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Kat Martin

Content Manager

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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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Kat Martin

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Retailers

1-on-1 With Jimmy Wright of Wright’s Market

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

Fresh Food

Beef Sales Remain Strong Throughout Pandemic

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.

Keeping employees' spirits up can be difficult in hectic workplaces beset by the pandemic, but Cristian Grossmann, CEO of the Beekeeper platform, shares how communication technology can be beneficial.

A new concept that combines pop-up stores with food trucks debuts in Eagan, Minn.

The California-based independent grocer made significant and successful changes to bolster its soup and salad bars, SVP Rachel Shemirani explains in an interview.

The Texas-based retailer has renewed its partnership with Revionics.

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