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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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Industry Partners

Helping Workers Take Their Best Shot

Dollar General and Instacart are offering time off or pay for workers to get vaccines—but they aren’t necessarily requiring it.

Retailers

Kroger Checks Out a Smart Cart

WGB exclusive: Seeking solutions to support faster and safer in-store shopping, the retailer is quietly testing a souped-up checkout-free “smart cart” from Caper it’s calling KroGO.

The Canadian c-store operator has made a "friendly" $20 billion merger proposal to the French supermarket giant.

The wholesaler defends an $8.5 million package for outgoing CEO Steve Spinner, saying it prioritized continuity in a challenging year.

Despite explosive sales growth, investors may wait for more information on 2021 trajectory before biting on public stock offering, source says.

The retailer said gross margins climbed to 29.3% of sales, driven by shrink and leverage, while raising full-year guidance.

Deal between supply chain management software firms unites established industry player with counterpart bringing on e-commerce fulfillment.

The 44-year Kroger executive is remembered for engineering a 1988 restructure that saved the company from two hostile takeover bids.

The digital retailer delivered on speed, price and quality, overtaking H-E-B and Trader Joe's, the annual survey showed.

Citing widened pricing gaps and coming comps pressures, a new report from Barclays contends COVID gains could be “slippery” for conventional supermarkets and their wholesalers.

The Kroger division moves to restructure e-commerce fees and reward shoppers who subscribe with private-label discounts and other perks.

The move will help raise the profile of the discounter with ambitions to grow.

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