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Gopuff Enters the Private-Label Arena

The delivery platform has launched Basically, a curated product line of snacks, water, home essentials, with plans to launch other own brands later this year.


New Online Tool Helps Walmart Customers Shop by Dietary Needs

Walmart Shop-by-Diet lets customers easily check whether an item contains a given allergen or might interact with a medication. Shoppers also can filter for plant-based, keto-friendly and kosher choices.

The platform recognizes emerging and established leaders in the retail bakery, deli, foodservice and dairy sectors.

"Like the meat and poultry industry, many of our partners in retail are experiencing significant operational and supply-chain challenges," NAMI President and CEO Julie Anna Potts said in a statement, without directly mentioning the omicron-fueled surge in COVID-19 cases nationwide.

Lawsuit against the Bentonville, Ark.-based retailer illegally disposed of toxic cleaning supplies, pesticides, confidential customer information and other materials at landfills not authorized to receive them.

Scott Drew, currently Smart & Final's COO, assumes the president role from Dave Hirz, who retires as president and CEO of the Commerce, Calif.-based warehouse club on Feb. 1.

The appointments follow the retirement of longtime employees Jay Marshall, vice chairman and president of supply chain and subsidiaries, and Mike Skokan, treasurer and CFO.

Yogurt and dairy desserts managed to grow both dollar sales and volume sales vs. the year-ago period in October.

Jacksonville, Fla.-based Southeastern Grocers continues its expansion of its five-year-old Fresco y Mas banner with the opening of two new stores in Central Florida.

Mike Davidson, the current chair of the Ohio Grocers Association, is promoted to president and CEO of employee-owned Buehler's, effective Jan. 2.

California-based Agua Bonita, a maker of aguas frescas and Matriark Foods of New York were peer-selected by the retailer's Zero Waste Foundation during its first-ever Venture Showcase.

Members will get 5% off eligible grocery deliveries and no delivery fee on grocery orders of $30 or more.

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