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Abby Kleckler

Senior Digital & Tech Editor

Abby Kleckler is Progressive Grocer's digital and tech editor. Reach Abby by email at [email protected] 

Blog posts by this author

September 2019

Groceryshop personalization
Groceryshop speakers focus on the future of customized experience

Articles by this author

January 2020

Grocery Delivery Takes Over Country's Warehouses

Food & beverage industry significantly expanded its share of the largest 100 U.S. industrial leases

Fry's Food Stores Founder Dies at 92

Charles Fry started the chain with his brother Donald

Kroger Pharmacists Now Testing for Strep, Flu

Services offered in Idaho and Michigan

Jay Marshall named vice chairman; Darren Baty takes on chief merchant role

Meijer Expands Program to Keep Food Out of Landfills

Flashflood reduced in-store waste by more than 10% during pilot

FMI Rebrands, Nixes 'Marketing Institute'

New identity focuses on an interconnected supply chain

SpartanNash Takes Nutrition, Lifestyle Attributes to the Shelf Edge

Nutrition Pathway includes 22 key traits now visible at Family Fare, D&W Fresh Market, and VG's Grocery stores

Online Sales Drive Holiday Growth, Grocery Is 2nd Best

Retail numbers up 4.1% year-over-year

NGA, ROFDA Not Merging After All

Organizations cite 'unexpected circumstances'

Longtime Publix VP Announces Retirement, Successor Named

Norman Badger to replace longtime employee Pete Mowitt, who is retiring

Asian Grocer iFresh Expands

New North Miami, FL location taking on some of the biggest names in grocery

NRF Day 3: Parting Thoughts From the Big Show

Making sense of the innovation overload seen at the event and what it means for food retailers

NRF Day 2: 5 Trends From the Innovation Lab

Robotics, artificial intelligence and machine learning are at the forefront in this immersive show exhibit

Giant Food to Invest $114M in Pennsylvania in the Next 18 Months

Plans incluce new ecommerce fulfillment center, 2 new stores, 35 remodels

Blount to Open Soup Manufacturing Facility in Portland

Former headquarters of Harry's Fresh Foods

Walmart Further Automates Grocery Pickup, Delivery With Alphabot

Technology is fully operational at a Salem, NH supercenter

Lowes Foods Adds FlyBuy Tech for Faster Grocery Pickup

Machine-learning solution provides more frictionless ecommerce experience

Meijer's New Store to Open Sans Single-Use Bags

Woodward Corner Market encourages bringing, buying reusable options

Fresh Thyme Farmers Market Invests in CBD

Food retailer now carrying more than 250 SKUs at stores in 10 states

Schnucks Steps Into 2020 With Community Health Challenge

Customers can earn rewards points through step challenge

Wegmans Removes Plastic Bags Sooner Than Expected

Eliminated at NY stores on Jan. 27

Virginia Independent Grocer Closes After 69 Years

Third-generation owner says "competitors have come and gone" but now they're leaving

Spending on Robotics Systems, Drones Soars to Nearly $130B

Retail is one of the industries seeing the fastest growth

2020 Grocery Innovation Outlook

The technology and trends that are fast becoming table stakes as they transform the business

December 2019

3 Grocers Among Best Workplaces for Diversity

Publix, Wegmans, Nugget make Fortune's 2019 list

Top 10 Center Store Stories of 2019

CBD, Consumer Expenditures Study and private brands at the forefront

Top 10 Overall Stories of 2019

Top Women in Grocery, CBD, Kroger in the mix

Dot Foods Plans 1st Automated Warehouse

117,000-square-foot facility to feature Dematic technology

Top 10 Fresh-Focused Stories of 2019

Kroger rebrand, Hy-Vee's WW meals and Lidl Express make the cut

Top 10 Grocery Technology Stories of 2019

Checkout-free, fulfillment centers and digital shelves garner most traffic

Augmented Reality Makes Shopping Fun at Giant

New technology experience features a "Snowflake Search"

Top 10 Shakeup Stories of 2019

Sprouts Farmers Market, Kroger and Albertsons see big changes

Groceryshop, Shoptalk Sells for $145M

Hyve Group plc acquires the conferences

Walmart Makes Huge Employee Investment in Remodels

Retailer to complete 500 full-store remodels each year

KeHE Predicts Nootropics, Microbiome Health and More for 2020

Distributor names top 5 industry trends to watch in the new year

Costco Adds Same-Day Alcohol Delivery

Retailer also piloting Rx delivery program with Instacart

Albertsons Invests Heavily in Automated Micro-Fulfillment Centers

Partnership with Takeoff Technologies opens company's first such facility at a Safeway

UNFI Workers in Indiana Strike

148 Teamsters protest alleged company violations, UNFI responds

Tech Takes on Grocery Health & Wellness

Food retailers feel the responsibility to cater to shoppers’ specific dietary needs and preferences

H-E-B Mobile App Gets a Makeover

New online shopping and Curbside options added

Grocers Amp Up Customer Health, Wellness Programs

FMI report shows 86% increase since 2017

Walmart's Autonomous Grocery Deliveries Head to Texas

Expansion through pilot with tech company Nuro

New Seasons Market Merges with Good Food Holdings

Exits the Seattle, Wash., market as part of the agreement

How to Merchandise CBD Products

Making the category an in-store destination

Farmbox Takes Food as Medicine to the Next Level

Ecommerce subscription service partners with Vibra Health Plan

H-E-B's $200M Plan for South Austin

3 new locations scheduled, including "one of the company's most innovative stores"

Dollar General Sees Best Customer Traffic, Comps Growth in 5 Years

Retailer continues to expand DG Fresh program

GenNext Winners Take Center Stage at Coca-Cola Headquarters

Event honoring 25 individuals under 40 taking industry by storm

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