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SN Top 10: Acme Markets, Kroger and Publix lead the week's news

Acme Markets' winning bid to buy 27 Kings Food Markets and Balducci’s Food Lover’s Markets for $96.4 million ranked as the week's top story in our recap of the Top 10 most popular Supermarket News articles. Among other stories in this week's gallery: 

  • DeCicco & Sons shows how to operate a business during COVID-19
  • Southeastern Grocers plans to reopen the first of eight acquired Earth Fare and Lucky’s Market stores in Florida under the Winn-Dixie banner
  • KeHE opens new distribution center to serve northeast region

In another popular story, Publix Super Markets ranked first among supermarkets in the Newsweek 2021 America’s Best Customer Service list. Meanwhile, in another research report, Walmart, Sam’s Club and H-E-B were named the top-performing U.S. grocery retailers for in-store pickup, curbside pickup and home delivery.

And in other top news: 

  • Kroger grows Simple Truth Plant Based line

  • Smart & Final enlists AI to improve workforce management

  • Hy-Vee joins Consortium to Reinvent the Retail Bag

  • Schnuck Markets to deploy floor-scrubbing robots

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