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"Dark stores" fulfill online grocery orders — but for how long?

Sep 15, 2020
The pandemic led to more people shopping for groceries online. But that trend may not hold.
A Whole Foods Market in Washington, D.C. Whole Foods is one company building a new type of grocery store during the pandemic.
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Walmart was prepared for how customers are shopping in the pandemic

Aug 18, 2020
The company's second quarter earnings show a big jump in e-commerce sales.
People walk past a Walmart in Washington, D.C. The company's sales surged in the second quarter.
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Can your grocery store restock shelves quickly? It depends where you shop.

Mar 12, 2020
Chains and independent markets have different supply chains.
A shopper walks past empty shelves normally stocked with soap, sanitizer, paper towels and toilet paper at a Smart & Final store in Glendale, California, on March 7.
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Why do grocery stores sell gift cards to other places?

May 25, 2017
All sides get something out of the deal.
 That wall of different gift cards hanging on hooks at the end of a drugstore or grocery story aisle actually has a name: the gift card mall.
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You know Aldi, now say 'hallo' to Lidl

Sep 20, 2016
A no-frills blockbuster German grocery chain, Lidl, is planning to expand in the US.
A Lidl store from Arcole, Italy.
Photo courtesy of Lidl