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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

Teamsters Strike Indiana UNFI Warehouse

The walk-off could affect distribution to grocery stores in 6 Midwest states, but UNFI pledges "robust contingency plans."

Retailers

Albertsons, Takeoff to Expand Micofulfillment Partnership

As the first two sites begin operations in Safeway stores, the retailer has agreed to make additional purchases and form a partnership to study evolution in the space.

"It's just the beginning for us," says Chairman Roman Heini, as the discounter's Long Island debut highlights a new growth spurt.

The $480 million, three-year investment will move the retailer to full self-distribution and includes acquisitions of C&S warehouses and new facility builds.

AutoStore delivering a cube-based microfulfillment solution to U.S. grocery

The self-driving vans will make grocery deliveries in Houston after a test with rival Kroger.

Lidl, Compare Foods and McKay’s are identified as the buyers as the distributor's lengthy wind down of the Shoppers chain continues.

The retailer said fresh food sales are providing a stable base for Restock.

The retailer said it would divest holdings in the upstart natural foods chain, which had doubled in size but reportedly struggled under its wing.

Walmart CEO Doug McMillon lauds the "in your face” presentation of Produce 2.0 and says chain now “matches up” with conventional rivals in fresh.

A facilities redesign reportedly puts warehouse—and stores—“several years out,” but local sources still expect the fast-growing discounter to arrive in the state.

The New York specialty chain brings new sales to the ShopRite operator, but higher expenses and margin pressure trigger 44% adjusted earnings dip.

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