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Here’s what happened while you were busy working this week – Kroger welcomed Lidl to America with a lawsuit; Walmart is testing giant indoor and outdoor pickup kiosks; Another retail executive called it quits; Wakefern expanded its private label organic banner; Mangoes cracked the fast food market; and FMI announced plans for a Global Sustainability Summit at Opryland. Yee-ha! Just another week at work…

Kroger Slaps Lidl With Trademark Infringement Lawsuit

America’s largest supermarket chain is suing America’s newest supermarket chain for trademark infringement. READ MORE

Walmart Testing Giant New Pick-Up Kiosks Indoors and Out

Walmart is testing huge self-service kiosks in some stores that retrieve customers’ online orders, and has a giant outdoor kiosk under trial in Oklahoma READ MORE

SpartanNash CFO Joins List of MIA Retail Executives

Another retail executive bails out. Chris Meyers says personal reasons will lead him to step down July 14. READ MORE

Wakefern Expands Organic Private Label Banner at Price Rite

Price Rite Supermarkets last week rolled out its Wholesome Pantry private label line of free-from products, joining sister company ShopRite, which introduced the brand in its stores late last year. READ MORE

Mangoes Crack Quick Service Segment With Wendy’s Salad

It took years, but fresh mango has finally penetrated the Quick Service Restaurant (QSR) segment with a new Wendy’s salad, the National Mango Board announces. READ MORE

FMI Global Sustainability Summit Coming to Opryland Resort

The Food Marketing Institute’s Global Sustainability Summit will provide companies throughout the food and consumer products industry with the tools, connections and solutions to move their sustainability programs to the next level. READ MORE

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