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    The Friday Checkout: Grocers are struggling with alternative formats

    The demise of Schnucks' EatWell banner underscores the challenges supermarkets face expanding beyond their traditional store models.

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    Walmart wants shoppers across incomes to feast on its new private brand

    Findings from Numerator suggest the retailer’s bettergoods line appeals to lower-income and higher-income consumers, but for different reasons.

    Updated May 20, 2024
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    ‘Whole Paycheck’ no more? Whole Foods is ramping up value messaging.

    The specialty grocer’s store shelves in the Washington, D.C., area are coated in yellow discount tags signaling the retailer may be trying to appear more price-friendly to shoppers.

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    Foxtrot files for bankruptcy

    The decision to file for Chapter 7 was made during a meeting of Outfox’s board of directors, who reviewed the financial condition of the company and each of its subsidiaries.

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    Walmart beats expectations in Q1 as revenue surpasses $160B

    The company's e-commerce sales rose 21%, driven by store-fulfilled pickup and delivery and strength within its marketplace.

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    Inside the Store: The Fresh Market makes foodservice shine

    The specialty grocer’s newest Florida store offers hot meals and in-store dining options along with numerous full-service departments.

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    H-E-B opens 8th e-commerce fulfillment facility

    While some grocers have closed e-commerce-focused facilities, the Texas-based grocer plans to add more of them.

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    Uber takes on Instacart with expanded Costco partnership

    The club retailer is now available on Uber Eats in several unspecified locations across the U.S., Canada, Mexico and Japan, with more to come.

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    Meijer opens 3 supercenters in a single day

    The Midwestern retailer debuted two locations in Ohio and one in Michigan on Tuesday.

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    Rapidly growing Aldi aims to strengthen supplier ties

    During its inaugural supplier event, the discounter said it’s open to new ways of collaborating as it looks to boost its store count by 30% in the next five years.

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    Walmart confirms hundreds of coporate layoffs

    The retailer also said the majority of remote workers and those at offices in Dallas, Atlanta and Toronto, must relocate — mostly to its Arkansas headquarters.

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    Online grocery sales rise broadly in April

    The pickup, delivery and ship-to-home channels all posted increases last month and mass retailers expanded their share of the digital grocery sector, Brick Meets Click and Mercatus reported.

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    What we know so far about Grocery Outlet’s new private label

    The line represents a departure from the discounter’s long-standing focus on offering deep discounts on well-known brands.

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    Foxtrot’s assets auctioned for $2.2M in what one attendee called a ‘completely ramrodded’ process

    The virtual sale on Friday seemed to leave people with more questions than answers after organizer JPMorgan Chase didn’t describe the lot for sale and only entertained one bid.

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    E-grocer Thrive Market records revenue boost with EBT acceptance

    Since launching the payment capability in late February, the natural foods retailer has brought in more than $1 million in EBT revenue.

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    Instacart sees smart carts as key growth driver

    The company expects to deploy thousands of its screen-equipped carts in grocery stores by the end of 2024, CEO Fidji Simo said.

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    Schnucks shuttering Eatwell Market format

    The chain said it is discontinuing the natural and organic banner, which debuted in 2020, after “significant analysis and evaluation.”

    Updated May 10, 2024
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    Harris Teeter takes on fast food chains

    The grocer is offering a rotating selection of prepared foods for $5 at a dozen stores in the Washington, D.C., area.

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    HelloFresh to close Georgia distribution center, cut more than 700 jobs

    The meal kit company will shutter its facility near Atlanta in July as it deals with reduced customer demand for its products.

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    Sprouts adds more in-store coffee cafes

    The first Klatch Coffee cafe is scheduled to open over Memorial Day weekend, and the grocer plans to bring the concept to four more Southern California locations later in 2024.

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    Instacart posts strong Q1 results, names new CFO

    The grocery e-commerce company’s revenue, order volume and profitability all exceeded its projections during the period.

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    The Friday Checkout: Are Grocery Outlet’s tech woes a cautionary tale?

    The discount grocer is still taking financial hits from system changes made eight months ago — a reminder that digital changes don’t always help retailers’ bottom lines.

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    Weis Markets reignites store growth

    The regional chain plans to begin construction on six new locations this year as it works through supply chain disruptions that have slowed down progress.

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    Foxtrot’s assets to be sold this week

    Friday’s foreclosure sale will include “substantially all of the assets” of the c-store retailer, including inventory, intellectual property, documents and more.

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    Ahold Delhaize reports muted Q1 results as FreshDirect remains a drag

    The grocer’s same-store sales moved up about 1% in the U.S. during the period, but net sales were off by a similar percentage and digital sales dropped more than 10%.