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SN Top 10: Whole Foods, Save A Lot, Albertsons top the week's headlines

In this week’s recap of the Top 10 most popular Supermarket News articles, Whole Foods will now accept Zappos returns ranked as the week's top story. In an arrangement with Las Vegas-based e-retailer, which specializes in shoes and clothing, Whole Foods is supporting the launch of Zappos’ newest return option by accepting label free and box free returns.

Among other top stories:

  • Save A Lot to shutter two distribution centers
  • Albertsons special dividend clears court hurdle
  • Whole Foods charts a new course
  • In-store branded restaurants gain momentum

In other news, The National Right to Work Legal Defense Foundation has accused the United Food and Commercial Workers Union of discriminating against a Giant Eagle employee who refused to join the union because he said it violated his religious beliefs. The organization also accused Pittsburgh-based Giant Eagle of firing the employee, Josiah Leonatti, after he asked for a religious accommodation to work at the chain without joining the union.

Other top stories: 

  • Grow your conversion rates by 300%? Here’s how The Fresh Market’s doing it.
  • Q4 traffic declines for many food retailers: Report
  • Albertsons looking for diverse suppliers
  • Shoppers already act like it’s a recession: Report
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