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SN Top 10: Safeway, Walmart, Kroger top the week’s headlines

In this week’s recap of the Top 10 most popular Supermarket News articles, UFCW Local 7, Safeway/Albertsons reaching a tentative deal ranked as the week’s top story. Denver-based UFCW Local 7 said yesterday that members will hold ratifications votes on the agreement this week. The accord covers the union’s 67 bargaining units and more than 5,400 Safeway/Albertsons grocery workers, including meat and other retail associates, whose previous contracts expired in January and December. Among other stories in this week’s gallery:

  • The Fresh Market turns at-home dining into night out for Valentine’s Day
  • Kroger to enter Oklahoma via Ocado e-commerce ‘spoke’
  • Study: Instacart fueling online grocery market
  • Ahold Delhaize finishes fiscal 2021 on ‘strong note,’ CEO says

In other news, Walmart led all retailers by far in customer loyalty to close out 2021, despite strong showing by other big-box operators and supermarket chains, according to consumer intelligence and marketing specialist InMarket.

Other top stories:

  • Cub Foods opens 30th liquor store
  • Q&A: Ahold Delhaize's Frans Muller sees omnichannel as ‘winning proposition’
  • Save Mart expands rollout of grocery delivery robots
  • Farmstead makes Windy City debut
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