Retailers

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

Retailers

Kroger to Bring Ocado Technologies In-Store

An in-store picking solution will roll out nationwide next year while the company awaits development of a fleet of robotic warehouses now numbering 10.

Retailers

Walmart Turns to Stores for Help With Online Order Fulfillment

Amid unprecedented online demand, Walmart leans on stores to help with holiday orders.

Ahead of the holiday rush, Albertsons Cos. has implemented contactless temperature checks and health screenings for its associates and vendors across all facilities.

A Kroger store in Cincinnati gets its first Saladworks, offering shoppers a full menu of vegetable- and grain-based dishes from the rapidly expanding fast-casual restaurant chain.

The latest Winsight Live with Supermarket Guru Phil Lempert explores Benjamin Lorr’s book, “The Secret Life of Groceries,” which offers a humorous look at the industry with a dark edge; what Ahold’s vision for FreshDirect is after acquiring the rival; how an online farmers market is helping consumers and farms stay connected; how 7-Eleven plans to reach net zero emissions by 2050; how Costco’s journey through the pandemic has differed from other retailers; and more.

The deal provides the meal-kit retailer with a complementary rival specializing in healthy prepared meals as e-commerce solutions soar in the pandemic.

In a memo, corporate office workers are also asked to begin self-reporting positive COVID-19 cases through an online system.

Move comes as eight-state coronavirus cases increase across the retailer’s eight-state region.

The new robotic picking center, located alongside a ShopRite store in Flemington, N.J., will serve five ShopRite of Hunterdon County stores, officials say.

A long-awaited new unit with a bright orange facade opens in a mixed-use development in Philadelphia on Dec. 3.

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