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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

Amazon Crushes Expectations in 'Highly Unusual' Q2

Online grocery sales tripled and overall profits doubled as the Seattle e-commerce giant far exceeded financial expectations in its fiscal second quarter.

Retailers

Sprouts Drives Profits Even Higher in Q2

The natural foods retailer said pandemic demand, a promotional reset and expense leverage pushed gross margins to 37.3% on a 16% sales gain.

The associate-facing Ask Sam app is adapting to challenges of the 2020 sales floor.

Retailers may know their pricing, but consumer perception of them requires detailed analysis, the companies say.

Pandemic demand turns around Q2 results, but the meal-kit company is still seeking financial help.

Deployment of proprietary robotic technologies marks first U.S. partnership for Fabric and will expand delivery capabilities in the Washington, D.C., area for the online grocer.

The high-profile executive, who joined the fledgling but influential hard discounter 17 months ago, cites personal reasons; Johannes Fieber will continue as CEO.

The operator of the multiethnic superstore chain Food Bazaar will take over Fairway units in Brooklyn and Queens.

The retailer is spending heavier to grow and maintain millions of new shoppers amid a historic shift, CEO Vivek Sankaran says.

The retailer acknowledged "dramatic" change in the food-at-home landscape but did not share an annual outlook after sales, comps and margins soar in COVID-aided quarter.

A forthcoming revamp of digital properties, including a new rewards program and the retirement of Peapod branding, is expected to enable deeper personalization for Ahold Delhaize’s largest U.S. banner.

The walkout, which the distributor calls "counterproductive" and "illegal," was sparked by the dismissal of a longtime employee, the union says, and comes amid an impasse in talks on a new contract.

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