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SN Top 10: Wegmans, Kroger, Amazon and COVID-19

Needless to say, the coronavirus crisis is still impacting the food retailing industry — heavily — from expansion plans to the bottom line:

  • Aldi to roll out curbside pickup to nearly 600 stores
  • SpartanNash reports top- and bottom-line gains in first quarter
  • Wegmans rethinks approach to store openings amid COVID-19 crisis

Supermarket companies continue to acknowledge and reward their front-line employees for their efforts:

  • Kroger provides $130 million in 'thank you' pay for associates
  • Stater Bros. again extends COVID-19 hourly wage bonus
  • Stop & Shop again extends COVID-19 ‘appreciation pay’

And COVID-19 coverage from the consumer's view:

  • Amazon, Costco have ‘most favorable’ COVID-19 response, shoppers say
  • Half of shoppers expect life to return to ‘normal’ in less than six months, study says

Meanwhile, in other popular SN news:

  • Ira Kress appointed president of Giant Food
  • Southeastern Grocers to open eight Winn-Dixie stores in Florida

Click through the slideshow for links to the Top 10 stories.

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