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SN Top 10: Wegmans, Kroger, Aldi top this week's headlines

The week's news and updates from the food retail industry

In this week’s recap of the Top 10 most popular Supermarket News articles, Wegmans Food Markets promoting Nicole Wegman to president of the Wegmans brand was ranked as the week’s top story. Among other stories in this week’s gallery:

  • Fareway Stores promotes Garrett Piklapp to president
  • Hy-Vee starts providing COVID-19 booster shots
  • BJ’s Wholesale Club builds on prior-year gains in Q2

Walmart Canada plans to hold a “Vax-a-thon” event to help more Canadians get vaccinated against COVID-19, as the highly contagious Delta variant spreads rapidly worldwide.

Also, next year, Walmart Canada plans to open a 223,000-square-foot distribution center for fresh and frozen food in Moncton, New Brunswick. Mississauga, Ontario-based Walmart Canada broke ground on the new facility — its first Atlantic Canada DC — in a ceremony Thursday at the construction site. 

Kroger joined with employee training firm Axonify to launch Fresh Start, a new personalized training program to support greater associate engagement and retention. Also in Kroger news, through early next year, The Kroger Co. plans to roll out new deli, meal and center-store items from new food vendors selected by its Go Fresh & Local Supplier Accelerator business incubator. 

Other top stories:

  • Albertsons Cos. launches membership program in digital refresh
  • Aldi to add over 20,000 U.S. workers in hiring push
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