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SN Top 10: Save A Lot, Walgreens, Kroger top the week’s headlines

In this week’s recap of the Top 10 most popular Supermarket News articles, the top story was Embattled Chicago grocery store owner will lose a location. A Save A Lot grocery store in Richton Park, Ill., a south suburb of Chicago, will be closing its doors in about two weeks, reports Fox 32.The grocer has been in business for 17 years, and village officials say there is now an opportunity for a specialty grocery store to take the spot of the Save A Lot store.

Other top stories: 

  • Walgreens cuts 145 workers, mainly from its corporate workforce
  • Kroger named most-visited grocery store in 2023
  • VIDEO: How the ‘Walmart’ factor will play out in 2024
  • H-E-B, Publix, and Costco supreme in customer satisfaction

In other news, Amazon stock climbed over 8% in after-hours trading, following the release of its financial results Thursday, beating analysts expectations with a net sales increase of 14% to $170 billion year over year. That increase was 13% when not considering the favorable impact of exchange rates for the quarter, the retail giant said. North American segment sales were also up 13% year over year to $105.5 billion for the quarter ended Dec. 31. 

More top stories:

  • UNFI readies second distribution center with AI tech
  • 5 things: When Instacart food photos go wrong
  • Aldi to open four stores in Illinois, Florida, California, and Arizona
  • What’s ahead for grocery in 2024?
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