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Winsight Live: Aldi Unites, Trader Joe’s Goes Collegiate and Walmart Invests

The last and latest Winsight Live with Supermarket Guru Phil Lempert explores how Aldi’s estranged sister retailers are joining forces behind grocery e-commerce; what college students think of Trader Joe’s, which continues to open locations near college campuses; where Walmart plans to invest heavily next; and more.

Retailers

Wakefern Makes 2 C-Suite Promotions

The retailer-owned cooperative said Neil Falcone is succeeding the retiring Doug Wille as CFO; and that longtime VP Karen Meleta has been promoted to a new role as Chief Communications Officer.

After COVID-19 delayed implementation last year, the food waste reduction program will be available at all 256 Meijer supercenters by year-end.

The latest Winsight Live with Supermarket Guru Phil Lempert offers details into Ahold Delhaize USA’s e-commerce fulfillment center in Philadelphia; Aldi’s growth plans for the year, which includes 100 new stores; Healthy Living Market and Cafe’s new chef-driven food program that takes retail foodservice to a new level; frozen seafood’s successful year; and more.

The healthcare division of Kroger is expanding its portfolio of testing solutions by partnering with Gauss on the rapid at-home test.

The Minneapolis store, which closed in May 2020 following damage from civil unrest in the city, features new innovative departments such as a global foods section and a tortillas station.

New items and returning favorites highlight Lenten offerings at the California independent grocer.

A go-to for high-quality meats for nearly 40 years, Zingerman's is one of 13 independent grocery retailers honored in WGB's 2021 Remarkable Independent awards.

Meat, poultry, fish and egg prices were up 5.1% year over year, while price increases moderated for cereals and bakery items.

The latest Winsight Live with Supermarket Guru Phil Lempert offers insights into the Price Chopper and Tops Market merger; Kroger’s decision to offer a vaccine incentive and additional hero pay bonus; grocers who are effecting long-lasting change with regard to diversity, equity and inclusion; Whole Food’s goal to convey in-store its commitment to local; and more.

The company, whose portfolio includes the Red Baron, Mrs. Smith's and Pagoda frozen-food labels, announces a promotion and a new addition to its leadership team.

With the theme, Pave the Way: A New Era of Retail Dietetics, the 2021 RDBA Virtual Experience will take place May 4-6.

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