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Kroger to Buy Chunk of Shopko’s Pharmacy Business

December 12, 2018

Kroger Co., the parent company of the Pick ‘n Save, Metro Market and Copps stores in Wisconsin, said Tuesday it is buying a portion of the pharmacy business of Green Bay-based Shopko Inc. Financial terms were not disclosed. Full story

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Walmart testing robot for prepared food tasks

December 11, 2018

Walmart is testing a kitchen robot called Flippy in its labs for possible deployment at some of its in-store delis. The robot would watch the time for prepared food staples like chicken fingers or mozzarella sticks, then remove them from the fryer at the right time. Full story

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Publix tailors latest store to Fla. college campus

December 11, 2018

Publix has opened its first store built on a college campus at the University of South Florida in Tampa. The 28,000-square-foot store caters to college students with an ample supply of prepared foods and a large school supplies aisle. Full story

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Dollar General expects to open 975 stores in 2019

December 5, 2018

Dollar General expects to open 975 stores in 2019, with additional plans to remodel 1,000 mature locations and relocate 100 stores, according to the company’s CEO. Of the remodels, Dollar General expects 500 to be in the Dollar General Traditional Plus format, and expects to add fresh produce departments to 200 stores. Full story

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Kroger testing Express format, meal kits with Walgreens

December 5, 2018

The Kroger Co. and the pharmacy chain Walgreens, a business unit of the Walgreens Boots Alliance, Inc., are testing two concepts in regional Walgreens outlets. The two initiatives are a part of a partnership the two companies entered into this past October. Full story

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Giant Food LLC plans to invest $175 million on new locations

December 5, 2018

Giant Food LLC plans to invest $175 million on new locations, conversions or store renovations during the next two years. The chain may open three or four stores in the mid-Atlantic, either via conversions or new locations, and it plans to renovate 24 existing stores. Full Story

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