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Bridget Goldschmidt

Managing Editor

Bridget Goldschmidt is Progressive Grocer's managing editor.


September 2019

Brand-new pavilion showcases hot trend and intriguing products beckon, while regulatory challenges persist
Expo East Panel  Democritization Healthy Foods
Seth Goldman, of Honest Tea, Beyond Meat, plans to make such items more accessible
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September 2020

Marriott Bonvoy Boundless Card partners on meal-kit series

PMA’s Fresh Summit will showcase growth plan for brands

Retailer aims to meet demands for online shopping, safe environments

J.M. Smucker Co. Updates Corporate Identity

Move meant to better reflect its growth, diverse portfolio

Pioneering city ordinance requires food stores to sell nutritious options

E-retailer offers 25,000+ Climate Pledge Friendly products, launches new packaging certification

Intermarché and Netto Team With Symphony RetailAI

Tech will enable retailers’ strategic business transformation

Food delivery service clocks in at No. 2

Website debuts Oct. 10 with virtual summit and concert

FMI Reveals 2021-22 Event Lineup

Meet-ups start out virtual, transition to in-person

NYC, Mercato Team to Help Indie Grocers With E-Commerce

Program will assist businesses in underserved neighborhoods affected by COVID-19

Retailer now intends to reach zero emissions by 2040

Kroger Adopting Visual AI Technology

Grocer deploying Everseen solution across 2,500 stores

Southeastern Grocers Breaks Out Wine Advent Calendar

Limited-edition item helps oenophiles count down to Christmas

Grocer teams with Feeding America on annual campaign

In-store apple displays highlight honeybees’ impact

Event to feature organic producers and businesses from across the country

José B. Alvarez held key executive roles at Stop & Shop, Giant Food

Trade group calls move ‘top priority for independent grocers’

Grocery OS can help companies compete with Amazon

Circular-Shopping Platform Goes National

Loop now available in 48 states following successful pilot

Walmart Health Discloses Future Plans

More locations, partnership with medical module maker revealed

KeHE Supports Natural/Organic Industry Inclusivity

Distributor teams with J.E.D.I Collaborative

Facility to be fully operational by early next year

Whole Foods CEO Pens Book on ‘Conscious Leadership’

