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The Scan: Friday, April 29, 2022

On this week's episode: an expansion of SNAP availability, a pledge from Aldi to drop plastic bags chainwide, and the latest in ultrafast delivery.

Industry Partners

FMI Unveils Its 2022 Store Manager Award Winners

Five store managers were voted as winners from a field of 11 finalists. The association also recognized the People’s Pick category winner: Rob Vassar of Meijer.

The Grand Rapids, Mich.-based retailer and distributor is teaming up with Specialty Food Partners to offer thousands of new products to the 2,100 independent grocers that SpartanNash serves.

The center, clocking in at 3 million square feet, will sort and store goods for delivery to 850 Walmart and Sam's Club stores across the Southeast.

On this week's episode: an Earth Day 2022 roundup, palm reading by Amazon, and Where In the World Is Kroger This Week?

The parent company of Winn-Dixie, Fresco y Mas and Harveys Supermarket says that its food recycling increased nearly 50% in 2021 and that purchases from diverse suppliers increased by more than $17 million.

Customers in California, Oregon, Washington and Pennsylvania now can order online from the value grocer for same-day delivery.

Welcome to this week's episode of The Scan!

The 11 finalists "represent triumph over turbulence," association President and CEO Leslie Sarasin said.

DashPass for Students—available for $4.99 per month—provides “access to everything from late night study snacks and grocery items to school supplies and dorm essentials,” says Chief Marketing Officer Kofi Amoo-Gottfried.

Kroger gets into the restaurant-supply business; Walmart takes the country's truck-driver shortage into its own hands; grocery shoppers are moving from "treat yourself" to "not today" as prices climb; and a look at what's going into Easter baskets this year—it's all in this week's episode of The Scan.

Welcome to The Scan for Friday, April 1! We’ve got the jobs report, infation, board happenings at FMI- The Food Industry Association and Kroger, and Save Mart’s new owner. Thanks for watching!

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