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SN Top 10: UNFI, Kroger, SpartanNash top the week's headlines

In this week’s recap of the Top 10 most popular Supermarket News articles, the top story was UNFI revamps leadership structure United Natural Foods Inc. (UNFI) has unveiled a new leadership and organizational structure comprised of four growth platforms — services, wholesale, retail and corporate/business transformation — linked to the grocery distributor’s strategic priorities. Among other top stories: 

  • Top 25 supermarkets by sales
  • SpartanNash reopens upgraded corporate HQ
  • Peapod Digital Labs unveils private-brand incubator
  • Top 50 food and grocery retailers by sales

In other news, The Kroger Co. has gone national with its Boost by Kroger online benefits program eights months after announcing its debut.Cincinnati-based Kroger said Wednesday that it has piloted the Boost subscription in four divisions and seen a rising number of new members and a “significant increase” in delivery sales versus non-Boost divisions, leading the company to launch the program nationally. 

Also in Kroger news, The Kroger Co. is adding a pair of Ocado-automated “spoke” e-commerce fulfillment facilities in Tennessee and Illinois to help process online grocery orders.

Cincinnati-based Kroger said Thursday a 40,000-square-foot spoke on Polk Avenue in Nashville, Tenn., will work with its 375,000-square-foot, Ocado-powered customer fulfillment center (CFC) in Forest Park, Ga., increasing the Kroger Delivery network’s reach in the greater Nashville area to customers up to 200 miles from the CFC hub, which opened this past February.  

Other top stories:

  • Jeffery Owen to succeed Todd Vasos as Dollar General CEO
  • Meet the 2022 Top 50 retailers and wholesalers
  • Sales at grocery stores edge up again in June


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