplus foods and other products, while claiming to reduce food waste. They’ll remain separate businesses “in the short term,” Misfits Market said.

The same-day grocery delivery platform, which reportedly plans to go public this year, is buying Rosie, a company that offers tech-solutions for local and independent grocers.

The Minneapolis-based company scrapped its mandatory retirement age for its CEO in extending the contract of Cornell, 63, who has been with Target since 2014.

The 111,000-square-foot supermarket, scheduled to open Sept. 21, continues the retailer’s planned growth in the greater Dallas-Fort Worth area.

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