March 27, 2017
The Indianapolis-area supercenters are two of seven new stores Meijer is opening in Indiana, Michigan and Wisconsin this year.
March 23, 2017
The Anchorage Press is reporting that two Hy-Vee locations in Nebraska will soon feature F&F clothing boutiques through the Iowa-based retailer’s franchise agreement with the British clothing line owned by supermarket company Tesco. Construction has not yet begun on the boutiques, though Hy-Vee has reportedly filed building permits, and they are expected to open this summer. (Anchorage Press)
 
March 22, 2017

Wegmans announced grand opening dates for two stores in Northern New Jersey.

March 20, 2017

According to Bloomberg, a merger plan could see Sprouts — which is publicly traded — go private as an addition to Albertsons' portfolio. 

March 20, 2017

Kroger promotes president of Columbus division to lead Fred Meyer while Fred Meyer's current VP merchandising will assume command at Kroger's Columbus division.

March 20, 2017

Target has appointed Jeff Burt to lead its grocery business, effective, April 10. He joins the Minneapolis-based retailer after 30 years at Kroger. 

March 20, 2017

In this month’s Supermarket Wellness Watch, David Orgel discusses how health information that isn’t based on science can trick consumers and make the jobs of such professionals as retail dietitians more difficult.

March 16, 2017

The first grocer to join the program, the parent of Bi-LO, Fresco y Más, Harveys and Winn-Dixie will fully roll out the program April 5.

March 9, 2017

For the sixth consecutive year, Google earned the top spot, based upon employee reviews.

March 9, 2017

The latest 65,000-sq.-ft. Weis Markets supermarket represents the company’s new community market design, featuring a drive-through pharmacy and in-store dietitian.

March 2, 2017

By adopting an online platform from RangeMe, buyers will gain an efficient way to discover innovative new products and manage the inbound product submission process. 

March 2, 2017
The company’s net earning for Q4 totaled $544.5 million, up 4.5% from the $521.1 million it earned in Q4 2015 — partially due to an extra week in 2016's fourth quarter.
 
February 27, 2017

Greensboro is the fifth market to be remodeled by the banner in the past several years, with the stores expected to be completed on a rolling basis between March and August.

February 27, 2017

Now through March 11, Giant/Martin’s customers can donate to their local food bank during checkout through the Bag Hunger in-store campaign.

February 24, 2017

Pharmacists at Albertsons banner stores in 13 states can dispense Adapt Pharma’s Narcan Nasal Spray and counsel patients on how to use the opioid overdose reversal drug. 

February 23, 2017

The organizations’ “Hunger Is” campaign features Academy Award-nominated actress Viola Davis as ambassador for the program, which has raised more than $18 million and funded 273 programs across the country to provide healthy food to children.

February 23, 2017

Longtime associate and manager Wendy Thompson honored during Feb. 16 ceremony at the company’s North Carolina headquarters.

February 23, 2017

The Minneapolis Star Tribune is reporting that Supervalu executive Eric Hymas, who has overseen the company’s Cub Foods Banner since January 2016, is stepping down from his position. As the company seeks a replacement, Supervalu SVP marketing and consumer insights Chad Ferguson has taken over on an interim basis. “Chad is a dynamic leader with a wealth of experience and I’m very pleased he will be stepping in to lead Cub,”Supervalu SVP retail, merchandising and marketing Anne Dament told the Star Tribune. (Minneapolis Star Tribune)
 

February 21, 2017

Kroger is minimizing wait times at the pharmacy counter through an advanced  video-management system, Chris Hjelm, Kroger’s chief information officer, told The Wall Street Journal in an interview published Monday. "We’re running a pilot to do service queuing for the pharmacy," he told The Journal. "It isn’t like everybody stands in a nice line, like they do at checkout. People come from the left side, they come from the right side. We can use video to not only detect how many are there but how long they’ve been waiting. If you’re a pharmacist, your head is down at the computer, working. We can alert you right on your display that you’ve got a customer who’s been waiting for 60 seconds and no one’s talked to them yet." (The Wall Street Journal)

February 17, 2017

David Orgel takes a look at how the tech company is using food to integrate wellness into its day-to-day operations

February 16, 2017

The company said the roll-out will take place over the next year, and will bring better quality, value and differentiation to customers without increasing price. 

February 14, 2017

Tech utilizes LED lights to illuminate the prescription in the drawer where it’s kept, limiting the amount of time a pharmacist will spend looking for a filled prescription.

February 13, 2017

Walk-in screenings are available at all 270-plus ShopRite locations, with no fasting needed.

February 9, 2017

The donations will benefit hunger and food-related relief in local communities in 17 states and the District of Columbia.