Corporate Operations: Page 5


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    Walmart to close health centers due to ‘lack of profitability’

    The retailer also plans to end telehealth services, citing operational costs and reimbursement complexities that made its healthcare business unsustainable.

    By Nate Delesline III • April 30, 2024
  • A photo of a sign in the window of a Foxtrot site. It says "Thanks a lot! As of today, we are closing for the final time. Thank you for the time we had together."
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    Pardon the Disruption: What the sudden loss of Foxtrot and Dom’s means for retail

    Their demise underscores just how difficult it is to bring new, innovative ideas to life in the shadow of large-scale competitors and the grinding need for efficiency.

    By April 30, 2024
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    Trendline

    Top 5 stories from Grocery Dive

    Top stories from Grocery Dive 2023/2024

    By Grocery Dive staff
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    Getir pulls out of the US but says FreshDirect will keep operating

    The quick-delivery company said it is redirecting its capital to its home market of Turkey, where it generates more than 90% of its revenue and sees the most potential for growth.

    By Updated April 29, 2024
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    Rob Walton ends long-standing tenure on Walmart board

    The eldest son of founder Sam Walton has been with the company since 1969 — and even longer if you count his job at his father’s original five-and-dime.

    By Daphne Howland • April 29, 2024
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    Will Kroger and Albertsons’ revised divestiture plan satisfy the FTC?

    The grocers’ new deal with C&S Wholesale Grocers indicates they have heard the agency’s concerns — but whether it will be enough to get their proposed merger through remains unclear, analysts said.

    By April 29, 2024
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    The Friday Checkout: Grocers turn to loyalty programs to battle the likes of Aldi, Walmart

    Promoting value and rewarding loyal customers are critical as supermarkets go head-to-head with discounters.

    By Grocery Dive Staff • April 26, 2024
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    Ahold Delhaize allocates proceeds of its green bond to sustainability efforts

    The Dutch grocer allotted the largest portion of the earnings toward green buildings and energy efficiencies.

    By April 26, 2024
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    H-E-B to build Texas distribution campus

    The grocer has closed on a land deal and plans to have several facilities support its supply chain operations.

    By April 26, 2024
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    Foxtrot, Dom’s sued amid mass layoff

    A class action complaint claims the companies violated the WARN Act by failing to give its employees at least 60 days notice of the shutdown.

    By Brett Dworski • April 25, 2024
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    How Giant Food revamped its loyalty program

    Private label is playing a starring role as the East Coast grocer looks to boost engagement with shoppers and demonstrate a commitment to value.

    By April 24, 2024
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    Sprouts will pay $265K to settle federal discrimination charge

    A federal investigation determined the specialty grocer subjected employees in the Los Angeles area to sexual harassment and retaliation.

    By April 24, 2024
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    Albertsons sees more turmoil ahead as it closes the books on a tough year

    The grocer posted anemic same-store sales growth during its latest quarter, with lower inflation and a growing reliance on pharmacy posing key challenges.

    By April 23, 2024
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    The Department of Labor will raise overtime salary threshold to $44K in July, $59K next year

    The final rule expands overtime pay eligibility to millions of U.S. workers, the department said.

    By Ryan Golden • April 23, 2024
  • Sign that says Dom's Kitchen and Market surrounded by Christmas trees and string lights.
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    Dom’s, Foxtrot cease operations

    The companies “found no viable option despite good faith and exhaustive efforts,” Dom’s posted on its website.

    By , Brett Dworski • April 23, 2024
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    Taking a closer look at Kroger and Albertsons’ revised divestiture deal with C&S

    A series of charts and maps shows how the retailers’ revised deal differs from the original, and how it would impact markets across the country.

    By Updated April 26, 2024
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    Kroger and Albertsons update divestiture plan with C&S

    The grocery chains have increased the number of stores they plan to divest and added other assets to the deal as they press ahead with their embattled merger plan.

    By , April 22, 2024
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    Gelson’s replaces president and CEO

    The Southern California chain said Albertsons veteran Ryan Adams has assumed both positions.

    By April 19, 2024
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    The Friday Checkout: Amazon takes back the mic on Just Walk Out

    The company is working overtime to shift perception of frictionless tech back to its favor.

    By Grocery Dive Staff • April 19, 2024
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    Grubhub steps up its grocery game

    The restaurant delivery company is offering products from hundreds of independent food retailers through a new tie-up with e-commerce platform provider Mercato.

    By April 19, 2024
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    Instacart taps CPG veteran for board

    Victoria Dolan, former CFO of Revlon, is joining the technology company and two board members will retire when their terms expire next month.

    By April 18, 2024
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    Hy-Vee enters Indiana with acquisition of Strack & Van Til

    The Midwestern grocery chain is picking up 22 stores in the northwestern portion of the state.

    By April 17, 2024
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    Grocers need ‘the courage to fail’ as technology roars ahead

    Indecisiveness is a top risk factor for retailers as they test new processes and systems, experts said.

    By April 17, 2024
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    Publix CEO joins company’s board of directors

    Two long-time board members also announced their retirement at the grocer’s annual stockholders meeting.

    By April 17, 2024
  • A warehouse forklift operator uses an autonomous forklift inside a distribution center.
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    Walmart brings autonomous forklifts to 4 distribution centers

    The Fox Robotics technology is being deployed in Florida, Texas, New York and Alabama after a 16-month pilot.

    By Alejandra Carranza • April 16, 2024
  • Produce section of Safeway store at 415 14th Street, SE, Washington, D.C., on Aug. 11, 2020. Store opened Aug. 12, 2020.
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    Shoppers cut grocers a break when assigning blame for inflation, survey finds

    Consumers feel government policies and actions are most responsible for rising grocery prices but think retailers are not doing a good job explaining cost increases, according to The Feedback Group.

    By April 16, 2024