Kristina Hurtig

Senior Editor, Winsight Grocery Business

Articles by
Kristina Hurtig

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Retailers

How Instacart Is ‘Meeting People When Food Inspiration Strikes’

The online grocery platform has launched Shoppable Recipes on TikTok, Tasty and other platforms that allow consumers to discover new recipes and add the ingredients to their carts at the same time.

Industry Partners

Online Grocery Sales in February Up Nearly 9% Year Over Year

Order frequency rose 3% for the month, but spending per order fell more than 2%, according to Brick Meets Click/Mercatus’ Grocery Shopping Survey.

Bristol Farms Newfound Market, located in Irvine, Calif., features seven of its own chef-created restaurant brands, offering everything from Nashville Hot Fried Chicken to plant-based plates and beachside food with a global twist.

Through Freight Logistics Optimization Works (FLOW), the retailers will work with the administration to develop an information exchange in an effort to ease congestion and speed up the movement of goods.

Offering is an extension of the Landover, Md.-based grocer's omnichannel strategy to add value both in-store and online.

Portfolio currently includes 15 meat and dairy alternatives, with more releases expected later this year.

DoorDash Accelerator for Local Goods, designed in partnership with Next Street, provides support to local CPG businesses owned by entrepreneurs who are women, transgender, immigrants or people of color.

“This is just another way we’re helping make [our club members’] dollar stretch even further,” said Scott Ludwig, VP of membership.

To offer the new service, the Boone, Iowa.-based grocer has partnered with Blackhawk Network, which found through its own research that 73% of consumers want to be able to pay the same way they pay online and in-store.

New services are aimed at making living a healthier life more accessible and more affordable for caregivers, parents and other Walmart customers.

Ceramides, prickly pear, translucent zinc sunscreen, overnight hairstyling and jelly-textured skincare are trending, according to the retailer's trends council.

Sebastian will oversee the implementation of key strategic endeavors and priority initiatives in her new role.

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