Kat Martin

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Kat Martin is content manager for Winsight Grocery Business with a focus on the independent grocery sector. Kat has more than 20 years of experience covering the retail food industry, including five years at Progressive Grocer, where she covered a range of industry segments from independent grocers to gourmet retail. She began her career at Modern Baking, covering the in-store and retail bakery markets. Kat holds Bachelor of Arts degrees in English/Creative Writing and History from Sweet Briar College, Sweet Briar, Va.

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Fresh Food

Grinds See Boost for Its Versatility

Beef, turkey, lamb, pork and bison all did well as consumers cook from home more often due to the pandemic.

Fresh Food

Frozen Meat Sales Reach New Highs

When supply was tight, many consumers switched from fresh to frozen.

Eight months into the pandemic, the meat department sat 15%-20% above year-ago levels.

Value-added beef sees a 16.5% sales increase from a year ago, followed by all other meat, pork and turkey.

The president of Wright’s Market, which operates in Opelika, Ala., frequently addresses Congress about the issues facing independent grocers.

Customers embrace beef as they returned to cooking, and the trend is expected to continue, sources say.

From "decompression zones" to more natural light, architect David Katz shares his insights on how the pandemic may alter the look, feel and function of grocery stores.

The platform will allow Fareway to communicate directly with suppliers for quicker sourcing of products.

IGA CEO John Ross says pandemic-sparked safety concerns and e-commerce adoption have delivered new shoppers to local stores, where he suspects they can stay for the long term.

In the revamped app, customers can order their deli favorites and design their own custom cakes.

The retailer will hold its first Supplier Diversity Summit for underrepresented business owners.

The e-tailer is donating the space to nonprofit New York Common Pantry in an effort to reduce food insecurity.

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