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Meg Major

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Meg Major is responsible for driving and evolving the overall content strategy and operations for Winsight Grocery Business. Major has more than 25 years of experience covering the U.S. retail grocery industry, including 18 years at Progressive Grocer, where she held numerous positions of increasing responsibility, including fresh food editor, executive editor, editor-in-chief, editorial director and content chief. In addition to her content leadership duties at PG, Major spearheaded Top Women in Grocery since its inception in 2007. She began her career at the Pennsylvania Food Merchants Association (PFMA), followed next as editor-in-chief of Philadelphia-based Food Trade News. She holds a B.A. in journalism from Indiana University of Pennsylvania (IUP) and was a finalist in the 59th Annual Jesse H. Neal Awards for Best Commentary.

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Retailers

A Peek Inside Fresh Thyme’s Latest Pittsburgh Location

Hundreds of shoppers greeted Fresh Thyme Farmers Market as it opened its third Pittsburgh-area store this month, underscoring a positive reaction to a new grocery format in a market where Giant Eagle has long been dominant.

Retailers

Presenting WGB’s 2019 Remarkable Independents

WGB proudly recognizes 15 grocers that are collectively nourishing their communities in countless ways.

WGB’s February 2019 Endcap guest reflects on the indispensable ingredient behind his stores’ success, his abiding fearlessness for competing with the “big boys,” his unabashed “craziness” as a businessman who happens to sell groceries, and his enduring belief in fate and persistence.

The retailer’s new small-format urban concept stores are set to open by year's end in University City, Northern Liberties and Queen Village.

Top grocery leaders converged in Miami in late January for FMI’s 2019 Midwinter Executive Conference, including 1068 registered attendees, 230 of which were from the retailer and wholesaler communities from 35 states and five countries. Click through to check out top highlights of the event, which had the theme "Upending the Apple Cart," along with speakers and retail newsmakers who were on the scene.

The late Greg Calhoun, IGA’s Mark Batenic and Coca-Cola Co.’s Muhtar Kent and Ern Sherman were also honored at the trade association’s Midwinter Confab.

Shoppers also rank conventional grocery stores high for cleanliness but earn moderate to low scores in service, according to the 2019 U.S. Supermarket Experience research report.

Pioneering grocer grew Nugget behind service, value and attention to local communities.

The retailer’s CEO Brian Cornell accepts the network’s William J. Grize Award at the Retail Industry Leaders Association’s Retail CEO Forum.

A look at how grocery industry trading partners are stepping up to help affected federal government workers feed their families.

WGB’s January 2019 Endcap guest reflects on how the legacy of giving back imbued by his great-grandmother was instrumental to the 130-store food retailer’s company survival; the invaluable lessons passed on by his late father, Eddie Basha Sr.; the privilege of serving guests on the Navajo Nation; and the ideal ingredients for the perfect tamale.

What are the most important factors shoppers weigh when choosing a grocery store?