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Meijer Reveals Holiday Deals

Meijer has revealed a sneak peek at weeklong holiday deals that will replace traditional Black Friday sales its stores have offered in recent years. The ads are the latest in the retailer’s continued efforts to provide customers opportunities to adjust their shopping strategies due to the pandemic.

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Amazon Expands In-Garage Delivery Service

Amazon said that tens of millions of Amazon Prime members will now have access to Key by Amazon’s In-Garage Delivery service in more than 4,000 cities across the U.S. The service lets eligible Prime members enjoy contactless package delivery securely inside their garage, and offers convenient delivery confirmation for customers using the app.

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Four Winn-Dixie Supermarkets Debut In Florida

Southeastern Grocers, parent company and home of BI-LO, Fresco y Más, Harveys Supermarket and Winn-Dixie grocery stores, is opening four new Winn-Dixie stores located in Boynton Beach, Gainesville, Jacksonville and Lakewood Ranch, FL.

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Food Lion’s Supermarket Acquisition Moves Forward

Ahold Delhaize said that Food Lion, its leading supermarket chain in the southeastern United States, has made a major step forward to expand its store network through previously announced plans to purchase 62 BI-LO/Harveys Supermarket stores from Southeastern Grocers.

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Giant Food Appoints Badibanga SVP/Operations

Giant Food has appointed Irfan Badibanga as svp/operations. Badibanga will be responsible for leading all operational aspects of Giant Food including regional operations, store support, strategic store planning and execution and asset protection, as well as people, team and culture development.

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Kroger’s Restock Transformation Plan Gains Traction

In an investor update, Kroger asserted that its Restock Kroger transformation framework has reinvented the company’s business model to deliver consistently strong total shareholder return of 8% to 11% and create value for customers, associates and other stakeholders. 

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Kroger Launches Diversity Initiative

Kroger has finalized a Framework for Action: Diversity, Equity & Inclusion plan that features immediate and longer-term steps to accelerate and promote greater change in the workplace and in the communities the organization serves.

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Kroger Joins Whisk Food Technology Platform

Whisk, a Samsung Next food technology platform, has added Kroger to the brand’s ecosystem. Consumers can now turn any recipe from Whisk’s network of publishers, brands and apps into a smart shopping list and instantly purchase for pickup or delivery from Kroger stores.

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Alibaba Acquires Controlling Stake In Sun Art

In a move that further intensifies its competition with Walmart and Amazon, Alibaba Group said it will invest approximately $3.6 billion in Sun Art Retail Group Limited, a leading hypermarket and supermarket operator in China, that will raise its aggregate direct and indirect stake to approximately 72%.

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Analysis: September Sales Bode Well For Holidays

September retail sales results hold positive prospects for the holiday season, according to Deborah Weinswig, CEO and founder of Coresight Research and Alex Fitzgerald, a principal in the consumer practice at Kearney, a global management consulting firm.

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New Winn-Dixie Stores Feature Custom Assortments

With some unique touches included, Southeastern Grocers is launching four new Florida Winn-Dixie stores on November 11 with the completed conversion of three former Earth Fare stores located in Boynton Beach, Jacksonville and Lakewood Ranch and one former Lucky’s Market in Gainesville.

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