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


Instacart Seeks to Double Its Service Shopper Staff

With order volume up by more than 150%, Instacart plans to hire an additional 300,000 full-service shoppers over the next three months—more than doubling the size of its full-service shopper community.


Union Chains to Roll Out Bonuses

Kroger, Albertsons and Stop & Shop are now among those issuing temporary pay bumps and bonuses for workers, showing "real leadership," union president says.

Walmart, Target, H-E-B announce $2 pay bumps as hiring efforts and rewards for front-line workers step up amid the COVID-19 pandemic.

The retailer is offering temporary employment to two local restaurants’ workers affected by the pandemic.

Customers can buy meals from the restaurants in the grocery store, and the restaurants will keep the profits.

With the goal of putting customers first, the Keasbey, N.J.-based cooperative makes changes to its executive team.

The retailer is strongly encouraging the community to reserve the first hour of store opening for elderly.

Raley's introduces prepacked "Senior Essentials Bags" filled with fresh items and pantry staples for older and at-risk customers in self-isolation or quarantine.

As grocers scramble to meet the explosive demand for online grocery orders and delivery, many are expanding their drop-off delivery services to minimize human interaction.

The acquisition of Innovel Solutions will support e-commerce by speeding delivery and logistics for bulk items and appliances, the warehouse club says.

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