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Bridget Goldschmidt

Managing Editor

Bridget Goldschmidt is Progressive Grocer's managing editor.

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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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January 2020

Recipients include execs at Bristol Farms, Festival Foods, H-E-B, Wakefern

Snack Food Sales to Continue to Soar During Super Bowl Week

Biggest sellers are tortilla chips, pretzels, potato chips, dips

Lucky’s Market Confirms Store Closure Reports

Grocer reveals remaining locations in emotional Facebook post

Meijer Taps Into the Gig Economy

Retailer implementing Hyer platform/app to supplement ongoing labor needs

Whole Foods Faces Food Shortages

Grocer cites loss of private label supplier, weather-related produce issues

Fairway to Sell 5 Stores, Distribution Center to ShopRite Operator

Village Super Market aims to retain iconic banner, format of acquired locations

Consumer Brands Association Hires Retail Industry Vet Ellen Davis

Exec will lead membership engagement, events and education

Consumer Brands Association Creates Expert CBD Board

Members bring expertise from government, health and law enforcement fields

Grocer "engaged in a strategic process" to keep locations open

The Fresh Market Debuts Online Store, Mobile App

Customers can create lists and menus, filter products

Solution offers customers convenient health management

Moves come in wake of Kroger divestment

Walmart Makes Post-Holiday Executive Moves

Mega-retailer names new chief merchant, U.S. COO

National Confectioners Association Hires 2

Additions expand org’s advocacy, communications capabilities

Retail, Food Industries Cheer as USMCA Passes Senate

Trade pact now awaits president’s signature

Stop & Shop employs more than 61,000 associates and operates 400-plus stores in Massachusetts, Connecticut, Rhode Island, New York and New Jersey. Parent company Ahold Delhaize USA is No. 4 on Progressive Grocer’s 2019 Super 50 list of the top grocers in the United States.

Full-time employees can get 6 weeks fully paid

CBA Forms Recycling Leadership Council

Initiative aims to reimagine U.S. system via comprehensive roadmap

Kroger Delta Division, UFCW Forge New Labor Agreement

Covered employees get higher hourly pay, annual raise, health care benefits

Group aims to lead CPG industry into the future

Solutions simplify shopping journey while optimizing grocer’s operations

Clean-energy solution aims to provide power during grid power outages, cut CO2 emissions

Program now available at 46 of company’s MI stores

CookIt tool available on independent grocer’s ecommerce website

Centralized solution aims to enhance associate collaboration

Part of mega-retailer’s end-to-end Angus beef supply chain

100+ Coinstar kiosks added to supermarkets in greater Sacramento, Calif., area

Jerrold Williams earlier worked at Kellogg, Daymon, Hostess

Whole Foods, Safeway Feature Vertical Grower's Greens

Grocers join other Bay Area operators in offering Plenty’s produce

Exec has worked in every area of family business

GS1 US Names Kraig Adams VP, Blockchain

Former Coca-Cola exec brings supply chain, tech knowledge to newly created role

AWG Elects Rouses Markets’ Donny Rouse to Board of Directors

Louisiana regional grocer succeeds fellow independent operator Chuck Murfin

Rabobank report notes that online grocery sales are growing but still face obstacles

Court Denies The Fresh Market Ex-General Counsel’s Bid to Dismiss Shareholder Suit

Scott Duggan alleged to have omitted key info from SEC filing

NGA Promotions and 2020 Show

Indie trade org also releases full 2020 show program

Stater Bros. Names Keith Thomas EVP – Retail Ops

Exec has steadily risen through the ranks since joining company in 1981

Food 4 Less Franchisee Forms ESOP

Company founders selling shares to associates ahead of retirement

Carrefour Acquires B2E Lunch Delivery Company

Dejbox has plans for international expansion

Miami-area Neighborhood Market to Offer Greater Shopping Convenience

1st store in Florida to provide expanded self-checkout

Developers Acquire 23 Stop & Shop Properties

Sites triple-net leased to Ahold Delhaize

Fairway Market Moving Toward Bankruptcy – Again

Grocer has already begun closing stores after failing to sell them off

Ahold Delhaize USA Reveals CT Warehouse Plans

Move comes as grocer begins transitioning to self-distribution

Consultant brings years of c-level tech expertise to new position

Walmart President/CEO Doug McMillon Takes Business Roundtable Helm

Exec will head up CEO trade group for 2 years

Publix Pharmacy Fills 100 Millionth Free Rx

Grocer has enabled greater access to critical medications since 2007

December 2019

Former Walmart Exec Becomes Michaels CEO

Ashley Buchanan succeeds Mark Cosby at helm of arts & crafts retailer

Prodege survey respondents say having a neater house an achievable resolution

Company-wide issue causes Christmas Eve panic on social media

Collaboration with CEA Food Safety Coalition aimed at buyers, growers, partners

Member companies’ employees eligible to receive education support

Frank van Zanten will aid further rollout of retail conglomerate’s Leading Together strategy

