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.
To help promote its curbside pickup service, H-E-B will host a three-day Cars as Stars exhibition at Celebrity Fan Fest, San Antonio’s premier comic convention.
Kroger has appointed Dana Zurcher, currently Dallas division president, to president of the Columbus division. She will be succeeded at the Dallas division by Tom Schwilke, who joins Kroger with more than 35 years of retail leadership experience.
In the first of several waves of openings on Long Island, New York, Lidl U.S. said it will open stores in Plainview, Babylon, Huntington, and Center Moriches by early 2020. The initiative follows the company’s recent acquisition of the Best Market grocery store chain.
Walmart said that the merger of its subsidiary in the United Kingdom, Asda, with rival retailer Sainsbury, has been blocked by the U.K. Competition and Markets Authority.
An analysis of recent Nielsen data by the Private Label Manufacturers Association (PLMA) indicated that store brand dollar volume in the mass retail channel grew 41% over the past five years compared to a gain of only 7.4% for national brands in the period.
Stop & Shop, an Ahold Delhaize company, has established a tentative agreement of terms with five local unions (UFCW Locals 1445, 1459, 919, 371, and 328) which allowed Stop & Shop’s 31,000 associates in New England to return to work on Monday, April 22.
Kroger and Nuro have officially kicked off their autonomous grocery delivery service in Houston, starting with the South Post Oak store and followed by the Buffalo Speedway store later this spring.