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SN Top 10: Costco, BJ's Wholesale Club, Hy-Vee top the week's headlines

In this week’s recap of the Top 10 most popular Supermarket News articles, the top story was Hy-Vee hit with multiple bomb threats in one day. Shoppers had to leave Hy-Vee stores in Iowa, South Dakota, and Minnesota on Monday after bomb threats were called in to multiple stores. Stores in Ames, Johnston, and Perry, Iowa, had police search the premises that evening, according to the Des Moines Register. Nothing was discovered.

Among other top stories: 

  • The SN News Quiz: Amazon’s age verification tech
  • Costco sales increase, but forecast missed
  • Who is the top grocer in the Northwestern U.S.?
  • Parent group is the next to oppose Kroger, Albertsons merger

In other news, direct-to-consumer (DTC) meat brand ButcherBox has hit the store shelves of big-box membership retailer BJ’s Wholesale Club, marking its first major limited-edition retail launch. ButcherBox is a subscription-based online butcher and retailer, with a focus on high quality and grass fed meats. Founder and CEO Mike Salguero first started ButcherBox in 2015 after finding that  100% grass-fed beef was not readily accessible in the U.S.

Other top stories: 

  • Is DoorDash charging iPhone users more for delivery?
  • BJ’s Wholesale Club’s Scott Kessler announces resignation
  • Albertsons starts to assemble merger team, names SpinCo planning head
  • Save Mart jumps on the retail media bandwagon


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