To advance a pilot program launched in October of last year, Kroger and Walgreens have launched Walgreens own-brand health and beauty products in 17 Kroger stores across Knoxville, TN, as well as the expansion of Kroger Express and Kroger Pickup at Walgreens stores.
Albertsons recently named Gineal Davidson president of the company’s Portland division, which operates over 140 stores in Oregon and Washington.
Giant Food Stores is developing a new, two-level urban flagship store in downtown Philadelphia, furthering the company’s investments and commitment to the market.
Albertsons has named Mike Theilmann evp/chief human resources officer, effective August 19.
Kroger has appointed Sonya Hostetler president of its Nashville division, effective August 1. She succeeds Zane Day, who previously announced his plans to retire from the company after nearly 45 years of service.
Albertsons has appointed Jonathan Gardner to the role of gvp/strategic sourcing. Additionally, the company has promoted David Nelsen to gvp/manufacturing.
Regional supermarket operator Giant Eagle has teamed with Grabango, a checkout-free technology provider, to create a no-wait exit option for customers.
Kroger and Ocado plan to build a new high-tech customer fulfillment center (CFC) in Forest Park, Georgia, a $55 million investment that will create more than 400 new jobs.
Albertsons is starting an initiative to make its online grocery shopping websites and mobile applications more accessible and usable for shoppers with disabilities.
Ahold Delhaize USA’s Mark McGowan, president of the Stop & Shop supermarket chain, has decided to leave the organization. He will be replaced by Gordon Reid, president of the company’s Giant Food division.
Stop & Shop has launched same-day online pick-up for Peapod by Stop & Shop orders at select stores in Massachusetts, Rhode Island, Connecticut and New York.
Meijer has been expanding into metro Cleveland over the past couple of weeks, opening its first three stores in the city’s suburbs and introducing a home delivery service.
Kohl’s has been rapidly revamping its approach to the consumer, testing, and in several cases, rolling out new initiatives including partnerships with everyone from Amazon and Planet Fitness to Weight Watchers and Aldi to entice shoppers.