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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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Jon Springer

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Retailers

Why Personalized Promotions Beat Price Cuts in Hard-Discount Competition

A Brick Meets Click presentation illustrates the folly of price cuts as a means of competing with Aldi and Lidl.

Retailers

Walmart’s U.K. Unit Makes Case for Sainsbury Deal

Amid intense regulator scrutiny, Asda and Sainsbury’s promise to lower post-merger prices and cap gas margins in addition to divesting stores.

In a recent speaking event, Golub Corp. Chairman Neil Golub highlighted a need for partners in a consolidating industry.

The discounter said the move would reduce costs, widen assortment and provide a chance to execute better in fast-growing categories.

Retailer's Retail Business Services group partners with IBM to bring workers with autism to IT departments.

With price increases in all six major grocery categories, the Consumer Price Index shows sequential and year-on-year growth prices are on the rise.

The drugstore operator is eliminating 400 corporate positions in wake of scuttled Albertsons deal.

Speakers at the fourth annual ShopTalk conference highlighted technology's role in enabling new customer journeys, and the challenge for retailers to prepare themselves for it.

Tastry founder and CEO Katerina Axelsson joins WGB's Break Room to discuss the story behind the AI-powered recommendation app.

Membership trends and gas profits highlight second-quarter results.

The first year of the Restock Kroger program ends with a promise of momentum, but the market wonders if a shaky core can support its ambitions.

Strong Net Promoter Scores indicate progress toward a “magical goal” to reduce time spent running errands, founder says; Kroger to expand to new market.