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SN Top 10: Kroger, 7-Eleven, Walmart top the week's headlines

In this week’s recap of the Top 10 most popular Supermarket News articles, the top story was Grocery Outlet opens first store in Maryland. Emeryville, Calif.-based Grocery Outlet opened the doors to a store at 1713 Massey Blvd. in Hagerstown, Md., on June 16. The new outlet marked the chain’s 424th store, with locations in California, Washington, Oregon, Pennsylvania, Idaho, Nevada, New Jersey and now Maryland. Among other top stories: 

  • Publix breaks ground on first Kentucky location
  • Supermarket pizza programs get lift from strong food-at-home trend
  • Kroger plans Ocado-automated warehouse for Denver market
  • Southeastern Grocers brings digital advertising to POS

In other news, Walmart Canada has launched Walmart Now, an Instacart-powered rapid delivery service for grocery and convenience items. Under a pilot in the greater Toronto area, customers can place online orders and receive their goods in as soon as 30 minutes, Mississauga, Ontario-based Walmart Canada said Friday. Described as a “virtual convenience” store, Walmart Now is driven by the Carrot Storefront solution in the Instacart Platform e-commerce suite, with fulfillment handled by participating Walmart stores.

Other top stories:

  • 7-Eleven adds Waitr to delivery lineup
  • Kroger partners with Volta to deploy electric vehicle charging stations
  • Kroger to implement next-gen DSD solution
  • Amazon elevates Doug Herrington to worldwide stores CEO
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