Kristina Hurtig

Senior Editor, Winsight Grocery Business

Articles by
Kristina Hurtig

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Retailers

Weis to Invest $135M in Growth in 2021

The retailer’s cap ex plan for this year includes at least two new stores, eight remodels and eight fuel centers, as well as tech upgrades and smaller store improvement projects.

Fresh Food

FMI, NFI Create Forms to Improve Seafood Buying Process

The new resources aim to standardize the language and specifications for each seafood species to help suppliers comply and fill orders.

The association aims to help smaller grocers navigate the hurdles they have faced in setting the program up by providing information, tips and instructions in one convenient place.

Consumers these days expect their beverages to do more than just quench their thirst—and CPG companies are listening.

“As vaccines become more widely available, it is natural that today’s shoppers choose to head back into the store as a part of their grocery shopping routine,” said Spencer Baird of Inmar Intelligence's MarTech division.

VP Kamala Harris will chair the group that will look for ways to make it easier for workers, including marginalized workers such as women and people of color, to organize.

The annual “Day in Washington” serves as an opening day for the food industry trade group to educate legislative members on the issues affecting the grocery industry.

The study finds that 60% of shoppers prefer to have their products delivered as quickly as possible vs. eco-friendly consolidated shipments.

Share of volume of digital coupons increased 27% year over year, according to Inmar’s 2021 Shopper Behavior Study, which also found that Gen Xers and baby boomers are top users.

In the past week, Save Mart, Walmart and Kroger have piloted or launched automated technologies that aim to speed or simplify everyday operations.

The 42,000-square-foot Rivertown Market will have a pedestrian-friendly design, with three garage-style doors and outdoor fresh produce and floral areas. It will also feature a Mudgie’s Deli and a Great Lakes Coffee coffee shop.

HAC banner Homeland has partnered with the community-driven development organization on a 6,800-square-foot grocery store that will bring much needed fresh fruits and vegetables, as well as hot prepared foods, to the community.

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