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.
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.