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SN Top 10: Whole Foods, Publix, Amazon Fresh top the week's headlines

In this week’s recap of the Top 10 most popular Supermarket News articles, the top story was Whole Foods shutting a half-dozen stores. Austin, Texas-based Whole Foods confirmed published reports that stores in Montgomery and Mobile, Ala.; the DePaul section of Chicago; Tarzana, Calif.; and Brookline, Mass., are slated to be shut on May 6. Another store, in Chicago’s Englewood neighborhood, is due to close in the coming months, a company spokesperson said. Among other stories in this week’s gallery:

  • Publix starts off fiscal 2022 with strong Q1 sales
  • BJ’s Market small-format club set to make debut
  • Hy-Vee looks to shift corporate staff to retail positions
  • Target makes flurry of executive appointments

In other news, Amazon has stamped its brand on what’s shaping up to be a full-fledged, brick-and-mortar supermarket chain. Still unclear to competing grocery store retailers, however, are the e-tail giant’s ultimate plan for Amazon Fresh and its potential for disruption.

Other top stories: 

  • Robomart plans ‘Ice Cream Shop’ on wheels with Unilever
  • Instacart’s retail partners now include all of Canada’s biggest grocers
  • Loblaw sees food and drug sales uptick in Q1
  • Albertsons expands grocery delivery with Uber Eats


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