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Heather Lalley

Editor in chief, Winsight Grocery Business

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Heather Lalley is the editor in chief of Winsight Grocery Business, overseeing a team of editors and a web producer to write, report and publish breaking news, features, trend stories and industry analysis. She spent six years as an editor with sister publication Restaurant Business, covering many facets of the restaurant industry.

Before joining Winsight, Heather spent nearly a decade as a reporter for the daily newspaper in Spokane, Washington. She is the author of "The Chicago Homegrown Cookbook." She holds a journalism degree from Northwestern University and is a graduate of the two-year baking and pastry program at Washburne Culinary Institute in Chicago.

She is the mother of two and rarely passes up a chance to eat tater tots.

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Labor

Target makes plans to hire 100K seasonal workers

That’s the same number the retailer enlisted for the holidays in 2021. Rival Walmart this week said it plans to hire 40,000 seasonal employees, a sharp drop from a year ago.

Walmart

Walmart plans to hire 40K workers for holiday season and beyond

It’s a much smaller number than last year when the retail giant said it intended to hire 150,000 largely permanent employees.

Big and small, emerging and established, tech companies are elbowing into the grocery space. Here’s a small sample of the players vying for attention during the first day of the Groceryshop trade show Tuesday.

The on-demand delivery platform is adding Sprouts, Giant Eagle, Weis Markets and Raley’s to its growing list of delivery partners.

“Consumers are shifting priorities faster than we’ve ever seen in the industry,” one food retail expert said Monday during the first day of the industry event in Las Vegas.

It’s the second major cash infusion in six months for the Seattle-based firm that helps brick-and-mortar grocers grow their digital presence.

The same-day delivery pioneer, which reportedly plans to go public this year, launched a suite of new technology Monday to go with its existing platforms, all designed to connect the in-store and online shopping experience.

Work is slated to begin on the project on Halloween and be completed by the end of May, according to documents filed with the Texas Department of Licensing and Regulation.

It’s the 44th location for the fast-growing grocery chain, which also announced this week that it will only sell cage-free eggs.

Herrmann spent 16 years at the retail giant and is now chief business officer of the payments processor that makes it easier for grocers to accept SNAP EBT payments online.

The retail giant said it’s giving consumers greater ability to approve or reject substitutions and that charging for more-expensive items is standard industry practice.

The regional grocer said Sunday will be the last day its SCAN app is available for customers and that it’s working on improving it to curb “the losses we are experiencing.”

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