SN Top 10: Walmart, Kroger, Food Lion top the week's headlines

In this week’s recap of the Top 10 most popular Supermarket News articles, Walmart extending its COVID leave policy and brings back vaccination incentives ranked as the week’s top story. Walmart, the nation’s largest retailer, is responding to the threat of the new Omicron variant of COVID-19 by extending its COVID leave policy for associates through March 31, 2022, as well as reintroducing its vaccine incentive for frontline associates to provide $150 after an associate becomes fully vaccinated. Among other stories in this week’s gallery:

  • A new pricing scenario tests chicken’s strength in supermarkets
  • Biden meets with retailers for holiday season, supply chain updates
  • McLane taps Chris Smith to lead grocery unit
  • Sainsbury’s c-store adopts Amazon cashierless tech

In other news, Food Lion’s newest supermarket opened in Garner, N.C., last month and became the grocer’s 75th new store this year. The new store features an extensive product assortment, including fresh in-store made sushi, a self-service hot and cold food bar, in-store fresh-cut fruit and a wide variety of affordable and easy “grab-and-go” options for meal solutions.

Other top stories:

  • Hy-Vee adopts Seafood Supplier Code of Conduct
  • Walmart CFO Brett Biggs to depart
  • Kroger’s focus on fresh and digital growth pays off in Q3
  • FTC launches inquiry into grocery supply-chain disruptions
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