Retail Daily

From the editors of Supermarket News and CSP Daily News comes Retail Daily, a podcast that serves up a quick daily download of the top industry stories from supermarkets and c-stores. Subscribe on Apple Podcasts, Spotify or wherever you like to tune in for the must-know retail news of the day. Read stories featured in the episodes on our websites: https://www.supermarketnews.com/ and https://www.cspdailynews.com/

Nestlé, Oregon, Florida
Mon, 24 Jun 2024 20:56:43 GMT
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Nestlé takes an if-you-can’t-beat-them-join-them approach with its new line of meals marketed to Ozempic users. An Oregon town bans dollar stores. And Florida drags its feet on electric vehicle charging stations

FDA, Walmart, Dollar General
Fri, 21 Jun 2024 17:35:11 GMT
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The Food and Drug Administration authorizes its first menthol-flavored e-cigarettes. Walmart is partnering with Agritask. And Dollar General is the subject of a class-action lawsuit brought by a motorist who received a Dollar General gift card in lieu of change from his cash payment for fuel.

Kroger, Loop Neighborhood Market, Walmart
Thu, 20 Jun 2024 19:55:58 GMT
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Kroger reported first-quarter earnings declined amid margin pressures in its fuel and pharmacy businesses. Loop Neighborhood Market has a new director of fresh foods. And Walmart has agreed to a $1.6 million settlement in New Jersey.

Rite Aid, Zyn, $5 meal deal
Tue, 18 Jun 2024 21:09:44 GMT
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More Rite Aid stores are closing due to the retailer’s bankruptcy. Philip Morris International has suspended online sales of Zyn. And convenience-store retailer EG America is launching a $5 meal deal at its chains.

Walmart shut downs, Jason Kelce, RaceTrac
Mon, 17 Jun 2024 20:58:40 GMT
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Walmart is getting ready to shut down two stores in the metro Atlanta area. Former Philadelphia Eagles football player Jason Kelce is front and center in Wawa’s annual Hoagiefest promotion. And RaceTrac has opened its second Indiana store.

H-E-B, EPA regulation, Anabi
Fri, 14 Jun 2024 18:12:28 GMT
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H-E-B opens its first discount concept store, Joe V’s, in Fort Worth, Texas. Petroleum interests sue the EPA over electric vehicle regulations. And Anabi acquires Land O’Sun Management’s Fast Track.

Bankruptcy, Investigation, Hulk Hogan
Thu, 13 Jun 2024 20:42:29 GMT
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Rite Aid’s CEO is set to receive a $20 million dollar payout following the company’s bankruptcy. The Canadian government launches an investigation into Loblaw and Sobeys. And wrestling legend Hulk Hogan aims to body slam the beer industry.

Food 4 Less, inflation, convenience stores vs fast-food
Wed, 12 Jun 2024 21:03:48 GMT
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Food 4 Less workers in California could go on strike. Food inflation inches upwards in May. And consumers are increasingly turning to convenience stores as an alternative to fast-food restaurants.

Retail sales, QuickTrip, DoorDash
Tue, 11 Jun 2024 20:45:08 GMT
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Retail sales jump in May, but online grocery sales dip. Tulsa, Oklahoma-based c-store chain QuickTrip installs anti-loitering domes. And DoorDash adds to its alcohol delivery roster.

E-cigarettes, Walmart, Starbucks
Mon, 10 Jun 2024 21:01:18 GMT
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The feds create a taskforce to combat the illegal distribution of e-cigarettes. Walmart goes digital with electronic shelf labels. And Starbucks is coming to select Schnuck Markets in metro St. Louis.

Drone delivery, Wawa, Publix
Fri, 07 Jun 2024 18:01:29 GMT
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Walmart adds drone delivery to its smartphone app in metro Dallas-Fort Worth. Wawa breaks ground on new stores in Ohio and Indiana. And Publix donates $130,000 to support fishery improvement projects.

Buc-ee’s, Sam’s Club, Walmart
Thu, 06 Jun 2024 20:26:15 GMT
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Buc-ee’s gets ready to open its biggest store ever. Sam’s Club creates a new focus group that its members can opt into. And Walmart announces new worker benefits.

