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Wegmans Promotes Nicole Wegman to Brand President

The Rochester, N.Y.-based retailer has promoted the fourth-generation member of the family-owned grocer to the newly created role.

Fresh Food

BrightFarms Bought by Majority Investor Cox Enterprises

Cox Enterprises, the Atlanta-based media, communications and automotive company, is acquiring indoor farming specialist BrightFarms as it seeks to build a multibillion-dollar clean-tech business.

The sale of the High Point, N.C., plant to Maryland & Virginia Milk Producers Cooperative Association Inc. is expected to close Aug. 30; the Hunter Farms ice cream and beverage brands will continue to appear on the grocer’s shelves.

The meal kit company with eyes on being a "leading global food solutions group” will keep an eye on pricing, CEO says.

The Miami-based grocery chain plans to open seven new stores in Florida this year and debut the Omax Plaza Wholesale concept.

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

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.

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