Heather Lalley

Editor in chief, Winsight Grocery Business

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Heather Lalley

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With Its Digital Business Surging, Target Is Opening 3 More Sortation Centers

The new centers, two near Chicago and one in Denver, join six existing sorting facilities. All are designed to boost in-store efficiency to fulfill Target’s growing digital business.

Retail Foodservice

With Inflation Soaring, So Too Are Private-Label Brands

House-brand baking mixes and soup are the category leaders, according to a new study from shopper intelligence firm Catalina. Meanwhile, there are reports that Amazon is slashing its private-label lines.

The delivery platform, which has steadily grown its grocery channel since its launch two years ago, said its “new grocery experience” will make shopping more convenient, intuitive and reliable.

The San Antonio-based grocer said its new e-commerce fulfillment center in Leander, Texas, will help ease in-store congestion and bolster its fast-growing curbside and home delivery channels.

The discounter, which announced a major C-suite shakeup several weeks ago, hired Dollar General veteran Bobby Aflatooni as chief information officer.

A booming business channel during the pandemic, online-pickup in-store is declining along with home delivery, according to a new survey from category growth design firm ChaseDesign.

The local food-focused tech company completed its purchase of Quality Fruit & Vegetable Tuesday, entering the New Mexico market for the first time.

The company is changing its name to ASAP and revealing a new logo as it shifts to a “deliver anything” model.

The retailer initially sought to raise $100 million with its go-public offering but withdrew its plans.

The specialty retailer said it is raising wages for some managers and assistants as it embarks on a hiring drive in several “hot-spot” cities.

The fast-growing supermarket chain from the retail Goliath opened two new locations Wednesday, its first in New York and one in Norridge, Ill.

The 84,000-square-foot supermarket employs 450 people and features a wide variety of prepared meals, an extensive liquor section and more.

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