After liquidation speculation in local media, Fairway Market has filed for Chapter 11 bankruptcy protection as the company seeks to sell its 14 gourmet-oriented supermarkets in metro New York.
Stop & Shop will power 40 of its stores in Massachusetts and New York with Bloom Energy servers. The servers will provide clean, reliable, 24/7 electricity in a microgrid configuration that will continue to power each store in the event of a grid power outage, the company said.
As it continues to try new initiatives in its grocery store format, Walmart has opened a slicker, quicker version of Neighborhood Market designed to get shoppers through the store more efficiently while also providing a range of services and department updates.
Discount grocer Save A Lot said it has reached an agreement with a substantial majority of its lenders to recapitalize the business and deleverage its balance sheet. An infusion of new capital will support the company’s operations and the acceleration of its business transformation plan.
Wegmans will invest $175 million to establish a full-service, regional distribution operation in Hanover County, VA, at a time when it is planning expansion in the south of its market area, including Virginia and North Carolina.
Walmart is testing a new grocery delivery pilot with autonomous vehicle company, Nuro. Through the Houston-based pilot, Walmart said it aims to develop, refine and continue learning how to offer the best end-to-end customer experience.
Building on a unique collaboration that first brought together Kroger’s food and grocery experience with Walgreens’ expertise in health and beauty, the companies have formed a new group purchasing organization aimed at delivering purchasing efficiencies, lower costs and combined resources to help drive further innovation.
Walmart is scaling back Jet operations in New York by eliminating its fresh-food delivery business in the city as the company pursues a larger online consolidation with the intent of most effectively building its digital business.
Kroger and Ocado have selected Pleasant Prairie, WI, as the sixth location for a high-tech customer fulfillment center (CFC).
Kroger has debuted a new logo and brand transformation campaign developed with agency DDB New York and based around the slogan “Fresh for Everyone.”
On the dark and rainy morning of October 27, shoppers still lined up to experience the first Wegmans in New York City and discovered a food retail experience quite different from others found in the Big Apple.
Kroger’s chief housewares merchant, Greg Parsons, told attendees of the IHA Chief Housewares Executive SuperSession (CHESS) that housewares plays an important role in the company’s “Restock Kroger” strategic transformation initiative.
Among retailers selling food, according to data analytics and promotions firm Inmar, non-traditional operators are making steady inroads versus traditional operators, including supermarkets, boosting market share to 40% from 39% in 2012 and 34% in 2006.