Timothy Inklebarger


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Timothy Inklebarger

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Is in-store music helping or hurting sales? Depends on the day of the week

A new study from the Bath School of Management looks at what impact music has on grocery shopping habits and delivers some unexpected findings.


Tops Friendly Markets now accepting SNAP for Flashfood purchases

The Flashfood service enables shoppers to purchase substantially discounted foods that are approaching their best-by dates.

The St. Louis-based grocer, which is currently in in contract negotiations with workers, continues to expand the offering, which gives employees greater flexibility in selecting available shifts through the grocer's scheduling app.

Chips, pretzels and snacks top the list in the highest-selling food category.

Thirty-seven percent of SNAP recipients who shop at Kroger said they are taking more of their business to dollar/value stores since the March cancellation of the SNAP Emergency Allotments program.

Looking ahead 30 years, dunnhumby identifies the top trends for the grocery industry and where leading retailers stand.

Executives think artificial intelligence could eliminate 18% of store associate positions, 73% of store tasks and 53% of shopper queries.

The union argues that the contract offered by the St. Louis grocer fails to provide competitive wages and would jeopardize members’ healthcare plan.

The new relationship will expand the reach of Forager, which helps farmers get their wares into grocery stores, to the rest of North America.

The complaint said Amazon slowed, and in some cases rejected, changes that would have enabled consumers to more easily cancel their Amazon Prime subscriptions.

The remodel of the 44,000-square-foot supermarket is expected to be completed by early fall.

Parent company Northeast Grocery Inc. introduced new e-commerce solutions via the Instacart Platform service and established a new retail media network using Instacart Carrot Ads.

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