The Lempert Report

Retailers

Winsight Live: Smart Carts, Smart Delivery Boxes and Smart Retailing

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.

Fresh Food

What We Can Learn From Millennials

The Lempert Report: This generation's focus on clean foods can serve as a roadmap for grocers to understand what they should be highlighting to all their shoppers.

The Lempert Report: Poll finds consumers are drinking more during the pandemic—and sometimes during the workday.

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 Lempert Report: "Diners, Dudes and Diets" by Emily Contois explores what the dude means instead of focusing on the particulars of dudeness—sorry Jeff Bridges.

The Lempert Report: IFIC predicts more technologies and innovations centered around meeting customer food safety needs and expectations.

The Lempert Report: Updated labels at the store level and online highlight businesses that are women, Black, Asian-Indian, Hispanic, LGBT, Asian-Pacific or veteran-owned.

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 Lempert Report: Agrofresh's recently launched machine-learning technology called FreshCloud aims to transform the management of fresh produce.

The Lempert Report: If nothing else has been learned during the pandemic, it is that it's time to be transparent.

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