Foxtrot, Dollar Tree, BreakTime Corner Market
Wed, 05 Jun 2024 20:19:39 GMT
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Foxtrot intends to reopen several locations in Chicago. Dollar Tree has initiated a formal review of strategic alternatives for the company’s Family Dollar brand. And BreakTime Corner Market is acquiring 23 Loaf ‘N Jug convenience stores from EG America.

SpartanNash, summer promotions, vape products
Tue, 04 Jun 2024 20:44:09 GMT
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SpartanNash has named a new vice president of merchandising and pharmacy. Maverik and Kum & Go are rolling out summer promotions. And the New York State Senate passed a bill to ban the sale of vape products that resemble school supplies or children’s toys.

ExtraMile Convenience Stores, Kroger, 100 Days of Summer promo
Mon, 03 Jun 2024 20:45:48 GMT
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ExtraMile Convenience Stores reveals a refreshed, modern exterior look for its locations. Kroger’s research arm predicts who the shopper of the future will be. And discounts on food, candy and beverages are all part of GPM Investments’ 100 Days of Summer promotion.

Summer discounts, Ibotta, Chevron
Fri, 31 May 2024 17:59:15 GMT
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Giant Eagle joins the summer discounts bandwagon. Digital rewards company Ibotta announces strong quarterly earnings. And Chevron gets the green light to buy Hess Corp.

Dollar General, Stinker Stores, Grubhub
Thu, 30 May 2024 20:38:44 GMT
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Dollar General reports a strong first quarter. Stinker Stores names a new CEO. And Amazon partners with Grubhub.

Dollar Tree, ConocoPhillips, grocery price wars
Wed, 29 May 2024 20:35:52 GMT
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Dollar Tree lays off 54 corporate employees. ConocoPhillips announces plans to buy Marathon Oil. And Walgreens enters the grocery price wars.

Plastic bag ban, best gas station brand, CVS
Tue, 28 May 2024 21:04:53 GMT
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California is poised to ban plastic bags. USA Today names Kwik Trip the best gas station brand in the United States. And CVS pharmacy workers in Rhode Island unionize.

Mega Co-op, Ahold Delhaize USA, RaceTrac
Fri, 24 May 2024 18:40:11 GMT
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Wisconsin convenience-store retailer Mega Co-op has terminated its Holiday Stationstores franchise relationship. Ahold Delhaize USA is closing some Stop & Shop stores. And  RaceTrac has launched a new rewards app.

QuickTrip, Walmart, 7-Eleven
Thu, 23 May 2024 20:54:26 GMT
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QuikTrip is entering the Florida market. Walmart is laying off 568 employees in California. And 7-Eleven is adding two new items to its summer menu.

GasBuddy, Whole Foods Market, Meijer
Wed, 22 May 2024 20:11:14 GMT
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GasBuddy estimates the national average price for gas will hold in the mid-$3 per gallon range for much of the summer. United Natural Foods, Inc. has extended its wholesale partnership with Whole Foods Market. And Meijer is preparing to open a 75,000-square-foot grocery store in Fishers, Indiana.

Pilot, Frito-Lay, the Giant Co.
Tue, 21 May 2024 19:51:31 GMT
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Pilot, Meijer and Kroger kick off the summer season with deals. bp is collaborating with Frito-Lay on dispensed beverage cups. And the Giant Co. has named a new vice president of marketing.

Buc-ee’s, Weigel’s, Target
Mon, 20 May 2024 20:38:16 GMT
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Buc-ee’s has applied to build its first travel center in Kansas, City, Kansas. Weigel’s has launched MyWeigel’s Employee Rewards Program. And Target has reduced prices on roughly 1,500 products and plans to cut costs on thousands more throughout the summer.

Loblaws, Teamster, Kent Cos.
Fri, 17 May 2024 19:52:20 GMT
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Loblaws agrees to Canada’s Grocery Code of Conduct. Teamster warehouse workers rally outside of Chedraui headquarters. And the Kent Cos. acquires Jack’s Convenience Stores.


