Walmart launches Text to Shop beta test

Walmart has begun piloting technology to allow busy consumers to text the retailer products they want to purchase. Dominique Essig, vice president of conversational commerce for Walmart’s Store No8 incubation arm, said in a blog post...

UNFI offers DoorDash delivery to independent grocers

United Natural Foods Inc. (UNFI) has entered into a reseller agreement with last-mile provider DoorDash to offer its on-demand grocery delivery service to independent supermarkets. Under the deal, UNFI’s independent retail partners will be able to...

Kroger to enter Northeast with Ocado robotic warehouse

The Kroger Co. aims to enter the Northeast through its e-commerce partnership with United Kingdom-based Ocado Group. Kroger said Tuesday that it plans to offer Kroger Delivery online grocery service in the Northeast by building an...

Village Super Market reports uptick in fiscal 2021 sales

ShopRite operator Village Super Market Inc. saw net and same-store sales edge up for its 2021 fiscal year, with comparable sales boosted by strong e-commerce results. For the 53 weeks ended July 31, overall sales came...

Congress’ Jan. 6 investigators face an inevitable reckoning with their GOP colleagues

CONGRESS The probe into the Capitol attack could trigger a clash over lawmakers' powers to police their own members. Reporters question Senate Majority Whip Dick Durbin at the Capitol on Thursday. | J. Scott Applewhite/AP Photo By KYLE...

Schnucks to debut remodeled store with food hall

This weekend, Schnuck Markets plans to hold the grand reopening of its remodeled store in Kirkwood, Mo., highlighted by a food hall and a clothing outlet. St. Louis-based Schnucks announced the Oct. 10 event yesterday in...

Costco U.S. comp sales up nearly 15% in September

Costco Wholesale maintained double-digit U.S. comparable-sales growth excluding fuel in September, with net sales in line with sequential and year-over-year gains. For the five weeks ended Oct. 3, net sales climbed 15.8% to $19.5 billion from...

Fresh or frozen, plant-based proteins are making inroads

Plant-based meat alternatives are popping with potential. Approximately 20% of U.S. consumers purchase plant-based meat at least occasionally and sales account for about 2% of fresh and frozen meat department revenues, reports Information Resources Inc....

Natural Grocers scavenger hunt game promotes store brand

In a fall promotion, Natural Grocers has launched a game that offers extra rewards to members of its {N}power loyalty program who buy store-brand products. Called Autumn Scavenger Hunt, the game gives {N}power members a $2...

Southeastern Grocers taps dunnhumby to drive media business

Southeastern Grocers has tapped customer data science firm dunnhumby to power SEG Connects, the retailer’s media business. Through SEG Connects, consumer packaged goods (CPG) companies can connect with the customers of Southeastern Grocers’ Winn-Dixie, Harveys Supermarket...

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