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Alert Innovation Hires John Gargasz to Lead Business Expansion

Gargasz, whose title is VP of platform and business development, will help the retail robotics company expand its grocery automation fulfillment business beyond its anchor Walmart customer.

Retailers

Giant Food to Highlight Diverse Suppliers With Shelf Tags

The new program will highlight 3,100 items in-stores and online from women, Black, Asian-Pacific, Hispanic and veteran-owned businesses.

Coming off a new funding round, Farmstead is seeking to expand in 14 new geographies in 2021.

The CPG trade promotion software company installs TABS’ founder, Kurt Jetta, as chief analytics officer.

WGB takes a look back at some of our most compelling executive interviews in the last year.

The latest Winsight Live with Supermarket Guru Phil Lempert discusses the vastly different side effects of snowy weather on grocery and restaurants; Popeye’s latest limited-time offer; Amazon’s debut in the Chicago area; DoorDash’s higher-than-expected IPO evaluation; highlights of a WGB’s exclusive interview with SpartanNash CEO Tony Sarsam.

The industry veteran will lead merchandising strategy and department growth.

Kill Cliff, maker of energy drinks that are free of sugar and artificial ingredients, has collaborated with comedian and podcaster Joe Rogan to create the Flaming Joe.

With its launch in 600 Circle K stores across Texas, Caliper dissolvable CBD can now be found in more than 1,000 retail locations nationwide.

The latest Winsight Live with Supermarket Guru Phil Lempert takes a look at the latest earnings reports from The Kroger Co. and Dollar General; what’s guiding Albertsons’ transformation; the competition rural grocers are facing from dollar stores; and more.

Mercato hires former WeWork executive to serve as CFO of its digital platform that connects consumers to more than 1,000 independently owned grocery stores and specialty markets.

The veteran CPG executive, who joined the craft beverage brand as a consultant earlier this year, succeeds interim CEO Jamie Colbourne.

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