Kroger, offering antibody tests, may be well placed to distribute a vaccine

Dec 3, 2020
Vaccines present opportunity for big retailers in general and grocery chains in particular.
Coronavirus antibody tests are another way for Kroger to get people in the door, and health and wellness is already a major part of the chain’s business model.
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Risk of getting COVID at the grocery store is higher in low-income neighborhoods

Nov 30, 2020
In part because they're more crowded and people stay longer, researchers found.
A bodega worker restocks produce in Brooklyn earlier this year.
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Don’t forget the garlic (industry)

Nov 24, 2020
Demand for garlic is up during the COVID pandemic as more people cook at home.
An employee at Christopher Ranch works with boxes of fresh garlic in Gilroy, California. Ken Christopher, Executive Vice President of Christopher Ranch says there’s been a surge in demand for fresh garlic as more families cook at home.
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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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Why retailers price some items below cost

Jul 31, 2020
Lots of industries rely on loss leaders to get you in the door while quietly raising prices on other products.
An employee restocks the milk shelves at a Miami supermarket in April. Milk is often what economists call a loss leader.
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With grocery sales up, what does that mean for Albertsons' IPO?

Jun 23, 2020
All grocery companies' sales are up, but which of them are gaining market share and meeting new demands?
One important measure is whether grocers can meet the new demands around convenience and delivery.
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In Marrakesh, tourism is frozen. So is the economy.

May 28, 2020
A Marrakesh grocer weighs in why tourism is the biggest factor in his business.
A Morrocan woman wearing a protective mask walks through the nearly deserted Jamaa el-Fna square in Marrakesh on March 17, 2020, days before Moroccan authorities implemented a strict lockdown.
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Now you can earn Marriott points at the grocery store

May 4, 2020
Since many people aren't traveling, the hotel company is trying to capitalize on an activity that gives people an incentive to use its cards.
A woman wearing a mask at a grocery checkout stand. Hotel giant Marriott will give points for grocery purchases.
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We're now buying almost all of our meat through supermarket chains.
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