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Wholesalers & Distributors

Online Grocer GrubMarket Acquires Produce Wholesaler Grant J. Hunt

Fortifying its West Coast presence, San Francisco-based online grocery marketplace GrubMarket makes its eighth acquisition of the year as it eyes nationwide expansion.

Retailers

Hy-Vee Medicare Aisle Extends Commitment to Health, Wellness

The new service, an extension of Hy-Vee Financial Services that launched in June, allows customers to shop and enroll in Medicare plans throughout the retailer’s eight-state region.

The former COO at Ibotta will lead sales, customer success, marketing, operations, and shared services teams at the fast-growing, fresh item demand and ordering software firm.

Viola, the Black-owned multinational cannabis operator on a mission to empower minority ownership in the industry, has partnered with the NBA legend to create an array of products and merchandise.

Retailer partners with Start Garden on event to enhance supplier diversity and provide a roadmap to Black, Indigenous and people of color-owned businesses interested in joining its shelves.

Staples executive appointed after an extensive search following the announcement in September 2020 that Steven Spinner planned to retire from the chief role this year.

The Kroger Co. has appointed Keith Shoemaker president of its Dallas division, following the passing of Adam Wampler, who previously held the role.

Chairman Rick Cohen said the acquisition will further strengthen the wholesaler's ties with Albertsons in frozen product, "as well as support a new relationship with Albertsons’ mid-Atlantic division."

The monthly benchmark survey from Brick Meets Click and Mercatus indicates that pickup remains the preferred method of shopping and that consumer intention trends favor mass retailers.

The veteran financial professional succeed Rebekeh Manis, who will lead new geographies for the retailer.

ShopRite's comprehensive reset of its private brand portfolio comes to more than two dozen chicken products.

The 40-year Kroger veteran will retire Aug. 7 and be succeeded by Valerie Jabbar, who is currently group VP of center store merchandising.

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