Kristina Hurtig

Senior Editor, Winsight Grocery Business

Articles by
Kristina Hurtig

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Retailers

How One Virginia Independent Is Filling a Need for Healthy, Gourmet Food

When the pandemic forced businesses to rethink operations or delay plans for expansion, Ezaddin Alshami and business partner Faizal Surti formed National Gourmet Market and opened not one but two markets in food deserts in the Richmond, Va., area.

Products

4 Candy, Snack Trends to Watch in 2021

Tropical and spicy flavors are trending, according to the Sweets & Snacks Expo.

Building on its ongoing commitment to prioritize diversity, equity and belonging, the online grocery platform’s new advertising initiative will help eligible CPGs directly connect with customers on its marketplace.

The partnership will help make online shopping easier for customers using the retailer’s Hy-Vee Aisles Online services, integrate its virtual dietitian services and enable customers to schedule vaccinations online.

Household cleaning products had a good year as consumers cleaned more, and pet products also had a strong showing with adoptions of dogs and cats on the rise.

Despite hurdles created by the COVID-19 pandemic, many new products made their way into shoppers’ carts, resulting in multiple $100 million launches, the firm notes.

The Midwest retailer, known for its 200,000-square-foot supercenters, is reportedly building a new store in Orion Township, Mich.

The National Confectioners Association reveals the most popular summer candy types and flavors as it and retailers nationwide celebrate National Candy Month.

Ahead of the associations joining forces in 2022, future co-CEOs Cathy Burns and Tom Stenzel name seven staff leaders to senior roles.

The Arizona grocer has revealed the winners of its sixth annual Donut Flavor Contest—just in time for National Donut Day on June 4.

If passed, the bipartisan legislation would work to address the transparency and fairness of direct and indirect remuneration fees charged to pharmacies.

One in three users of the delivery service have bought an alternative meat or milk product, according to Instacart’s Plant Power report, which explores plant-based foods’ journey into the mainstream.

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