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SN Top 10: Hy-Vee, Kroger, Giant Eagle top the week’s headlines

In this week’s recap of the Top 10 most popular Supermarket News articles, Hy-Vee's new 'reimagined' grocery store was ranked as the week’s top story. Situated in Grimes, Iowa, the new store features a food hall, pub, digital technology and in-store shops that create a different kind of supermarket in the Des Moines metropolitan area. Among other stories in this week’s gallery:

  • Kroger joins Buy Safe America Coalition
  • Giant Eagle aims to ‘extend aisles’ in online marketplace
  • U.S. online grocery sales swing back up in August
  • Boxed looks to license e-commerce technology internationally

In other news, Walmart is working with Ford Motor Co. and autonomous vehicle developer Argo AI to launch a self-driving vehicle delivery service in three major metropolitan markets.

The last-mile delivery service — slated for in Miami; Austin, Texas; and Washington, D.C. — will use Ford driverless test vehicles equipped with the Argo AI Self-Driving System to deliver Walmart online orders to customers, Dearborn, Mich.-based Ford said. 

Other top stories:

  • Meijer set to open Rivertown Market
  • H-E-B opens jewelry store-within-a-store
  • FMI sizes up pandemic’s financial impact on food retailers
  • Kroger, Instacart team up on ‘virtual convenience store’
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