Two food retailing companies took big hits in recent days, and Supermarket News provided readers with detailed reports. Earth Fare announced it is going out of business and then later filed for Chapter 11 bankruptcy. And Lucky's Market, which also filed Chapter 11, has found buyers for 24 store properties — the latest by Southeastern Grocers and two other companies.
Also high on this week's Top 10 leaderboard is a report about Kroger putting "food as medicine" to the test, where doctor-written food prescriptions refer patients to Kroger Health dietitians.
In executive news, UNFI named chief financial and chief operating officers while extending CEO Steven Spinner's agreement. Also, Walgreens and Rite Aid both announce key leadership appointments.
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