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Retailers

Albertsons’ Board Names Chan Galbato Co-Chair

In a move that swaps technology guidance for operations expertise, the board of directors of Albertsons has appointed Chan Galbato as its co-chairman, succeeding Len Laufer.

Retailers

Will Kroger Eat Itself?

Basket Economics: The big ambitions for e-commerce in Kroger's new game plan could mean tough times for a store base that's still catching up to ever-higher consumer expectations, analysts say.

The omnichannel ambitions of Ahold Delhaize USA brands are carried out through a proprietary technology known as Prism, creator Anshuman Taneja says.

Kroger’s presentation of its newly hatched strategy accompanied a barrage of statistics illustrating the challenges and opportunities before it.

"Leading with Fresh and Accelerating with Digital" will build on capabilities established in Restock, officials say.

The automated facility in Carlstadt, N.J., will provide a more efficient and effective offering, officials of the Asian specialty chain say.

As the grocery war moves deeper into the cloud, Albertsons and Google are teaming on customer-friendly and tech-forward innovations they say will enhance pay, pickup, predictive list building and more.

In the aftermath of a shooting in Colorado that killed 10 shoppers, employees and a responding officer, the Kroger banner commits $1M to a charitable fund, invites shoppers to contribute.

The West Coast discounter has opened a new store in East Norriton, and preps for a Mt. Airy debut next month.

The indoor produce grower said the SPAC deal would provide it with capital for geographic and category expansion.

Supermarkets are giving back much of the extra spending power their shutdown peers in the restaurant loaned them during COVID, but both channels could come back stronger than they went in, a Barclays report says.

The February slowdown in online spend was significant but complicated, says Brick Meets Click’s David Bishop, who argues what retailers need to do now is adjust to swirling winds.

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