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


10 Grocers Earn Perfect Scores for LGBTQ+ Equality

Kroger, Meijer and Walmart among the 767 companies to receive a 100% rating and the designation of being a 2021 “Best Place to Work for LGBTQ Equality.”


Meijer’s Forthcoming Small Format Seeks Hyperlocal Products

Upon opening, the Rivertown Market in Detroit—Meijer’s fourth small-format store—hopes to have 2,000 local items on its shelves.

The hard discounter, a relative laggard online, has established a joint operating company of its estranged North and South sisters said to pursue a united grocery e-commerce solution.

The retailer-owned cooperative said Neil Falcone is succeeding the retiring Doug Wille as CFO; and that longtime VP Karen Meleta has been promoted to a new role as Chief Communications Officer.

Quarterly revenue jumped by 8.6% while the retailer said it would accelerate investments in key areas, including automation and fulfillment centers.

After COVID-19 delayed implementation last year, the food waste reduction program will be available at all 256 Meijer supercenters by year-end.

The grocery industry’s emergency response has been tested once again, this time in Texas, where an unusually fierce winter storm has caused treacherously icy conditions and widespread power outages at H-E-B and Target stores.

Created by FMI–The Food Industry Association, the day celebrates employees at every level for serving their communities during periods of crisis, such as the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic.

With sales of frozen foods soaring since the pandemic, Trader Joe's explores what's trending and tasty in its stores.

For an "emboldened" Walmart, now is the time to accelerate key investments, CEO Doug McMillon says in a presentation.

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