The most popular story of the week informed Supermarket News readers that Hy-Vee is revamping its store-level management and ceasing 24-hour operation at most stores, moves that are expected to result in job cuts.
One analyst's view that Kroger is likely to see only near-term lift from Berkshire Hathaway big stake was of interest to SN readers, as was the deal for the farmer-owned cooperative Dairy Farmers of America to acquire beleaguered Dean Foods for $425 million.
In quarterly financial news, Walmart turned in lower-than-expected earnings for the fourth quarter and the full fiscal year; new strategies have started to pay off for Sprouts Farmers Market; and the retail segment lifts SpartanNash to year-end sales gains.
Other popular Supermarket News headlines:
- Vallarta Supermarkets launching meatless menu items for Lent
- Big Y Foods to build Takeoff Technologies-powered automated warehouse
- Hy-Vee buys four QuikTrip c-store locations
- KeHE inks multiyear distribution deal with Northwest Grocers