JoelWarady

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Mariano's executives departing in shake-up that consolidates leadership under Kroger

In perhaps the most significant shake-up since being acquired by the Kroger Co., Mariano’s confirmed Thursday that its operations will be consolidated into a Wisconsin-based division.<p>Several executives who worked closely with Bob Mariano in launching the chain in the Chicago area, including Don …

Kroger

Kroger beats earnings estimates but misses on sales

The grocer's stock price fell 9% in premarket trading as revenue came in slightly lower than expected, while earnings beat Wall Street expectations …

Same-Store Sales

General Mills trials geo-targeted delivery-on-demand with Häagen-Dazs

The Häagen-Dazs NOW service was created by creative agency Space and developed by Kerve. Through a chat-bot conversation platform in Facebook …

General Mills

FreshDirect CEO, co-founder leaving post

Southeastern Grocers is showing the remodeling of three stores in Louisiana under the Winn-Dixie banner. The stores feature added space for fresh and …

Ice Cream

Thrive Market Works to Optimize New Product Discovery

Online grocer Thrive Market is working to better offer customers organic products that they want at prices "well below" those of its competitors …

eCommerce

H-E-B has Texas-sized digital aspirations

H-E-B plans to open a digital innovation lab as it seeks to become a dominant force in the online grocery space.<p>The company announced that it has …

Local Economies

Walmart pilots crowdsourced grocery delivery platform

Walmart has begun testing a crowdsourcing-based service that enlists drivers using their own vehicles to provide last-mile delivery of groceries …

eCommerce

Lidl Says It’s Not Looking at FL Real Estate

In response to a recent article in the <i>Tampa Bay Business Journal</i> that Lidl has begun eyeing real estate in Florida, the deep-discount grocer said it …

Real Estate

How 5 Top Grocers are Modernizing through Automation and Robotics

At Food Lion, Marty the Robot clean-sweeps the store a dozen times daily to identify slip-and-fall hazards on the floor, scan shelves for …

Robotics

Albertsons teams with VC firm on tech incubator

With e-commerce rapidly becoming a pillar of the supermarket business, Albertsons Cos. has partnered with venture capital firm Greycroft to help grow …

EXCLUSIVE: Walmart unveils grocery-picking robots in test store

There could be a future where robots will do most of your grocery shopping for you. And for some Walmart shoppers, that future is getting even closer.<p>…

Blue Apron posts loss as customer count falls 24%

The meal kit maker's CEO called 2018 "a year of transition" as the company grapples with higher marketing costs, fewer users of the platform and …

Kroger Debuts Direct-to-Customer Ecommerce Platform

Kroger Ship offers competitive ecommerce prices and fast, free doorstep delivery via package carrier on orders of more than $35; otherwise the …

Hy-Vee Opens 1st Free-Standing HealthMarket

An expansion of an in-store department, the new free-standing Hy-Vee HealthMarket opened this week in the retailer's home base of West Des Moines, …

Chronicling Kroger’s Reinvention

Albertsons showcases organic brands in new Instacart e-store

O Organics Market helps drive grocer’s own-brand growth strategy

Private grocery brands making a comeback

Regulatory Wrap-Up: Insider’s weekly guide to retail-related legislative developments – July 9<p><b>Wages</b><p><b>Alaska</b> – The state labor department announced, …

Lidl USA: What Went Wrong And What It Can Do To Recover

Aside from Amazon’s acquisition of Whole Foods, few grocers generated as much press and excitement in 2017 than Lidl’s arrival in the United States. Opening its headquarters in Arlington, Virginia, Lidl (rhymes with needle) assembled a team of executives and associates with a promise to convince …

Kroger Eyes Rapid Rollout for Ocado

Ahold Delhaize launching new e-commerce unit

Ahold Delhaize has created a new e-comm unit to drive innovation to meet the changing needs of customers of its brands.<p>Ahold Delhaize USA has not …

eCommerce

Albertsons to test checkout-free stores

Albertsons could be the next U.S. food retailer to roll out checkout-free technology similar to Amazon Go’s “just walk out” system.<p>Specifically, …

San Francisco

The most trusted food retailer in America

According to Temkin Group’s 2018 Temkin Trust Ratings, Wegmans Food Markets and H-E-B are among the businesses most trusted by consumers, earning …

Insurance

Culinarians see plant-based going mainstream

Nation’s Restaurant News brought together three industry leaders this week to discuss the inspiration for and future of plant-based menu items. …

Walmart e-commerce growth rebounds

U.S. online sales at the big-box retailer jumped 33%, up from a 23% increase last quarter.

eCommerce

Raley’s Debuts Organic Concept Market 5-ONE-5

Raley’s new modern market concept, Market 5-ONE-5 has opened in Sacramento, Calif., with a focus on affordable options to help people eat better, …

Food & Dining

Amazon cuts Whole Foods prices for Prime members in new grocery showdown

(Reuters) - Amazon.com Inc (AMZN.O) and Whole Foods Market are making a surgical strike in the already brutal grocery price war.<p>On Wednesday, Whole Foods debuted a much-anticipated loyalty program that offers special discounts to Prime customers, including 10 percent off hundreds of sale items and …

Target lowers fee for Restock next-day delivery program

It's also is expanding the service nationwide.<p>On the heels of Amazon’s price hike for Amazon Prime, Target is shaving $2 off the delivery fee for …

A frictionless future

The demise of the cashier has been a long time coming. First came self checkout systems that steadily gained popularity as the user interface …

eCommerce

Lidl hits reset in U.S., names new CEO

Lidl is resetting its U.S. strategy by replacing its CEO.<p>Johannes Fieber has been appointed president and CEO of Lidl US, replacing Brendan Proctor, …

eCommerce

Kroger and Ocado in huge digital deal

An exclusive partnership between Kroger and leading U.K. online grocer Ocado could result in the development of up to 20 automated warehouses over …

eCommerce