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 Why Walmart Is Changing Its Official Name
by Phil Wahba, Fortune
Posted: Wednesday, December 6, 2017 at 4:54PM EST

After 47 years known as Wal-Mart Stores, the world’s largest company said on Wednesday that it is dropping “Stores” from its name in a nod to how much important e-commerce is to the business as it continues to compete with Amazon.com. The change goes into effect on February 1st.


 McLane Company Opens $150M Grocery Distribution Center In Findlay, Ohio
by McLane Company, Inc.
Posted: Wednesday, December 6, 2017 at 4:54PM EST

On Friday, December 1st, McLane Company, Inc., a leading supply chain services company providing grocery and foodservice solutions, celebrated the opening of its brand new, $150 million, 417,338-square-foot grocery distribution center at a ribbon cutting ceremony with Governor John Kasich.


 Americold Opens New Clearfield, Utah, Facility
by Americold
Posted: Tuesday, December 5, 2017 at 5:39PM EST

Americold, the global leader in temperature-controlled warehousing and logistics to the food industry, has officially opened a new addition to its Clearfield, Utah, campus. Located at 755 E 1700 S in Clearfield, the new building adds more than 9.5 million cubic feet of temperature-controlled warehouse space, bringing the total capacity of the campus to nearly 21 million cubic feet.


 AmazonFresh Is Causing Customers Some Big Headaches
by Venessa Wong, Buzzfeed
Posted: Monday, December 4, 2017 at 5:09PM EST

Complaints about AmazonFresh, the internet retailer's grocery delivery and pickup service, have been flowing freely, proving to those who fear Amazon that the company doesn't do everything perfectly. While AmazonFresh aspires to be the the future of grocery shopping — if online ordering proves convenient enough to replace weekend supermarket trips — it doesn't seem to be quite there yet.


 Kroger's QFC Division Launches Home Delivery Service Powered By Instacart
by The Kroger Co.
Posted: Monday, December 4, 2017 at 5:09PM EST

QFC, a division of The Kroger Co. (NYSE: KR), today announced it is offering home delivery at a majority of its stores in both Puget Sound and Portland, through a partnership with Instacart, a nationally-recognized on-demand retail delivery service. The partnership supports two key drivers of the company's Restock Kroger Plan: Expand Partnerships to Create Customer Value and Redefine the Food and Grocery Customer Experience.



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