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FoodX Technologies Sets Sights on U.S. Expansion

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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Winsight Live: Grocery Memberships, Black Friday Surprises and Cocktail Kits

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 latest Winsight Live with Supermarket Guru Phil Lempert explores Benjamin Lorr’s book, “The Secret Life of Groceries,” which offers a humorous look at the industry with a dark edge; what Ahold’s vision for FreshDirect is after acquiring the rival; how an online farmers market is helping consumers and farms stay connected; how 7-Eleven plans to reach net zero emissions by 2050; how Costco’s journey through the pandemic has differed from other retailers; and more.

The latest Winsight Live with Supermarket Guru Phil Lempert looks at how Walmart performed in its fiscal third quarter; what Bacon & Kegs beer has to do with Waffle House; how the pandemic turned the fresh perimeter upside down; what limited-time offers are trending around the world; how GetGo’s foodservice is resonating with consumers and how it’s embracing tech; where Amazon could be launching Amazon Fresh next and the e-tailer’s plans for pharmacy; and more.

The latest Winsight Live with Supermarket Guru Phil Lempert looks at Ahold Delhaize’s third-quarter earnings and future plans, including a subscription program for Giant; how Fabric took a different approach in creating a microfulfillment center; what it’s like to work for Trader Joe’s, as told from a former employee; the latest M&A news in the convenience-store space; and more.

With a focus on speed, efficiency and closeness to the customer, Fabric officials unveil a compact and versatile warehouse its officials say can solve the economic and operational dilemmas of same-day grocery delivery.

The first U.S. microfulfillment center for the Israel-based technology company Fabric uses a space-efficient and automated system to pick and pack e-commerce deliveries to go.

The latest Winsight Live with Supermarket Guru Phil Lempert examines Sprouts’ third-quarter fiscal results; how grocers are preparing for a holiday season plagued by COVID; QuikTrip’s foray into urgent care; Amazon’s new app in which it pays shoppers to share their receipts; and more.

The latest Winsight Live with Supermarket Guru Phil Lempert looks at which grocers are winning the technology wars; Kroger’s update on its Restock plan; how restaurants are reinventing secret menus; what has consumers concerned, according to dunnhumby’s latest Worry Index; and more.

Job postings and a new site en route to Philadelphia portend a long-awaited East Coast expansion front for the high-flying California discounter.

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