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SN Top 10: Rowe’s, Hy-Vee, Walmart top the week's headlines

In this week’s recap of the Top 10 most popular Supermarket News articles, Winter storm slams door on last-minute shopping ranked as the week’s most-read story. A massive winter storm dubbed a “bomb cyclone” caused store closures, interrupted deliveries and snarled holiday shopping across the Northeast and Midwest. “We’ve had multiple locations both last week and this week where we’ve had to close early due to inclement weather and staffing challenges due to travel restrictions, particularly in our western North Dakota stores,” Dennis Host, VP of marketing at St. Cloud, Minn.-based Coborn’s, told SN.

Other top stories: 

  • Hy-Vee promotes key executives
  • Walmart designates four stores as ‘test centers’ for ‘new era of retail’
  • Is Amazon Fresh losing momentum?
  • What lies ahead for grocery?

In other news, Ron Selders has been named the new president of fresh for Providence, R.I.-based grocery wholesaler United Natural Foods, and will lead the company’s growth strategy for its deli, bakery, produce and meat departments. Selders appointment is effective December 26, and he will report to Steve Dietz, UNFI’s chief customer officer.

Among other top stories:

  • Consumers can’t get enough of private label
  • 5 things: ‘Tis the season to love Market Basket
  • Are discount grocers outpacing traditional operators?
  • Rowe’s to retain IGA banner under new owners
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