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Kroger-Albertsons mega-merger at risk

The US Federal Trade Commission (FTC) is opposing the controversial merger of the supermarket chains Kroger and Albertsons, fearing it will lead to higher prices for consumers and worse working...

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Self-checkouts also need a better strategy to succeed

Grocery Dive’s report on self-service checkouts and Mordor Intelligence’s forecast suggest that the self-service checkout market can grow by an average of 10.2% per year between 2024 and 2028. This...

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Aldi US doubles down on EDLP price promise

Aldi Süd in the USA highlights the low-price appeal of its discount model. The retailer especially emphasizes the simplicity and inclusiveness of its EDLP strategy. The discounter challenges the paid...

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Artificial intelligence is already revolutionising retail

In this article we would like to show – by using practical examples – that artificial intelligence (AI) is no longer just a promising future technology, but an increasingly dominant...

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Kroger to close 3 e-commerce facilities

The grocer said it will shutter one spoke warehouse in South Florida and two others in Texas in late May. Kroger’s decision to close delivery facilities in two key states...

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Kroger invests in cross-channel customer experiences

The grocer is planning on piloting drive-thru pickup lanes and tools to help associates more efficiently prepare items for pickup. Kroger sees digital sales as an important growth accelerator for the...

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Kroger joins grocers working to protect pollinators

Kroger will soon require all of its fresh produce suppliers to implement integrated pest management practices Kroger has joined Whole Foods, Walmart, and Giant Eagle in an effort to protect...

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Kroger was the most visited grocery store in the US in 2023

According to a summary report titled Grocery Sector in 2023 and made by retail data company Placer.ai, almost 19% of annual grocery store sales in 2023 were realised by Kroger...

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Unilever teams up with Perfect Day to develop lactose-free ice cream

The product will be sold under Unilever’s Breyers brand at retailers across the US. Unilever has partnered with US-based animal-free dairy producer Perfect Day to launch a new lactose-free ice...

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Kim Kardashian’s private equity firm snags stake in Truff

SKKY Partners, a private equity firm founded by Kim Kardashian and Jay Sammons, has agreed to acquire a “significant minority stake” in specialty condiment brand Truff. Financial terms were not...

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Kroger Expands Supply Partnership With Vertical Farming Company 80 Acres Farms

US retailer Kroger plans to offer fresh produce from vertical farming company 80 Acres Farms to around 1,000 stores across the Midwest and Southeast. 80 Acres Farms has been supplying...

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Economic concerns among shoppers will drive the grocery industry for decades to come

Ongoing concern among consumers about the state of the economy and their personal finances is likely to persist as a top driver of grocery-shopping behavior for the next 30 years,...

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Automation, private labels and veganism – international retail in 2022

Workforce shortage? Automation! This article is available for reading in Trade magazin 2023/6-7. In 2022 the workforce situation in FMCG retail wasn’t any better than in the previous year: both...

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Kroger stops mailing paper promotional leaflets

Kroger is phasing out its printed weekly ad circulars in markets across the country and switching over to a digital format. Physical copies will still be available in-store, but the...

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Aldi launches 30-minute delivery

Aldi and Instacart announced June 1 the launch of Aldi Express, a “virtual convenience store” providing 30-minute delivery of a selection of nearly 2,000 items. With this launch, Aldi joins other...

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Top 25 global retailers thrive amidst challenges to post 7.1% YoY revenue growth in 2022, reveals GlobalData

Despite the challenges of high inflation rates, labor shortages, and disruptions in the supply chain, the top 25 publicly traded global retailers* achieved a remarkable year-on-year (YoY) revenue growth of...

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Are health and wellness subscriptions the next frontier for grocers?

Hy-Vee and Amazon have recently ventured into memberships that bundle wellness services, and sources say other grocers will likely follow suit. Last week, Hy-Vee unveiled a health and wellness subscription...

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Walmart accounts for the most U.S. grocery dollars, Aldi tops for value

Walmart accounts for the most U.S. grocery dollars, almost twice that of Kroger. That’s one of the findings of MarketForce’s “US Grocery Benchmark Study: Consumer Experiences & Competitive Benchmarks,” which...

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Publix, Kroger, Fresh Market and Albertsons among ‘Most Trustworthy Companies in America’

Publix, WinCo Foods and The Kroger Co. took the top spots in the grocery/convenience store category in Newsweek’s “Most Trustworthy Companies in America” survey, which ranked 700 U.S. companies in...

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Barilla expands chickpea pasta line

Barilla is expanding its single-ingredient chickpea pasta portfolio with the launch of orzo. Orzo is a short cut pasta that may be used for hot or cold applications. The company...

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Self-Driving Startup Gatik Strikes Deal With Kroger

Self-driving trucking startup Gatik will double its workforce by year end, a top executive said, after it announced a deal on Wednesday with grocer Kroger to transport goods within its...

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(HU) Nincs még meg az Amazonnak a szupermarketek sikerreceptje

Amazon.com Inc, the online retailer long feared to disrupt the grocery sector, believes it has fallen short. The company has paused expansion of its Fresh supermarkets and cashier-less convenience stores...

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Kroger deploys Google Cloud tools to enhance productivity in stores

Kroger framed its decision to invest in the technology Google is providing as a way to improve the shopping experience for customers who visit its stores by empowering associates with...

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Beyond Meat’s plant-based steak available in more than 5,000 US stores

Beyond Meat officially launched its plant-based beef tips: Beyond Steak is available in more than 5,000 Kroger and Walmart stores nationwide, as well as some Albertsons and Ahold divisions. The...

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Merger of the two biggest retail chains in the USA

Kroger Co. and Albertsons Cos. signed a USD 24.6bn deal in mid-October. Under the deal, Cincinnati-based Kroger plans to acquire all outstanding shares of Albertsons for about USD 34.10 per...

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Kroger opens ghost kitchens in two stores

Supermarket chain Kroger Co. has opened ghost kitchens – a kitchen that prepares food exclusively for delivery or to go – in two stores, in partnership with technology start-up ClusterTruck....

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Convenience = safety: Convenience during and after the pandemic

This year isn’t only about good prices or quality products, but also about practical, fast and safe shopping. The meaning of convenience changed with the outbreak of the pandemic, shoppers...

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Kroger grows Simple Truth Plant Based line

The Kroger Co. is expanding its year-old Simple Truth Plant Based own-brand line with more than 50 new items, including the addition of plant-based chicken products in its Simple Truth...

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Kroger launches in-store ‘ghost’ kitchens

US-based Kroger has launched two ‘ghost’ kitchens at stores in Indianapolis and Columbus in partnership with ClusterTruck, a technology start-up that operates delivery-only restaurants. ClusterTruck is a software platform that...

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Kroger adopts online marketplace model similar to Amazon, Walmart

The Kroger Co. is integrating digital marketplace platform Mirakl into its Kroger Ship ship-to-home program. The leading supermarket retailer will offer Kroger Ship customers an extended aisle with more than...

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