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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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Technology

Can Robots Make Us Safer? Chinese Retailer JD.com Thinks So

The omnichannel retailer is developing robots to aid detection and disinfection amid the coronavirus crisis, and it plans to sell them online.

Retailers

Hannaford Reopens E-Commerce Site

The retailer’s To Go offering, which is back with some restrictions, was shut down March 17 to meet demand in stores.

Partnering with Amazon and Alberstons, the tech startup turns recipes into shopping baskets for delivery—and back into recipes.

A financial update details big volume gains in the initial weeks of the coronavirus crisis and underscores grocery's strength in upheaval; costs also rising as the retailer adapts to elevated sales amid safety measures.

The retailer issues a $2 hourly increase through April 18. It also announced an increase in sales for March as consumers stock up, then adjust to safety restrictions.

Former CEO Mike Cianciarulo named chairman as investors seek to “re-create” the brand he once led, CEO says.

The retailer said it would send home employees with a temperature of 100 or more as it fights the spread of the coronavirus.

Beloved by customers and “partners” and admired for its competitive intensity and dedication to slaying giants through innovation, H-E-B receives WGB’s highest annual accolade.

A group headed by current and former figures at Earth Fare has acquired the brand name and four of its stores in a bankruptcy bid; Aldi, Winn-Dixie and Whole Foods select other sites, but dozens remain unsold.

Aldi, Publix, Southeastern Grocers gain multiple Florida stores and Dollar General gains a distribution center as estate nets $29 million.

COVID-19 has delivered a big but delicate sales boom that has highlighted emotions—and will pressure retailers to adjust when the crisis subsides.

In a bankruptcy court-led auction, the ShopRite operator buys five stores and a distribution center, outbidding Bogopa, while Key Food takes a Brooklyn store and Amazon eyes remodeling 2 New Jersey units.

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