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Issue 03-26-2018

Online grocery delivery boom

BENTONVILLE, Ark. — Wal­mart announced that it is expanding its online grocery delivery service to 100 metropolitan areas by the end of the year, making the service available to more than 40% of U.S. ­households. The move represents an escalation of the competition among some of the nation’s largest retailers to develop a viable online

Dollar General stores go fresh

GOODLETTSVILLE, Tenn. — Striving to enhance its brick-and-mortar and digital offerings, Dollar General Corp. is adding fresh produce in stores while rolling out a shop-and-scan mobile app. The chain this year plans to remodel 1,000 stores, two-fifths of which will become the “traditional-plus” format with 34 cooler doors to merchandise an expanded perishables assortment. Of

Farm Fresh stores sold by Supervalu

MINNEAPOLIS — Supervalu Inc. is selling 21 of its 38 Farm Fresh Food & Pharmacy stores and is considering selling the rest. According to the terms of deal, the 21 Farm Fresh stores are fetching $43 million from three different retailers — Harris Teeter Inc., Kroger Mid-Atlantic Division and Food Lion. “Over the past two

Target rolls out new plans

MINNEAPOLIS — As part of its multiyear strategy, Target Corp. has announced several initiatives, including a significant expansion of its suite of fulfillment options and an increase in its starting minimum wage to $12 in 2018. Free two-day shipping is now available on thousands of items on Target.com when guests spend at least $35 or

Woseth becomes CFO at Supervalu

MINNEAPOLIS — Supervalu Inc. has promoted Rob Woseth to executive vice president and chief financial officer. Woseth, who has held the position of executive vice president and chief strategy officer at the grocery retailer since March 2013, has also served as the company’s interim CFO since July 2017. As CFO, Woseth will lead Supervalu’s finance

Online/traditional line in retail disappearing

We are moving quickly toward a world where it no longer makes sense to talk about “online retailers” and “traditional retailers.” Increasingly there are just retailers, who allow their customers to shop however they like. The merging of physical and digital retailing is the main takeaway from this year’s “State of Retail Online” study from