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Category: Blog

Walmart China
June 25, 2018 Blog Richard Kochersperger

First Look: Walmart debuts ‘smart’ grocery store concept in China BY MARIANNE WILSONJune 14, 2018 Walmart has opened its first small-format Walmart Supermarket, in Shenzhen, China, with five additional locations planned for the country by year-end. The new store is designed to deliver an integrated online and offline experience, with an emphasis on fresh foods, fast
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Fresh Thyme
June 25, 2018 Blog Richard Kochersperger

Fresh Thyme Farmers Market Enters Pittsburgh with 2 Locations Specialty retailer signs 3rd Western Pennsylvania lease in Cranberry TownshipBy Meg Major on Jun. 21, 2018Fresh Thyme Farmers Market made its market debut in Pennsylvania earlier this month when it opened its first two stores in suburban Pittsburgh in Bridgeville and Pleasant Hills. The Downers Grove, Ill.-based specialty
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Competition in North Carolina
June 25, 2018 Blog Richard Kochersperger

Kroger closings in Raleigh-Durham highlight competitive flux Move consolidates business in the region, while bolstering position against hard discounters Russell Redman 1 | Jun 22, 2018 The Kroger Co.’s decision to pull its namesake banner from the Raleigh-Durham, N.C., market reflects a situation playing out elsewhere across the country, industry observers say. Grappling with the expansion of
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A Fish Story
June 25, 2018 Blog Richard Kochersperger

US imported more seafood in 2017 than any prior year PORTLAND, Maine (AP) — The United States imported more seafood last year than at any point in its history, and the nation’s trade deficit in the sector is growing, federal data show. The U.S. imported more than 6 billion pounds of seafood valued at more
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SNAP/Work
June 23, 2018 Blog Richard Kochersperger

BRIEF Will strict requirements for SNAP recipients become law? AUTHOR Megan Poinski@meganpoinski PUBLISHED June 22, 2018 Dive Brief: The U.S. House of Representatives passed its version of the farm billThursday afternoon by a slim 213-211 margin, according to many sources. The bill provides rules and funding for the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program, farm subsidies, expanding foreign trade and encouraging
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Instacat
June 23, 2018 Blog Richard Kochersperger

Instacart creates ‘Instacat’ to make online shopping more like the real thing JUNE 21, 2018 by Kerry Flynn The bodega cat is a familiar figure to any New York City resident. Now, Instacart has made its own version of the feline friend for grocery delivery users. Instacat (yes, Insta-cat) is a new browser extension for Google Chrome launching
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Walmart Best Supply Chain
June 23, 2018 Blog Richard Kochersperger

BRIEF Manufacturers think Walmart and Kroger manage supply chains best AUTHOR Kate Patrick@katepatrick_ PUBLISHED June 19, 2018 Dive Brief: The top three retailers with the best supply chain management according to manufacturers are Walmart, Kroger and Costco, respectively, according to the 2017 Kantar-Retail Powerankings report. The rankings remained largely unchanged from 2016, apart from Publix, which
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Kroger/Ocado
June 22, 2018 Blog Richard Kochersperger

Kroger Eyes Rapid Rollout for Ocado By Jon Springer on Jun. 21, 2018 Photo courtesy of Ocado The Kroger Co.’s recently hatched partnership with British e-commerce company Ocado will provide flexibility for the retailer to adjust how it fulfills online shopping orders depending upon consumer demand, company officials said in a conference call discussing quarterly earnings. Kroger earlier this
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Kroger Payment Policy
June 22, 2018 Blog Richard Kochersperger

Does Kroger’s new payment policy conflict with PACA? Jun 20, 2018 by Tom Karst Western Growers has sounded the alarm over a letter from Kroger to fresh produce shippers announcing the company’s standardized payment terms of net 90 days. The letter, which Western Growers linked to on its website, said the new payment terms, applied to “all
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High Produce Scores
June 22, 2018 Blog Richard Kochersperger

We all know Wegmans is a favorite, but who else scores high in produce? Jun 21, 2018 by Pamela Riemenschneider I’m sure every retailer out there – except Rochester, N.Y.-based Wegmans – is feeling a little like Jan Brady right now with yet another naming them some version of of “America’s Favorite Grocer.” Say it
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