In a customer study, Meijer found that 60% of shoppers plan to spend the same money on food and gifts this holiday season as they have in the past but will splurge on those closest to them, with kids being particular beneficiaries.
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.
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.
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.
Albertsons Companies is piloting PickUp lockers in select Chicago Jewel-Osco and Bay Area Safeway stores as an additional fulfillment option for e-commerce orders made through the company’s websites and apps.
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.
Publix is expanding its distribution center in Greensboro, North Carolina, to include a dry grocery warehouse, which will add more than 1.2 million square feet of space.
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.
Following recently issued Centers for Disease Control (CDC) guidelines stating that the COVID-19 virus can be spread through the air, Lidl U.S. said it will install new air filtration systems rated MERV 13 or higher in all of its U.S. stores by the end of this year.
Southeastern Grocers has filed a registration statement on Form S-1 with the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission relating to a proposed initial public offering of its common stock by certain of its stockholders.
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.
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%.
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.
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.