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SN Top 10: Kroger, UNFI, Amazon, top the week's headlines

In this week’s recap of the Top 10 most popular Supermarket News articles, Kroger, Albertsons reportedly in merger talks ranked as the week’s most-read story. Citing unidentified sources, Bloomberg said in its initial report that a deal could be struck possibly this week. The sources told Bloomberg that no final decisions have been made and that negotiations could linger or fall through.

Among other top stories:

  • Kroger, Albertsons to merge in $24.6 billion deal
  • UNFI hires Erin Horvath as chief supply-chain transformation officer
  • Analysis: Would Kroger-Albertsons merger pass muster with regulators?
  • 5 things: What’s the true cost of organic?

In other news, Rite Aid has entered a sweeping technology partnership with Google Cloud designed to give the drugstore, pharmacy care and health services company a more flexible, data-driven and efficient platform for growth and operations.

Plans call for Google Cloud technologies to arm Philadelphia-based Rite Aid with sharper insights, more agility and enhances customer experiences, the companies said yesterday. Modernized applications for personalized digital experiences, too, will position Rite Aid’s over 6,400 pharmacists to spend more time interacting directly with patients.

Other top stories:

  • Podcast: FreshDirect’s Dave Bass says e-grocer primed for growth under ADUSA
  • 5 things: When ‘best before’ isn’t best…
  • Amazon to gain more CPG share in Prime Early Access Sale
  • CPG manufacturers, retailers adjust pricing game plans
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