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SN Top 10: Retailers withdrawing from UFCW national pension fund tops the week's news

We'll cut to the chase and tell you that by far the most popular content of this Top 10 ranking was the report that three leading supermarket chains — Kroger, Albertsons and Stop & Shop — had reached an agreement with the UFCW to withdraw from the union's national pension fund while shifting to a variable annuity-based retirement plan. Click through the slideshow to find a link to this story and the others categorized below.

Meanwhile, discount juggernauts from Germany continue to expand on American soil:

  • Aldi U.S. eyes expansion into 38th state after opening 2,000th store
  • Lidl moves ahead with Long Island store openings

As usual the COVID-19 pandemic had more than its fair share of the Top 10:

  • Kroger enacts face mask requirement for customers in all stores
  • Walmart plans third cash bonus for U.S. hourly workers
  • Weekly grocery shopping down 20% since COVID-19 outbreak

A Hannaford store tour slideshow proved popular:

  • Hannaford’s latest innovations on display

And in other retail and executive news:

  • BJ’s Wholesale Club taps Monica Schwartz as chief digital officer
  • Sobeys parent Empire hatches new three-year growth plan
  • The Fresh Market hires Brian Johnson as SVP of store operations
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