As the growth of housewares in the grocery retail channel continues to expand, Wegmans has been a strong example of how the category can find a prosperous home in the supermarket. According to vendors, the chain has been one of the most aggressive grocery chains to present kitchenware and housewares, providing steep competition to other retailers such as specialty and discount stores.
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.
Kroger and Lindsay Goldberg, a private investment firm that focuses on partnering with families, founders and management teams seeking to actively build their businesses, have formed PearlRock Partners. The new platform will identify, invest in and help grow the next generation of leading consumer product brands, the companies said.
Amazon is expanding delivery of products from Whole Foods Market through Prime Now into 13 new metro markets.