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Winsight Live: Grocery Worker Morale, Trader Joe’s Secrets, Shrinking Menus

The latest Winsight Live with Supermarket Guru Phil Lempert explores grocery worker morale and some tips for boosting it; how Trader Joe’s has altered its tasting panel amid COVID-19; why restaurants are shrinking menus; where Walmart is available on the Instacart marketplace; and more.


Winsight Live: Catching Up With Choice Market Founder Mike Fogarty

Choice Market owner and founder Mike Fogarty joins Winsight Live with Supermarket Guru Phil Lempert as a special guest. Fogarty shared details of the latest Choice Market store; its new e-commerce initiatives, including delivery via an electric vehicle; expansion plans; and what he’s seen during the pandemic.

A new partnership with Mirakl will add more than 50,000 items when the marketplace launches this fall.

The latest Winsight Live with Supermarket Guru Phil Lempert dives deeper into Save Mart’s Best Employer for Women honor, DoorDash’s new online convenience store, how to confront customers who aren’t wearing a mask, labor challenges amid COVID-19 and more.

The new online c-store—currently available in 8 cities—offers delivery of “thousands of convenience, grocery and restaurant items."

The retailer ranked the highest in supermarket pharmacies in J.D. Power’s 2020 U.S. Pharmacy Study for the third year.

The initiative allows customers to recycle flexible packaging not currently accepted in curbside recycling programs, including produce bags, bread bags and plastic overwrap.

The retailer expects the projects—including a store-within-a-store offering a variety of organic and natural products at two of the stores—to be completed this fall.

To be completed this month, the expansion will help increase product capacity and streamline distribution and safety.

The grocery industry continues to step up and serve its communities and employees in the heat of a pandemic. From H-E-B to Raley's to SEG and Schnucks, there's plenty of good news to go around this week.

The retailer is also engaging suppliers and customers to reduce their emissions by 15% in the next decade.

The retailer has promoted Paul Stoffel to lead the strategic planning, development and execution of its center store category management initiatives, procurement, master data management and store brand quality assurance program.

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