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SN Top 10: Walmart, Kroger, Sprouts Farmers Market lead the week’s news

In this week’s recap of the Top 10 most popular Supermarket News articles, Walmart designating four stores as “test centers” for “a new era of retail” ranked as the week’s top story. Among other stories in this week’s gallery:

  • U.S. consumers prepared for a second wave of stockpiling;
  • Kroger enacted a sweeping plan to promote diversity and inclusion; and
  • Stop & Shop launched a ’90s nostalgic grocery website.

In other news, Kroger rolled out rapid antibody COVID-19 testing to all its pharmacies, becoming the nation’s first retailer to offer antibody tests to consumers. Research firm Brick Meet Click said that renewed shopper focus is the key to boosting online grocery business. And Piggly Wiggly Midwest re-upped its e-commerce partnership with Mercatus.

Other top stories:

  • Sprouts Farmers Market accelerated its five-year strategy;
  • Hy-Vee introduced an automated shopping cart-sanitizing system; and
  • Survey shows U.S. shoppers keeping a watchful eye on food pricing.
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