August 6, 2018

Walmart employees, Alphabot to deliver better grocery pick-up services

On Aug. 3, Walmart announced a pilot project called ‘Alphabot’ with start-up Alert Innovation that will use automation to help its associates fill online grocery orders. The collaboration will increase […]

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August 6, 2018

Sears strengthens online presence with new brands

On Aug. 6, Sears Holdings boosted its online marketplace by strategically adding top brands and popular products sears.com sold by third-party sellers. The company announced the addition of floor care […]

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July 31, 2018

Beth Ford takes over as President & CEO of Land O’Lakes

The Land O’Lakes Board of Directors announced Beth Ford President and CEO of the cooperative. Ford assumes leadership of the company following the retirement of Chris Policinski, effective Aug. 1. […]

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July 31, 2018

Supervalu, Blackwells Capital sign agreement

On July 31, Supervalu announced it entered into an agreement with Blackwells Capital, according to which, Blackwells agreed to withdraw its director nominees and vote all of its shares in […]

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July 31, 2018

US Foods purchases SGA’s Food Group of Companies

On July 30, US Foods Holding Corp announced they had entered into a definitive agreement with Services Group of America (SGA) to acquire five operating companies collectively known as SGA’s […]

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July 26, 2018

Necco candy factory suddenly shut down

After purchasing the US’ oldest candy company for $17.3 million in May 2018, Round Hill Investments LLC suddenly shut down its Necco plant in Revere, Mass., The Boston Globe reported […]

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July 26, 2018

UNFI acquires Supervalu for $2.9 billion

In a merger agreement on July 26, United Natural Foods Inc. (UNFI) is to acquire Supervalu for $32.50 per share, amounting to roughly $2.9 billion. The deal marks Supervalu’s exit […]

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July 19, 2018

Chef’d shuts shop

Setting off alarm bells in the already-troubled industry, meal kit maker Chef’d announced late on the night of July 16 it was suspending all operations and shutting down. The meal […]

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July 19, 2018

Publix names new Human Resource and Public Affairs executives

On July 19 Publix CEO and President Todd Jones announced Marcy Benton, 49, as the new VP of Human Resources and John Provenzano, 44, as VP of Public Affairs. Benton, […]

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July 18, 2018

Kroger’s Bruce Lucia to retire, new leaders in Atlanta and Cincinnati/Dayton Divisions

On July 17, Kroger announced the retirement of Atlanta Division President Bruce Lucia and promoted Tim Brown, their current Cincinnati/Dayton division president, to succeed him, effective Aug. 1. Michigan division […]

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