Americold Buying Canadian Cold-Storage Operator for $ 254M

Americold said Thursday is has agreed to buy Canada-based Nova Cold Logistics for $254 million. The deal expands Americold’s position in Canada, a growing market with fragmented ownership of cold storage facilities.

SpartanNash Foundation Grants $ 346,150 to More Than 100 Community Food Pantries, Equivalent to 3.5 Million Meals this Holiday Season

November 26, 2019 SpartanNash Foundation

Together with its store guests and company associates, the SpartanNash Foundation’s scan campaign to provide hunger relief raised $271,150 to support more than 100 local food pantries and food banks in Michigan, Iowa, Minnesota, Nebraska, Ohio, North Dakota, South Dakota and Wisconsin.

Albert Heijn Autonomous Store Powered by AiFi Landed at Schiphol Airport

November 26, 2019 AiFi

AiFi, the technology company creating the world’s most advanced store automation systems, is powering and providing the Nanostore template for the new Albert Heijn digital store which literally “landed” at Amsterdam’s Schiphol Airport.

Walmart’s Jet to Cease Its New York City Fresh Grocery Business

November 25, 2019 Matthew Boyle, Bloomberg

The retailer will close a warehouse in the Bronx it was using to prepare orders and also let some drivers go, resulting in the loss of between 200 and 300 jobs, according to a person familiar with the decision.

Loblaw Launches Online Marketplace

November 25, 2019 Loblaw Companies Limited

Loblaw Companies Limited began extending the assortment and convenience of PC Express with an online marketplace, adding brands and products that Loblaw has not historically stocked. This will include additional items for baby, toy, home, kitchen and pet categories across several of its stores, including Real Canadian Superstore®, Atlantic Superstore® and Loblaws®.