Kristina Hurtig

Senior Editor, Winsight Grocery Business

Articles by
Kristina Hurtig

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Retailers

Kroger Health Launches COVID-19 Testing Program for Employers

The initiative combines coronavirus testing and management with industry-leading healthcare services.

Retailers

Which Grocers Earn Millennial-Friendly Honors?

Fortune ranks Target, Wegmans and Publix among its Best Large Workplaces for Millennials.

The grocer also saw an increase in net income, as well as operating and administrative expenses due to additional safety measures related to the pandemic and a second appreciation bonus payment.

In addition to a 23.7% increase in sales and a 24.1% increase in same-store sales, the retailer saw e-commerce sales rise 243%.

Full-time employees will receive $500 and part-timers will receive $250 for their dedication to serving customers during COVID-19.

Donald High, who holds more than 150 technology patents, will help contribute to Focal’s product roadmap, which includes a shelf camera-based automated inventory solution.

The new space in Burlingame, Calif., is expected to increase the online grocer’s delivery capacity by 10x; Farmstead says the pandemic accelerated the adoption of grocery delivery by 3 to 4 years.

The retailer instead will promote earlier holiday deals, starting in October and available online and in-stores.

The grocery pickup service is now available at nearly 250 stores.

With no timeline on when circulation patterns will return to normal, Southeastern Grocers and Kroger are encouraging customers to round up their bills, while Meijer has converted its self-checkout lanes to debit/credit only.

The third round of bonus pay for full- and part-time employees will add up to about $428 million.

As the list grows, WGB break downs which grocers are requiring masks chainwide, as well as effective dates and exemptions.

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