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Earth Fare Group Adds a 5th Location

Former CEO Mike Cianciarulo named chairman as investors seek to “re-create” the brand he once led, CEO says.


Retailers Donate to Help Fight Coronavirus

Ahold Delhaize, which announced a $10 million relief package to help in wake of COVID-19, joins other large grocery peers that are stepping up.

New Seasons Market and New Leaf Community Markets have partnered with Waitwhile to offer shoppers a digital queue option that eliminates lines and promotes social distancing.

The company says a recent walkout by some workers not only had no negative impact on sales but it actually sold more groceries on its platform in a 72-hour period than ever before.

The retailer said it would send home employees with a temperature of 100 or more as it fights the spread of the coronavirus.

The $100 million, 700,000-square-foot facility will serve the discounter's fast-growing Northeast stores.

To help keep children and their parents moving during social distancing, the retailer debuts 15- to 20-minute videos that feature fun, physical activities.

Workers call for better compensation and safety measures amid the coronavirus crisis.

A group headed by current and former figures at Earth Fare has acquired the brand name and four of its stores in a bankruptcy bid; Aldi, Winn-Dixie and Whole Foods select other sites, but dozens remain unsold.

In effort to enforce social distancing standards, grocery stores will have to limit the number of customers to 20% of the store’s stated fire capacity.

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