Jon Springer

Executive Editor

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Jon Springer

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Retailers

Publix, EEOC Reach Settlement in Discrimination Lawsuit

The retailer has settled a lawsuit with federal authorities that had alleged it violated a worker’s religious rights by requiring he cut his hair before employment.

Retail Foodservice

Kroger to Bring More Ghost Kitchens to Stores

A newly announced partnership with Kitchen United will bring up to six restaurant brands into select stores, beginning with a Los Angeles Ralphs location later this year.

New items like craft burgers, and add-on desserts and appetizers, provided encouragement to the meal-kit company, which lost $18.6 million in its fiscal second quarter.

The businesswoman and former cabinet member under presidents George W. Bush and Donald Trump brings governance, strategic and workforce management background, the retailer said.

The retailer said new stores and a 2.3% comp led by rising product costs helped sales improve but gross profits and net earnings dip on COVID lap.

Kroger’s Innovation Fund supports entrepreneurs—including brothers Adam and Jeremy Kaye, founders of upcycled food company Spare Food Co.—making headway in waste and hunger reduction.

Loop, an innovative program built around durable, reusable packaging for brands that could usher in a new paradigm for how consumers buy and replenish consumables, will hit select stores in the Portland area in September.

For progress against audacious sustainability goals in difficult circumstances, and for creating a movement that has inspired and engaged partners throughout the food chain, Kroger is WGB’s Grocery Business of the Year.

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.

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.

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