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Raley’s CEO Keith Knopf on Sticking Together Through Crisis

Keith Knopf says "people came together to do the right thing and put safety first."


Good Food Holdings CEO Neil Stern's Lessons in Leading

WGB asked Neil Stern what it has been like to assume a leadership role during a pandemic, and if COVID changed the way he leads.

The arrival of COVID meant the retailer had to meet its customers where they are, says Deana Percassi.

“Professionally it was heartbreaking,” David Schaefer says of the beginning of the pandemic.. “People were in a panic looking for essentials—anything they could grab to feed their families.”

Boredom drives the surge in between-meal noshing.

The U.S. District Court for the Western District of Washington has upheld ordinances, which the NWGA and WFIA say are illegal, in the cities of Seattle and Burien requiring some grocers to pay hazard pay.

Just weeks after announcing store closures in Long Beach, Calif., and Seattle due to those city's extra pay mandates for some front-line workers, The Kroger Co. has announced three more store closings in Los Angeles.

The retailers reiterate masks are required in their Lone Star State stores despite the state's announcement that it will lift the mandate March 10.

Easing restrictions—but incomplete vaccinations—in places such as Mississippi and Texas draws condemnation from some industry groups and leaves retailers on their own to request but not enforce safety measures.

Giant Eagle pharmacists will administer the Pfizer vaccine to eligible individuals at the Pittsburgh Steelers' Heinz Field.

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