Retail Daily

From the editors of Winsight Grocery Business and CSP Daily News comes Retail Daily, a new 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: and

Casey’s General Stores, Albertsons, convenience
Fri, 31 Mar 2023 21:58:06 GMT
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Casey’s General Stores is adding to its portfolio. Albertsons is expanding access to nutritious food. And shoppers have different ideas when it comes to convenience.

New grocery stores, JackBe, Volta
Thu, 30 Mar 2023 21:58:14 GMT
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A lot of new grocery stores opened in March. A drive-thru grocer has scored some major expansion funding. And Shell USA is getting into EV charging in a big way.

 TravelCenters of America, Dollar General, 7-Eleven
Wed, 29 Mar 2023 21:58:56 GMT
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The Arko-TA saga continues. Dollar General is facing continued fire from federal workplace safety agencies. And a major new c-store foodservice manufacturing facility is coming to Ohio.

Tom Thumb Food Stores, Sprouts Farmers Market, Target
Tue, 28 Mar 2023 21:58:30 GMT
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Fourteen Tom Thumb Food Stores have a new owner. Sprouts Farmers Market is ditching single-use shopping bags. And Target is closing a handful of stores.

Arko Corp., grocery loyalty, Aldi
Mon, 27 Mar 2023 21:58:53 GMT
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The rival bidder for TravelCenters of America has been revealed. Grocery shopper loyalty is up for grabs. And fast-growing Aldi is having another busy week.

7-Eleven, grocery technology, Delek
Fri, 24 Mar 2023 21:58:58 GMT
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7-Eleven is feeling the heat from an activist investor. Grocers expect to make some big tech investments. And one c-store chain is shaking up its leadership.

Walmart, TravelCenters of America, Trader Joe’s
Thu, 23 Mar 2023 21:58:42 GMT
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Walmart is laying off workers at some e-commerce fulfillment centers. TravelCenters of America has another bidder. And two Trader Joe’s stores are looking to unionize.

Flavored tobacco, Cardenas Markets CEO, Parkland Corp
Wed, 22 Mar 2023 21:58:59 GMT
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New York lawmakers are in favor of raising cigarette taxes. Cardenas Markets has a new CEO. And an activist investor is agitating for change at Parkland Corp.

Swipe fees, Kroger, gas prices
Tue, 21 Mar 2023 21:58:10 GMT
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There might be relief ahead for retailers through a class-action suit over swipe fees. Kroger is expanding its robot-powered fulfillment center network. And two states are fighting back against high gas prices.

Food inflation, Casey’s General Stores, strawberry recall
Mon, 20 Mar 2023 21:58:37 GMT
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Food inflation isn’t going away anytime soon. Casey’s General Stores are still eyeing acquisitions. And several grocery chains are taking frozen organic strawberries off their shelves.

7-Eleven, SNAP, Dollar General
Thu, 16 Mar 2023 21:57:43 GMT
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7-Eleven rolls out a new charging network. There’s new research out on SNAP usage. And Dollar General is catering to value-minded shoppers.

7-Eleven, Boxed bankruptcy, grocery sales
Wed, 15 Mar 2023 21:57:57 GMT
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An international c-store legend has died. An online food retailer is considering bankruptcy. And grocery sales edged up slightly last month.

Food inflation, Juul, e-grocery
Tue, 14 Mar 2023 21:58:16 GMT
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Food prices continue to go down. Juul Labs has reached a major settlement with the city of Chicago. And e-grocery sales were up slightly last month.

Kroger, gas prices, Gordon Food Service
Mon, 13 Mar 2023 21:59:01 GMT
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Kroger is dealing with a data privacy breach. Gas prices are rising again. And a food distributor is making a big push into grocery.

Grocery hiring, Food Rocket, seafood
Fri, 10 Mar 2023 22:58:17 GMT
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Grocery hiring ticked up significantly in February. Another ultra-fast grocery delivery startup is out of business. And seafood sales struggled last year. 

BJ’s, vendors, Walmart bags
Thu, 09 Mar 2023 22:58:44 GMT
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Warehouse club BJ’s had a record quarter. Retailers and vendors need to work together. And Walmart is getting rid of plastic bags in another state.

UNFI, Green Zebra, ChatGPT
Wed, 08 Mar 2023 23:02:51 GMT
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Wholesaler UNFI is mounting a transformation plan amid lackluster earnings. Hybrid food retailer Green Zebra is shutting down after a decade.

