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SN Top 10: Amazon, Walmart, Albertsons lead the week's news

In this week's recap of the Top 10 most popular Supermarket News articles, Amazon opening its second Amazon Fresh grocery store ranked as the week's top story. Among other stories in this week's gallery: 

  • How issues in the 2020 presidential election impact the supermarket industry;

  • Southeastern Grocers moves forward with IPO; and

  • Fresh Thyme Market to offer product descriptions in a scan.

To bolster coronavirus safety measures, Target expanded curbside service for the holidays, as well as contactless checkout designed to ease COVID-19 concerns. In another COVID-19 prevention move, Lidl plans to install hospital-grade air filtration in all of its U.S. stores by the end of 2020. Albertsons also introduced Albertsons Pay, a new zero-touch checkout experience available through its updated "just for U" loyalty app.  

And in other top news: 

  • Walmart sues the Department of Justice over pharmacists’ role in dispensing opioid prescriptions;

  • Amazon begins hiring for four new Amazon Fresh stores in Chicagoland; and

  • Supermarket customer satisfaction wanes amid COVID-19 pandemic.

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