AL Independent Grocer Adopts Video Security, Communications Solution Marinos

Marino’s Market partners with Motorola, Avigilon

Albertsons Joins AssistRx Specialty Pharmacy Network

Enrollments through iAssist aim to lift provider, patient experience

Walmart Offering On-the-Go Sushi

Local Charlotte, NC, company providing fresh, hand-rolled product daily

C&S Distributing POS Software to Independent Grocery Customers

Dumac Business Systems offers standardized, cost-effective solution

Kevin Weaver used to work at Southeastern Grocers

Move leaves Ahold Delhaize USA banner with just 1 location

Giant Food Stores Debuts Berenstain Bears Treehouse

Part of grocer’s 1st remodeled child care space; 5 more to be converted in 2020

Local Grocery Store Founder Rolls Out Organic Dairy Brand

Besides Basics, Chuck Eggert also helped establish Pacific Foods

 Kroger Plant-Based Meat Test Goes Live

Pilot is a collaboration with Plant Based Foods Association

Choice Market, Locai Team to Deliver Groceries

Partnership offers innovative ordering features

Repeat Roses Shop Opens in Balducci’s Store

Zero-waste floral company at the grocer also offers workshops, delivery

Service now at all pharmacies in PA Acme stores, select Idaho Albertsons locations

Service operating from separate fulfillment center

Produce Marketing Association Names New Chief Science Officer

Max Teplitski previously worked at USDA, University of Florida

Independent Grocers Urge Congress to Fix ‘Retail Glitch’ Now

Tax law error prevents small retailers from investing in their businesses

Grocers' Claims Rejected in Egg Antitrust Case

Plaintiffs include Kroger, Albertsons

Former NGA Prez/CEO Peter Larkin Joins Manomet Board

Sustainability nonprofit administers Grocery Stewardship Certification program

Holiday Grocery Shopping Varies by U.S. Region

Catalina’s data shows how different festive traditions affect purchases

Wegmans Building 3rd Distribution Center

Facility will be in Virginia’s Hanover County

Tariffs Have Mixed Effects on Grocery Industry, Shoppers

Acosta report notes current and expected changes, consumer perceptions

Successful pilot eatery launched last year in produce department

UNFI Posts Q1 Net Sales Increase, Promises Better Future Results

Wholesaler committed to converting sales momentum into improved earnings, cash flow

Ingles Logs Record FY 2019 Sales

Comps, net income, EPS up in Q4

Retail, Food Industries Heartened by UDMCA Trade Deal

Groups urge swift passage to safeguard economy

Offering expands ecommerce delivery service’s reach into kitchenware

Ahold Delhaize USA Investing $480M to Transform Supply Chain

Fully integrated self-distribution expansion will take place over next 3 years

1st-Ever Plant-Based Meat Labeling Standards Unveiled

PBFA providing guidance for growing food sector

Walmart Donating Land for Hometown Park

Mega-retailer giving 75 acres to be developed by city of Bentonville, Ark.

Lidl ID'd as a buyer; 4 additional locations to close

Report uncovers “systemic pattern” of standard setting

C&S Expanding to Pacific Northwest With New Warehouse

Troutdale, Ore., facility slated to open by summer 2020

Alfalfa’s Local Market Provides Incubator for Colorado-Made Products

Independent grocer operates “co-working space” to grow area companies

Sabra HelloFresh

Companies offering two hummus bowls, one plant-based

Kroger to Divest From Lucky’s Market

Grocer affirms success of Restock Kroger transformation initiative in Q3 results

At least 1 other area store in pipeline

New initiative will source woman, minority, LGBT-certified and veteran-owned suppliers

Bil Goldfield is director, corporate communications at Dole Food Co.

Location to be part of shopping center slated to open in 2022

Former Ahold USA CEO will provide strategic guidance as independent director

Get the Good Stuff targets SNAP recipients at Fine Fare locations

Maggie White promoted from manager, donor relations and development

Deep discounter also debuting inaugural locations in Charlotte and Wilmington, NC

Weekend performances to feature 100-plus local music groups

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