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President Biden, 7-Eleven, holiday travels
Thu, 16 May 2024 20:19:49 GMT
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Democrats urge President Biden to investigate price gouging. 7-Eleven Inc. has added a new frozen pizza to its 7-Select private-label line. And AAA projects 43.8 million travelers will head 50 miles or more from home over the Memorial Day holiday travel period.


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Outfox Hospitality, Walmart, Rutter's
Wed, 15 May 2024 20:44:47 GMT
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Outfox Hospitality files for bankruptcy. Walmart’s new private-label brand is a big hit with ice cream lovers. And Rutter’s breaks ground on its first large-format store.


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Arthur Irving, Walmart, QuickTrip
Tue, 14 May 2024 20:25:28 GMT
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Arthur Irving of Irving Oil Ltd. has died at age 93. Walmart is cutting hundreds of corporate positions. And QuikTrip opened a new travel center in Monahans, Texas.


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Schnuck Markets, Sam's Club, lottery tickets
Mon, 13 May 2024 20:21:19 GMT
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Schnuck Markets discontinues its Eatwell Market banner. Sam’s Club plans to launch ecommerce in Hong Kong. And convenience-store operators halt sales of lottery tickets in Virginia.


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Kroger, bp Pulse, Foxtrot
Fri, 10 May 2024 20:57:23 GMT
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The U.S. Department of Justice has weighed in on a lawsuit that aims to block Kroger’s $24.6 billion acquisition of Albertsons. bp Pulse aims to snatch up charging sites and employees after Tesla’s abrupt layoffs. And Foxtrot’s assets were sold at auction Friday for more than $2.2 million.


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Walmart, CrossAmerica Partners, refrigerant emissions
Thu, 09 May 2024 20:49:08 GMT
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Walmart is getting ready to open a 1.5 million-square-foot fulfillment center. CrossAmerica Partners reported a loss of $18.2 million in its first quarter. And a new report from the green group Environmental Investigation Agency shows grocers are making an effort to address refrigerant emissions in the U.S.


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Ahold Delhaize, The Store, retail theft
Wed, 08 May 2024 21:06:01 GMT
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Ahold Delhaize’s delivery strategy paid off in the first quarter. The Store convenience store will cease operations at the end of July under Team Schierl Co. And New York Gov. Kathy Hochul recently visited Bolla Market with a plan to help curb retail theft.


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New partnership, tobacco sales, Aldi
Tue, 07 May 2024 21:09:39 GMT
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Instacart and Uber announced a new partnership. The California Attorney General’s Office said new funding is available for local governments to combat illegal tobacco sales. And discount grocer Aldi is urging its suppliers to cut costs and focus on sustainable practices.


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Gasoline prices, Instacart, Military Appreciation Month
Mon, 06 May 2024 20:39:58 GMT
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For the first time since the end of 2023, the national average retail gasoline price is down. Instacart is working with NBCUniversal to bring product ads to its streaming service. And Pilot is giving away energy drinks, pizza and more to service members for Military Appreciation Month.


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Ozempic, Pilot, bird flu
Fri, 03 May 2024 20:22:10 GMT
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Weight-loss drugs like Ozempic are taking a bite out of state budgets. Pilot plans to hire more 10,000 workers for the summer travel season. And the federal government gives milk and ground beef products a clean bill of health for bird flu.


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Tesla, DoorDash, Disney+
Thu, 02 May 2024 21:01:48 GMT
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Tesla CEO Elon Musk puts the brakes on its Supercharger network. DoorDash stocks take a nosedive following the release of its Q1 report. And Disney+ streaming could soon be free for Kroger Boost loyalty members.


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Casey’s General Stores, Loblow, CVS
Wed, 01 May 2024 20:01:34 GMT
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Casey’s General Stores launches a new brand campaign. Canadian grocer Loblow faces shopper backlash due to high prices. And CVS lowers its outlook for profit growth in 2024.

