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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Gelson’s becomes food provider for SoCal EV charging stations

The Southern California grocer will sell prepared foods, grocery staples and beverages at as many as 20 centers being built by electric vehicle-charging station developer Rove.

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How a potential government shutdown could impact the grocery industry

Funding for the Special Supplemental Nutrition Program for Women, Infants and Children (WIC) would end almost immediately, while Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) payments are guaranteed through October.

Workers at the co-op, which has three locations in the Minneapolis area, will receive raises of at least $5 over three years if the contract is ratified on Monday, UFCW Local 663 said.

The closures, scheduled for Oct. 21, include stores in New York City, Seattle, San Francisco and Portland, Oregon.

The specialty grocer is currently hiring employees for new stores slated to open in November in Charlotte, North Carolina, and Woodland, California.

The Winsight Grocery Business team logged plenty of steps on the show floor and lots of hours at the industry event’s many educational sessions. Here are some key takeaways.

The fast-growing specialty grocery is in hiring mode for a new location in Henderson, Nevada, and another in Visalia, California.

The new program enables shoppers to set up regular delivery schedules for thousands of name brand and private label grocery items, paper products, pet supplies and more.

The retail giant on Wednesday opened its first Pet Services center, billed as a one-stop shop for veterinary care and grooming at a store in Georgia, with plans to expand around the country.

The grocery tech company surged in early trading but faltered by day’s end, finishing its first day as a public company with a valuation just over $11 billion.

The Texas grocer also announced three more supermarkets planned for the Dallas-Forth Worth area, all scheduled to open in 2025.

That’s the high end of the grocery tech firm’s range, bringing in $660 million during the company’s Wall Street debut.

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