Executive Interviews


Redner’s CEO Reflects on 50 Years, Looks to the Future

In an interview with WGB, Ryan Render shares how the employee-owned chain has been adapting during the pandemic and what “the next evolution of Redner’s” looks like as he reflects on the chain’s roots.


Healthy Living Market’s ‘Sustainable but Aggressive’ Expansion

Healthy Living Market CEO Eli Lesser-Goldsmith talks newest store opening, expansion plans and offering the opposite of a "mindless grocery shopping" experience.

Manav P. Thaker joins WGB's Breakroom to discuss the intersection of hospitality and online retail, great Indian food restaurants, and how Subziwalla demonstrates 'authenticty through personalization.'

The partnership between Ocadao and Mymex isn’t necessarily what you think is, but when it comes to automating online grocery, every bit helps.

The president of Wright’s Market, which operates in Opelika, Ala., frequently addresses Congress about the issues facing independent grocers.

As a 5-year transformation enters its growth phase amid "unprecedented uncertainty" in the industry, Southeastern's CEO looks to its next moves, including new stores, new markets and digital capabilities.

In an exclusive interview, Joan Kavanaugh, VP of National Buying for Aldi, reveals how the discounter adjusted to unprecedented demand for its private label-focused Advent calendars, and how it plans to keep momentum going long after the holidays.

As the St. Louis retailer expands Simbe’s Tally to more than half its stores, IT VP Dave Steck reflects on two years of learnings.

In an exclusive trade interview with WGB, Whole Foods Market CEO John Mackey discusses his new book, the company’s relationship with Amazon, and turning COVID into a win-win-win.

Having overcome a rough start in its new digs, the resurgent New York e-tailer looks to technology and a differentiated offering to speed expansion.

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