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SN Top 10: Kroger, Albertsons, Amazon top the week’s headlines

In this week’s recap of the Top 10 most popular Supermarket News articles, the top story was part 3 of Rob Kaufelt’s thoughts on the Kroger and Albertsons merger, specifically a look at who the deal doesn’t benefit. 

Among other top stories:

  • Amazon looks to grocery as a ‘big growth opportunity’
  • The Sprouts CEO isn’t fazed by the Kroger and Albertsons merger
  • Grocery food prices have increased the most since the 1980s, according to a report
  • Cub Foods avoided its first-ever strike (and four other things you may have missed in grocery)

In other news, retailers are trying to crank up meat sales in 2023. Volume has been trending downward, and convenience could be key to a turnaround.

Among other stories:

  • Heritage Grocer Group named Darren Karst chief financial officer
  • Walmart decided to close a number of stores in Chicago
  • Food at home sales are falling as food away rises
  • Kroger says a consumer lawsuit lacks ‘real-world facts’


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