Kristina Hurtig

Senior Editor, Winsight Grocery Business

Articles by
Kristina Hurtig

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More Than 2,000 Albertsons Stores Now Available on Uber Eats

The expanded partnership between the two companies brings 800 new locations to the app, including to consumers in Connecticut, Indiana, New Hampshire, Utah, Vermont and Rhode Island for the first time.


BJ’s New Concept Club to Open May 6

The location in Warwick, R.I., will be about half the size of a typical BJ’s and serve as an “innovation lab,” where new product assortments, displays, product demonstrations and convenience initiatives will be tested.

The store’s design is inspired by the historic homes, storefronts and gourmet restaurants of the surrounding neighborhoods.

The new location, which is expected to open in early 2023, will feature Streetside, United’s grocery pickup service, and a Ready Meals section, with fresh foods that are ready to heat, ready to eat or ready to cook.

The Grand Rapids, Mich.-based retailer and distributor is urging shareholders to vote for its slate of nominees amid activist investor challenge.

Lakeland, Fla.-based Publix is the first grocer to collaborate with Instacart on its new fulfillment model, bringing added convenience to its customers in Miami's Brickell, Coral Gables and Wynwood neighborhoods.

The Carlisle, Pa.-based details results from initiatives centered around eliminating hunger; changing children’s lives; promoting health and sustainability; supporting diversity, equity and inclusion; and more.

With convenience-store giant Alimentation Couche-Tard Inc. as a lead investor, Food Rocket aims to grow its team “by recruiting people from giant companies such as GoPuff and DoorDash.”

Additional facilities planned for Orlando, Los Angeles, Chicago and Long Island City, N.Y.

AI provider Lucidworks says recommendations and notifications “can keep shoppers from clicking elsewhere.”

The retail tech company said the fundraising will be used to accelerate user growth, expand into new retail categories, invest in product development and hire top talent.

It's a misconception to think that indoor farming is inherently safer, writes FMI's senior director of food and product safety—and retailers need to be aware of indoor farms' unique potential challenges.

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