How Millennials Are Changing the Grocery Store

January 3, 2017 • 5 min read by Bob Sullivan -- Next time you run to the grocery store for bread and milk, you might find yourself staying for a champagne tasting. Or seduced by Comice Pears. Or perhaps you’ll just stay home and cook the elicoidali pasta and mascarpone cheese from your Blue Apron box.

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What is fueling grocery consolidation?

Jan. 3, 2017 - When news hit last month that Albertsons Cos. is in advanced talks to acquire Price Chopper for approximately $1 billion — which would cement its status as the No. 2 grocer behind Kroger Co. — it wasn’t much of a surprise to anyone following the grocery industry.

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Walgreens Rite Aid to sell 865 stores to Fred's Inc.

ROSEVILLE, CALIF. (December 21, 2016) — Rite Aid and Walgreens have entered into an agreement with Fred's Pharmacy to sell 865 undisclosed stores in an attempt to satisfy antitrust concerns amid their pending merger. The exact locations, reported to be on the “East and West Coasts,” are not likely to be released until Federal Trade Commission (FTC) approval, which is expected sometime in 2017.

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