Corporate Operations: Page 2


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    Column

    The Friday Checkout: Are grocers tackling convenience the wrong way?

    “I do think there’s a very huge difference between not wanting to be inconvenienced versus prioritizing convenience,” Ethan Chernofsky of Placer.ai said during a virtual event.

    By Grocery Dive Staff • June 28, 2024
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    Kroger raises its dividend at a slower rate, shareholders reject living wage proposal

    The grocer’s board boosted the quarterly payout to shareholders by 10% — less than half the pace in 2022, when Kroger increased its dividend by 24%.

    By Updated July 1, 2024
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    Top 5 stories from Grocery Dive

    Top stories from Grocery Dive 2023/2024

    By Grocery Dive staff
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    Albertsons, Fresh Thyme execs talk grocery consumers’ changing behaviors

    Where shoppers are fulfilling their meal needs “looks really, really different than it did a few years ago,” Lisa Kinney of Albertsons said during a virtual event.

    By June 27, 2024
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    Ahold Delhaize USA’s retail media arm links with ad sales platform

    The new partnership aims to streamline sales, advertising and finance operations to better serve CPG clients.

    By June 27, 2024
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    How Stop & Shop has evolved its store remodeling strategy over the last 6 years

    The grocer’s renovation initiative has slowed but is still playing a role in Ahold Delhaize’s efforts to revitalize the struggling chain.

    By , June 26, 2024
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    Shipt starts accepting SNAP benefits

    Customers who participate in the program can now use their benefits to pay for delivery orders from Meijer and Target and can also get a Shipt membership at a discount.

    By June 26, 2024
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    Do retailers need active assailant insurance?

    Stores and shopping centers are increasingly vulnerable to the death and destruction caused by mass shooters in the U.S.

    By Daphne Howland • June 26, 2024
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    Albertsons enters e-commerce partnership with Grubhub

    The restaurant delivery company is providing delivery service in as little as an hour from nearly 1,800 of the grocer’s stores under a deal announced Tuesday.

    By June 25, 2024
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    Target names new head of grocery merchandising amid C-suite reshuffle

    Current CMO Lisa Roath will become chief merchandising officer of food, essentials and beauty early next year.

    By Updated June 25, 2024
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    Q&A

    Mondelēz, Ahold Delhaize CEOs discuss how businesses can be better stewards of the planet

    Dirk Van de Put and Frans Muller are co-chairs of The Consumer Goods Forum, a group of nearly 400 global companies taking on issues such as deforestation, human rights and food waste.

    By Christopher Doering • June 25, 2024
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    Weis Markets will pay $75K to settle EEOC lawsuit alleging it failed to stop sexual harassment

    The grocery store chain must also address disability discrimination, after allegedly forcing the harassed employee to participate in an employee assistance program.

    By Caroline Colvin • June 24, 2024
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    Amazon reignites Amazon Fresh store growth with 2nd New Jersey location

    The newly opened Eatontown supermarket brings the chain’s total store count to 42.

    By June 24, 2024
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    Grocery prices are becoming easier for shoppers to handle, Biden administration says

    A White House analysis found declining inflation and rising wages have combined to make it easier for the typical U.S. consumer to afford to buy enough food for a week.

    By June 24, 2024
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    Dollar General names new chief marketing officer

    Tony Rogers, who is joining the discount chain from Signet Jewelers, previously held multiple senior-level roles at Walmart.

    By June 21, 2024
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    Smart & Final warehouse workers strike over working conditions

    The grocery chain said the labor action at two California facilities did not impede its operations and called the Teamsters’ claim that 600 workers took part “wildly inaccurate.”

    By June 21, 2024
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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.

    By June 20, 2024
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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.

    By June 18, 2024
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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.

    By June 18, 2024
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    Deep Dive

    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.

    By June 17, 2024
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    5 lessons from the Best Place to Work in 2024

    Here are five tips for any growing food business from Viru CEO Yoselyn Malamud.

    June 17, 2024
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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.

    By June 13, 2024
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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.

    By June 12, 2024
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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.

    By June 11, 2024
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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.

    By Ryan Golden • June 10, 2024
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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.

    By June 10, 2024