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SN Top 10: Kroger, Whole Foods, Hy-Vee top the week’s headlines

The week's news and updates from the food retail industry

In this week’s recap of the Top 10 most popular Supermarket News articles, CVS, Target, Walmart stores testing plastic shopping bag alternatives was ranked as the week’s top story. Among other stories in this week’s gallery:

  • UFCW, Teamsters land new labor contracts with Kroger, Fred Meyer
  • Sprouts Farmers Market moves forward with new stores, strategy
  • Hy-Vee, Schnuck Markets tap into higher demand for wine and spirits

Due to the fast spread of the Delta variant of the COVID-19 virus, Walmart, Kroger and Target are among the grocery retailers updating their face mask policies after the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) modified its guidance. Also, new research from Inmar Intelligence shows that another stockpiling round may be in store for grocers. Of 1,000 U.S. adults surveyed, 69.4% said they’re considering replenishing a current stockpile of groceries and other essential products as transmission of the Delta variant increases. 

Other top stories: 

  • DoorDash delivery can now include products from multiple stores
  • Whole Foods Market to pilot new grocery delivery fee
  • Saladworks comes to more Kroger stores
  • Former U.S. transportation and labor secretary joins Kroger board
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