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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Beyond Meat Boosts Its Footprint at Kroger, Target, Albertsons, More

Beyond Meat sausages and meatballs are rolling out to more stores across the country as sales of plant-based meat alternatives spike.


Walmart Hires Disney VP as First Chief Creative Officer

Former Disney VP of Global Creative Jean Batthany joins Walmart as the company ramps up its media business and seeks to advance on its plans for omnichannel domination.

"There’s more we can do to spark change across the retail industry," Target EVP and Chief Growth Officer Christina Hennington says.

Consumers are comparison shopping online and choosing retailers that tout everyday low prices as they seek more bang for their grocery buck, Dunnhumby's latest survey finds.

Oliver's Market is a 2021 WGB Remarkable Independents honoree. We checked in with General Manager Scott Gross to find out how things are shaping up and shaking out for the Sonoma County grocer so far this year.

Plant-based food sales in the U.S. climbed 27% in 2020, with sales of plant-based meat alternatives topping $1 billion for the first time.

Walmart's annual spring campaign in support of Feeding America kicks off as food insecurity and long-term unemployment have climbed markedly in the U.S.

Three trends driving smart cold-storage tech adoption.

Online ordering may recede somewhat, but other pandemic-accelerated consumer changes—like choosing private-label products and seeking out wellness-emphasizing splurges—are likely to remain, according to a new report from The Conference Board.

Concerned about operational issues at Walmart Supercenters, R5 Capital sought to survey the scene at Walmart stores. Here's some of what they observed.

Scott Mushkin set out to document inventory and merchandising issues at Walmart stores across the country. His conclusion: It's not just an aisle cleanup that's needed.

Tropical fruit rides immunity-boost sales trend.

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