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SN Top 10: Kroger, Meijer and ShopRite top the week's headlines

In this week’s recap of the Top 10 most popular Supermarket News articles, the top story was Kroger revises forecast following tepid Q3. Kroger might already be feeling the effects of deflation, as the Cincinnati-based grocer reported a relatively soft third quarter and revised its yearly outlook. Same-store sales for Q3 were 0.6% lower than they were at the same time last year. Wall Street was projecting a decrease of 0.5%.

Among other top stories:

  • Kroger tells FTC that requirements for merger have been met
  • Price Chopper and Market 32 purchase former ShopRite assets
  • Kitchen United closes all Kroger locations as company shifts to software focus
  • Foxtrot Market, Dom’s Kitchen & Market to merge

In other news, a software developer says Meijer Inc. stole its self-checkout technology and is continuing to use it after a contract between the two was abolished, reports Crain’s Detroit Business. Mad Mobile Inc. sued the Grand Rapids, Mich.-based grocer and filed a complaint with the U.S. District Court for the Western District of Michigan. The complaint contained the following claims against Meijer: breach of contract, misappropriation under the Federal Defend Trade Secrets Act, and trade secret misappropriation under New York common law.

Other top stories:

  • Category update: Seafood on the decline
  • Visa, Mastercard swipe-fee settlement claim process moves forward
  • Dollar Tree employees affected by third-party data breach impacting 2M
  • No Frills workers have new contract in place
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