Category Archives: Retailers

Kroger partners with world’s largest online grocery supermarket

Kroger Co. and online supermarket Ocado have an exclusive partnership agreement in the U.S. that will automate Kroger warehouses with the help of Ocado’s technology. The partnership will bring the technology of U.K.-based Ocado’s Smart Platform, which includes online ordering, automated fulfillment and home delivery capabilities, to the U.S. for the first time.

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Raley’s launches Market 5-ONE-5

Raley’s has opened a new wellness-focused supermarket concept called Market 5-ONE-5 in downtown Sacramento. In fact, its mantra of “organic, nutrition and education,” or ONE, is reflected in the Market 5-ONE-5 banner.

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Supervalu Announces Strategic Shift

The company has completed the sale and leaseback of seven of its distribution centers as part of a plan to transition away from the responsibilities of running traditional retail grocery stores.

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Walmart closes deal for Flipkart

Walmart has finalized a deal to acquire a majority stake in India e-commerce leader Flipkart Online Services Pvt. Flipkart’s board has approved an approximately $15 billion agreement to sell a 75% interest in the company to a Walmart-led group expected to include Google parent Alphabet Inc.

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Chef’d meal kits now in grocery stores nationwide

Meal kit company Chef’d has partnered with Smithfield Foods, Inc. to bring its meal kits to grocery stores nationwide. Chef’d meals — once available only online — are now available in 27 states at more than a dozen retailers, including Costco, Hy-Vee, Harris Teeter, Tops, Weis and Gelson’s Markets.

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Krause’s Market Wins Supervalu’s Beef Merchandising Contest

Krause’s Market in Garrison, N.D., has won Supervalu Inc.’s annual Beef Stampede merchandising contest, generating more than $16,000 during a beef bundle sale to showcase the protein as the primary pick for dinner.

The award marks Krause’s third honor in the past four years, surpassing nearly 400 participating retailers nationwide.

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Trader Joe’s Launches First-Ever Podcast Series

Trader Joe’s, a national chain of neighborhood grocery stores, launched its first-ever podcast. The five-part series takes listeners inside the national grocery chain to answer questions customers frequently ask and reveal never before heard stories about the retailer.

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