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SN Top 10: Meijer, Metropolitan Market, Boxed top the week's headlines

In this week’s recap of the Top 10 most popular Supermarket News articles, the first smaller format Meijer Grocery stores open in Michigan ranked as the week's top story. The condensed layout is designed to simplify the shopping experience, Meijer said, with stores ranging from 75,000 to 90,000 square feet, compared to approximately 150,000 square feet for newer Meier supercenter locations.

Among other top stories:

  • Save A Lot to shutter two distribution centers
  • Metropolitan Market joins the shelf technology movement
  • 5 things: The rotisserie chicken wars
  • Hy-Vee’s former, current CEOs look ahead to the future

Also, Online retailer Boxed Inc. has secured up to $20 million in its quest for either profitability or a sale of the company. According to Boxed, the company will receive $10 million in funding from un unknown lender by entering into a second lien secured term loan facility. The company will receive an additional $10 million in funding subject to the completion of certain milestones in a process for selling the operation.

Other stories:

  • Organic? We’ll see what the USDA has to say about that.
  • Musings on rotisserie chicken of yore
  • Aldi, H-E-B among growth leaders in 2022: Report
  • Opposition to Albertsons-Kroger merger continues
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