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SN Top 10: Kroger, Albertsons, Amazon top the week’s headlines

In this week’s recap of the Top 10 most popular Supermarket News articles, Kroger shutting down two Long Beach stores due to a local hazard pay mandate ranked as the week’s top story. Among other stories in this week’s gallery:

  • Kroger is offering workers a $100 payment to get the COVID-19 vaccination;
  • A Teamsters union OK’d a strike at Albertsons’ Southwest distribution center; and
  • Jeff Bezos said he would step down as Amazon CEO.

In other news, Stop & Shop is testing in-store pickup lockers; innovation and diversity are bringing success to Own Brands at Albertsons; and The Giant Company is targeting pandemic meal burnout with “All Set in a Box” hot dinners designed as a turnkey meal option.

Other top stories:

  • Kroger’s Brad Studer said private label is “becoming [a] behemoth of the grocery industry;”
  • BJ’s expanded its New York presence with a pair of new clubs; and
  • Retailers are rethinking supply in high-demand general merchandise products.
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