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SN Top 10: Wegmans, BJ’s Market, Publix top the week's headlines

In this week’s recap of the Top 10 most popular Supermarket News articles, the top story was Wegmans plans first store in Long Island. Rochester, N.Y.-based Wegmans said that it has entered into an agreement to buy 8.5 acres of the 28-acre DSW Plaza from Prestige Properties & Development, which will continue to own and operate the rest of the shopping center. The 100,000-square-foot store will be located in the plaza at the corner of Middle County Road and Moriches Road. Among other stories in this week’s gallery:

  • BJ’s Market small-format club set to make debut
  • Online consumers want assistance with grocery out-of-stocks
  • Publix rolls out 15-minute grocery delivery via Instacart
  • Meijer to bring Midwestern suppliers back into the spotlight

In other news, Amazon today opened its first larger-format Amazon Go cashierless convenience store, a 6,150-square-foot location in suburban Mill Creek, Wash. Situated at 13209 39th Ave. SE, Suite 101, in Mill Creek, the new Amazon Go has front-of-store selling space of about 3,250 square feet. The total size of more than 6,000 square feet makes the latest Go concept much bigger than current 25 Amazon Go stores, which range from 450 to 2,700 square feet in the front end.

Other top stories: 

  • Kroger hiring push targets 23,000 more workers
  • SpartanNash calls on shareholders to back its board nominees
  • Amazon eyes nationwide acceptance of SNAP EBT for online grocery payments
  • Plant-based foods take their place in the grocery basket
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