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SN Top 10: Aldi, H-E-B, Walmart top the week's headlines

In this week’s recap of the Top 10 most popular Supermarket News articles, Aldi opens new regional HQ in fast-growing region ranked as the week's top story. It is the Batavia, Ill.-based retailer’s 26th DC in the U.S. — the German-owned company has extensive operations overseas — and its sixth in the Southeastern U.S., an area that has been a particular focus of the company’s growth in the past year.

Among other top stories:

  • Walmart names Judy Werthauser chief people officer
  • Save Mart adds industry veteran Bob Miller to its board of directors
  • Whole Foods reportedly asking suppliers reduce their prices
  • 5 things: Has Amazon Prime peaked?

Also, H-E-B has regained the top position in the dunnhumby Retailer Preference Index for 2022, knocking former leader Amazon down to third place, behind second-place finisher Costco Wholesale.

While Amazon’s convenience and ecommerce capabilities during the pandemic led the company to the first-place finish in the previous two years, “H-E-B reclaimed the top spot due to their superior ability to deliver a combination of better savings and better-quality experience/assortment,” according to dunnhumby.

Other top stories:

  • Workers at third Trader Joe’s vote to unionize
  • Online grocery sales projected to grow 11.7% over five years
  • Grocery agencies create Epic Sales Partners
  • Amazon hikes grocery delivery fees for Prime members
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