Walmart, Hy-Vee, Kroger top the week’s headlines

In this week’s recap of the Top 10 most popular Supermarket News articles, Walmart opening an automated fulfillment center in Tennessee was ranked as the week’s top story. Walmart next year plans to open a new high-tech fulfillment center in Lebanon, Tenn. The 925,000-square-foot automated facility will represent Walmart’s first fulfillment center in Tennessee. Among other stories in this week’s gallery:

  • Hy-Vee promotes Jeremy Gosch to president in leadership succession
  • A new pricing scenario tests chicken’s strength in supermarkets
  • Walmart extends COVID leave policy, brings back vaccination incentives
  • UNFI promotes Bob Garibaldi to president, Pacific region

In other news, online food delivery platform DoorDash on Monday is introducing “ultra-fast” grocery deliveries in 15 minutes or less beginning with a new DashMart location in Manhattan’s Chelsea neighborhood, with more locations and partners coming over the next few months. 

  • Kroger adds North Carolina as Ocado e-commerce fulfillment center site
  • Sobeys builds on pandemic gains in second quarter
  • Food Lion opens 75th store of 2021
  • Jewel-Osco opens first micro-fulfillment center