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Costco, Target and other stores relax coronavirus safety policies

Costco, Target and other stores relax coronavirus safety policies

By: Nathaniel Meyersohn,
Source: CNN Business
Date of Publication: June 18th, 2020
Costco is bringing back free food samples. Target is accepting customer returns on all merchandise. And Kroger is returning to its pre-pandemic store hours at some locations.
Albertsons Goes Public as Coronavirus Pandemic Upends Grocery Business - WSJ

Albertsons Goes Public as Coronavirus Pandemic Upends Grocery Business

By: Jaewon Kang
Source: The Wall Street Journal
Date of Publication: June 26th, 2020
Safeway, Jewel-Osco owner plans to capitalize on changing shopping behavior.
Target revamps curbside pickup with fresh, frozen grocery options_BI

Target revamps curbside pickup with fresh, frozen grocery options

By: Áine Cain
Source: Business Insider
Date of Publication: June 25th, 2020
Target is boosting its pickup and drive-up capabilities for customers looking to buy groceries on the go.
Discount grocers look to jump on home delivery bandwagon

Discount grocers look to jump on home delivery bandwagon

By: Emma Thomasson, James Davey
Source: Reuters
Date of Publication: June 19th, 2020
Discount supermarket chains Aldi and Lidl look poised to accelerate their push into home delivery to satisfy burgeoning demand for online grocery shopping in a shift expected to endure beyond the coronavirus crisis.
Kroger expects to top 2020 outlook, beats estimates for profit, sales

Kroger expects to top 2020 outlook, beats estimates for profit, sales

Source: Reuters
Date of Publication: June 18th, 2020
Kroger Co (KR.N) said it expects to exceed its 2020 outlook for same-store sales and profit after beating Wall Street expectations for quarterly results on Thursday, as the U.S. supermarket chain benefited from consumers stocking up on essentials during the coronavirus lockdowns.
Mercato Helps Independent Grocery Stores Shift To Online Delivery During The Pandemic

Mercato Helps Independent Grocery Stores Shift To Online Delivery During The Pandemic

By: Anna King
Source: Forbes
Date of Publication: May 31st, 2020
When businesses started to close down across the U.S. due to lockdowns in March, online grocery sales spiked, increasing as much as 200% this year. The sudden surge in customers opting to have their groceries delivered to their homes caught Mercato unawares.
US Grocery Prices See the Biggest Jump in Nearly 50 Years_Ad Week

US Grocery Prices See the Biggest Jump in Nearly 50 Years

By: Diana Pearl
Source: Adweek
Date of Publication: May 12th, 2020
In April, the prices Americans were paying for their groceries spiked by the highest percentage seen in nearly 50 years.
Kroger Thank You

Kroger provides $130 million in “thank you” pay for associates

By: Michael Browne
Source: Supermarket News
Date of Publication: May 15th, 2020
Giving back to their front-line employees, the grocery store Kroger has earmarked $130 in "thank you pay" to those essential workers who have worked during this pandemic
Grocery Charity

SEG contributes $1.28 million in groceries

By: Russell Redman
Source: Supermarket News
Date of Publication: May 18th, 2020
Community and service - Southeastern Grocers contributes $1.28 million in hunger relief
3 Behavioral Trends That Will Reshape Our Post-Covid World_HBR

3 Behavioral Trends That Will Reshape Our Post-Covid World

By: Eddie Yoon
Source: Harvard Business Review
Date of Publication: May 26th, 2020
Eddie Yoon explores three factors that may influence industries post-COVID.