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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.


Q&A With HMart’s Vince Colatriano

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

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.

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