Giant Food Launches E-Commerce Platform

The Ahold USA Washington, DC-area banner Giant Food has launched a new integrated e-commerce shopping platform consumers can access on the company’s website and mobile app.

Instacart Gains New Funding To Expand Growth Plans

Instacart has raised $225 million as part of a new financing round led by DST Global and General Catalyst, with existing investor D1 Capital Partners participating. The investment comes as Instacart continues to experience a surge in customer demand for grocery delivery and pickup.

Albertsons Launches Initial Public Offering

Albertsons has launched an initial public offering of 65,800,000 shares of its common stock to be sold by certain of its stockholders, at an anticipated initial public offering price between $18 and $20 per share, pursuant to a registration statement on Form S-1 previously filed with the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission.

Kroger Adds Bonus For Associates

Kroger is providing a special “Thank You Pay” to hourly frontline grocery, supply chain, manufacturing, pharmacy and call center associates to acknowledge their dedication to maintaining safe, clean and stocked stores.

Kroger Expands Workforce

Kroger said it has hired more than 100,000 workers in the past eight weeks, including those from the hardest-hit sectors like restaurants, hotels and food service distributors.

Kroger Offers Blueprint To Help Businesses Plan To Reopen Safely

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.

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