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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

New Kroger Ocado Facility Takes Aim at Mid-Atlantic Rivals

The retailer reveals Frederick, Md., as the site of a forthcoming robotic pick center, potentially ratcheting competition with conventional rivals such as Albertsons and Ahold Delhaize.

Retail Foodservice

Instacart Moves to Meal Delivery

A new Meals offering, launching now at Publix stores, will bring more in-store aisles online and help supermarkets raise their profiles as an option for ordering out.

The iconic New York grocer, which was unable to find a buyer on its own, seeks a court-led auction of all its stores, including five bid on by ShopRite operator Village Super Market.

Despite its fans, the retailer's expansion was undone by competition for shoppers and investment capital, sources say.

The iconic New York retailer says it is at work on a "value-maximizing transaction" that will save stores amid speculation that ShopRite could be a buyer.

As the retailer continues to remake its leadership team, Alice Chan is named VP of sales and marketing for its growing private brand portfolio.

Weeks after Kroger pulled its financial support, reports indicate nearly all of the Lucky's stores built under its watch will get the ax.

Influential leader succeeded Sam Walton as CEO and oversaw expansion of the Supercenter.

Appointments include Dacona Smith as U.S. COO, Scott McCall as chief merchandising officer and Kelvin Buncum as EVP of Neighborhood Market.

The meal-kit company estimates it will report U.S. adjusted EBITDA of $10 million to $11 million in fiscal 2019.

Food and convenience continue to draw shoppers over the holiday season, but sales missed marks, dealing a blow to the retailer's momentum and indicating tough times for peers.

New features provide flexible shopping options and alerts, supporting anticipated growth

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