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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

Walmart InHome Poised to Unlock More Intimate Customer Relationships

The new service, which requires shoppers to purchase and install a high-tech smart lock, kicks off in three cities this week.

Retailers

Why Meijer Is Trying Micro-Fulfillment

The retailer is partnering with its warehouse logistics firm Dematic to put the promise of faster and more efficient grocery e-commerce to the test.

The new branding emphasizes local equity and convenience as the back-end e-commerce platform integrates.

Basket Economics: Greg Foran’s tenure at Walmart was a triumph of shopkeeping. Can John Furner take it to a new level?  

The New Zealand merchant made grocery and improved service in-stores a building block of the retailer's new trajectory.

The $5.3 million acquisition brings 3 Manhattan specialty stores into the Wakefern cooperative.

As speculation around a rollout of a new grocery format grows, an online site tool is seeing an increase in unidentified objects.

In WGB’s "10 Items or Less" podcast, retailer turned investor James McCann shares insights and opinions on the forces changing the "leaky canoe" that is the U.S. grocery industry.

The $9 million first-year investment will help attract workers for expansion, as well as improve retention and customer service, chairman says.

The retailer said it would discontinue e-cigarette sales, citing health questions and complex regulations.

Sponsors of the wildly successful IPO plan a second stock sale.

The Alert Innovations founder joins WGB's Breakroom to discuss self-charging 3D robots, clam chowder and a how vision for an automated supermarket "took over my life."

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