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The Scan: Friday, April 22, 2022

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


Southeastern Grocers Charts Its Sustainability, Social Responsibility Progress

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!

"Students want three things: convenience, choice, and quality—often in that order," says Kevin Rettle, Sodexo's global VP of innovation and digital for universities.

The association’s 2022 board of directors also includes new product suppliers and retailers that represent the food industry supply chain.

What do you get when you cross a pineapple, a carrot, plant-based foods and nonalcohol beer? This week's episode of The Scan.

The family-owned grocer with 26 stores in the Kansas City, Kan., are says the executive moves reflect its commitment to its teammates, customers and communities.

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