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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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Retailers

Ohio AG: Dollar General temporarily closes stores to fix pricing issues

The discounter briefly shuttered some of its stores in the state early Friday, a move the attorney general said was in response to his ongoing legal battles with the retailer. Dollar General, however, said computer issues were to blame.

Labor

Louisville Trader Joe’s becomes grocer’s 3rd union store

Workers voted 48-36 in favor of joining the independent Trader Joe’s United union. Bargaining sessions with the company will be held next week.

The Michigan-based grocery chain, founded by Alpena Oil Company, has been purchased by Blarney Castle Oil Co.

Reese most recently served as SVP of human resources at Enterprise Bank & Trust.

The Walmart-owned warehouse club unveiled a strategy Thursday to open more than 30 new locations across the U.S. over the next several years, along with many new distribution and fulfillment centers.

The grocers will open new stores in Arizona, California and Connecticut in the coming weeks.

The grocer’s new Rescued Organics program aims to reduce food waste and support farmers by selling imperfect fruits and vegetables at a discount.

The same-day delivery provider said some grocers are shifting to fulfilling their own pickup orders, and that it is providing laid-off shoppers with transition assistance and separation packages.

H-E-B also plans to open a 55,000-square-foot e-commerce fulfillment center in the fast-growing city later this year.

That’s about 50 cents higher than the current average hourly wage at the country’s largest grocery retailer. The raises will be reflected on March 2 paychecks, Walmart said Tuesday.

Mike Witynski, who had been with the discounter since 2010, is leaving the company. Dollar Tree shook up nearly its entire C-suite last summer.

George takes over the two-year post at the grocery industry group from Hy-Vee’s Randy Edeker. Leslie Sarasin remains FMI’s president and CEO.

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