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Retailers

Remarkable Independents’ Confidential: Trig’s Execs Bob Jaskolski and Kindl Furtak

WGB explores the eight-store, Minocqua, Wis.-based indie's masterful merchandising strategies and philosophies in this web-exclusive interview.

Retailers

Remarkable Independents’ Confidential: John Naylor, Rosemont Market

In this web exclusive, WGB takes a closer look at what makes the Portland, Maine-based grocer tick via an interview with its owner and co-founder, John Naylor.

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.

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.

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