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SN Top 10: Amazon, Kroger, Rite Aid top the week's headlines

In this week’s recap of the Top 10 most popular Supermarket News articles, Grocer becomes first non-Amazon store to use Fresh tech ranked as the week's top story. The retailer, Community Groceries, which recently re-opened in the city’s Crossroads district in December, has collaborated with Amazon to equip its store with Just Walk Out technology and Amazon One check out — the palm-recognition service that allows customers to use their hand for entry, identification, and payment.

Other top stories: 

  • Curbside drive-thru grocer JackBe opens first location
  • Whole Foods will now accept Zappos returns
  • Rite Aid seen as potential target after CEO departure
  • Dollar stores pose increasing threat: report

In other news, Pressure around The Kroger Co.’s proposed acquisition of Albertsons Companies Inc. continues to build. The presidents of three major produce groups, Western Growers, the California Fresh Fruit Association, and the Colorado Fruit & Vegetable Growers Association, have all sent a joint letter to the Federal Trade Commission opposing the deal.

Among other top stories:

  • UNFI unlikely to pursue retail acquisitions: CEO
  • Show us your store floor: The Grill
  • Walmart, Salesforce join to support product delivery
  • Produce groups rally against Kroger-Albertsons deal
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