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Organic Trade Association awarded record funding from USDA’s MAP

- General News
The Organic Trade Association (OTA) is pleased to announce it has received a record level of funding of more than $1 million from the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Market Access Program (MAP) to promote U.S. organic products around the world in 2023.

Kroger chooses Phoenix for newest Ocado e-commerce facility

- General News
The location confirms a previous announcement stating Kroger and Ocado would construct a CFC in the Southwest Region. Kroger has partnered with Ocado to accelerate its ability to provide customers with anything, anytime, anywhere.

MAP: Fresco y Más expands to Southwest Florida

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In advance of the store’s grand opening, Fresco y Más will distribute 25,000 pounds of fresh produce and shelf-stable food to the local community during a drive-through mobile food pantry event in partnership with Lehigh Community Services.

MAP: See where Lidl is opening new stores in 50% expansion

- General News
Lidl US announced plans today to open 50 new stores by the end of 2021.

MAP: See which stores Food Lion is buying from Southeastern Grocers

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The stores will remain open as BI-LO and Harveys Supermarket until the transaction is complete, which is expected to take place over a staggered period from January to April 2021, pending regulatory approval and customary closing requirements.

MAP: Lucky’s Market to close most of its stores, see which ones are staying open

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Just over a month after Cincinnati-based Kroger Co. announced it was pulling its investment in Niwot, CO-based Lucky’s Market, the small format specialty grocer is closing 82% of its stores. See which ones made the cut.

MAP:Wegmans breaks ground on $175 million distribution center in Virgina

- General News
Wegmans plans to add a third distribution center near Richmond, VA, to serve new stores and facilitate growth along the East Coast.

MAP: Where in Houston can you get Kroger’s driverless delivery?

- Retail
Kroger and Nuro have expanded their pilot to include two stores in Houston. See which ones here.

MAP: See which Shop ‘n Save stores will become Martin’s Food Markets

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Giant Food Stores LLC’s proposed purchase of Supervalu’s Shop ‘n Save stores has been given approval by the Federal Trade Commission.

MAP: See which Southeastern Grocers are closing

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Less than a year after closing nearly 100 underperforming stores amid bankruptcy restructuring, Jacksonville, FL-based Southeastern Grocers announced more store closures.