Kristina Hurtig

Senior Editor, Winsight Grocery Business

Articles by
Kristina Hurtig

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Industry Partners

NGA Urges Biden to ‘Help Americans Get Back to Work’

In a letter to the president, trade association President and CEO Greg Ferrara calls for fixes to the unemployment insurance program to encourage people to find jobs as the grocery industry struggles to fill open positions.

Retailers

Southeastern Grocers Launches Game-Like Savings Program

The latest enhancement to the grocer’s rewards loyalty program, “rewards Boosters” offers customers “uniquely tailored savings on the products they buy most,” CEO Anthony Hucker says.

The program furthers the retailer’s commitments to building and investing in a diverse network of local, regional and small businesses and to making fresh food available to everyone.

Promotion involves leading the wholesaler’s Professional Services and e-commerce business units while also developing new business models and pursuing innovation opportunities.

Help customers beat the heat with innovative treats.

While private label’s outperformance narrowed, according to a recent Coresight report, its stickiness will likely continue as retailers invest in product and brand development.

The hybrid retailer hires Mitch Madoff of Whole Foods and names Tae Strain corporate executive chef. Together, the duo will work to elevate Foxtrot’s private-label business across its stores.

The group aims to improve access to healthy foods and diet quality for all Americans at a time when the COVID-19 pandemic brought to light the need to reduce food insecurity in the U.S.

The in-app collaboration will launch in more than 95 cities in June, with national expansion to follow later in the summer.

The contactless service is available for more than 24,000 retail products.

The retailer’s team of registered dietitians are hosting free virtual events, including store tours, virtual seminars and live Q&As, to celebrate National Physical Fitness and Sports Month.

The company breaks ground on a 136,000-square-foot Model 5 farm in Danville-Pittsylvania County, Va., that will provide access to about 50 million people within a day’s drive.

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