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Retail Radar: Asda Adds Convenience Stores; Instacart Rolls Out Holiday Deals

Recent retail news includes GE and Kroger cooking up a new way to shop, and Asda's latest builds and renovations putting it on track to have 1,000 stores in early 2024.
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Lowe's holiday

Path to Purchase Institute members receive access to regularly updated retail profiles, which can be found here. Recent updates include a new way to shop Kroger, and Lowe's teaming with singer Brett Eldredge to offer gift and decor recommendations.

Instacart's Big Deals

The platform is offering seven days of savings through several retailers, including Best Buy, Lowe's and Petco, and all a few keystrokes or a couple swipes away.

Express Growth

Asda continues to convert and build stores in its convenience Express format. More than 80 are opening in December, and the U.K. retailer is on track to grow its overall footprint to 1,000 stores in early 2024.

Lowe's Sets Stage for Shopping

The retailer is the decor sponsor for recording artist Brett "Mr. Christmas" Eldredge's holiday tour. Besides making the stage more merry and bright, the crooner is sharing a shoppable list of decor and gift options. 

Recipes on the Range

Kroger and GE Appliances are cooking up a collaboration. Thousands of Wi-Fi-connected ovens and ranges offer recipe suggestions, including shoppable ones via the grocery giant.

Family Dollar Grows Own Brands

The discount retailer continues to see growth among its own brands, with plans to add more than 70 SKUs to its family wellness product line and more than 100 private label SKUs by month's end.