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SN Top 10: Kroger, Food Lion, 7-Eleven top the week’s headlines

In this week’s recap of the Top 10 most popular Supermarket News articles, the most-read story was 7-Eleven completing its acquisition of 3,800 Speedway convenience stores. Among other stories featured in this week’s gallery: 

  • Online grocery sales shrink 10% in April
  • Weis Markets expands footprint in Pennsylvania’s Lehigh Valley
  • Price Chopper/Market 32 serves up more ways to use rewards

In other news, Stop & Shop launched a new marketing campaign, “Feed the Moment,” which aims to reveal a more emotional side of grocery shopping and connect with consumers around the idea that their grocery shopping list is more than just a list, but as the retailer says, “reflects all the moments of their life.”

Relaxed COVID-19 face mask guidelines from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) could compel grocery store workers to serve as “mask police” to protect themselves from the virus, according to United Food and Commercial Workers (UFCW). Also, the Kroger Co., Hy-Vee and Publix Super Markets are among the growing list of retailers no longer requiring face coverings for shoppers fully vaccinated against COVID-19.

Other top stories:

  • Food Lion enables online SNAP EBT payments across its stores
  • Save A Lot fires up big summertime promo
  • Meijer has a deal: $10 coupon for a full COVID vaccination
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