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Kristina Hurtig

Senior Editor, Winsight Grocery Business

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Kristina Hurtig is senior editor of Winsight Grocery Business. Kristina has been an editor in the retail trade industry for the past five years, with experience covering both the grocery and convenience-store industries. 

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Stores

High-Rise GreenWise: Publix Unveils Downtown Tampa Unit

The new store, which has two towers of apartment living and a parking garage above it, opened Aug. 19 in the redeveloped Water Street neighborhood of Tampa, Fla.

Retail Foodservice

Shoppers Signal Support for Return of In-Store Sampling

Eight in 10 consumers are interested in these one-to-one experiences, an Advantage Customer Experience survey finds, with the opportunity to try before they buy remaining a powerful influencer on the decision to make a purchase.

No shortage of innovation as companies reformulate old lines and add new flavors.

In an interview with WGB, Shopic co-founder Raz Golan discusses a clip-on AI device that goes beyond helping customers skip the checkout line by further streamlining the experience through personalization and contextualized promotions.

The company becomes the first U.S. supermarket/convenience-store chain to offer the payment methods at checkout.

The family-owned and -operated company has sold its 13 convenience stores to Global Partners LP; its neighborhood grocery stores in Vermont were not part of the deal.

An included provision that allows commercial drivers under the age of 21 to operate over state lines would help ease pressure on supply, the National Grocers Association says.

The hybrid corner store/cafe and delivery market is expanding its outreach with a new delivery service, Foxtrot Anywhere, that will ship curated gift boxes featuring its top-selling treats and products nationwide.

Customer survey by e-commerce provider Rosie further finds that 80% of shoppers plan to continue placing grocery orders online at the same rate or more in the coming 12 months.

Coming this fall and winter, the retailer’s stand-alone Wall to Wall Wine and Spirits location will also feature specialty grocery items such as cheese, charcuterie, chips and crackers.

The Jacksonville, Fla.-based grocer is offering a “Try It, Love It, or Your Money Back” promotion on thousands of items, including those in its private-label SE Grocers line.

Sweet, salty options that could keep the category’s sales momentum going.

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