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    Target to roll out generative AI chatbot for store employees

    The new tool, dubbed Store Companion, is designed to answer on-the-job process questions and support store operations.

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    The Friday Checkout: Cooking up meals to take on restaurants

    Kroger is expanding its ready-to-eat and ready-to-heat offerings to give customers restaurant quality at a fraction of the cost, the grocer’s CEO said.

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    Giant Food brings on company veteran as chief merchant

    Tonya Herring, a former senior executive of the mid-Atlantic grocery chain who left for Peapod Digital Labs, will oversee all of the retailer’s merchandising strategy and execution.

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    Walmart pilots crop monitoring tech for informed produce purchasing

    The retailer said its partnership with Agritask will strengthen its supply chain from field to store shelf.

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    Is Lidl poised to finally turn the corner in the US?

    The grocer is making key merchandising changes and its chief customer officer sees “untapped potential.” But analysts say the discounter still faces a challenging road ahead.

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    Save A Lot joins Uber’s grocery roster

    More than 150 of the discounter’s stores are kicking off the delivery partnership with the e-commerce platform.

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    Regional grocers hit their stride with retail media

    In the first half of 2024, partnerships with tech firms proved essential for these smaller grocers competing against national chains in the evolving space.

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    Shipt beckons shoppers with new features and savings

    The e-commerce provider is now letting customers build individualized lists of products and select items to be automatically added to their cart.

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    Ahold Delhaize USA pilots crackers made with regenerative wheat

    The grocery company has partnered with Kellanova and grain cooperative Bartlett to reduce emissions from field to shelf.

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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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    Private label momentum shows no signs of slowing

    Even if grocery prices fall, shoppers plan to continue purchasing store brands, new research from FMI — The Food Industry Association found.

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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 Grocery Dive’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.