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Winsight Live: Costco’s Record Year, Raley’s E-Commerce Moves and Choice Market’s New Concept

The latest Winsight Live with Supermarket Guru Phil Lempert explores Instacart’s move to eliminate 1,800 employee pickers; Costco’s record sales and earnings; Raley’s deliberate decisions in e-commerce; Choice Market’s planned 5,000-square-foot frictionless store; and more.

Retailers

Biden Asks USDA to Boost SNAP Benefits for 12 Million

In an executive order, the president also asks the U.S. Department of Agriculture to reassess the Thrifty Food Plan, the basis for determining SNAP; FMI and NGA commend president for his quick action to address food insecurity.

The latest Winsight Live with Supermarket Guru Phil Lempert discusses how Kroger is rivaling Amazon with its testing of souped-up shopping carts in Cincinnati; how Walmart’s pilot of smart, refrigerated boxes outside customers’ homes could lead to 24/7 delivery; what’s behind Albertsons’ robust third-quarter financial results; and more.

The latest Winsight Live with Supermarket Guru Phil Lempert examines Dunnhumby’s annual Retailer Preference Index, which Amazon topped; Amazon’s plug for Amazon Fresh as it ditches its Pantry business; Wawa’s drive-thru-only location that operates much like a restaurant; a policy adviser turned grocery operator’s reflections on the breaching of the Capitol on Jan. 6; and more.

The latest Winsight Live with Supermarket Guru Phil Lempert explores the heightened contentions with wearing masks in-stores; the progress Trader Joe’s has made with regard to diversity, equity and inclusion; why mushrooms are having a moment, and other retail and restaurant food trends for the new year; and more.

The latest Winsight Live with Supermarket Guru Phil Lempert dives into the COVID-19 relief bill and what is missing; GoPuff’s efforts to deliver COVID-19 test kits in 30 minutes or less; a CDC recommendation that grocery stores should be next in line for vaccines; and what two professors of chemistry said about eating outdoors amid a pandemic.

The latest Winsight Live with Supermarket Guru Phil Lempert discusses the vastly different side effects of snowy weather on grocery and restaurants; Popeye’s latest limited-time offer; Amazon’s debut in the Chicago area; DoorDash’s higher-than-expected IPO evaluation; highlights of a WGB’s exclusive interview with SpartanNash CEO Tony Sarsam.

The latest Winsight Live with Supermarket Guru Phil Lempert takes a look at the latest earnings reports from The Kroger Co. and Dollar General; what’s guiding Albertsons’ transformation; the competition rural grocers are facing from dollar stores; and more.

Kings Food Markets parent KB Holdings is looking for bankruptcy court approval to reject the leases of 5 New Jersey Kings stores, along with its corporate headquarters, paring the chain down to the 27 units planned to be sold to Acme.

The latest Winsight Live with Supermarket Guru Phil Lempert examines Hy-Vee’s new premium membership model; FoodX Technologies new hire to lead stateside growth; Top Friendly Markets’ strategies for preventing out-of-stocks; the surge in grocery sales on Black Friday; innovative efforts by restaurants trying to recoup lost Q4 sales; and more.

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