Kroger has published the first installment of “Sharing What We’ve Learned: A Blueprint for Businesses” to provide actionable recommendations for retailers, restaurants and food service companies, manufacturers, logistics and distribution centers and other industries to consider as they start crafting plans for safe work environments while the COVID-19 risk persists.
Full-line supermarkets are maintaining relatively strong store traffic during the COVID-19 pandemic, with more specialized operations tending to suffer, according to analytics platform Placer.ai.
Publix has designated Thursday evenings, from 8 to 9 p.m. and Friday mornings, from 7 to 8 a.m., as special shopping hours for first responders and hospital staff.
As it continues adapting to the coronavirus pandemic, Amazon is expanding and updating how consumers can access its grocery operations while hiring additional workers to pace demand.
In a recently conducted study, Acosta, a sales and marketing agency, found 28% of online grocery shoppers made their first-ever online order in March, bolstering the digital business of key retailers.
Walmart racked up impressive year-over-year online sales growth in March based on consumers stocking up on everyday necessities as the coronavirus outbreak took off, according to 1010data, an information and analytics firm.
To improve safety by encouraging physical distancing in stores during the pandemic, Kroger will begin to limit the number of customers on its sales floors to 50% of the international building code’s calculated capacity.
Meijer has begun implementing daily health screenings for team members reporting to work at all its stores and facilities in the retailer’s ongoing effort to protect against the spread of COVID-19 and ensure a safe and healthy work environment.
Publix is rolling out contactless pay options to all its stores, including GreenWise Market. The rollout is expected to be completed by Saturday, April 4. This is one more measure Publix is taking to protect the health and well-being of its customers and associates during the pandemic.
Lidl has opened its state-of-the-art regional headquarters and distribution center in Cecil County, Maryland. The new 700,000 square-foot facility will serve as the backbone of Lidl’s regional store network, supplying products to stores in five states.
To protect the safety of associates and stockholders through the duration of the coronavirus outbreak, Publix has determined to substantially condense its annual shareholders meeting scheduled for April 14.
Kroger wants to provide new career opportunities for some 23,500 workers nationwide, including those from the hardest-hit sectors such as restaurants, hotels and food service distributors as part of a plan to hire additional workers over the next several weeks.
Lidl has detailed actions it is taking to address the coronavirus pandemic as it has committed to hiring new workers and expanded health benefits.
Sneeze guards are going up at checkstands across the United States, including at Walmart and other retailers.
Fairway Market, together with its debtor affiliates in their Chapter 11 cases in the U.S. Bankruptcy Court for the Southern District of New York, has named the winning bids for six Fairway stores on a going concern basis (five New York stores to Village Supermarket, Inc., a Wakefern member, and one store to Seven Seas Georgetowne, LLC, a Key Food member) and the sale of two real estate leases to Amazon.