Walmart, Love’s, DK
Tue, 07 Mar 2023 22:57:06 GMT
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Walmart is looking outside its stores to make money. The founder of Love’s Travel Stops has died. And the future of the DK convenience-store chain is up in the air.

Amazon Go, EG Group, meat labeling
Mon, 06 Mar 2023 22:57:00 GMT
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Amazon is closing some of its c-store locations. EG Group is selling a large portfolio. And some changes to meat labeling might be coming down the pipeline.

Buc-ee’s, Costco, category managers of the year
Fri, 03 Mar 2023 23:00:36 GMT
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Buc-ee's is heading north. Costco had a rough quarter. And CSP announced the winners of its Category Manager of the Year awards.

Kroger, Alimentation Couche-Tard, Instacart
Thu, 02 Mar 2023 22:57:18 GMT
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Kroger had a very good year. There’s more M&A news in the c-store space. And Instacart’s sales and profits took an upward turn during the fourth quarter.

Dollar Tree, Global Partners, Aldi
Wed, 01 Mar 2023 22:57:04 GMT
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Dollar Tree is making a big grocery push. Global Partners had a big quarter. And Aldi has a lengthy store-opening agenda.

Couche-Tard, Target and McLane
Tue, 28 Feb 2023 22:56:08 GMT
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Couche-Tard has a deal with Big Red Stores, Target reports mixed Q4 and full-year results, and McLane promotes two execs to the C-suite.

Save Mart robots, C-store industry challenges, NGA Show
Mon, 27 Feb 2023 22:56:34 GMT
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Save Mart has resurrected a “dark” store. Convenience stores are looking at what’s ahead in 2023. And the National Grocers Association has kicked of its annual independent grocery trade show.

Self-service gas, Trader Joe’s, Kroger-Olo
Fri, 24 Feb 2023 22:57:27 GMT
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Might self-service gas finally come to Oregon? Trader Joe’s and its union can’t seem to find common ground. And grocery giant Kroger is getting some tech help from a platform known for working with restaurants.

Dollar General sales, inflation, Starbucks drinks
Thu, 23 Feb 2023 22:58:25 GMT
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Dollar General did not perform as well as expected last quarter. Consumers are still dining at home, even as inflation levels off. And some packaged Starbucks drinks are being recalled.

Target, Subway, retail crime
Wed, 22 Feb 2023 22:57:12 GMT
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Target is betting big on next-day delivery. Subway is getting into EV charging. And lawmakers are taking a hard look at organized retail crime.

Walmart, Wawa, Hy-Vee
Tue, 21 Feb 2023 22:57:36 GMT
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Walmart is feeling uncertain about the coming year. Wawa is mapping out stores in Indiana and Ohio. And Hy-Vee says fraud is forcing it to cancel its employee discount program.

Private label, Lidl layoffs, BP-TravelCenters
Fri, 17 Feb 2023 22:57:37 GMT
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2022 was a huge year for private label. Lidl is laying off workers at its U.S. headquarters. And BP isn’t planning to make many changes with its Travel Centers of America acquisition.

BP-TravelCenters, Heinen’s, Pilot
Thu, 16 Feb 2023 22:56:26 GMT
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Ownership changes are at hand for TravelCenters of America and the Pilot Co. Ohio grocer Heinen’s is breaking up with Instacart. And lawmakers are asking what’s up with the price of eggs? The Pilot Company is also under new ownership.

Largest c-stores, grocery store sales, Ahold Delhaize
Wed, 15 Feb 2023 22:56:05 GMT
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Here are the country’s biggest convenience store chains. Grocery sales held fairly steady in January. And Ahold Delhaize reported a solid year.

Kum & Go, grocery pricing, Walmart technology
Tue, 14 Feb 2023 22:57:15 GMT
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The Kum & Go chain may be for sale. Grocery pricing continues to soften. And Walmart is closing three technology hubs.

Trader Joe’s, new convenience stores, Blue Apron
Mon, 13 Feb 2023 22:56:17 GMT
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Trader Joe’s is building a massive distribution facility in Kentucky. January was a busy month for new convenience stores. And a struggling meal kit company is mulling strategic alternatives.

Dollar General, Kroger-Albertsons, Kum & Go
Fri, 10 Feb 2023 22:59:49 GMT
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This episode is sponsored by Transact Technologies.

Dollar General is making some operational changes in Ohio. Kroger and Albertsons are deciding which stores to divest as part of their mega-merger. And one convenience store is turning to robots to tackle a time-consuming chore.

7-Eleven, Walmart, Hungryroot
Thu, 09 Feb 2023 22:59:54 GMT
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This episode is sponsored by Transact Technologies.