Walmart, Getir, Smoker Friendly
Tue, 30 Apr 2024 21:13:44 GMT
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Walmart closes 51 health clinics and launches a new private label brand. Third-party delivery service Getir exits the U.S. market. And Smoker Friendly names a new president.

SEC, Outfox Hospitality workers, Schnuck Markets
Mon, 29 Apr 2024 20:25:02 GMT
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The SEC charges a second BP employee with insider trading. Former Outfox Hospitality workers demand severance pay. And St. Louis-based grocer Schnuck Markets is receives accolades for it’s diversity, equity and inclusion efforts.

Food inflation, overtime salary increase, Electrify America
Fri, 26 Apr 2024 20:21:01 GMT
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Food inflation remained high in the first quarter of 2024. The Biden administration announced a final rule that it said expands overtime protections for salaried workers. And Electrify America gives an update on its public indoor electric-vehicle charging station after one month in business.

Kroger, Rutter's, U.S. grocery sales
Thu, 25 Apr 2024 20:49:23 GMT
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The biggest grocery chain in metro Houston is no longer Texas-owned. Rutter’s has revealed its new summer seasonal beer. And U.S. grocery sales are projected to slump over the next five years.

Outfox Hospitality, bird flu, RaceTrac
Wed, 24 Apr 2024 20:53:21 GMT
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A former employee is suing Outfox Hospitality. Milk samples from grocery stores have contained viral fragments of the bird flu. And RaceTrac has appointed Carl Bolch Jr. into the role of chairman emeritus.

Foxtrot, Dom’s Market, QuikTrip
Tue, 23 Apr 2024 20:55:36 GMT
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Foxtrot and Dom’s Market are closing all locations. QuikTrip opens its new travel center in Rockford, Illinois. And Walgreens has agreed to pay $110 million dollars to Philadelphia to settle claims that the retailer was negligent in its distribution of opioid pain medications.

Sprouts Farmers Market, gasoline prices, Costco
Mon, 22 Apr 2024 19:43:30 GMT
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Sprouts Farmers Market has settled a federal sexual harassment and retaliation charge. The national average retail price of regular-grade gasoline added another dime in the past two weeks. And Costco drivers in Washington are unionizing.

FTC, drone delivery, National Labor Relations Board
Fri, 19 Apr 2024 20:44:44 GMT
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The former chair of the Federal Trade Commission weighs in on the Kroger, Albertsons merger. Drone delivery company Zipline passes the million deliveries mark. And the National Labor Relations Board kills a plan to outsource trucker jobs.

Trader Joe's, Wawa, Grubhub
Thu, 18 Apr 2024 21:01:13 GMT
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Trader Joe’s recalls another product. Convenience store chain Wawa makes Yelp’s 50 fastest growing brands list. And Grubhub expands into the grocery delivery business.


Walgreens, 7-Eleven, Hy-Vee
Wed, 17 Apr 2024 21:03:42 GMT
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Walgreens announces another round of layoffs. 7-Eleven completes its acquisition of more than 200 stores. And Hy-Vee moves closer to acquiring the Strack & Van Til Food Market chain

Aldi, vapes, 7-Eleven
Tue, 16 Apr 2024 21:23:05 GMT
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Aldi pilots new checkout-free technology. The U.S. House Oversight & Accountability Committee scrutinizes illegal vape sales. And 7-Eleven takes home multiple awards for its Slurpee Song of the Summer marketing campaign.

Trader Joe's and Amazon, Loblaw, bp
Mon, 15 Apr 2024 20:55:15 GMT
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A former Trader Joe’s manager accuses Amazon of stealing trade secrets from the specialty grocer. Loblaw launches its own cell phone network. And bp expands its food and drink offerings at its convenience stores.

Alimentation Couche-Tard, SQRL Holdings, Meijer
Fri, 12 Apr 2024 20:57:36 GMT
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Alimentation Couche-Tard has suspended its Circle K Sip & Save beverage subscription program. SQRL Holdings has agreed to sell its convenience stores. And Meijer is putting the finishing touches on two supercenters in Alliance and North Canton, Ohio.