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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

Upbeat Outlook Lifts UNFI/Supervalu

In an investor presentation, officials detailed a “once-in-a-lifetime” opportunity and said a deal for Shoppers Food is near.

Retailers

Lidl Debuts a Smaller Format

The retailer's new store in Aberdeen, Md., is the first to open at 25,000 square feet, but the design change won't affect assortment, spokesman says.

The driverless, checkout-free Robomart vehicles will allow online shoppers to "pick their own" produce.

Consumer-centric grocers have little choice but to play in delivery, where demand is growing and the potential rewards are big. But many are hedging their bets with creative partnerships to conquer the elusive last mile.

Basket Economics: How cheap peanut butter started an autism awareness movement.

New technologies on the shelf edge, aisles and cloud promise grocery reinvention

In an address at the National Retail Federation show, Rodney McMullen described a "fork in the road" and discussed the retailer's plans to disrupt the $10 billion CPG ad industry.

The rollout of the spill-seeking "Marty" bots represents one of the largest retail robotic rollouts in the U.S., officials say.

A memo cites diminishing price distinctions between parent brand and discount sibling.

The compact new banner opening Jan. 25 will cater to neighborhood residents, officials said.

The retailer dips again into real-estate holdings to raise funds to address debt.

A fleet of newly launched Newton vans will begin grocery delivery test in Surprise, Ariz., next month.