Mackey's follow-up to 2013 best seller to be sold at chain’s stores

Exclusive deal spans nearly 600 stores

Exclusive agreement covers Benelux market

Weis Markets Expands Low Low Price Program to Produce

60 best-selling items added to program

Little Leaf Farms Doubles Greenhouse-Growing Capacity

Expansion serves New England, New York, New Jersey and Pennsylvania stores

Cuddle Becomes Part of Nielsen Connect Partner Network

Move combines intuitive analytics platform with insights for retail, CPG leaders

Giant Co. Hiring 4K Associates Ahead of Holidays

Positions include roles at forthcoming Harrisburg store

NGA Foundation Names 2020 Scholarship Recipients

Grants go to 18 students planning grocery careers

Fan-favorite offerings ready for game day

Retailer teams with Schneider Electric on initiative

Whole Foods Store Features Mini-Farm

On-site installation supplies fresh basil

Big Y Names VP of Center Store

Michael R. Cormier has extensive retail, wholesale experience

E-grocer also offers enhanced selection of easy meal solutions

Commercials feature actual families

6-month campaign benefits local Feeding America food banks

Initiative encompasses grocer’s five-state market area

In-store restaurant concept rolled out 6 months ago at Meijer

BrightFarms Expands Chicagoland Greenhouse

Move will boost production of locally grown leafy greens

Customers can earn points on purchases to aid local education

Development program designed for emerging independent grocery execs

Microhub enables expanded same-day service

Grocer, Bimbo Bakeries collaborate on campaign

Campaign part of new brand platform rollout

Mamava lactation suites among several baby-friendly moves

Union plans actions in 26 cities across 10 states

Clinics to Open in 3 Texas Walmart Supercenters Oak Street Health

Oak Street Health will operate facilities

Co-op partners with National Fisheries Conservation Center

Research shows safety, hygiene trumping environmental matters

New membership program aims to rival Amazon Prime

2-day online gathering caps National Fruits & Veggies Month

August 2020

Pilot aims to save customers time, money

Retail vet served stints at Rite Aid, Pathmark

Yiannas, Mayes will speak on food safety, diversity, respectively

Contest honors best marketing, merchandising programs

Latest acquired location is in Westbury, New York

Live sessions now available in attendees’ home kitchens

Shoppers can post photos to aid organizations providing COVID-19 relief

Drive-thru process coordinated by eTrueNorth

Org commits to ambitious circular-economy vision

New feature offers low prices and savings on grocery staples

Wholesaler taps Herlitz’s HIMPACT solution

Deep discounter to invest $500M in growth

Study from dunnhumby pinpoints rising food prices, economy as trouble spots

Parent company, banners begin Chapter 11 bankruptcy proceedings

For Today’s Table sets course for future growth, innovation, investment

Kroger Health Promotes Safe Use of Rx Meds

Partnership with Everfi gives adults info on dangers of opioid misuse

C&S to Hold Virtual Hiring Event

Warehouse selectors sought nationwide amid pandemic

The Fresh Market Rolls Out Ultimate Dinner Meals

Line kicks off with steakhouse-inspired offering

Alcohol e-commerce platform sees triple-digit growth, sustained consumer migration

Service expanding partnerships with food retailers

Virtual show will connect manufacturers, buyers

Brand anticipates accelerated growth

Changing Consumer Beverage Trends

Guidance for grocers on functional beverages, soft drinks, cofffee-and-tea hybrids and more

Fundraising program benefits Feeding America food banks

Weis Markets Puts Paws for Pets Online

Donations to go to 126 pet shelters

Hy-Vee to Be Sponsor at Indy 500

Grocer teaming up with Rahal Letterman Lanigan Racing

Ahold Delhaize Chooses Best Cleaning Robots

1st-ever global competition scouts, selects smart tech solutions

Long Island City location offers takeout, delivery, outdoor seating

Grocer’s 2019 sustainability report details sustainability progress

Shipt, 99 Ranch Mark Anniversary With Special Offers

Same-day delivery introduced at Asian grocer 1 year ago

UFCW backs move, saying it protects retail workers

Independent Grocers Built on 2019 Gains to Win in Pandemic

Prior investments in e-commerce, stores, labor, communities key to response

SpartanNash Sales Still Benefiting From Pandemic

Q2 food distribution and retail segments up; military distribution falters

Ball’s Price Chopper Launches Store-Within-A-Store CBD Concept

Grocer forges 1st-of-its-kind partnership with American Shaman

FMI to Debut Virtual Food Safety Event

Safe Quality Food Institute division will host global forum

Move follows letter, call from independent grocery-sector group

Infocast with CVS will highlight diversity and inclusion

2 already being built in city; more slated for suburbs

Grocer logs double-digit comps, skyrocketing net income, e-commerce sales

Mobile app helps reduce food waste

Health care stakeholders unite to boost patient safety, reduce eco-waste

McLane Names New President/CEO

Grady Rosier retires after 25 years with the company

Consumers Hope for Happy Halloween

Americans plan safe, sweet celebrations: NCA polls

Effort touted as a first in meal-kit space

Alyssa Clevenger will manage trade org’s PAC

Filmmakers, other guests to appear at select showings

Programs for kids and adults share simple, healthy recipes

Wegmans Ranks 1st Again in J.D. Power Pharmacy Study

Retailer led in supermarket category for 3rd consecutive year

Solution from Button offers major new channel for installs, app sales

Wakefern Expands Use of Inmar’s Retail Cloud

Move will give co-op’s brands access to targetable, attributable off-site media

UNFI Reaches Agreement With Indiana Teamsters

Local 414 ratifies 4-year contract

WellCare, Shipt Offer Free Grocery Delivery to Seniors

Service available for Medicare Advantage members for rest of year

Pandemic Powers Publix’s Q2, Stock Price

Grocer sees soaring sales, earnings during public health crisis

3-day bash gives customers chance to win 2020 Subaru Crosstrek

Supply-chain exec also worked at Cardinal Health, Gillette Co., P&G

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