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Home Chef meal kits hit Kroger shelves

October 11, 2018

The Kroger Co. announced it has rolled out Home Chef meal kits at select locations in Illinois, Kentucky, Michigan, Ohio and Wisconsin. The meal kits are expected to be introduced in additional markets in 2019. Full story

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Aldi opened a 562,500-sq. ft. regional headquarters

October 10, 2018

Aldi opened a 562,500-sq. ft. regional headquarters and warehouse in Dinwiddie County, VA. The $57 million project will serve 70 to 80 Aldi stores in the Richmond-Petersburg, Hampton Roads and eastern North Carolina region, including two Richmond-area stores that are under construction. Full Story

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Target launching low-price Smartly brand

October 9, 2018

Target will launch a private-label line of home goods, toiletries and other staples priced around $2 in a push to compete with generic lines sold at drug stores and discount grocers, said Mark Tritton, Target’s merchandising chief. The Smartly brand will debut this month with more than 70 items including body lotion, dish soap and… Read more »

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Stop & Shop unveiled a new format

October 9, 2018

Stop & Shop unveiled a new format and logo at two stores in West Hartford, CT. A total of $70 million was invested in 21 Hartford area stores, with updates including improved digital solutions, as well as the addition of more fresh and healthy foods. Prices were lowered on thousands of items, and a larger… Read more »

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Giant Food Stores will launch a new store concept

October 9, 2018

Giant Food Stores will launch a new store concept, format and brand name for urban neighborhoods. The company will premiere the 9,500-sq. ft. Giant Heirloom Market concept in Philadelphia with a selection of fresh, seasonal and flavor-focused foods and everyday essentials. Full Story

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Walgreens, Kroger partner on pilot store format

October 4, 2018

Walgreens and Kroger are working together to pilot an exploratory store format at 13 Walgreens locations near Kroger’s Cincinnati headquarters. The companies said Tuesday the format will combine Kroger’s grocery expertise with Walgreens’ strengths in pharmacy, health and beauty. Full story

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Price Rite ushers in new retail concepts

October 3, 2018

In a move to fine-tune its format and shopping experience, Price Rite Marketplace is piloting new store designs, expanded fresh and private-label offerings and enhanced price savings at three Pennsylvania stores. Full story  

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Natural Grocers will offer a premium private label line

October 3, 2018

Natural Grocers will offer a premium private label line with over 35 items spanning across 10 categories by November. Items available will include pasta sauce, organic olive oil, organic canned vegetables, organic maple syrup, organic frozen fruits and organic and fair-trade coffee. The company will expand its offering in 2019 to include organic and 100%… Read more »

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