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SN Top 10: Hy-Vee, Walmart, Lidl top the week’s headlines

In this week’s recap of the Top 10 most popular Supermarket News articles, the top story was about the surge of private label sales. Store brand revenues are climbing as shoppers seek lower price alternatives.

Other top stories:

  • Hy-Vee ends employee discount, citing fraud
  • Walmart U.S. Q4 comps up 8.3% amid strong food sales
  • NGA: Don’t lock us out of healthy food benefit programs
  • 5 things: Instacart pushes into Amazon and Walmart territory

In other news, approximately 200 employees at Lidl US headquarters in Arlington, Va., were laid off, according to reporting from Fox 5 Washington DC. Senior Manager of Communications and Public Relations Chandler Spivey said all affected employees were given the opportunity to receive severance pay, as well as support with career transition services, company funding of COBRA healthcare continuation coverage and the payout of accrued but unused vacation.

Among other stories:

  • SpartanNash Q4 sales up 10.3%, profits down
  • Can Amazon crack the code on grocery?
  • How to give grocery workers their due
  • Heinen’s breaks ties with Instacart
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