As consumers continue to cut back on spending and eat more meals at home, Kroger Co. has responded by expanding its offering of private brand products. In the third quarter ended Nov. 5, the company’s own brands delivered identical sales growth that outpaced overall identical sales.
In 2021, San Ramon, Calif.-based Raybern’s was dealing with labor shortages and the lingering effects of the COVID peak. In 2022, Raybern’s made many of the new hires it had its sites set on last year. And America continues to get back to doing the things we all did pre-pandemic.
Following The Kroger Co.’s proposed acquisition of Albertsons, the Washington State Court granted a temporary restraining order on Nov. 3 on the basis that the company would be unable to compete if it paid the $6.85 per common share special dividend while the merger is under antitrust review.
To better cater to its consumer base using Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) benefits, Minneapolis-based Target Corp. has now made it possible for customers to use their SNAP payment on SNAP-eligible grocery items on Target.com.
As online grocery sales surge — even for products in the fresh perimeter that consumers have traditionally preferred buying instore — it’s more important than ever for retailers to find ways of bringing people back to brick-and-mortar stores and keeping them there.
For Carlisle, Pa.-based retail chain GIANT, seasonal promotions play a key role in helping to create differentiation and setting the stage for “theater presentation” within and across the store, said Ted Williams, GIANT’s director of nonfoods.