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    Instacart plugs retail media data into YouTube Shopping ads to fuel offsite growth

    Clorox is among the first brands piloting the integration, which is part of the growing push by retail media networks into offsite marketing channels.

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    The Friday Checkout: Will Walmart’s embrace of electronic shelf labels herald a digital pricing revolution?

    The retailer’s decision to bring ESLs to thousands of stores will showcase the technology on a large scale — and could spur other grocers to follow its lead.

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    Albertsons aims to make TV advertising less complex

    The grocer's new Collective TV unit wants to help advertisers launch and measure the impact of ad campaigns across streaming and digital video using a unified platform.

    Updated June 13, 2024
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    Schnucks ramps up personalization of its rewards program

    The Midwestern grocer introduced new app features that allow members to unlock more offers from coupons to free donuts.

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    Discounters are winning as shoppers demand high quality and low prices: report

    Chains like Aldi and Walmart are gaining ground with shoppers by stepping up their focus on fresh food and convenience, according to Boston Consulting Group.

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    Big Y expands Hispanic grocery selection at remodeled store

    As the chain works on modernizing locations, its newly reopened Massachusetts store now features food items shoppers said they had trouble finding.

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    Hy-Vee looks to soothe shoppers hit by store closures

    The chain will offer free grocery and pharmacy delivery services to customers of three underperforming supermarkets in Iowa set to cease operations soon.

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    Albertsons promotes new food assistance benefit for kids

    The grocer’s foundation wants to boost participation in a new USDA program that awards families $120 per eligible child to spend on food this summer.

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    Harps Food Stores sets up in-store retail media

    The partnership will bring digital displays to 145 of the regional grocer's locations.

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    DoorDash ramps up alcohol delivery

    The e-commerce provider has expanded the delivery of beers, wines and spirits from several grocers and liquor stores including select Food Lion, Hannaford and Giant Food locations.

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    Whole Foods broadens quality standards for meat products

    The grocer said it is looking to improve accountability and transparency as well as broaden the scope of suppliers it can work with.

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    Grocery e-commerce sales move down slightly in May

    Pickup sales fell by almost 4% year over year, but delivery sales were flat, according to a report from Brick Meets Click and Mercatus.

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    3 key ways grocers can make the most of omnichannel

    Industry analysts and grocery executives discussed ways to effectively meld digital and in-person shopping at Huzad’s first-ever virtual event last week.

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    Walmart store employees can now earn up to $1K per year in bonuses

    Part- and full-time hourly associates have the potential to earn more the longer they stay with the company, the retailer said Wednesday.

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    Albertsons expands retail media reach beyond what’s in stores

    In a tie-up with technology company Rokt, the grocer can connect with brands that offer products and services not sold in its stores and offer customers a more personalized ad experience.

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    Walmart to bring electronic shelf labels to thousands of stores

    The retailer expects to deploy the technology to 2,300 locations by 2026 in a bid to improve efficiency and customer service.

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    The Friday Checkout: The next phase of retail media is here

    As grocers launch retail media networks at rapid speed, third-party technology partners are stepping in to consolidate platforms, creating a single access point for CPGs that supports smaller grocers.

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    Battle for the grill: Grocers turn up the heat on summer savings

    From ice cream trucks to grilling sweepstakes, here’s how grocers are looking to stand out to hungry consumers.

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    How different generations shop private label

    While older generations buy more private label goods across more categories, younger consumers are determining where they shop based on store brands, according to new research.

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    Foxtrot is returning — but with plenty of questions about its future

    Founder Mike LaVitola plans to reopen several locations this summer, yet it’s unclear how he’s been involved with the retailer amid its bankruptcy process.

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    How smaller grocers can go big on loyalty

    Digital coupons alone aren’t enough for independent retailers to stand out, said Bill Gray, president of Givex Rewards. “They need to have that extra layer of panache, that extra layer of touch.”

  • A shopper with a shopping cart full of merchandise stands in front of a Sam's Club sign outside the store
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    Sam’s Club looks to members to bolster private label offerings

    In a new initiative, the Walmart-owned club retailer is enlisting the help of 50,000 shoppers to help co-create products for its Member’s Mark line.

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    Dollar Tree to explore spinoff or sale of Family Dollar

    The underperforming banner has been a drag on operations since its acquisition.

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    UNFI reports another sales decline but sees better times ahead

    The grocery retailer and wholesaler saw sales drop slightly during Q3, but its business with Whole Foods was up by more than 5%.

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    Giant Eagle, Wegmans aim to boost retail media scale with new third-party tie-up

    Designed for regional grocers, Rippl will extend the reach of each regional’s retail media platform and provide standardized data feedback to help them compete with national players.