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SN Top 10: Kroger, Food Lion, Southeastern Grocers top the week’s headlines

In this week’s recap of the Top 10 most popular Supermarket News articles, Kroger's omnichannel partnership with Bed Bath & Beyond ranked as the week’s top story. Under the partnership, plans call for an “extensive selection of the most sought-after goods” carried by Bed Bath & Beyond to be sold via Kroger.com and in a “small-scale” pilot at selected Kroger Co. supermarkets starting in 2022. Among other stories in this week’s gallery:

  • Greer’s Markets eyes drone grocery delivery
  • U.S. holiday retail sales outlook brings good tidings
  • Southeastern Grocers nixes IPO
  • Food Lion wraps up $127 million store remodel project

Also in Kroger news, The Kroger Co. has introduced Boost by Kroger Plus, an annual subscription service that offers online benefits and additional rewards via the Kroger Plus loyalty program. 

Kroger said Boost by Kroger Plus comes in two membership tiers, priced at $59 or $99 per year. All members get free delivery for online orders of $35 or more and double fuel points (up to $1 off per gallon of gasoline) for each dollar spent on groceries and general merchandise. The $59 annual membership provides delivery within 24 hours, while the $99-per-year option offers delivery in as soon as two hours.

Other top stories:

  • Costco extends double-digit sales growth in October
  • Sales at Weis Markets bounce back in Q3
  • Publix tallies 6.3% comp-sales growth in third quarter
  • Tammy DeBoer to succeed Rod Antolock as Harris Teeter president
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