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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

Save A Lot CEO Kenneth McGrath Resigns; Will Take Top Role at Lidl

The one-time Lidl U.S. leader, who since engineered Save A Lot’s whirlwind transition, will take Gerd Chrzanowski’s vacated spot as Lidl’s deputy chairman with responsibility for its international business.

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Kroger Appoints Lori Raya as Mid-Atlantic President

The 30-year retail executive, who most recently was SpartanNash’s chief marketing and merchandising officer, succeeds Paula Ginnett, who is promoted to group VP of retail operations in Cincinnati.

Costco Wholesale this week is opening three new units, each one in a traditional Walmart/Sam’s stronghold, including its first store in Walmart's home state.

The chief innovation officer eyes "rewriting the invisible rules of money," behind a system that allows workers to access pay as they go and employers to improve retention and hiring.

Ocado, which lost an entire facility to a fire two years ago, said a robot collision at its Erith facility in England caused minor damage to its grid; service is expected to resume this week.

Between pandemic disruption and wild inflation, private brand manufacturers are hurting—and need understanding retail partners with an eye on long-term relationships, Daymon’s Kyle Pattrson says.

A lawsuit following the suicide of a 19-year employee in Milford, Ohio, describes "tortuous conditions" that went unheeded.

Aldi Corner Store, which opened this week in North Sydney, demonstrates new possibilities for the hard-discount concept while highlighting a commitment to technology and sustainability.

A new study reveals that most shoppers want to shop in physical stores more often, and be more intentional as to where they shop, than they did a year ago.

An Atlanta Kroger store that once neighbored an infamous nightclub will close as part of a shopping center renovation; also, Atlanta and Savannah associates agree to a new labor contract.

The St. Louis discounter sets sights on renovating 1,000 stores by 2024 in partnership with licensees; COO Kevin Proctor has separately departed for a new role at North West Co.

Basket Economics: A Grocery Outlet benefit program in Oregon brings a community together, and its husband-and-wife store owners temporarily apart.

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