Retail Roundup—Prime membership hits 100M; Staffing tops grocers' concerns

Amazon's Prime membership has reached the 100 million mark. (iStock/AdrianHancu)

Amazon Prime hits 100M

Amazon's Prime membership has hit 100 million members. Now in its 13th year, the annual membership has far surpassed others, such as Costco's 50.4 million members and 92 million cardholders. (Chicago Tribune)

Primark to expand U.S. presence

Four years after announcing its entrance into the U.S., Primark will open its ninth store in New York. And despite downsizing some of its existing physical stores last year, the U.K.-based retailer will open its first store in the Southeast next year in Florida. (Bloomberg)

Staffing is grocers' top concern

Finding good employees was the top concern for grocers who were interviewed for Progressive Grocer's annual report on the state of the grocery industry. Replacing last year's No. 1 concern of benefits, grocers are now worried about recruitment, retention, diversity and training of the new workforce. (Progressive Grocer)

Kroger completes sale of convenience stores

Kroger has completed the sale of its convenience store business to EG Group for $2.15 billion. In total, the sale included 762 stores and 11,000 sales associates. (PR Newswire)