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SN Top 10: Safeway, Kroger, Hy-Vee top the week's headlines

In this week’s recap of the Top 10 most popular Supermarket News articles, the top story was Safeway settles another lawsuit, this one for $8.75M. Back in 2019, the city of Portland started a 1% clean energy surcharge on large retailer revenue. Plaintiffs in the lawsuit say Safeway hit customers with the tax between September 2019 and July 2020, but the grocer has denied any wrongdoing.

Other top stories:

  • We’re already seeing grocery prices on the rise in May
  • 5 things: Are dollar stores the big threat to Walmart?
  • Hy-Vee spreading its wings in Tennessee
  • 5 things: How to sell inflation-weary shoppers on dinner

In other news, the list of those against the $24.6 billion Kroger, Albertsons merger continues to grow. The Center for Science in the Public Interest (CSPI), a consumer advocacy organization, is now calling on the Federal Trade Commission to block the merger, stating it “would result in fewer grocery stores and higher food prices — negatively impacting food and nutrition security for consumers around the country.”

Among other stories:

  • Need a new sales strategy? Try leaning into tonnage
  • Target wants to grow grocery revenue
  • Instacart agrees to pay $46.5M to shoppers, drivers in California
  • Meat sales skyrocketing, up 20% in April


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