April 9, 2018

QFC considers name change

On April 6, The Seattle Timesreported that Bellevue-based grocery store QFC or Quality Food Centers was considering changing its name to “the Q.” Suzy Monford, president of Kroger’s QFC Division, […]

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March 30, 2018

Fresh Thyme partners with Instacart

On March 28, Fresh Thyme announced a partnership with Instacart to offer customers in 55 of the Midwest chain’s 70 locations the convenience of one-hour grocery deliveries. The services will […]

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March 30, 2018

E-mart to open PK Market grocery store in May 2019

E-Mart, a South Korean hypermarket retailer that is part of the Shinsegae Group, will open a high-end grocery store called PK Market in the US next year. The move is […]

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March 30, 2018

Walmart sets eyes on Humana

On March 29, the Wall Street Journal reported retail giant Walmart was in preliminary talks with health insurer Humana. The two companies are reportedly looking at a variety of deal […]

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March 27, 2018

Amazon enters the French grocery space

On March 27, Amazon announced it had entered into a partnership with Casino’s supermarket chain Monoprix to sell groceries. This is the first local French grocery retailer that has agreed […]

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March 27, 2018

Blackwells announces its Supervalu Board nominees

On March 27, investment management firm Blackwells Capital, which represents less than 5 percent interest in Supervalu, revealed names of the six nominees it wishes to place on Supervalu’s nine-member […]

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March 26, 2018

Tesco’s Simon Belsham to lead Jet.com

On March 26, Walmart-owned Jet.com announced the appointment of Simon Belsham as president with immediate effect. Belsham has spent seven years with UK retailer Tesco and drove the company’s online […]

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March 26, 2018

El Super to acquire Fiesta Mart, create Hispanic grocery giant

On March 25, Bodega Latina, the US subsidiary of Mexico-based Grupo Comercial Chedraui announced it was purchasing Houston-based Fiesta Mart from private equity firm ACON investments. The Houston Chronicle estimated […]

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March 23, 2018

ShopRite to introduce meal kits

ShopRite announced on March 23 it will launch a line of multi-cultural, gourmet meal kits. The meal kits are created by professional chefs with entrees serving two to four people […]

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March 23, 2018

Meijer Partners with Indian Brook Trout Farm

Taking its seafood sustainability commitment to the next level, Meijer announced it had partnered with the US’ only fresh pack Best Aquaculture Practices (BAP) certified aquaculture rainbow trout farm. This […]

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