How Heritage Grocers is building its tech stack, along with its supermarket portfolio

Grocery Tech Basket: In just over a year, the Cardenas Markets parent has grown to 113 stores, increasing its annual revenue from $700 million to roughly $3 billion.


No, Trader Joe’s employees aren’t instructed to flirt with shoppers

The specialty grocer’s CEO and vice CEO took to the retailer’s monthly podcast to dispel some rumors, including whether the chain would ever install self-checkout kiosks. (Spoiler alert: No.)

The Asian grocery chain describes itself as “a place where you can immerse yourself in the rich culture and flavors of the Philippines and experience the warmth and hospitality of its people.”

A curated product selection and growing omnichannel focus are leading the natural-and-organic grocer down the right path, executives said in reporting second-quarter results Tuesday.

The CPG vet will lead marketing efforts at the 18-unit, California-based Filipino-American grocer.

Heritage Grocers Group, which also owns Tony’s Fresh Markets, expands its Hispanic grocery presence by buying the 28 locations of the Texas-based grocer.

Construction will start this year and is expected to wrap up at the end of 2024 on the facility, which will consist of three buildings in Palmdale.

Chips, pretzels and snacks top the list in the highest-selling food category.

The specialty grocer saw same-store sales climb 3.1% during its first quarter, fueled by the retailer’s most-loyal shoppers, who drive 60% of sales.

The opening of the new store—Schnuck’s 115th overall—included a ribbon-cutting ceremony that was attended by Chesterfield Mayor Bob Nation, Schnucks Chairman and CEO Todd Schnuck and Schnucks Executive Vice President Ted Schnuck.

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