Kristina Hurtig

Senior Editor, Winsight Grocery Business

Articles by
Kristina Hurtig

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Industry Partners

Food Industry ‘Uniquely Positioned’ to Write New Normal Post-COVID: FMI President

In her president’s remarks, Leslie Sarasin shares her perspective on where the food industry stands and where it can go from here.


Biden Asks USDA to Boost SNAP Benefits for 12 Million

In an executive order, the president also asks the U.S. Department of Agriculture to reassess the Thrifty Food Plan, the basis for determining SNAP; FMI and NGA commend president for his quick action to address food insecurity.

Association expresses it looks forward to working with the new administration as it offers details on issues such as employee tax relief, liability protection, SNAP assistance and minimum wage.

Plant-based eating remains a trend to watch.

The Infinite Aisle platforms allows retailers to order products and have them shipped directly to their stores.

The facility in Totowa, N.J., supports the growing EveryPlate meal-kit brand.

Retailer’s Cook-in-Bag line features 14 different meat and seafood entrees that come in an oven-ready bag and can be prepared in an hour or less.

The association has hired Steptoe & Johnson LLP to help boost its advocacy capabilities, and it has promoted Molly Pfaffenroth to senior director of government relations.

Ahold Delhaize USA’s central services division piloted the robots from Ava Robotics in two of its distribution centers to support enhanced cleaning procedures amid the pandemic.

From an uptick in yogurt to a pantry stacked with chickpeas, Save A Lot and its registered dietitian and nutritionist have identified the trends it expects to hit shelves this year.

Called Healthie, the new service from the Midwest retailer offers free store tours, dietitian discovery sessions and monthly virtual classes. Other programs also available for a fee.

Build-your-own pizza and sushi rolls are just a few of the new features for the store.

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