Retail Roundup—Supermarkets to decrease 24%; Marsh stores reveal new name

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Traditional supermarkets will only make up 24% of the market by 2021.

Marsh stores reveal new name

After a recent spate of store closings, Marsh supermarkets has filed for bankruptcy. And 14 former stores, sold to Ohio-based Generative Growth II, have been renamed Needler's Fresh Market. (Indy Star)

British grocer teams up with Amazon's Alexa

British online supermarket chain Ocado has released an app for Amazon's Alexa voice assistant that allows consumers to add groceries to their shopping list via voice. Ocado is the first U.K. supermarket to launch an app for Alexa. The app allows users to add items, but only to an existing order. (TechCrunch)

Walmart Canada opens to third-party sellers online

Walmart in Canada wants to strengthen its e-commerce by adding access to third-party sellers. Starting with 27 sellers, the effort aims to quadruple by the end of the year the number of products sold on the site. (Calgary Herald)

Supermarkets to decrease 24% by 2021

The number of traditional grocery stores in the U.S. will decline by 24% by the year 2021, due in large part to the introduction of new formats. The decline is offset by double-digit growth in stores in the fresh format, limited assortment and warehouse formats. (Convenience Store News)