Walmart, Kroger and Aldi among retailers are bringing massive shopping changes to thousands of Americans in a matter of weeks

MAJOR supermarket chains have announced they are making big changes that customers will notice in the coming weeks.

Customers of Aldi, Kroger and Walmart will notice big changes to the supermarket’s South Florida locations as major corporate deals are expected to go into effect this year.

Kroger, Aldi and Walmart will face major changes in the coming weeksCredit: Brandon Bell

Kroger announced in October 2022 that they had proposed a $24.6 billion merger with Albertson.

Last December, Kroger told the Federal Trade Commission that it had met all antitrust requirements to gain approval, the Cincinnati Business Courier reported.

The combined grocers would reach more than 85 million households and rival national market leader Walmart.

The new deal is expected to be approved, which could have “huge implications for the retail media,” according to Supermarket News.

“Albertsons Cos.’s merger with Kroger will increase competition, lower prices, protect union jobs and improve the shopping experience for customers in Denver and across the country,” an Albertsons spokesperson explained.

“This merger would also ensure that our neighborhood grocery stores, some of which have been serving communities for more than 100 years, can better compete with larger non-union giants like Walmart and Amazon.”

If all goes according to plan, 413 Kroger and Albertsons stores would be sold to the C&S company, which could buy as many as 650 locations.

Aldi also announced that it had acquired Winn-Dixie from parent company Southeastern Grocers in 2023.

The deal is expected to officially close this year and shoppers can expect some Winn-Dixie locations to be converted into Aldi stores, the company said.

“We are evaluating which locations will convert to the Aldi format to better support the neighborhoods we are now privileged to serve,” CEO James Hart said in a statement to the Miami Herald.

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“For those stores that we do not convert, our intent is for them to continue to operate as Winn-Dixie and Harveys Supermarket stores.”

This year, Walmart is also expected to use its Walmart+ delivery service.

Walmart+ costs $12.95 per month or $98 per year and offers free delivery, gas discounts and other benefits, according to its website.

It was revealed that 81% of retailers tend to sell their groceries online or use third-party vendors like Instacart to deliver goods to shoppers.

Walmart has seen success in this market since introducing membership with its InHome delivery service in 2022.

The American Sun contacted Aldi, Kroger and Walmart for comment.

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