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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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Retail Foodservice

How Grocers Can Be the ‘Ultimate Mealtime Solution’

FMI’s 2021 Power of Foodservice at Retail report reveals consumers desire for hybrid meal options, as well as the convenience of ordering through their phones or at a kiosk.

Retailers

Cattle Farmers, Indie Grocers Call on Congress to Help Level the Playing Field

Associated Wholesalers Grocers CEO David Smith sought to give lawmakers something to chew on as he detailed the struggles his company has faced in competing against bigger players.

As the discounter embarks on a storewide modernization, it creates a one-of-kind campaign complete with a hip-hop-, rap- and pop-inspired video produced by MTV VMA award winner Drew Kirsch.

The discounter’s Huntington Home 3 Wick Candles narrowly win over its famed holiday Advent calendars in one of 10 categories.

The president of Wright’s Market, an independent grocery store in Opelika, Ala., is honored for his participation in government relations.

In partnership with Volta, the East Coast supermarket has installed five charging stations at its stores, with 50 more coming by the end of this year.

The adoption of dogs and cats during the pandemic “provides retailers and brands with the opportunity to identify and provide value for the ongoing needs of their customers—and their pets,” Quotient CEO Steven Boal says.

In its latest report, FMI–The Food Industry Association found that 84% of retailers now offer wellness activities for both employees and customers—a considerable increase from 49% in 2019.

New innovations emphasize attributes such as zero sugar, superseeds, immune support, low calories and more.

The hybrid retailer, which has 13 locations in Chicago, Dallas and Washington, D.C., announced a mass expansion that includes new markets such as New York City; Austin and Houston, Texas; Boston; Miami, Fla.; and Los Angeles.

The retailer’s second quarterly summit in May netted 28 new brands, which will become available to its customers in the coming months.

Online alcohol platform Drizly examines how consumers will shop for and consume adult beverages as a new normal emerges.

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