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Winsight Live: Earnings Season, Albertsons’ Transformation and Dollar Competition

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.

Retailers

Mercato Names Emily Keeton CFO

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.

The latest Winsight Live with Supermarket Guru Phil Lempert examines Hy-Vee’s new premium membership model; FoodX Technologies new hire to lead stateside growth; Top Friendly Markets’ strategies for preventing out-of-stocks; the surge in grocery sales on Black Friday; innovative efforts by restaurants trying to recoup lost Q4 sales; and more.

Executive leads more than 20,000 employees through pandemic and beyond.

The produce marketer and former retail buyer/merchandiser will retire Dec. 31 after 20 years with Stemilt and a 40-year career in produce.

Experienced B2B journalist in manufacturing and foodservice sectors to cover U.S. food retailers including Walmart and Target.

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.

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.

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