Kristina Hurtig

Senior Editor, Winsight Grocery Business

Articles by
Kristina Hurtig

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Industry Partners

Consumer Confidence, Sentiment Fall in May

Findings from the Conference Board and University of Michigan suggest inflation and the labor market continue to drive consumers’ views.

Products

Trendspotting at the 2022 National Restaurant Association Show

There was no shortage of innovative, new products designed for retail on the expo floor.

The Chesapeake, Va.-based retailer also records a 19.2% lift in gross profit for first-quarter fiscal 2022.

84.51° offers a snapshot of how higher prices are affecting the category, what draws shoppers in and which products are winning.

Conventional grocers in the top-performing quartile generate average weekly online grocery sales of $43,895, according to Brick Meets Click’s eGrocery Performance Benchmarking 2021 Wave.

In the annual ranking of the most visible U.S. companies, Trader Joe's, H-E-B and Wegmans make up the top five, while Publix and Kroger are among the top 25.

“Meet your team where they are at,” said Kelly McCutcheon of Hopdoddy Burger Bar during a session at the National Restaurant Association Show.

The retailer's 14th store in Chicago—and 20th overall—brings to the historic community its signature all-day cafe experience, a full coffee bar and a new summer menu.

The president also launched a new initiative, Operation Fly Formula, that OKs the use of Department of Defense commercial aircraft to pick up overseas product that meets U.S. health and safety standards.

Once open, the grocery stores in Paramus, N.J., and Oceanside, N.Y., will bring Amazon Fresh’s store total to 32.

The San Antonio-based retailer is expanding its presence in the Dallas-Fort Worth area as it increases its commitment to Texans with the launch of H-E-B Wellness Primary Care Clinic in Austin.

In an update on its progress to invest $2 billion in Black-owned businesses, the retailer also announced a new fund to increase exposure of diverse-owned brands through paid media.

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