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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] 


April 2020

Breeding Freshness With Hydroponic Technology
Creating superior products and one-of-a-kind in-store experiences
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September 2020

King Kullen Makes Executive Moves

3 longtime employees promoted

Choice Market Launches New Mobile App, E-Commerce Site

New digital tools from Locai Solutions aid the local hybrid grocery, c-store, and fast-casual food retailer

The Giant Co. Supports Philly Children's Museum

Grocer's $1.2M gift will go toward reimagining Market exhibit

How Independent Grocers Are Offering Free Delivery

Rosie and Doordash partner on the promotion through the end of the month

Giant Eagle Adds Frictionless Pickup Technology

Grocer using Radius Networks' FlyBuy Pickup to reduce wait times

Product of the Year Awards: Now Open for Entries

Past winners share stories of success

Walmart Sends COVID-19 Tests Flying by Drone

This is the retailer's 3rd drone pilot announced in the last month

Food Lion Donates 9.5M Meals

New efforts will provide food, volunteer and monetary donations to community partners in 10 states

Retail Foodservice Innovation Summit Goes Live

Register today for the virtual event from Sept. 30 to Oct. 2

Meijer Expands Contactless Pharmacy Technology

Grocer using a texting-based pharmacy communication platform

3 Grocers Named Top Workplaces for Women

Annual list by Fortune and Great Place to Work recognizes 100 companies

SpartanNash Adds New Diversity & Inclusion Head

Shaquanda Gordon hired for newly created position

Online Sales to Account for 21.5% of Total Grocery by 2025

Online sales will reach $250 billion, according to new study from Mercatus

Whole Foods Dethrones Trader Joe's as Best Workplace for Grads

Forbes names the 250 companies most liked by workforce entrants

Retail Foodservice Innovation Summit Aiding Front-Line Employees

Virtual event raising money for the Grocery Workers Relief Fund

GrubMarket Makes 1st Texas Acquisition

Fresh Tex Produce joins the e-commerce company

Walmart Adds Even More Fuel to Drone Delivery

Teams up with Zipline for health and wellness products

Cultivating Better Produce With Hydroponics

Ag tech companies are scaling hyperlocal production

SpartanNash Hires New President/CEO

New leader Tony B. Sarsam was most recently CEO of Borden Dairy Co. Inc.

Publix Cultivates Hydroponic Offerings

Hydroponic-grown produce isn’t new to Publix Super Markets.

2020 Editors' Picks Winners Revealed

100 extraordinary products made the cut in this extraordinary year

Consumers Talk Plans for Eating After COVID-19

Acosta's new report on how the pandemic is reinventing how America eats

Online Grocery Sees First Dip Since COVID-19

Spending per order reached a record high in August, though

Stop & Shop Supports Students With Snacks

New initiative as many face food insecurity amid the COVID-19 pandemic

Walmart Accelerates Drone Deliveries

Launches pilot in Fayetteville, North Carolina

NGA Supports CBD as a Dietary Supplement

Bipartisan legislation would help eliminate regulatory confusion

August 2020

DeCA Sets Fundraising Record

Led this year's DOD contributions to the Feds Feed Families campaign

Southeastern Grocers Supporting Teachers

Making donations to local schools and honoring them with creative chalk art tributes

Ahold Delhaize Chooses 5 Supply Chain Entrepeneurs

Finalists will complete a 10-week immersive program through the Supply Chain Seed Program

Instacart Now Providing Shoppers Doctors on Demand

The company is also asking workers, customers to wear masks

Meijer Finds Safety Is No. 1 For Back-to-School Shopping

Survey of 1,200 parents shows it outweighs price

AI-Powered Personalization Improves Grocery Shopping

Mi9's ThryveAI has partnered Halla's Taste Intelligence Engine

Smart & Final Makes Fundraising COVID Friendly

Virtual ceremony for over $500K donation to Olive Crest

Grocers Get Customers Into Chiles With #HatchatHome Challenge

Food City, Bashas' and AJ's Fine Foods encourage at-home cooking creativity

Kroger Profiles Sustainability Priorities

Releases its 2020 Environment, Social and Governance Report

Gene Editing Meets Supermarket Shelves

With science and technology comes the potential for a wealth of innovation

Tops, Instacart Making a Delivery Addition

Customers can now stock up on alcohol

Hy-Vee Debuts School Wellness Program

Students compete in daily challenges for a chance to earn prizes

Union Tackling COVID-19 Contact Tracing

The union plans a program for its 1.3 million member workers

Southeastern Grocers Makes Big Pharmacy Changes

Technology enhancements allow for contactless prescription delivery, opioid overdose prevention

Albertsons Embracing Indoor Vertical Farms

Plenty Unlimited's hydroponically grown produce now in 430 stores

Kroger Ship Competing With Amazon, Walmart

Launches new assortment through a marketplace of third-party sellers

GrubMarket Invests in Protein With Latest Acquisition

San Francisco Bay Area's Grand Food Inc. joins the e-grocer

Lawmaker, union criticize some of the country's largest grocers

The Giant Co. Targeting Zero-Waste Stores

4 new locations attain sustainability standard

3 Grocers Recognized as the Beat Workplaces for Millennials

Target makes 1st appearance on the Fortune list

Build a Perimeter That’s ‘Better for You’

Suggestions for exploring options ranging from the novel to the mainstream

Publix Shuttering 2 GreenWise Market Stores

Both South Carolina locations had just opened in 2019

Dollar General Propels Fresh Agenda

Celebrating grand opening of a new cold storage facility while announcing three others

Bachelors Skipping Cleaning Supplies on Grocery Trips

Catalina research discovers what they're stocking up on instead

Kroger Debuts Private-Label Recycling Program

TerraCycle partnership a component of grocer's Zero Hunger | Zero Waste plan

Hy-Vee Adds SNAP/EBT for E-Commerce Orders

Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program is expanding during the pandemic

Giant Food Invests in Fresh Distribution Space

Expands Maryland warehouse by 23%

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