Kristina Hurtig

Senior Editor, Winsight Grocery Business

Articles by
Kristina Hurtig

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Retailers

Stop & Shop to Offer No-Cost EV Charging

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.

Nonfood

What the Pet Adoption Boom Means for Retailers

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.

Cheryl Sommer acquired the store, which is the only locally owned independent supermarket in Santa Fe, in 2003.

The retailer will invest $100 million over the next 10 years as it converts 100% of its truck fleet to alternative energy; makes infrastructure improvements; and implements green energy solutions and negative emissions technologies.

Kroger, Meijer, Target and Walmart are among the companies to score 100% on the 2021 Disability Equality Index, a joint initiative by Disability:IN and the American Association of People with Disabilities.

The Carlisle, Pa.-based company hopes the promotions, including a free delivery offer, attract first-time customers who might have been reluctant to try the online grocery service even as adoption of these services grew during the pandemic

Retailer hires physician Daniel Fick to oversee its existing health and medical initiatives, as well as the development of new services and offerings for its customers and employees.

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