Supervalu is acquiring Associated Grocers of Florida in a deal valued at $180 million.
The Kroger Co.’s central division president Katie Wolfram has retired. The company has promoted Pam Matthews, currently the company’s QFC division president, to succeed her.
As it moves to make grocery shopping more convenient for consumers, Walmart has acquired Parcel, a technology based, same-day and last-mile delivery company specializing in perishable and non-perishable delivery to customers in New York City.
As part of its charitable efforts, Albertsons Companies said that in the span of 21 days, its customers and employees helped raise more than $8 million in disaster relief donations for the victims of Hurricanes Harvey and Irma through a point-of-sale campaign at its 2,300-plus stores.
Albertsons is about to enter the meal kit delivery business with the acquisition of Plated, which will operate as a wholly-owned subsidiary of the grocery retailer. The deal is expected to close by the end of September.
Amazon’s $13.7 billion acquisition of Whole Foods Market will close on Monday, August 28, 2017, and the two companies are outlining several marketing and merchandising initiatives that will launch after the merger.
Walmart is getting into the online voice activated ordering game, teaming up with Google, as it looks to compete with Amazon.com, which allows voice ordering through its Alexa operating system.
Walmart advanced in the second quarter, gaining both store and digital sales, as the retailer continued to ramp up its e-commerce and technology investments.
Albertsons Companies has appointed Kevin Turner vice chairman of the board of managers of AB Acquisition LLC, the company’s direct parent, and senior advisor to the chairman and CEO, Bob Miller.