Retail Roundup—Wegmans a favorite U.S. supermarket; Kroger IT in Best Places to Work

U.S. shoppers voted Wegmans as their favorite supermarket. (Wegmans)

Wegmans country's favorite supermarket

Wegmans has topped the list for U.S. consumers' favorite supermarket for the third year in a row, while Walmart came in last place. Wegmans and Publix were highly rated for cleanliness and item availability. (Business Insider)

Kroger IT named in Best Places to Work 

Kroger's technology was named in Computerworld's Top 100 Best Places to Work in IT. This is the second time that Kroger's tech department has made the list, ranking 58, as the company seeks to drive innovation and solutions to blend online and offline grocery. (PR Newswire)

Walgreens creates tech hub 

Walgreens will move 1,800 workers into the Old Post Office, including 1,300 from its Deerfield headquarters, in downtown Chicago. The new space will serve as a hub for both the company's digital and IT workers. (Chicago Tribune)

J.Crew hires West Elm executive

J.Crew has appointed Johanna Uurasjarvi as its new chief design officer. Uurasjarvi most recently served as creative director of West Elm and before that, creative director at Anthropologie.(MarketWatch)