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SN Top 10: The Fresh Market, Grocery Outlet, Ahold Delhaize top the week's headlines

In this week’s recap of the Top 10 most popular Supermarket News articles, Chilean retail group Cencosud acquired a majority stake in The Fresh Market. In a filing to the Chilean securities regulator, Cencosud said it had reached an agreement to buy the specialty grocer, whose controlling fund is managed by affiliates of Apollo Global Management. Among other stories in this week’s gallery:

  • Grocery Outlet posts 10.5% net sales gain for Q1
  • Walmart Canada promotes three execs to C-suite
  • Robomart plans ‘Ice Cream Shop’ on wheels with Unilever
  • Falloff in delivery pulls down April online grocery sales

In other news, grocery store associates represented by six United Food and Commercial Workers (UFCW) locals in Southern and Central California voted “overwhelmingly” to ratify a new labor contract with Gelson’s Markets, UFCW Local 770 reported. Under the new agreement, most workers will receive wage hikes of $4.25 per hour over the three-year contract, and some classifications will get higher pay raises, Los Angeles-based UFCW 770 said late Friday following the vote tally. 

  • Boxed expands partnership with FedEx
  • Ahold Delhaize U.S. comparable sales rise 4.1% in first quarter
  • Ahold Delhaize USA transitions York, Pa., warehouse to self-distribution
  • NGA names Stephanie Johnson as government relations VP
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