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Winsight Live: Mergers, Effecting Change and Local Focus

The latest Winsight Live with Supermarket Guru Phil Lempert offers insights into the Price Chopper and Tops Market merger; Kroger’s decision to offer a vaccine incentive and additional hero pay bonus; grocers who are effecting long-lasting change with regard to diversity, equity and inclusion; Whole Food’s goal to convey in-store its commitment to local; and more.

Retailers

Grocery Stores See Job Gains in January

Food and beverage stores added more jobs in January than they did in December, according to BLS data, while warehousing and delivery jobs declined for the month.

Kroger's whimsical "Fresh for Everyone" ads inspire a series of ridiculous parody tributes.

The latest Winsight Live with Supermarket Guru Phil Lempert takes a dive into why Southeastern Grocers might have postponed its IPO; how Publix found itself in the middle of controversy surrounding the Capitol riot; whether hazard pay will become government-mandated; and more.

The retailer moved swiftly to distance itself from the daughter of its founder, said to have to funded the "lion's share" of the Jan. 6 rally that turned violent.

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.

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.

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