Walmart Pickup discount is proving less effective than intended due to Amazon's aggressive price-matching algorithm. RNG examined the prices of 20 SKUs eligible for Walmart’s Pickup [...more]
Amazon will acquire Whole Foods for $13.7 billion after previously exploring and abandoning the [...more]
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Uncle Giuseppe’s is a marketplace-styled supermarket selling various fresh food items, both local and imported from Italy. The store also offers a variety of prepared food options for shoppers.
The healthy, on-demand meal service, Freshly, has received $77 million USD from Nestle in its latest round of funding. Freshly currently offers 30 rotating meals created in consultation with nutritionists. Each week a customer receives one [...more]
SuperValu has announced that Bruce Besanko will resign from his position as Executive VP, Chief Operating Officer and Chief Financial Officer, effective July 5, 2017. Rob Woseth, Executive VP and Chief Strategy Officer, will assume the additional [...more]
Sears Canada plans to close 59 stores across the country as part of a court-supervised restructuring process. The chain will close 20 full Sears stores, 15 Sears Home Stores, all 10 outlet stores and 14 Sears Hometown stores accounting for [...more]
Tesco has launched a one hour delivery service to customers in London. Customers will be able to order up to 20 items via the Tesco Now app, from a range of 1,000 products, which will be delivered within one hour.
Costco's new $4.99 food-court burger resembles a Shake Shack burger.
According to the NRF, U.S. consumers are expected to spend $7.1 billion on food for Fourth of July celebrations, up 4.4% compared to last year's spend of $6.8 billion. 219 million Americans plan to celebrate the occasion, while 162 million plan [...more]
Russian retailer X5 has announced the appointment of Svetlana Demyashkevich as Chief Financial Officer effective from June 29, 2017. Demyashkevich takes over from Dmitry Gimmelberg, who has decided to leave the company, but will stay on as an [...more]
The investment company L1 Retail will be acquiring UK health retailer Holland & Barrett after outbidding AS Watson. L1 Retail will be paying £1.77 billion ($2.3 billion USD) for Holland & Barrett, which will likely be settled in September and is [...more]
Hy-Vee has announced that it will launch its Begin for Diabetes lifestyle management program led by registered dietitians across Hy-Vee's 244 stores. Begin for Diabetes will join Hy-Vee's existing nutrition programs including Begin and Begin 4 [...more]
Lidl will reportedly open its fourth US distribution center in Bartow County, Georgia. The German discounter will spend $100 million to open this new regional headquarters and distribution center. No planned opening date has been announced.
Lidl has announced it will open 4 more stores on July 13. The locations will include Chesapeake, VA, Culpeper, VA, Havelock, NC, and Wake Forest, NC. All 4 are stores mentioned on Lidl's list of 20 stores opening this summer.
A joint venture between Tata and Tesco called Trent Hypermarket plans to open 50 retail stores in Hyderabad over the next 2-3 years. The expansion is part of the 200 stores for planned for Mumbai, Pune, Hyderabad, and Bengaluru.
FreshSurety, a Florida-based tech company, has a developed sensor system that can monitor the freshness of produce and reduce food waste. The system uses disposable electronic sensors to monitor the breathing rate of the produce.
Walmart has partnered with Quest Diagnostics to offer lab testing services at 15 Walmart locations by the end of the year. The lab testing services will launch at select stores in Florida and Texas, and will likely expand to include other basic [...more]
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