Jon Springer

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Retailers

Craig Herkert's Return Engagement at Save A Lot

Basket Economics: Supervalu's former CEO returns to lead the discount division he once dreamed of doubling in size; and other recent financial news.

Retailers

How Data Insights Give Kroger Fresh New Advantages

New data points to the prevalence of resilient omnichannel shoppers, and insights from them are charting Kroger’s course from speed to selection to sustainability, 84.51° VP Barbara Connors explains.

With an eye on exploring how computer vision can support a cost-focused, high-volume retailer with checkout-free shopping and other potential benefits, Aldi Nord teams with Trigo on a new deployment in Utrecht.

The headstrong and controversial founder, who deeply influenced how consumers eat and how businesses behave, will retire next Sept. 1, 44 years after founding the natural foods giant.

The global ag-tech executive will lead HR strategies as CEO Frans Muller remarks on the retailer’s focus on diversity.

From software to dog treats to ice pops, a taste of the reassembled industry trade show.

The company, which has lost ground in the discount wars to competitors with greater variety, and whose single-price-point approach is facing intense pressure from cost inflation, said 5,000 more “Plus!” stores are on the way.

While COVID and related supply-chain and labor woes are directly affecting the wholesaler, UNFI's positioning also highlights its role as a solution, lifting optimism for fiscal 2022.

The new store, set to open next spring in Athol, Idaho, would leave only Montana, Hawaii and Alaska as U.S. states without the little yellow discounter.

In another gun-related tragedy to strike a U.S. grocery store, 2 died, including the shooter, and 15 were injured including 10 store workers, when a vendor connected to the store opened fire near Mephis on Thursday.

Remotely-piloted electric buggies from Tortoise can haul 150 pounds of groceries for low-cost deliveries in a tight radius, officials say. Choice Markets and ShopRite are the latest to give them a ride.

Ongoing restrictions around the coronavirus pandemic resulted in a smaller show, but the tech conference delivered on content.

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