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Winsight Live: Grocery Secrets, Farm to Web and Costco’s Journey

The latest Winsight Live with Supermarket Guru Phil Lempert explores Benjamin Lorr’s book, “The Secret Life of Groceries,” which offers a humorous look at the industry with a dark edge; what Ahold’s vision for FreshDirect is after acquiring the rival; how an online farmers market is helping consumers and farms stay connected; how 7-Eleven plans to reach net zero emissions by 2050; how Costco’s journey through the pandemic has differed from other retailers; and more.

Industry Partners

Engage3 Appoints Morgan Seybert Chief Customer Officer

The former Nielsen, Kantar and Coca-Cola executive will lead the data software firm's competitive intelligence and price image management solutions.

WGB editors taste and sample a few new food items, including "really good" broth, vegan cheese and a layer cake.

The latest Winsight Live with Supermarket Guru Phil Lempert looks at how Walmart performed in its fiscal third quarter; what Bacon & Kegs beer has to do with Waffle House; how the pandemic turned the fresh perimeter upside down; what limited-time offers are trending around the world; how GetGo’s foodservice is resonating with consumers and how it’s embracing tech; where Amazon could be launching Amazon Fresh next and the e-tailer’s plans for pharmacy; and more.

The Midwest retailer announces its commitment to providing holiday meals at a low price as the pandemic wears on, likely affecting Thanksgiving celebrations this year.

The veteran of Alpha 1 to succeed the retiring Steve Silver as the top operating executive at the company serving independents in the Northeast and Florida, including the C-Town and Bravo banners.

USDA, EPA welcome the retailer and wholesaler to its U.S. Food Loss and Waste 2030 Champions.

The latest Winsight Live with Supermarket Guru Phil Lempert examines Grocery Outlet’s expansion plans for 2021; Walmart’s decision to end its partnership with Bossa Nova and its inventory tracking robots; restaurants’ innovative approaches to keeping food and customers warm as indoor dining continues to be limited; Healthy Living Market’s goal to be the Northeast’s leading mid-size natural grocer; and more.

Cruise's fleet of all-electric self-piloted vehicles, which Walmart was test for delivery is Scottsdale, Ariz. early next year, can support sustainability goals and delivery ambitions, the retailer said.

The new site makes room for enhancements to organics, prepared foods and pickup and delivery, the Ahold Delhaize USA banner says.

The latest Winsight Live with Supermarket Guru Phil Lempert looks at Ahold Delhaize’s third-quarter earnings and future plans, including a subscription program for Giant; how Fabric took a different approach in creating a microfulfillment center; what it’s like to work for Trader Joe’s, as told from a former employee; the latest M&A news in the convenience-store space; and more.

Currently Retail Business Services’ EVP of people systems and services, the 43-year veteran is recognized for training and development and advocacy of women in retail.

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