Wakefern

  1. Channel: Grocery
Gerrity’s Supermarkets will become the 48th member of the Wakefern retail grocery cooperative. The grocer operates 10 stores in Pennsylvania that will be converted to Wakefern’s The Fresh Grocer banner. “Wakefern will help us save our customers money and provide an enhanced assortment of products to our customers, including high-quality, on-trend private label foods and […]
  1. Channel: Grocery
Wakefern Food Corp. announced yesterday that 10-store, Pennsylvania-based Gerrity’s Supermarkets, founded as a small meat market in 1895, is the 48th member to join its cooperative. According to the announcement, “The Fasula family operates supermarkets in Pennsylvania under the Gerrity’s Supermarkets banner. Upon their conversion, the stores will be rebranded as Gerrity’s The Fresh Grocer, […]
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AMD said it is investigating a potential data breach after RansomHouse, a relatively new data cybercrime operation, claims to have extorted data from the U.S. chipmaker. An AMD spokesperson told TechCrunch that the company “is aware of a bad actor claiming to be in possession of stolen data,” adding that “an investigation is currently underway.” […]
  1. Channel: Grocery
KEASBEY, N.J. — Pennsylvania-based Gerrity’s Supermarkets, owned by the Fasula Family, has become the 48th member to join the Wakefern Food Corp. cooperative. The Fasula family operates supermarkets in Pennsylvania under the Gerrity’s Supermarkets banner. Upon their conversion, the stores will be rebranded as Gerrity’s The Fresh Grocer, a Wakefern trademark. Currently there are 11 […]
  1. Channel: Grocery
Amid the myriad retailing developments that have distinguished — for good or ill — the retail landscape thus far in 2022, perhaps the most surprising (though not entirely unexpected) alteration has been the emergence (or reemergence) of the supermarket segment of the mass retailing community. If this re-ignition has taken some industry people by surprise, […]
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The growth of online ordering and delivery has transformed the food economy over the last two years. Delivery is no longer for people to order Domino’s pizza or get an Amazon order. One of the most profound ways that delivery has helped people is by increasing access to quality fruit and vegetables and reducing food […]
  1. Channel: Mass
Newsweek is out with a list, generated by BrandSpark International, of the “most trusted grocery stores as voted by American shoppers. BrandSpark surveyed 3200 Americans to capture their real opinions of what grocery store brands they trust the most.” The national top four:  Walmart, Kroger, Aldi, and Meijer. The northeast top four:  ShopRite, Walmart, Aldi, […]
  1. Channel: Delivery
Bloomberg reports that New Jersey is the first state “to ban both plastic and paper bags,” which leaves “companies and shoppers to find creative workarounds to get their groceries home.” According to the story, “ShopRite, with more than 100 New Jersey stores, will charge a flat $1.50 per order for reusable bags. Instacart Inc., which […]
  1. Technology & Innovation
RTIH Editor, Scott Thompson, brings you his stand out ‘future of retail’ systems deployments from last month, including NFT collections, checkout-free stores, and TikTok shopping events.  Wakefern Food Corp. Wakefern Food Corp., the largest retailer owned cooperative in the US, has announced a pilot with Simbe Robotics to deploy its business intelligence solution, Tally, at […]
  1. Corporate Strategy
Brian Nightengale speaks here in his capacity as NACDS vice chair and as chair of the NACDS Political Action Committee. Nightengale was elected as NACDS chair of the board, and will accept the gavel on Tuesday morning. PALM BEACH, Fla. – During the National Association of Chain Drug Stores Annual Meeting, NACDS elected new officers, […]
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FMI—The Food Industry Association yesterday announced its 2022  Store Manager Awards finalists, chosen, FMI said, “for their spirited aptitude for team development and store leadership. Their high-level business acumen and passion for people management led to record financial growth, heightened customer satisfaction, energized, purpose-driven employees, innovative in-store programs, and impactful community investments.” The finalists are: • Category […]
  1. Media & Marketing
Wakefern Food Corp., the largest retailer owned cooperative in the US, has announced a pilot with Simbe Robotics to deploy its business intelligence solution, Tally, at stores. Tally autonomously roams store aisles up to three times per day, leveraging computer vision technology to collect shelf data that ensures products are in-stock, in the correct location, […]
  1. Channel: Grocery
Wegmans said yesterday that it has secured a location for its first Connecticut store, in Norwalk, with easy access to I-95.  While approvals still have to be secured, the expectation is that the store will be a two-story format, close to will be 95,000 square feet in size, and with a parking garage. It will […]
  1. Channel: Grocery
KEASBEY, N.J. – ShopRite has been named the ‘Most Trusted Grocery Retailer in the Northeast’ in a new survey conducted in partnership with Newsweek magazine and the consultancy firm, BrandSpark International. To identify the winners, Newsweek and BrandSpark International surveyed 3,200 U.S. adults nationwide to capture their opinions of grocery stores across the region. Each retailer was […]
  1. Channel: Grocery
Newsweek has BrandSpark Internationals’ special edition of its BrandSpark Most Trusted Awards (BMTAs), “highlighting the most trusted grocery stores as voted by American shoppers.” Well, by 3200 American shoppers anyway. Here’s the list of the top five retailers, by region: National Walmart Kroger Aldi Publix Costco Northeast ShopRite Walmart Aldi Stop & Shop Wegmans Midwest […]
  1. Corporate Purpose
CLEVELAND – ECRM is stepping up its efforts to drive retail industry engagement around Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) with its Diversity Week and Retail Sustainability Collaborative, two educational and product sourcing initiatives in support of creating more opportunities for diverse, inclusive and sustainably-focused suppliers. Each will include a series of webcasts that feature leading retailers in presentations and panel discussions […]
  1. Shopper & Customer
WAYNE, Pa. — The Emerson Group has announced a number of changes and realignments to their organization that will allow the company to focus its personnel resources and further build out capabilities to better serve their brands and retailers. Jen Beatty, East Area Lead, will pick up responsibility for both Inside Sales and Drug Wholesale retail, […]
  1. Technology & Innovation
Got what I thought was a very perceptive email from MNB reader Clay Hoerauf about the Supreme Court’s decision not to allow – for the moment, anyway – the Occupational Health and Safety Administration (OSHA) to establish vaccinate-or-test mandates for businesses with 100 or more employees: Stop me if I’m wrong but Isn’t OSHA about […]
  1. Channel: Delivery
Instacart yesterday announced the launch of a new Ready Meals program, which it describes as “fresh, healthy and cost-effective alternatives to restaurant takeout from customers’ favorite grocers. With Ready Meals, consumers nationwide can now take a break from cooking and instead get fresh, ready-made meals delivered from the store to their door in as fast […]
  1. Channel: Delivery
Instacart is introducing a new “Ready Meals” hub to make it easier for users to discover and order ready-made meals from grocery stores on its app. The on-demand grocery delivery platform has offered ready-made meals since January 2020 but says the option was not as visible or prominent in its app, which is why it’s […]
  1. Channel: Grocery
KEASBEY, N.J. – ShopRite Supermarkets Inc. this week unveiled a free-standing pod at one if its stores in suburban New York where customers who shop online can pick up their groceries. The temperature-controlled pod outside the ShopRite store in New Rochelle, N.Y., offers customers a self-service pickup experience that is fast, easy and contactless, according […]
  1. Channel: Grocery
ORLANDO, Fla.–(BUSINESS WIRE)–flexEngage, a global leader in dynamic receipt and transactional communications, today announces that they have been chosen by Wakefern Food Corp. to power its digital receipt marketing technology. flexEngage offers personalized digital receipts for in store and online purchases, making the digital receipt program more enticing for customers. “As our customers’ digital engagement […]

