Following recently issued Centers for Disease Control (CDC) guidelines stating that the COVID-19 virus can be spread through the air, Lidl U.S. said it will install new air filtration systems rated MERV 13 or higher in all of its U.S. stores by the end of this year.
Ahold Delhaize said that Food Lion, its second largest brand in the U.S., has agreed to purchase 62 Bi-Lo and Harveys Supermarkets from Southeastern Grocers.
Full-line supermarkets are maintaining relatively strong store traffic during the COVID-19 pandemic, with more specialized operations tending to suffer, according to analytics platform Placer.ai.
A range of retailers across channels are responding to the coronavirus outbreak with moves to temporarily close their stores, reduce store hours and other consumer and employee oriented initiatives.
John Jansen has been called one of the most qualified buyers in the industry by several vendors for his tactics and processes, as well as his industry knowledge. These were several of the reasons he has been named a 2019 HomeWorld Business Impact Merchant.
Publix Super Markets is planning to debut its first online Aprons Cooking School class. The class will premiere on YouTube, and two additional classes are planned for February and March.
Albertsons has initiated a general registration for the company’s soon-to-be-launched digital marketplace, which will allow participating vendors to direct ship Albertsons customers.
Southeastern Grocers (SEG), the parent company of several southern grocery store chains including Winn-Dixie, has filed for Chapter 11 bankruptcy protection and will close 94 locations across its four nameplates in seven states.
Sam’s Club has partnered with Instacart to bring same-day delivery of groceries and everyday essentials to several markets across the U.S.
Walmart and Rakuten, an e-commerce and Internet services company based in Tokyo, have formed a new strategic alliance, which the companies said leverages each of their strengths and assets to expand consumer reach and enhance how customers are served in the U.S. and Japan.