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Jon Springer

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Jon Springer is executive editor of Winsight Grocery Business with responsibility for leading its digital news team. Jon has more than 20 years of experience covering consumer business and retail in New York, including more than 14 years at the Retail/Financial desk at Supermarket News. His previous experience includes covering consumer markets for KPMG’s Insiders; the U.S. beverage industry for Beverage Spectrum; and he was a Senior Editor covering commercial real estate and retail for the International Council of Shopping Centers. Jon began his career as a sports reporter and features editor for the Cecil Whig, a daily newspaper in Elkton, Md. Jon is also the author of two books on baseball. He has a Bachelor of Arts degree in English-Journalism from the University of Delaware. He lives in Brooklyn, N.Y. with his family.

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Retailers

Leevers Acquires 17 Save A Lot Stores Around Philadelphia

The family-owned Colorado independent crosses the country to double its size and further diversify as Save A Lot's wholesale transition quietly continues.

Retailers

Michal Lagunionek Named CEO at Lidl U.S. as Johannes Fieber Departs

Johannes Fieber, who stablized Lidl behind a new approach to real estate and oversaw the Best Market transition, resigns to spend more time with family as board member and Lidl Poland veteran Michal Lagunionek steps in.

The newly announced partnership with Axonify to provide "bite size" on-the-job training and allow the retailer to align learning with its business objectives.

The wholesale club retailer makes a slate of new appointments designed to continue the transformation under Lee Delaney, who passed away unexpectedly this month.

Pickup becomes a “dominant” modality as ship-to-home slips and sales reach $9.3 billion in March, Brick Meets Click/Mercatus survey indicates.

The blessing of new customers and digital growth has lit the fuse for personalization—a powerful and profitable path to differentiation.

Officials in a press event said the long-awaited opening of robotic fulfillment centers will usher in a new era of quality and reliability in grocery e-commerce—and deliver the retailer to new places, too.

Now testing in Estonia, the 701 is an adaptable electric delivery vehicle piloted by an off-site operator.

The rate of grocery inflation slowed again in March, and is more pronounced in some locales where restaurant dining restrictions have eased.

From the quick-twitch viewpoint of the contract-based delivery driver, not all gigs—nor retailers—are created equal.

Lee Delaney, who was instrumental in the wholesale club's new momentum, died of presumed natural causes April 8.

SoftBank leads investment in software that leverages computer vision data into solutions for CPGs, retailers and shoppers.

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