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The KFC x Crocs Clogs sold out quickly after New York Fashion Week influencer event, winning KFC an award in the ‘Events: New Product or Service Launch’ category of Ragan’s 2021 Media Relations Awards. After grabbing attention with its Extra Crispy Sunscreen, fried chicken-scented scratch ‘n’ sniff Valentine’s Day cards, and an 11 Herbs & […]
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What do you get when you combine one of the largest shopping events of the year with historic levels of inflation, stock shortages, and labor issues? We’ll tell you exactly what you get… You get the 2022–23 Back to School (BTS) shopping season. As noted in Field Agent’s Back to School Success Kit: How Brands […]
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Kohl’s is off the sales block following the end of talks with Franchise Group (FRG), which has been the highest bidder for the company since the retailer began seeking a buyer in January 2022. When exclusive acquisition negotiations began in early June, FRG proposed $60 per share for Kohl’s, a valuation of $8 billion, eventually […]
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  2. Department: Foodservice
Today, the Underground Donut Tour, the World's Best Donut Tour, is launching their first tour within the European Union, specifically, in Dublin, Ireland. The Underground Donut Tour has been running for 7 years across the US and the UK, including Chicago, Philadelphia, New York City, Portland, Seattle, Boston, Nashville, New Orleans, London and now adding Dublin to our roster. Hosting thousands of guests from around the world and showcasing the best doughnuts each city has to offer.

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