Kristina Hurtig

Senior Editor, Winsight Grocery Business

Articles by
Kristina Hurtig

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Retailers

6 Grocery Predictions for Second-Half 2021

Manufacturers and retailers have differing forecasts for dollar sales and where those sales will come from, but they do agree on the importance of digital commerce, Advantage Sales' Outlook June 2021 survey finds.

Retail Foodservice

Hy-Vee Launches New Breakfast Menu

With a focus on fresh, high-quality ingredients, the retailer’s new “Best Breakfast in America” menu includes made-to-order skillets, pancakes, waffles, omelets and more, as well as morning cocktails in select locations.

The milestone comes as the extreme-value retailer celebrates 75 years of “touching lives for the better,” CEO Eric Lindberg said.

Vivek Sankaran says digital engagement, e-commerce and remote work are three sticky trends that "could be very positive” for the industry.

The location in Lubbock, Texas, opening June 30, introduces a new e-commerce concept: Texas Takeout, which allows prepared foods to be ordered for curbside pickup.

Hy-Vee will attempt to break the Guinness World Record for largest serving of pancakes, while Food King says it now claims the title for largest watermelon display.

The retailer strives to convey "local impact and a greater purpose," Kevin Holt says during an FMI Midsummer Strategic Executive Exchange session.

A look at recent category releases in celebration of National Candy Month.

The retailer has added additional benefits for subscribers of the online grocery program, including half-off delivery on orders of $50 or more and monthly bonus savings.

The program aims to support the industry's growing takeout and prepared meals business by providing operational compliance, food waste tracking, equipment calibration and temperature management.

The association's Power of Health and Well-Being in the Food Industry report examines consumers' growing interest in health and wellness, as well as retailer progress and support.

The association examines community supermarkets’ impact on the nation’s economy across jobs, wages and taxes.

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