Heather Lalley

Editor in chief, Winsight Grocery Business

Articles by
Heather Lalley

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Walmart

Walmart’s Sales Soar, Thanks to Grocery

Despite lowering its earnings forecast last month, Walmart’s double-digit growth in food sales propelled a same-store sales increase of 6.5% for the second quarter.

Technology

Gopuff Hires Former Panera Finance Chief as its CFO

The ultra-fast delivery provider, which last month laid off 10% of its workforce, said Ted Stedem will be “invaluable” as the company enters its next phase.

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.

Listen in as WGB Editors Diane Adam and Jeniece Drake, along with moderator WGB Managing Editor Heather Lalley, talk about sustainability trends in the grocery industry, such as reusable packaging and dynamic pricing, that are both good for the environment and good for driving business for environmentally minded consumers.

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.

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