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Retailers

SpartanNash Confirms New Board Chairman

Shareholders of Grand Rapids, Mich.-based SpartanNash voted in Douglas Hacker as board chairman ahead of the company's first-quarter earnings release this week.

Fresh Food

5 Questions for Market Wagon's Nick Carter

Indianapolis-based Market Wagon is on a roll. Currently in 29 markets, the company aims to be delivering locally produced fruits and vegetables, meats, eggs, baked goods and more in 50 markets by the end of the year.

The pop-up grocery-store concept highlights on-trend categories and emerging CPG brands that have been heavily promoted on social.

Amazon's agreements with third-party sellers are at the center of a new antitrust lawsuit that could have implications for rival Walmart and other online retailers.

Consumers aren’t abandoning meat—not by a long shot—but they are choosing plant-based more often.

Bowery Farming, whose big-name backers include chefs Jose Andres and Tom Colicchio, as well as Natalie Portman and Justin Timberlake, is now valued at $2.3 billion.

On the heels of closing a $290 million Series B funding round, Berlin-based Gorillas will begin service in Brooklyn on May 30 as the market for super-fast grocery delivery heats up.

Brick-and-mortar grocers have been dominant in part because shoppers have more of an emotional connection with stores than with online platforms, Jupiter founder Chad Munroe says. Jupiter wants to change that.

Up-and-comer Oatly just made its buzzed-about IPO, and almost 2 in 5 U.S. consumers have bought dairy alternatives. But traditional dairy is seizing on areas where it has an edge.

"As human beings, we still need to be romanced, we still need to socialize—those kinds of things," says John Lucot, newly named senior strategic adviser for Mercatus and a 42-year veteran of Giant Eagle.

"Guests turn to Target because of our stores and our digital options, not one vs. the other," Target CEO Brian Cornell says following the company's expectations-busting first-quarter results.

Symphony RetailAI's Jonathan Tye-Walker talks about the retail promotions that will get COVID-changed consumers into stores again and again.

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