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Loop Shopping System Teams With Kroger, Walgreens

Loop, a new circular shopping system, recently launched its pilot program in the Mid-Atlantic region of New York, New Jersey, Pennsylvania, Maryland and Washington, D.C. The company has also teamed with Kroger and Walgreens.

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Report: Save-A-Lot Exploring Sale

Save-A-Lot, a discount grocer owned by private equity firm Onex Corp., is exploring a sale of all or part of itself, as it deals with increased competition and debt load, according to a recent Reuters report.

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Kroger, Lindsay Goldberg Team On Growing Consumer Product Brands

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.

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Kroger Expands Meal Kit Options

Kroger continues to work at becoming a comprehensive meal provider, launching a pilot program with Home Chef to enhance its existing selection with three new meal kit options carried in more than 900 Kroger banner stores across the U.S.

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Kroger Names Columbus, Dallas Division Presidents

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. 

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Lidl Readies New York Store Expansion

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.

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PLMA: Private Label Brands Gain In Mass Market

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.

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Stop & Shop Reaches Agreement To End Strike

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.

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Publix Elects Jenkins To Board

During its annual meeting of stockholders, Publix elected Jennifer Jenkins to its board of directors. In addition, Barney Barnett, Jane Finley and Charlie Jenkins Jr. retired from the board.

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