Kristina Hurtig

Senior Editor, Winsight Grocery Business

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Kristina Hurtig

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Raley’s Gives Hourly Employees Fourth—and Largest—Appreciation Award

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


Focal Systems Taps Former Walmart Chief Scientist to Drive Automation at Retail

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.

The Boise, Idaho-based retailer is introducing 13 new Own Brands in the frozen aisle, while the ultra-filtered milk brand enters the category with seven lactose-free flavors.

Fortune Business Insights predicts a compound annual growth rate of 7.4% for the category, which is consistently seeing new entrants and innovation.

Retail Feedback Group’s 2020 U.S. Online & In-Store Grocery Shopping Study finds trend higher among younger consumers, as well as lower satisfaction overall due to out-of-stocks.

The rollout, which will begin in the Midwest and reach 1,500 stores by the holidays, adds 750 items to the retailer’s Order Pickup and Drive Up services.

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