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SN Top 10: Ahold Delhaize, Walmart, Albertsons top the week’s headlines

In this week’s recap of the Top 10 most popular Supermarket News articles, Ahold Delhaize USA movimg closer to full self-distribution ranked as the week’s top story. At the halfway point of a three-year supply chain transformation, Ahold Delhaize USA expects more than 85% of its distribution network to be self-managed by the close of 2022. Among other stories in this week’s gallery:

  • Walmart U.S. chief John Furner sees a ‘new normal’ emerging;
  • Walmart enlists artificial intelligence for online grocery substitutions; and
  • UNFI won't sell Cub, Shoppers stores anytime soon.

In other news, Albertsons CEO Vivek Sankaran sizes up the state of the grocery industry post-pandemic, Grocery Outlet hits the 400-store mark and PJ Solomon retail expert Scott Moses tracks the continued rise of nontraditional, alternative grocers.

Other top stories:

  • Grocery plays its part in Amazon Prime Day;
  • Omnichannel shoppers pay off for grocery chains; and
  • Festival Foods adds Leslie Atkinson as VP of marketing.
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