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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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Products

7 Innovations to Chew On in Confection, Gum

A look at recent category releases in celebration of National Candy Month.

Retailers

SpartanNash Perks Up Fast Lane

The retailer has added additional benefits for subscribers of the online grocery program, including half-off delivery on orders of $50 or more and monthly bonus savings.

The program aims to support the industry's growing takeout and prepared meals business by providing operational compliance, food waste tracking, equipment calibration and temperature management.

The association's Power of Health and Well-Being in the Food Industry report examines consumers' growing interest in health and wellness, as well as retailer progress and support.

The association examines community supermarkets’ impact on the nation’s economy across jobs, wages and taxes.

When the pandemic forced businesses to rethink operations or delay plans for expansion, Ezaddin Alshami and business partner Faizal Surti formed National Gourmet Market and opened not one but two markets in food deserts in the Richmond, Va., area.

Tropical and spicy flavors are trending, according to the Sweets & Snacks Expo.

Building on its ongoing commitment to prioritize diversity, equity and belonging, the online grocery platform’s new advertising initiative will help eligible CPGs directly connect with customers on its marketplace.

The partnership will help make online shopping easier for customers using the retailer’s Hy-Vee Aisles Online services, integrate its virtual dietitian services and enable customers to schedule vaccinations online.

Household cleaning products had a good year as consumers cleaned more, and pet products also had a strong showing with adoptions of dogs and cats on the rise.

Despite hurdles created by the COVID-19 pandemic, many new products made their way into shoppers’ carts, resulting in multiple $100 million launches, the firm notes.

The Midwest retailer, known for its 200,000-square-foot supercenters, is reportedly building a new store in Orion Township, Mich.

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