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GRAND RAPIDS, Mich. — The 10th Meijer Ladies Professional Golf Association (LPGA) Classic for Simply Give has concluded. The event, held at Blythefield Country Club in Belmont, Mich., comprised four days of competitive golf. Lilia Vu was crowned the winner after a three-hole playoff. This victory marks Vu’s fifth LPGA Tour win and first time playing […]
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GRAND RAPIDS, Mich. — Midwest retailer Meijer is now accepting the use of Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) benefits through its Meijer app to expand access to more than 100,000 items of healthy foods and produce. The new payment capability enables SNAP participants to pay for their Meijer app orders using an Electronic Benefits Transfer […]
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GRAND RAPIDS, Mich. — Meijer will open two new 159,000-square-foot supercenters, in Alliance and North Canton, Ohio, on May 14, increasing the retailer’s store count to 55 in the state. Meijer previously announced plans to open a 159,000-square-foot supercenter in Hillsdale, Mich. That store is also scheduled to open on May 14. The Ohio supercenters […]
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During yesterday’s webcast, Fire Department Coffee CEO, Luke Schneider, discussed how he raised $1.8M for his business through crowdfunding with the help of StartEngine. The webcast also included Harrison Bert, Director of Sales for StartEngine and was moderated by Wayne Bennett, SVP of Retail for ECRM and RangeMe. For those of you not familiar with […]
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BONITA SPRINGS, Fla. – At the Opening General Session of the 2024 National Association of Chain Drug Stores (NACDS) Regional Chain Conference today, a central message rang clear: NACDS is committed to winning on pivotal issues and to charting the course for innovation that advances pharmacy and that benefits all Americans. The 2024 Conference — […]
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WASHINGTON — The National Association of Chain Drug Stores (NACDS) joined policymakers, advocates, researchers, and stakeholders when the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) hosted its first-ever Food is Medicine Summit on Wednesday. NACDS was there to discuss the importance of the concept — and the ways in which pharmacies and other healthcare […]
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The American Customer Satisfaction Index (ACSI) Retail and Consumer Shipping Study 2023-2024 is out, concluding that “overall customer satisfaction surging 4% to a score of 78.0 (out of 100).” According to the report, “More than 60% of retailers measured see their individual ACSI scores improve in 2024 …  Customer satisfaction with online retailers remains unchanged […]
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Meijer this week announced the unveiling of what it calls “a new virtual personalized nutrition coaching service today to help individuals achieve their health and wellness goals … Led by Meijer registered dietitians, this new offering provides personalized nutrition guidance for individuals in any stage of their health journey. “Those wanting to learn more can […]
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When a new product quickly goes through several POs at a major retailer, you know it’s a hit. And sometimes the most successful product innovations are often simple concepts that just haven’t been thought of before, like the Learning Blankets made by women- and veteran-owned brand Birdy Boutique! The products are super-comfy children’s blankets that […]
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Track retail sales for free Key Takeaways Holiday sales declined 1.6% YoY in the first 29 days of the holiday season Black Friday to Cyber Monday sales grew 1.0% YoY Amazon and Walmart were shoppers’ favorite Black Friday-Cyber Monday brands Holiday sales remain weak after Black Friday, Cyber Monday Contact Sales for more details. Holiday sales […]
  1. Channel: Grocery
 ​[[“value”:”In this week’s recap of the Top 10 most popular Supermarket News articles, the top story was Kroger revises forecast following tepid Q3. Kroger might already be feeling the effects of deflation, as the Cincinnati-based grocer reported a relative”]] 

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MINNEAPOLIS — Target has announced plans to roll out Store Companion, a new generative artificial intelligence (GenAI) tool. The chatbot, designed by Target, will be available for team members at all of its nearly 2,000 stores by August, becoming the first major retailer to share that it is bringing this technology to its store team […]
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Walmart is partnering with Agritask, a crop supply intelligence solution, on a pilot that will deploy Agritask’s remote sensing and data analytics tools in various regions of the U.S. and Mexico in order to provide hyperlocal insights on seasonal blackberry and cherry crops from select Walmart suppliers. The real-time monitoring will help drive rapid response […]
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Major carriers all around the world increase the rates of their services at an average of 4 – 6% YoY.  While carriers transfer this burden of inflation to shippers via increased merchants, most merchants do not do the same to their customers but instead absorb shipping costs as a marketing technique to attract customers. Returning […]
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The Kroger Co. (NYSE: KR) today reported its first quarter 2024 results, reaffirmed guidance and updated investors on how Leading with Fresh and Accelerating with Digital continues to position Kroger for long-term sustainable growth.


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