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SN Top 10: FreshDirect, Costco, Stop & Shop top the week’s headlines

In this week’s recap of the Top 10 most popular Supermarket News articles, the top story was FreshDirect co-founder David McInerney stepping down as CEO. Among other stories featured in this week’s gallery: 

  • Costco sees April sales climb more than 30%
  • Inside Raley’s newest O-N-E Market in Reno
  • Albertsons refreshes own-brand Soleil sparkling water

Facing tough year-over-year comparisons from early pandemic panic-buying, Weis Markets saw sales growth fall off and net earnings decline in its fiscal 2021 first quarter.The regional grocer also announced that it is allocating $135 million for capital expenditures in 2021, bolstered by more than 16% net and comparable sales growth in fiscal 2020.

In Kroger news, retailer plans to sell an over-the-counter, rapid COVID-19 self-testing kit from health care products giant Abbott at its stores. Kroger also launched a pilot to deliver online grocery orders — to nearly any location — by autonomous drones.

Other top stories:

  • Amazon’s physical store sales drop despite booming first quarter
  • Stop & Shop, Publix, Hy-Vee go chainwide with COVID-19 vaccines


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