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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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April 2020

Grocer, union team up on New York Times ad campaign

FMI, Create Talent Exchange

Platform matches furloughed, laid-off employees with jobs

US Foods Provides Distribution Support to Retailers Nationwide

Company deploys 700+ associates to help keep food supply moving

Publix Goes Contactless

No-touch payment option in all stores

As Panic Buying, Foot Traffic Decline, Basket Sizes Continue to Grow

Catalina also IDs top 3 categories: flour, baking mixes, cleaning products

Vermont Tells Big-Box Stores to Stop Selling ‘Nonessential’ Items in Person

Directive could have huge implications for retailers across U.S.

Rouses Closing Stores for Easter Sunday

Hard-working associates get additional paid holiday

Wakefern Gives Trailers to Move Medical Equipment

Cargo to supply N.J. pop-up hospitals

Kroger Institutes ‘Hero Bonus’ for Frontline Associates

Move comes on top of earlier one-time payment

GrubMarket Acquires Boston Organics

Deal marks online grocer’s 1st delivery capability on East Coast

March 2020

Coronavirus Sparks Labor Unrest in Grocery Sector

Workers at Amazon, Whole Foods, Instacart demand greater protections, pay

With 200+ workers, facility will help meet needs during pandemic

Payment, pickup/delivery options available

Teamsters Reach Agreement With US Foods, Safeway

Temporary pact keeps supply chain moving, warehouse workers employed

Hy-Vee Aims to Keep Families Healthy With Online Program

Short daily videos offer fun physical activities

Lucky’s Auctions off Stores to Publix, Aldi, Others

Also successful bid by Dollar General for DC

DoorDash Leads Free Grocery Delivery Program for Seniors

2,000+ stores nationwide participating in effort

NGA, United Fresh Help Independent Grocers Procure Produce

Orgs connecting retailers with distributor communities

‘Retail Glitch’ Fix Part of Senate’s Stimulus Package Bill

Move comes at critical time for indies dealing with pandemic

Fairway Reveals Winning Bidders for Stores

ShopRite operator Village Super Markets, Amazon among successful suitors

Raley’s Banners, Union Reach Tentative Agreement

Contract includes COVID-19 response compensation

Directory addresses need for retail workers during COVID-19 pandemic

Hy-Vee, Other Grocers Temporarily Alter Return Policies

Nonperishable items not accepted; no rainchecks on out-of-stocks

UNFI Appoints Jack Clare CIO

Exec was formerly with Dunkin' Brands, Yum! Restaurants International

Amazon Eying 4 Fairway Locations

Sites could serve as distribution centers

Dierbergs Installs Plexiglass Windows to Aid Social Distancing

One of several grocers to adopt measure in response to coronavirus pandemic

U.S. Flower Industry Facing ‘Complete Ruin’

The coronavirus outbreak positions fresh blooms as low priority for shoppers

Food Industry Considered Essential to Infrastructure in COVID-19 Response

FMI cheers move as way to help serve customers during crisis

CPGs, EPA Expedite Process to Move Cleaning Products Through Supply Chain

Steps allow companies to meet consumers’ health, safety needs during pandemic

Albertsons Names Evan Rainwater EVP of Supply Chain & Manufacturing

Exec with logistics background worked for Safeway before merger

Hy-Vee Provides Further In-Store Virus Protection

Window panels installed, reusable bags temporarily banned

SpartanNash Strives to Keep Military Commissaries Stocked

Company also hiring displaced workers to meet skyrocketing demand

Industry Groups Team Up to Secure Food Supply

FMI, IFDA want to streamline process to get products to consumers

Baldor Offers Home Delivery to Consumers

Wholesaler/distributor’s unprecedented move to last for duration of pandemic

Walmart Gives $25M to Fight COVID-19

Funds to go to prevention/management, food access, community response

Real Estate Company Acquires 7 Grocery-Anchored Properties

Southeastern, Mid-Atlantic banners are Food Lion, Harris Teeter, Weis Markets

Worldwide Seafood Traceability Standards Launch

GDST 1.0 aims to establish a common baseline for information, digital formats

Eating in the Age of Coronavirus

Guilty pleasures, comfort foods rule; produce still safe

Larree Renda Joins Ross Stores’ Board of Directors

Former Safeway EVP was 2013 PG/NEW Trailblazer Award winner

Several move to reassure customers; others donate food

FDA Kicks Off Nutrition Facts Label Campaign

Effort aims to help consumers understand what they’re reading

Fairway Reveals Bidder for 6 Stores, Distribution Center

Bogopa operates Food Bazaar stores in NYC metro area

Mowi Pure Norwegian Salmon to Launch in U.S.

Sustainably farmed, unique, proprietary breed can be traced back generations

NGA Names Christopher Jones SVP, Gov’t Relations & Counsel

Exec has achieved important wins for independent grocers

Slower Organic Poultry Growth Could Hurt Grains Market

2019-20 broiler slaughter could see less than 1% increase

Bipartisan legislation seeks to expand industry, creating jobs and economic growth

Hand Sanitizer Sales Soar in U.S.

Unsurprising reaction to coronavirus fears

Walmart Unveils Updated Coronavirus Policy

Move follows Kentucky associate testing positive for illness

Organic Bread on the Rise

Double-digit sales logged in standout segment

2020 Retail Seafood Review: Sustainability Remains Key Concern

Plant-based products find their way into the department

Genetic Mental Health Testing Now Available at Jewel-Osco

Latest Albertsons banner to offer Genomind’s Professional PGx Express service

ShopRite Introduces Virtual Dietitian Program

Customers can chat online free of charge with health professional

Weis Markets' Q4 Aided by Targeted Promos, Store Improvements, Lower Prices

Grocer also ups 2019 ecommerce sales by expanding online ordering

Instacart Launches Mobile Checkout for Shoppers

New offering will allow shoppers to use Apple Pay or Google Pay

BJ’s Hopes to Drive Growth via Assortment Changes

Plan follows HQ layoffs as part of cost reduction program

CBA calls practice “threat to public health”

Ocean Health Influences Consumers’ Seafood Choices

Most are concerned about pollution, plastic waste, labor conditions

Kroger, Whole Foods Join Plant Based World Conference & Expo Buyer’s Council

Companies aim to make such products more accessible to consumers

St. Louis grocer offering employment to store’s employees

Food safety effort encompasses prevention, response and addressing knowledge gaps

Global movement of goods requires new approach from lawmakers

Report Provides Food Waste Reduction Tips

Advice applicable to grocery, foodservice, manufacturing, restaurants

UNFI’s Fishman is new president; SEG’s Shields becomes member

Sales outpacing those of conventional animal products, driving growth in each category

Online Grocery Orders Up in Urban Areas Due to Coronavirus Concerns

Spikes in usage could lead to widespread consumer adoption, according to tech company

How Coronavirus May Affect Grocery Shopping Habits

Ecommerce is a natural choice for concerned consumers, but could this lead to a permanent shift in how Americans buy their food?

Northgate González Exec Chosen as Latino Food Industry Association President

Lupillo Ramirez has finger on the pulse of Hispanic grocery trends

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