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

In this week’s recap of the Top 10 most popular Supermarket News articles, Kroger, Albertsons merger could cost workers $300 million annually ranked as the week’s top story. In what it calls a policy memo, the Institute claims that workers at Kroger and Albertsons could lose a total of $300 million annually if the deal goes through. This follows an op-ed in the Cincinnati Enquirer where Kroger CEO Rodney McMullen and Albertsons CEO Vivek Sankaran responded to myths about the merger

Other top stories: 

  • Kroger, Albertsons CEOs speak out about merger in op-ed
  • Former Albertsons employee files class action lawsuit over data breach affecting 33,000
  • 5 things: Is Costco getting heavy handed with the upsell?
  • Grocery in 2023: A Data-Driven Perspective

Also, Fewer words have never been spoken. At least in terms of financial success, as Publix CEO Todd Jones was short and quick with his analysis of strong Q1 results. “I’m proud of our associates, the owners of Publix, for continuing to make us a leader in our industry and providing a great shopping experience,” he remarked.

Among other top stories:

  • FMI names 12 finalists for ‘Outstanding Store Manager’ awards
  • In-store bakery focuses on the young, single portions
  • Kroger will now end weekly ad mailers for all brands
  • Instacart expands PetSmart relationship
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