Walmart pilots new grocery technology to take on Amazon and Kroger
The nation’s largest grocer is not taking a back seat in the race to streamline in-store fulfillment of online grocery orders.
Walmart has been piloting a new technology called Alphabot that...
Albertsons reportedly weighing another IPO effort
Albertsons once again is reportedly readying for an initial public offering. The Wall Street Journal, citing sources close to the discussions, reported that the Boise, Idaho-based retailer is set to decide...
U.S. data point to moderate economic growth, tightening jobs market
U.S. retail sales increased for a third straight month in December, with households buying a range of goods even as they cut back on purchases of motor vehicles, suggesting the...
Northern California Rite Aid Workers Vote to Reject the Company’s Offer by 91%
UFCW 8-Golden State members working for Rite Aid turned out this month in unprecedented numbers to support their Union, with 91% voting to reject the company’s contract proposals and authorize a strike if one becomes necessary...
Kroger Delta Division, UFCW Forge New Labor Agreement
The Kroger Co.’s Delta division and United Food and Commercial Workers Union (UFCW) Local 1529, based in Cordova, Tenn., have come to new labor agreement, according to a published report.
Instacart Workers Are Calling for a National Boycott of the Grocery Delivery App
Gig workers who deliver groceries on the app Instacart are angry—and they want you to be, too.
Many of the app's 130,000 workers claim to have seen their pay drop by...
6 grocery trends to watch in 2020
Grocers have had to test and invest at a faster pace than they'd like since Amazon acquired Whole Foods nearly three years ago. But they're starting to get their footing,...
California eyes selling its own brand of generic prescription drugs to battle high costs
California would become the first state to sell its own brand ofgeneric prescription drugs in an effort to drive down rising healthcare costs under a proposal Gov. Gavin Newsom is...
Amazon will open its first grocery store in California next year
Amazon on Monday confirmed its plans to open a new grocery chain. The retailer told CNET it will open the first location early next year in Woodland Hills, California, near...
Self-Checkout in France Sets Off Battle Over a Day of Rest
On a Sunday afternoon, customers at a Géant Casino supermarket browsed the aisles and lined up to buy meat, fish and other groceries. It was a typical shopping experience except...
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