Heather Lalley

Editor in chief, Winsight Grocery Business

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Heather Lalley

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Adult Beverages

DoorDash hopes you’ll add a bottle of wine with that pasta

The delivery platform on Thursday launched Drinks with DoubleDash, which lets restaurant customers place an order for beer, wine or liquor at a local grocery store, c-store or liquor store with no added delivery fee.

Amazon

Amazon puts its retail hiring on ice, report says

The retailer is freezing corporate hiring for both its brick-and-mortar and online shops, according to The New York Times.

The food company, which is a retailer, wholesaler and distributor, sold the temperature-controlled production and distribution facilities to Provender Partners, which intends to lease them to other grocers.

Vemana, who comes to the company from Kaiser Permanente, will be charged with steering the retailer’s fast-growing digital business.

The oldest members of the generation are now heading toward their mid-20s, and market research firm Morning Consult found some strong retail favorites among the demographic.

The fresh foods distributor, with a footprint in the Midwest and Southeast, completed seven acquisitions during the time in which it was owned by Rotunda Capital Partners.

Amid a “tough economic climate,” the retail giant on Monday debuted Amazon Access, a platform that provides more information about SNAP EBT payments and Amazon’s discounted membership program for those who receive government assistance.

The short-lived ultra-fast grocery delivery provider is now selling its name, website and all physical assets to the highest bidder, joining a wave of ghost grocers that sprung up quickly and faded just as fast.

Even as some retailers remain closed, companies are donating food, money and supplies to relief efforts.

With inflation surging and customers hunting for value (as well as exclusive products), grocers said they plan to significantly up their investments in private brands, according to new research from FMI-The Food Industry Association.

Pedro Voyer joins the discounter after holding leadership posts at Panera Bread, Einstein Bros. Bagels, Burger King, Starbucks, YUM Brands and more.

The White House on Wednesday hosted its first conference on hunger, nutrition and health in 50 years. Here’s how retailers, industry associations and others responded to the president’s ambitious plan to end hunger by 2030.

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