Kristina Hurtig

Senior Editor, Winsight Grocery Business

Articles by
Kristina Hurtig

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Retailers

Back-to-School Is Back In Style

Meijer’s trends for the seasonal shopping occasion reveal it’s all about self-expression.

Stores

Inside Sprouts’ New Sun Devil Home

The retailer’s new location near Arizona State University’s West Campus features layout and department enhancements, including Sprouts’ new branding.

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.

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.

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