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

In this week’s recap of the Top 10 most popular Supermarket News articles, the top story was Walmart agreeing to acquire Vizio for $2.3 million, which the Bentonville, Ark.-based retailer announced last Tuesday. The deal will send shockwaves through Walmart’s retail media network as advertisers will be able to use digital displays and TVs on the show floor to showcase their brands, and shoppers will also have an enhanced experience.

Other top stories:

  • 5 things: Turning candle-makers into pharmacists?
  • Oregon grocery union endorses Kroger, Albertsons merger
  • Wegmans sued over fish market at new Manhattan store
  • Federal spending bill to make grocers “Big Brother” for SNAP

In other news, Canada’s House of Commons committee is urging Walmart Canada and Loblaw to sign the voluntary grocery code of conduct. If they don’t, the code could be legislated. The committee told the chief executives at both chains that it believes the immediate activation of the code of conduct is an essential step in tackling the issues facing the food industry, including inflation.

More top stories:

  • Ahold Delhaize USA names Marc Stolzman chief sustainability officer
  • Sprouts Farmers Market targets growth via loyalty, private label
  • Kroger, Albertsons merger could face FTC, multi-state lawsuit
  • Walmart downplays deflation as it surges forward
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