Biography

Heather Lalley

Editor, Foodservice Group

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Heather Lalley is an editor with Winsight's Foodservice Group, covering emerging restaurant concepts for Restaurant Business magazine and RB Online. She also works with Winsight's sister company Technomic to produce research-based reports on emerging restaurants and chains.

Heather spent nearly a decade as a reporter for the daily newspaper in Spokane, Wash. She is the author of "The Chicago Homegrown Cookbook," about chefs who work with area farmers. 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 children and rarely passes up a chance to eat tater tots.

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Retail Foodservice

H-E-B Plots a New Store in the Dallas-Fort Worth Area

The grocer owns 28 acres in Mansfield, Texas, and plans to break ground for a new location early next year., H-E-B announced Thursday.

Kroger

Kroger Wants Sports Gaming Kiosks in Some Ohio Grocery Stores

The Cincinnati-based retailer currently has 22 applications under review with the Ohio Casino Control Commission, part of a new program to allow offsite sports betting starting Jan. 1.

More than 65 Whole Foods locations in the state will soon debut Amazon One, the first broad rollout of the technology at the retailer.

Investors in the funding round included Apoorva Mehta, Instacart’s founder.

A number of firms that specialize in the sector reported record levels of leasing activity, as grocers continue to perform well despite inflation.

Inflation and supply chain troubles posed some challenges for these smaller grocery chains during the quarter.

Afresh is currently working with more than 3,000 grocery stores to reduce food waste. A former Whole Foods co-CEO contributed to the funding round.

The move, first reported by the Wall Street Journal, comes little more than a week after the retail giant said the impacts of inflation were forcing it to lower its earnings guidance for the coming year.

The delivery provider has integrated new technology on its app to simplify the ordering and delivery of catering orders from supermarkets, a channel the company said is growing swiftly.

In naming Jan Ernst de Groot to the role, The Dutch parent of U.S. brands such as Food Lion and The Giant Company said it is seeing more interest from customers, investors and future employees in environmental sustainability.

The discounter is now selling popular fruits and vegetables at 10 stores in Little Rock, as it works toward its goal of 3,000 stores with fresh food by the end of the year.

The grocer’s market in Reisterstown is slated to open Aug. 31. Lidl has about 20 locations in the state.

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