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Meijer expands small store market concept to Ohio

Diving brief: Meijer is expanding its scaled-down grocery concept outside of its home state of Michigan, announcing plans Tuesday to open a 40,000-square-foot store in Cleveland, Ohio. The grocery store is part of a future $52.8 million mixed-use development that includes a 196-unit apartment complex in the city’s Fairfax neighborhood. The project was launched on […]

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Uber-Owned Careem Enters Booming ‘Dark Store’ Market With UAE Launch

A Careem Quik driver ready to deliver a grocery order in Dubai, United Arab Emirates. Careem DUBAI, United Arab Emirates – The carpool app Careem, a subsidiary of Uber Technologies, is joining the growing “dark store” space with the launch of its new fast grocery delivery service, Careem Quik. The service, which combines the warehouse […]

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UCLA Store will accept CalFresh cards after federal approval

The UCLA store market at Ackerman Union will soon accept CalFresh. CalFresh provides monthly food benefits to low-income Californians and is California’s state-supervised, county-run version of the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program, according to CalFresh’s website. The website says the amount individuals receive depends on many factors, including household size, income, and monthly expenses. Monthly benefits […]

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Roger Olson: Almsted store manager retires | Crystal / Robbinsdale

Roger Olson retired from the grocery store after more than 50 years in the industry. The last 21 years of his career were spent running the Almsted Fresh Market in Crystal. (PHOTO SUBMITTED) Saying goodbye to a vocation was not easy, but it was about time After more than 50 years in the grocery industry, […]

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The Organic World strengthens its store network

The Organic World, South India’s largest non-franchised multi-brand organic store chain, plans to expand its network with 10 new stores in Bengaluru and other southern states by summer 2022. Positioned as a neighborhood grocery store where people can complete their shopping cart, whether it is fresh items like milk and dairy products, bread and eggs, […]

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IGF 2021 Store Manager Award winners revealed

IMF – The Food Industry Association has unveiled the four winners of its 2021 Store Manager Awards. The program has three categories based on store size, an International category and a People’s Pick category. This year’s People’s Pick winner received over 2,500 votes out of over 9,700 ballots cast in the online contest. In addition […]

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South African Zulzi seeks funds to expand network of dark stores

South African grocery delivery market Zulzi is seeking to raise 100 million rand ($ 7 million) to expand its network of “dark stores” nationwide, CEO Vutlharhi Valoyi told The Africa Report. Dark stores are warehouses from which customers can order fresh food, alcohol, and over-the-counter drugs online. Zulzi, which started in 2016, currently has three […]

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San Mateo grocery store manager charged with sex crimes against workers

SAN MATEO, CA – A manager at La Hacienda market in San Mateo has been arrested on suspicion of sexually assaulting his employees. According to the San Mateo County District Attorney’s Office, manager Fernando Martinezagustin, 43, of San Mateo, is accused of groping and digitally penetrating two women for four months between the end of […]

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Friends and family say goodbye to Stop & Shop store manager Ray Wishropp

They came to say goodbye on Wednesday to Ray Anthony Wishropp, the grocery store manager shot dead last Tuesday in a shooting that left two injured at a Stop & Shop supermarket in West Hempstead. They said their goodbyes in person at the New Hyde Park Funeral Home on Lakeville Road in New Hyde Park, […]

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Witness alerted Atlanta grocery store manager to gunman: police

An Instacart employee at an Atlanta grocery store alerted staff to a man he spotted with a gun, possibly averting what could have been another tragedy days after a mass shooting in a Colorado store that killed 10 people. Charles Russell told Atlanta police he walked into a Publix supermarket restroom and heard clicking sounds […]

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Boulder King Soopers shooting victim Rikki Olds was a store manager and ‘light of our family’, says her uncle

Family of Boulder shooting victim Rikki Olds speaks out The family of Rikki Olds, a 25-year-old who was killed in the Boulder shooting, held a press conference on March 24, 2021, to share their memories of a cut short life. BOULDER, Col. – Rikki Olds, a 25-year-old woman who worked as a front-end manager at […]

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Food Lion Names 2020 Store Manager of the Year

Reggie Beamon, Food Lion Store Manager at 851 Washington Square Mall in Washington, North Carolina, is the Food Lion’s 2020 Ralph W. Ketner Store Manager of the Year. Beamon was chosen from a pool of more than 1,000 store managers spread across the banner’s 10-state market area. Named in honor of one of Food Lion’s […]

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IMF Names 2020 Store Manager Award Winners | 2020-08-18

ARLINGTON, Virginia. – IMF – The Food Industry Association has named four grocery store managers as winners of the 2020 Store Manager Awards in recognition of their outstanding leadership and professional achievements. “Grocers have continued to feed and protect citizens throughout the pandemic, earning the respect and recognition of their communities as true heroes in […]

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FMI Names Store Manager Awards Finalists | 2020-07-08

ARLINGTON, Virginia. – IMF – The Food Industry Association recognizes outstanding grocery store managers through the organization’s annual Store Manager Awards. Store managers whose commitments are reflected in their stores’ positive financial performance, associate mentorship programs and actions to create meaningful connections within their communities are chosen for the awards, according to IMF. Jim Grochowalski, […]

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DoorDash Launches New Digital Convenience Store Chain, DashMart

DoorDash’s DashMart will store and deliver its own products. DoorDash DoorDash is launching a new digital convenience store channel, its latest offering to increase market share in the hotly contested battle over on-demand delivery. The new service, DashMart, debuted Wednesday on the company’s platform for customers in eight cities: Chicago; Minneapolis; Dallas; Salt Lake City; […]

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QFC Seattle store manager’s bulletin to workers says social distancing ‘won’t always work’ amid coronavirus

Despite a rollout earlier this week of enhanced measures to improve social distancing in QFC stores during the coronavirus crisis, some employees have complained that self-checkouts within six feet of each other continue to operate at full volume. Employees at QFC Broadway Market in Seattle’s Capitol Hill neighborhood said store manager Jillian Boone chastised employees […]

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Keith Saunders, a grocery store manager in Ontario, was known for ‘making work fun’

Paul Greszczyszyn remembers Keith Saunders as a fun guy who worked hard in the grocery store his entire adult life. “I worked with him for 22 years, but I think he probably started when he was 18 or 19,” Greszczyszyn said from his home in Oshawa, Ont., a 10-minute drive from Real Canadian. Superstore where […]

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Suspected shoplifter nabbed by grocery store manager, charged with felony | criminality

A man has been charged with robbery after he attempted to steal wine from a grocery store on Tuesday, but was cornered by the store manager until police arrived. Antonio Thomas Moreno, 24, was charged with robbery after he allegedly choked a Missoula Fresh Market store manager who tried to stop him from going out […]