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SN Top 10: Amazon, Hy-Vee, SpartanNash top the week’s headlines

In this week’s recap of the Top 10 most popular Supermarket News articles, C&S Wholesale Grocers acquiring Piggly Wiggly Midwest was ranked as the week’s top story. Among other stories in this week’s gallery.

  • Ex-Stop & Shop chief Mark McGowan joins C&S Wholesale Grocers
  • 3 ways grocers can unlock new value in a digitally driven world
  • Grocers tap cash-back platform to spur shopper return visits

Amazon’s online edible grocery sales are projected to climb to $26.7 billion worldwide in 2026 from $14.5 billion in 2021, a compound annual growth rate (CAGR) of 13%, according to the latest Food and Beverage Sector Report from Edge Retail Insight, Edge by Ascential’s retail research arm. 

Also this week, following a multiyear pilot, Walmart plans to roll out warehouse automation from Symbotic to drive speed and efficiency at regional distribution centers (RDCs). Plans call for Walmart to implement Symbotic’s robotics technology in 25 of its 42 RDCs, Joe Metzger, executive vice president of supply chain operations at Walmart U.S., said in a blog post

Other top stories:

  • SpartanNash to open its first micro-fulfillment center
  • Hy-Vee names Daniel Fick as chief medical officer
  • Food 4 Less workers in California applaud new labor contract
  • With CEO change, Instacart readies for ‘next growth chapter’
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