The latest news and analysis of U.S. grocerymass, drug, discount and club retailers, including financial, executive leadership and mergers and acquisitions


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Some grocery retailers are dropping mask requirements for individuals fully vaccinated against COVID-19. Others are leaving them in place for the time being. Here's a look at who has said what so far.


Bodega Latina to Acquire Smart & Final for $620M

The non-membership warehouse club will join the parent of El Super and Fiesta Mart as Apollo flips the brand after 2 years at a tidy profit.

Kroger's Innovation Fund will support startups specializing in upcycled and surplus foods.

Meijer CEO Rick Keyes touted the success of the chain's Shop & Scan technology in promising a state-of-the-art, one-stop shopping experience.

Amazon seeks to add 75,000 people to its fulfillment and logistics network across the U.S. and Canada as it continues to expand its footprint.

The latest enhancement to the grocer’s rewards loyalty program, “rewards Boosters” offers customers “uniquely tailored savings on the products they buy most,” CEO Anthony Hucker says.

Guillaume McIntyre has been named VP of marketing to accelerate customer adoption of Weee.

The retailer issues a statement outlining past and future growth while announcing operational changes and consolidation.

The discounter is encountering resilient trip-consolidation habits, an e-commerce deficit and other factors officials described as “transitory” as first-quarter results underwhelm and second-quarter comps dip further.

An improving two-year comp stack indicates a healthier underlying business for the retailer, whose officials are pragmatic about U.S. inflation and optimistic about gaining share.

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