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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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Wholesalers & Distributors

UNFI Adds DoorDash to Services Suite

UNFI said it was the first wholesaler to strike a deal with DoorDash, behind a new service bringing online ordering and delivery to its independent retail customers.

Industry Partners

Online Grocery Rings $8B in September Sales Behind Pickup/Delivery

Pickup and delivery continues to gain share vs. ship-to-home, according to September’s Brick Meet Click survey.

Stop & Shop said it's teaming with Instacart to offer a 30-minute delivery service known as Stop & Shop Express, the first such option in the Northeast U.S.

Despite indicating further expansion was on hold, Kroger and Ocado this week revealed plans to build five new robotic warehouses, eyeing a delivery debut in the Northeast, expanded delivery in California and a 30-minute automated "Zoom" offering in Florida.

Leevers Supermarkets, which acquired 17 stores from Save A Lot's parent earlier this year, this week marked a grand reopening under its spiffy new format and decor.

Walmart's warehouse club is moving to new merchandise and attractions, in-store and online, as the holiday shopping season gets underway now.

The distributor said the new 500,000-square-foot warehouse would serve Sprouts, Albertsons and other customers in the Phoenix and Las Vegas areas.

Solving the perils of online grocery efficiently—recommendations, discovery and especially substitutions—is testing technology’s ability to better understand food.

Writer and delivery driver Daniel Gray maps out sustainable gig delivery in the Breakroom.

New research updating Barclays' influential 2019 survey shows that 'addiction' has become a 'hangover' for Instacart amid new competitors that rate better in experience, and stores that serve their own.

Touting 20,000 opportunities throughout the company, Kroger is inviting job seekers to an online recruiting event next week.

The retailer said its SEG Connects platform will gain new effectiveness through data-driven insights and “closed-loop” performance delivering ROI to brand partners.

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