Walmart is introducing a Capital One Walmart Rewards Credit Card program, which launches with two new cards and makes tapping the retailer’s online operations, including grocery pickup and delivery, more attractive.
Albertsons has promoted Own Brands president Geoff White to evp/chief merchandising officer.
Ahold Delhaize said that Jeff Carr, chief financial officer since 2011, has informed the company that he will not stand for another term as member of the management board after his current term expires per the annual general meeting of shareholders in April 2020.
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.
As Walmart brings grocery pickup and delivery services to its store network, the retailer is also testing new capabilities such as self-driving cars. A new pilot program is now kicking off with autonomous vehicle company, Gatik.
Food Lion has completed a $40 million capital investment project in 23 Virginia locations that included store remodels and the hiring of 400 additional associates.
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.