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


FreshDirect Sees 46% Bump From Pandemic Back-to-School Sales

The online retailer said sales are up from last year as families expect to prepare more meals at home, while new meal solutions bolster selection.


Online Menu Planning Tool Clicks Into Kroger

The Dinner Daily, a subscription-based meal planner, addresses customer pain points while helping retailers build bigger and more profitable online baskets, the company says.

The Lempert Report: The quick-service restaurant has launched sustainable apparel dyed with ink from leftover avocado pits, but the initiative seems to have little to do with being environmentally responsible.

Short-term compromises in store hours and availability may have blunted near-term food sales growth, but Walmart’s CFO has eyes on growing "mind share" over the longer term.

The Lempert Report: The startup specializes in more interesting, exotic and hard-to-get foods.

Winsight’s latest live news roundtable, Winsight Live with Supermarket Guru Phil Lempert, explores Ahold’s new 200,000-square-foot fresh meat facility in Rhode Island; the Catch-22 of food deserts; Target’s Good & Gather line expansion; and the latest contention with face masks.

Shoppers habits have changed, but the fundamentals, including merchandising and service, are still important for independent grocers, the author says.

Heading into Labor Day weekend, grocery workers at Kroger, Food 4 Less and Whole Foods Market call for a reinstatement of hazard pay given the continued threat of COVID-19.

The retailer launches Nourishing Our Neighborhoods, a program designed to rescue food and redistribute it to the communities that need it most.

Winsight’s latest live news roundtable, Winsight Live with Supermarket Guru Phil Lempert, offers insights into Walmart’s expansion on Long Island, Instacart’s partnership with c-store 7-Eleven, the measures food halls are taking to reopen safely, ExxonMobil’s Alexa-enabled fuel payment, and more.

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