Kristina Hurtig

Senior Editor, Winsight Grocery Business

Articles by
Kristina Hurtig

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Industry Partners

5 Reasons Why Grocers Should Attend the National Restaurant Association Show

The Show, taking place May 21–24 in Chicago, will help grocers build more-relevant retail foodservice programs and get fresh ideas for tackling their labor, sourcing and technology pain points.

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As Whole Foods Contends With Foot-Traffic Shortfalls, Where Can It Go From Here?

“I think for Whole Foods to succeed, it needs to decide who it wants to be,” says Ethan Chernofsky, VP of marketing for, in an interview with WGB.

The offering is available at the grocer's more than 100 stores throughout Arizona, with rollout coming soon to its Dine stores in Arizona and New Mexico.

The average National Co+Op Grocers food cooperative purchases from 178 local farms and producers, whose products make up 26% of the average co-op’s total sales.

All three stores will offer Just Walk Out shopping, a cashierless experience that Amazon recently launched at Houston’s Minute Maid Park baseball stadium and at a Whole Foods in Washington, D.C.

The retailer outlined its goals and long-term strategies—including plans to eliminate food waste and increase workforce diversity—for a more sustainable future in its new environmental, social and governance framework.

Instacart unveiled an AI-powered point-of-sale system at Boston’s Fenway Park this week, one week after Seattle-based Amazon launched Just Walk Out at two food and beverage stores in Houston’s Minute Maid Park.

Austin is the first region outside of Seattle to offer the technology, which is aimed at making the checkout process faster and more convenient, at a Whole Foods.

“Organizations that prioritize new ways of using data for decision-making will be better positioned to succeed,” Symphony RetailAI SVP Troy Prothero says in comments on survey results.

The agency, which noted that more than 160 foods are known to cause food allergic reactions, is looking looks to evaluate emerging evidence “in a consistent and transparent manner.”

The grocer will incentivize the use of reusable bags by charging 5 cents per paper bag.

As Bashas’ celebrates a milestone, WGB checked in with Edward “Trey” Basha, who reflected on the family-owned grocer’s challenges and successes over the years, as well as what the December acquisition by Raley’s means for its future.

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