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SN Top 10: Amazon, Kroger, H-E-B top the week's headlines

In this week’s recap of the Top 10 most popular Supermarket News articles, the top story was Amazon Prime Day 2022 sales growth estimated at double digits. Seattle-based Amazon said that during the annual sales event, one of the world’s top shopping days of the year, members of its Prime customer benefits program bought more than 300 million items globally, making it the largest Prime Day event in Amazon’s history. The company didn’t report sales totals but said more than 100,000 items were sold per minute worldwide and over 60,000 per minute in the United States over the July 12-13 period.

Among other top stories:

  • Perishables dollar sales rise, unit volume falls in June
  • Sales at grocery stores edge up again in June
  • Petco rolls out new small-town, rural store format
  • H-E-B opens fifth e-commerce fulfillment center

In other news, this summer, Uber Eats plans to roll out an updated online grocery delivery experience, roughly two years after it entered the U.S. e-grocery market. In selected cities, consumers will see new features in the Uber Eats app and website designed to make grocery shopping more convenient, intuitive and reliable. New functionality includes after-hours ordering, live order tracking and simpler item replacements for customers and improved support for personal shoppers.

Other top stories:

  • Instacart founder Apoorva Mehta to leave company
  • Home Chef opens Atlanta-area production center
  • Hy-Vee brings COVID-19 ‘test to treat’ to all pharmacies
  • Kroger store in Dallas adds ‘virtual food court’
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