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Adult Beverages

Q&A: Walmart Craft-Beer Buyer Adrienne Freeman on Beer, Bridge-Building

"I see it as my responsibility as a decision-maker to cater to the needs that I can see and amplify products from diverse suppliers that can fill those unique gaps for our customers," Freeman says.

Technology

Instacart Calls On Former Walmart Exec to Pursue Fulfillment Options, Sources Say

Mark Ibbotson, the influential former Walmart EVP, is helping Instacart assess new technologies, sources tell WGB.

The conventional supermarket veteran is helping the much-admired Asian-American chain build relationships with mainstream suppliers and support its steady growth.

WGB exclusive: Seeking solutions to support faster and safer in-store shopping, the retailer is quietly testing a souped-up checkout-free “smart cart” from Caper it’s calling KroGO.

Team energy is excellent, but "we are not as nimble as we need to be," Tony Sarsam says.

The veteran beef and pork marketer joins the Breakroom to discuss the challenges of COVID, meat alternatives, what makes a good department at retail and NHL hockey.

In an interview with WGB, the CEO of Ocado Services explains why he feels the retailer’s gigantic bet on robotics and e-commerce will pay off—and not just because it's "cool."

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.

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.

The Canadian technology group, which touts a sustainable “dark store” e-grocery fulfillment software solution, has appointed PJ Stafford to spearhead stateside growth.

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