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


Walmart Reveals Paid Loyalty Program

Seeking to further leverage physical assets and ride the booming consumer convenience trend, Walmart+ offers delivery benefits, gas discounts and easier in-store shopping.


Whole Foods Market Opens First Online-Only Store

Whole Foods Market has opened its first permanent online-only store in Brooklyn, which the company says will allow it to better meet the growing demand for online grocery delivery.

Bi-Lo parent Southeastern Grocers continues the exit of its South Carolina-based banner.

The meal kit company said the facilities in Georgia and Texas—to open in third-quarter 2020 and first-quarter 2021, respectively—will help support increasing demand.

Which grocers should be most concerned about Amazon Fresh's coming expansion? “I would be very fearful if I were Sprouts Farmers Market,” says Sylvain Perrier of Mercatus Technologies, pointing to Albertsons and more.

The former Pathmark and Rite Aid CEO has experience leading format evolution and dealmaking, raising the possibilities of a deeper partnership with Kroger, an industry source says.

SVP Layla Kasha of the fast-growing retailer to discuss extreme discounting and “Wow” deals in a livestreamed Q&A on Sept. 1.

A new partnership with JBS's discerning 1885 brand brings high-quality offering in time for Labor Day, the retailer said.

The new Amazon Fresh grocery store offers a compelling product mix of Whole Foods 365 and national brands, along with all the technology that shoppers have come to expect from the retailer.

The club retailer is the second investor, behind Netflix, in Local Initiatives Support Corp.’s Black Economic Development Fund.

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