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SN Top 10: Whole Foods, Sam's Club, Albertsons top the week’s headlines

In this week’s recap of the Top 10 most popular Supermarket News articles, Whole Foods to go chainwide with new grocery delivery fee was ranked as the week’s top story. Whole Foods Market online shoppers are set to lose a key perk of their $119-per-year Amazon Prime membership: free two-hour delivery of groceries on orders of at least $35. Among other stories in this week’s gallery:

  • Fresh vs. frozen foods: The push-and-pull effect
  • New Seasons Market to raise hourly wage to $16.25
  • Sam’s Club adds better-for-you meal service
  • Roundup: The NGA Show comes back in person

In other news, John Mackey, co-founder and CEO of natural grocer Whole Foods Market, announced Thursday that he will be retiring next year, effective Sept. 1, 2022. Mackey will be replaced by current chief operating officer Jason Buechel.

Other top stories:

  • Albertsons gets sharper picture of perishables supply chain
  • UNFI delivered ‘solid fiscal 2021,’ new CEO Sandy Douglas says
  • Shoppers give thumbs-down to grocery stores’ COVID-19 efforts
  • More supermarket chains queue up COVID-19 boosters
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