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SN Top 10: Walgreens, Giant Eagle, Kroger top the week’s headlines

These were the stories you couldn’t get enough of

In this week’s recap of the Top 10 most popular Supermarket News articles, the top story was about Walgreens losing its chief human resources officer. This is the latest in a string of top-level departures for the pharmacy giant. Holly May, who held the role since October 2021, is leaving the Deerfield, Ill.-based company for an “external opportunity on the West Coast, according to an internal memo sent to employees last Wednesday from new CEO Tim Wentworth and obtained by Crain’s Chicago Business. Friday was May’s last day.

Among other top stories:

  • Giant Eagle announced plans to sunset its fuelperks+ reward program;
  • Kroger broke ground in Central Ohio on one of its largest stores in the Midwest;
  • Save A Lot CEO Leon Bergmann resigned; and
  • Kroger faced a class-action lawsuit over illegally sharing data.

In other news, despite a solid Q3, Walmart felt uneasy. The retailer’s short-term expectations are more conservative as executives believe the consumer has suddenly turned unpredictable.

More top stories:

  • California’s Northgate Markets added a Mexican-style food hall in Costa Mesa;
  • The FDA officially recalled 27 eye-drop products from major retailers;
  • Loblaws stayed on track following a solid third quarter; and
  • An SN editor shared what stood out at the 2023 PLMA Private Label Trade Show.
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