Christine LaFave Grace


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Christine LaFave Grace covers Walmart, Target and other Midwestern grocery retailers as editor at Winsight Grocery Business. Her 15+ years of experience in B2B publishing includes five years spent as managing editor of Putman Media’s Plant Services magazine. At Putman Media, she co-founded the Influential Women in Manufacturing program and the Manufacturing Tomorrow’s Workforce podcast. As a B2B editor and reporter, LaFave Grace has covered the manufacturing/industrial production, healthcare and foodservice industries; she also spent two years covering the fast-casual restaurant industry and the U.K. and Canadian foodservice markets for Winsight-owned Technomic. She has a bachelor’s degree in journalism from Indiana University-Bloomington and lives in Wheaton, IL, with her family.

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Target Joins Walmart in Updating Mask Requirements

Effective Aug. 3, Target will require masks for team members in areas of substantial or high COVID-19 transmission as defined by the CDC.


Walmart to Require Vaccines for HQ Staff, Masks for Associates Per CDC Guidance

"We know vaccinations are our solution to drive change," the Bentonville, Ark.-based retailer—the country's largest private employer—stated in a memo to staff.

The co-founder and CEO of Quicklizard talks about how grocers can use price optimization to support their sustainability initiatives and the business case for automated pricing in an inflationary environment.

Cash flows declined precipitously year over year as Amazon worked to add fulfillment capacity and gain back ground on one-day delivery.

The latest round of bonus payments are part of the company's "ongoing investment in team members' health, safety, well-being and career development."

Dollar General's newest concept launches as the company continues to be on a tear with new store openings.

Schnucks will debut its small-format Schnucks Fresh concept in Jasper, Ind., on Aug. 18.

Positioning itself as a friend to small business, the "Fortune 1" company says it wants to help other retailers accelerate their digital transformations.

Black/African American employees accounted for 15% of the company's nonmanager workforce, 12% of managers and 9% of officers in 2020, Target reported.

The retailer is removing the $1 a day fee for associates participating in its Live Better U education program, meaning that approximately 1.5 million associates will be eligible for fee-free tuition assistance.

Here are the center-store products and promotions that win when consumers' afternoon pick-me-up comes from their kitchen.

Having watched their garbage pile up in a year spent eating mostly at home, consumers are more aware of and concerned about food waste and product packaging—and they're looking for the companies they buy from to be, too.

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