SN Top 10: Ahold Delhaize, Publix, The Fresh Market top the week's headlines

In this week’s recap of the Top 10 most popular Supermarket News articles, Publix launches curbside pickup for prescriptions ranked as the week’s top story. Publix Super Markets has introduced pharmacy curbside pickup in four states. The Lakeland, Fla.-based supermarket chain said this week that the service, accessed via the Publix Pharmacy app, is now available at pharmacy stores in Florida, Georgia, Alabama and Virginia, with selected locations excluded. Plans call for the grocer’s North and South Carolina pharmacies to launch curbside pickup at a later date.

Among other top stories:

  • Ahold Delhaize’s U.S. net sales climb 7.7% in Q2
  • Comp-store sales at Natural Grocers edge up in third quarter
  • U.S. online grocery sales jump 17% in July
  • The Fresh Market gets results from ‘shoppable’ videos

In other news, Hannaford Supermarkets wants to put a monkfish in every pot to benefit the local fishing community — and fellow Mainers coping with food insecurity. Scarborough, Maine-based Hannaford, part of Ahold Delhaize USA, is partnering with the Maine Coast Fishermen’s Association (MCFA), a nonprofit that supports the state’s fishermen and sustainable fisheries, to bring a new stew featuring a sustainable and local — but often overlooked — fish to the table in southern Maine.

Other top stories:

  • July price inflation eases, but not for grocery
  • Grocery Outlet sees more double-digit sales growth in Q2
  • Costco’s July sales growth impacted by calendar shift
  • Ahold Delhaize USA’s RBS hires Martin Wolfe as CTO
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