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SN Top 10: Kroger, Albertsons, Loblaw top the week's headlines

In this week’s recap of the Top 10 most popular Supermarket News articles, the top story was Kroger, Albertsons make deal with C&S Wholesale Grocers — officially selling off 413 stores. In a deal which could end up being the foundation for their $24.6 billion merger deal, Kroger and Albertsons Cos. have sold 413 stores to C&S Wholesale Grocers. The sale also includes eight distribution centers and five private label brands.

Among other top stories: 

  • Loblaw workers approve action to strike
  • What you think about: The Kroger, Albertsons, C&S deal
  • Consolidation in grocery: The good and the bad
  • Hy-Vee: Our 2023 Supermarket News Retailer of the Year

In other news, Wegmans, the 107-year-old grocery chain based in Rochester, N.Y., has topped Fortune’s Best Companies list every year since the list was launched in 1998, and  this year it has managed a repeat performance. Fortune reports that Wegmans has been recognized for so long because, for starters, it has over 53,000 workers and maintains a $15 minimum wage, nearly double the national average. 

Other top stories: 

  • Dollar General plans to fully automate South Carolina distribution center
  • Dollar General sued for overcharging customers in Missouri
  • No Fred Meyer stores are included in Kroger, Albertsons deal with C&S
  • Couche-Tard to expand rollout of Circle K loyalty program


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