7-Eleven is being hit with a massive legal settlement. Walmart was named the most-preferred online grocery store. And grocery e-tailer Hungryroot says it’s done pivoting.

Online grocery shopping, Ed Wazney, Wawa
Wed, 08 Feb 2023 22:57:35 GMT
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This episode is sponsored by Transact Technologies.

Online grocery shopping appears to be at a crossroads. The c-store industry lost another respected colleague. And Wawa is heading to Mobile, Alabama.

Retail security guards, DoorDash-Roku, TravelCenters of America restaurant
Tue, 07 Feb 2023 22:57:30 GMT
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This episode is sponsored by Transact Technologies.

Might grocery and c-stores in Illinois be required to staff armed security guards? DoorDash is working with Roku on shoppable TV ads. And one c-store chain is debuting a new full-service restaurant.

Yesway, Kroger-Albertsons, Hy-Vee
Mon, 06 Feb 2023 23:00:00 GMT
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This episode is sponsored by Transact Technologies.

Yesway has outlined its 2023 growth plans. A group of consumers is fighting to halt the proposed Kroger-Albertsons merger. And Parkers unveiled a new website. Hy-Vee is making good on its mission to expand outside its home state.

Grocer hiring, smile policy, earnings news
Fri, 03 Feb 2023 22:58:48 GMT
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Job growth continues in the grocery channel. Sheetz has discontinued its employee “Smile Policy.” And Murphy USA is planning for a digital transformation and store redesign.

Trader Joe’s, Drizly, earnings news
Thu, 02 Feb 2023 22:57:20 GMT
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Trader Joe’s has filed an objection to a recent union vote. Drizly is working to expand its reach. And several retailers are reporting their earnings this week

New grocery stores, Delek, Kroger delivery
Wed, 01 Feb 2023 22:57:47 GMT
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January was a big month for new grocery store openings. Convenience retailer Delek is expanding into new territory. And Kroger is expanding its grocery delivery capabilities.

7-Eleven robots, H-E-B, tobacco conflict
Tue, 31 Jan 2023 22:56:06 GMT
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Want your 7-Eleven coffee delivered by a robot? H-E-B is a shopper favorite, a new survey reports. And some in the tobacco industry are pushing for more transparency from regulators.

Craig Neuhoff, Amazon Fresh, Yesway
Mon, 30 Jan 2023 22:58:28 GMT
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The c-store community mourns the passing of one of its own. Amazon is gutting a key Prime grocery benefit. And Yesway has raised lots of cash for expansion.

Grocery outlook, Dollar General, whiskey
Fri, 27 Jan 2023 23:00:13 GMT
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Grocery appears ready to weather economic uncertainty. Why did Dollar General temporarily close its Ohio stores? And whiskey is hot right now.

Sam’s Club, Blarney Castle Oil, CBD regulations
Thu, 26 Jan 2023 23:00:47 GMT
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Sam’s Club is embarking on some jumbo-sized growth plans. There’s some consolidation in the c-store space. And some new CBD regulations might be coming down the pike.

Instacart, Parkers, Aldi
Wed, 25 Jan 2023 23:00:05 GMT
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Instacart is cutting back on in-store shoppers. One c-store chain is making some hires as it expands. And fast-growing Aldi is opening a half dozen new stores–in one day.

Headline: Dollar Tree CEO, Amazon prescription subscription, M&M's
Tue, 24 Jan 2023 23:00:07 GMT
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Dollar Tree is getting a new CEO. Amazon is launching a prescription subscription. And there’s a whole lot of drama coming from an unlikely source: M&M's.

FMI conference, Kwik Star, grocery inflation
Mon, 23 Jan 2023 23:00:12 GMT
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An uncertain 2023 was among the topics discussed in Orlando at this weekend’s FMI Midwinter Executive Conference. South Dakota is getting some new Kwik Star c-stores. And a new report details which states have it the worst when it comes to food inflation.

EG Group, cigarette tax, Walmart Business+
Fri, 20 Jan 2023 23:00:59 GMT
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Is EG Group planning to sell off its U.S. c-stores? Convenience retailers in New York are steaming over a proposed cigarette tax. And Walmart is launching a new subscription program for small businesses.

Shell-Volta, organic rules, Kum & Go
Thu, 19 Jan 2023 23:00:21 GMT
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A fuel brand is acquiring an electric-vehicle charging company. The government has made some major updates to organic food products. And one popular c-store chain is entering a new state.