Heather Lalley

Editor in chief, Winsight Grocery Business

Articles by
Heather Lalley

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Sprouts Farmers Market opens new Austin store; trumpets Southern California distribution center

The specialty grocer is building the infrastructure for national expansion as it looks to achieve 10% annual unit growth starting next year.


Giant Eagle doubles down on sustainability with private-label relaunch

The regional grocer is working with a third-party consultant to provide a “comprehensive sustainability rating” for each item in its Nature’s Basket line.

The annual expo from the International Fresh Produce Association will feature a keynote address from Apple’s co-founder Steve Wozniak.

The discount retailer announced the immediate resignation of Jeff Owen, who had held the chief executive post for less than a year, saying it needs to “restore stability and confidence” in the company.

The retail giant said the “next-generation” facility will rely on a mixture of skilled workers and machine learning to double the number of digital orders it can fulfill in a day.

The retail giant said it intends to open the facility in late 2025 in Valdosta as it takes another step towards controlling critical pieces of its food processing infrastructure.

The Dollar Tree banner said the 850,000-square-foot West Memphis facility, closed for more than a year, will be transformed after a full interior demolition and top-to-bottom renovation.

The regional grocer, which has 14 stores in the city, said it will give the 10-cent paper bag fee to local environmental organizations when the policy starts on Saturday.

Hurst comes to the retail giant from Target-owned Shipt and is the new vice president of the last-mile delivery as a service offering.

The medications Ozempic, Mounjaro, Wegovy and others decrease appetite by as much as 30%, prompting changes in consumer behavior, researchers said.

The grocer on Wednesday opened a 117,000-square-foot store in Allen, Texas, as it continues to expand in the Dallas-Fort Worth area.

Winsight Grocery Business, in its unscientific monthly survey, tracked 17 grocery grand openings during the month.

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