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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] 


September 2019

Groceryshop personalization
Groceryshop speakers focus on the future of customized experience


March 2020

Rethinking Shopper Engagement During the COVID-19 Crisis

Join a virtual roundtable on Tuesday, March 31

Grocers Support Healthcare Providers, First Responders

Offering store discounts, special shopping times

New research asks first-time ecommerce adopters their plans

New research asks first-time ecommerce adopters their plans

Tech Companies Providing Free Solutions to Grocers

Vendors offering ecommerce, delivery and supply chain assistance during the coronavirus pandemic

Walmart Employees Choosing Payday

COVID-19 leads to early wage option, added safety measures

Albertsons Adds Social Distancing Measures

Also partners with major businesses to offer jobs to furloughed employees

Grocers Continue Hiring Amid the Coronavirus

Save A Lot is the latest, hoping to add 1,000+ new employees

How COVID-19 Is Affecting Your Retail Operations?

You asked, we answered, and 70% of you cannot keep store shelves stocked

Dollar Tree, Family Dollar Want 25K More Associates

Many retailers boost hiring to keep up with demand during the coronavirus outbreak

Are Grocery Employees Emergency Workers?

3 states designate them as such, providing child care coverage

Natural Grocers Thanks Employees With Boosted Benefits

Grocer offers per-hour raise, bonuses during coronavirus pandemic

Thank You! An Open Letter to America’s Food Retailers

Throughout its 98-year history, Progressive Grocer and the industry we proudly serve have witnessed some dark days and challenging times.

Raley's Takes Senior Care to the Next Level

Grocer is offering Senior Essentials Bags for in-store or curbside pickup

UNFI Gives Workers a Raise

Also establishes new safety protocols during the coronavirus outbreak

COVID-19: How Is It Affecting Your Retail Operations?

Progressive Grocer wants to hear your experiences in dealing with the impact of the coronavirus across your operation

H-E-B Commits $3M to Nonprofits During the Coronavirus

Funds given to Texas organizations helping vulnerable communities and conducting COVID-19 research

Grocers Catering to Seniors, People With Disabilities

Dollar General, Stop & Shop among those designating certain shopping hours amid COVID-19 concerns

Sprouts, Other Retailers Delay New Store Openings

Grocers also reducing store hours to restock, clean amid COVID-19

NGA Hires SVP, Industry Relations

Exec will help launch the Public Policy and Industry Leadership Forum

Customers Changing Course Due to Coronavirus

Report shows 89% feel safer eating food from grocery stores than restaurants

Ohio Independent Grocer Takes Foodservice to the Community

Buehler's Fresh Foods partners with Kingwood Center Gardens for café

Retailer posts another year of record sales, store expansion

SpartanNash Debuts Kids Crew Mascots

Online resources, fresh fruit for kids and free supermarket tours to make the USDA’s nutrition guide fun and interactive

Publix Now Offering a Club Membership

Grocer's new program adds personalization to digital features with exclusive member perks and content

Giant Adds Flexibility to Its Rewards Program

New digital program replaces Giant Gas Rewards

The FMI Foundation in partnership with the American Seed Trade Association, the American Farm Bureau Federation and the Farm Foundation, have released a consumer research study measuring market potential for gene-edited products.  The nationwide survey of 5,000 U.S. shoppers examined consumer beliefs, awareness and understanding of gene editing in food and agriculture, and their willingness to pay for gene-edited foods as it pertains to fresh and processed vegetables and meat. Respondents completed simulate

Consumer research shows many consumers are unaware of the technology

Sobeys, Safeway, Thrifty Foods Stores Adding Hyrdoponic Farms

Infarm partners with Empire's family of brands in Canada

Amazon's Checkout-Free Technology Now Available to Other Retailers

Says it has inked "several" deals for "Just Walk Out" tech

Shoptalk postponed

Shoptalk will take the place of the September event, which will then move to spring

Kroger Limits Purchases of 'Coronavirus-Fighting' Products

Hand sanitizer, cold and flu remedies make the list

Seafood Expo Postponed Due to Coronavirus

Event was scheduled to take place March 15-17 in Boston

Publix Adds More Swag for Loyal Customers

Kids' line garners social media excitement

Demand in a Digital Era

Spotlighting solutions to garner real-time, usable data at the store level

Expo West Postponed Due to Coronavirus

Event will not take place this week in Anaheim, Calif.

Meat Sales Surpass $50B, Plant-Based Gains Ground

Power of Meat 2020 report also analyzes production claims and sustainability

The Fresh Market Names Sobeys Exec New CEO

Larry Appel resigns after less than 3 years with the grocer

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