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Retailers

5 Questions for Glen's Garden Market's Danielle Vogel

"We’ve been careful the whole way through and it’s not time to stop being careful yet," says the founder and owner of 2021 Remarkable Independents honoree Glen's Garden Market

Retailers

SpartanNash Names Chief Strategy Officer, Touting M&A Experience

Less than a week after hiring a new supply chain chief away from a competitor, SpartanNash has named Masiar Tayebi, who led Whirlpool's acquisition of Yummly, as the company's chief strategy officer.

The retailer picked up share across its five major merchandise categories in 2020, reflecting a deepening trust with guests who view shopping at Target as more than an errand, company execs said at a JPMorgan virtual event.

COVID-19 and extreme weather events have shone a spotlight on grocery stores' connection to community health—and on the need for grocers to be community leaders in sustainability, Ratio Institute's Catrina Damrell says.

Walmart has its sights on "fast, low-cost and scalable" last-mile delivery as it invests in Cruise, whose self-driving cars run on a GM-made electric platform.

Looking to fortify their respective labor forces for the future, Walmart and Dollar General announce moves in battle for talent.

On the heels of announcing a smaller-footprint concept in Indiana, Schnucks is overhauling its 60,000-square-foot Kirkwood, Mo., store—and betting on strong interest in favorite local names.

Beyond traditional veggie burgers and sausages, Very Good offers less widely found plant-based fare such as jackfruit steaks and adzuki bean pepperoni sticks.

Beyond operating "dark stores" for online order fulfillment, Farmstead licenses its proprietary software to traditional grocers, who will now be able to access DoorDash's platform and delivery network.

David Petko joins the Grand Rapids, Mich.-based company from C&S Wholesale Grocers.

Salt Lake City "food evangelist" Steven Rosenberg says that with rising vaccination rates and an influx of good-food-conscious newcomers to the area, he's "cautiously optimistic" about the future.

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

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