This is the first article in WGB’s Year in Review series. Check the site each day for the next two weeks for a fresh look back at 2022 in the grocery industry.
It’s been a memorable year for the grocery industry, one that saw retailers (and consumers) contend with soaring grocery price inflation, two grocery giants make plans to join forces, private-label products rocket in popularity, tech advancements take hold and much more.
In fact, it was one of those tech stories that garnered the most clicks on WGB this year—an article by Diane Adam about Kroger’s test of shopping carts that feature a scale and camera for seamless checkout.
Stories about new grocery store openings dominated WGB’s most-read list for 2022, as readers kept tabs on retailer growth around the country. (We paid attention and recently launched WGB’s new stores map for a visual representation of grocery store growth.)
Readers also paid particular interest to stories about operational changes and regulatory investigations.
It’s been a busy year in the grocery industry. Here are the most-read articles on WGB so far in 2022:
- Kroger debuts shopping carts that double as check-out lanes
- 2 new H-E-B stores are in the works
- Grocery outlet enters 8th state with new store in Maryland
- Wegmans to open its 1st store in Delaware this fall
- Walmart will now charge for order substitutions
- Dollar General is under investigation in Ohio for charging more at the register than the listed price
- Stater Bros. to open a new store
- Sprouts Farmers Market opening new location in Florida
- Fiesta Mart faces more than $1M in OSHA fines after worker amputations
- Amazon Fresh opening 3 new stores in Southern California