Kristina Hurtig

Senior Editor, Winsight Grocery Business

Articles by
Kristina Hurtig

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Retailers

Giant Co. Acts to Protect Nation’s Water Resources

Through its partnership with Keep Pennsylvania Beautiful, the Carlisle, Pa.-based retailer will award grants to eligible projects aimed at improving waterways.

Industry Partners

FMI Awards 6 Industry Execs for Overcoming Challenges of Past 2 Years

Those honored include Mike Stone of Mollie Stone’s Markets; Todd Schnuck of Schnuck Markets; and Norman Mayne of Dorothy Lane Market, as well as Neal Berube who is retired from Associated Food Stores; Jonathan Mayes, who retired from Albertsons; and Steve Cahillane of the Kellogg Co.

For the past 11 years, the founder of Brick Meets Click had been focused on helping the grocery industry navigate the impact of digital technology and e-commerce.

The department launched the Meat and Poultry Processing Capacity Technical Assistance Program, which provides technical assistance to grant applicants and grant-funded projects, as cases of bird flu sweep the United States.

The Grand Rapids, Mich.-based retailer will open two supercenters in Brunswick and Canton on April 18.

Despite the challenges of the past two years, including supply chain issues and inflation, plant-based foods have built on growth seen in 2020 and 2021.

Through Instacart Platform, retailers can choose from a suite of fulfillment, advertising and insights capabilities designed to help them "innovate faster than ever on their own properties," CEO Fidji Simo says. Early adopters include Publix, Schnucks, and Key Food.

New research from digital shopper marketing platform Chicory finds that recipes including alcohol as an ingredient have increased in popularity from February 2019 to February 2022, showing a 17% gain in total recipe views.

A recently released study finds 65% of consumers would switch grocery stores if they knew the store was committed to sustainable packaging rather than plastic.

8 innovations that see CPG companies stepping outside their own food and beverage comfort zones

As Target completes the finishing touches on its net-zero energy store in Vista, Calif., Amazon is looking to become the first grocery store to receive net-zero carbon certification from the International Living Future Institute.

The company, whose co-founders got their start in ultrafast grocery delivery in Russia, has filed a voluntary petition for relief under Chapter 11 bankruptcy.

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