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Pandemic presents new differentiation prospects for grocers

The grocery retailing industry was already undergoing a slow transformation when the COVID-19 pandemic hit. Although only 3% to 4% of U.S. grocery sales were online in 2019, retailers had been investing heavily in e-commerce capabilities for a few years. As online grocery offerings increased, shoppers started ordering groceries online and choosing between curbside pickup

Analysis: grocers can be ‘the ultimate mealtime solution’

NEW YORK — The pandemic allowed grocery retailers to stem the multiyear trend that had them losing share of consumer spending on food to restaurants and other prepared-food purveyors. And though Americans are again consuming more meals away from home, there’s reason to be optimistic that grocers can maintain some of the market-share gains as

Amazon eyes Kohl’s for grocery store

Amazon eyes Kohl’s for grocery store

MENOMONEE FALLS, Wis. – Kohl’s is deepening its two-year-old relationship with Amazon to drive traffic to its stores. The family-oriented department store operator is leasing vacated space in one of its locations for an Amazon grocery store, according to the Milwaukee Business Journal, which reports that Amazon will occupy roughly 40% of an 88,000-square-foot Kohl’s

Amazon seeks more food sales

SEATTLE — Amazon is leveraging its large base of Prime members to seize a bigger share of the U.S. grocery market. The company this month announced plans to make free grocery delivery a benefit of Prime membership. Members in more than 20 major metro areas can get free two-hour grocery delivery after the company eliminated

Target taps Jeff Burt as grocery head

Target taps Jeff Burt as grocery head

MINNEAPOLIS — Target Corp. on Monday announced the appointment of Jeff Burt as senior vice president, grocery, fresh food and beverage. Burt joins Target from Kroger Co., where he most recently served as president of the Fred Meyer division. He will assume his new post effective April 10. In this role, Burt will be charged