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Randy Hofbauer

Digital and Technology Editor

Randy Hofbauer is Progressive Grocer's digital and technology editor. He has more than a decade of experience as a journalist, researcher and content strategist, almost all of it covering CPG retailing. His insights and work have been cited in a number of media outlets, including The New York Times, the Associated Press and the Chicago Tribune, and he was named a finalist in the Software & Information Industry Association's 2018 Emerging Leader Awards. Follow him on Twitter or connect with him on LinkedIn.

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January 2019

Partnerships, store of the future, customer-centricity discussed at Retail's Big Show 2019
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January 2019

Companies will help expand service to an additional 800 stores this year

Chief People Officer Liz Thompson reports significant knowledge lift, nearly complete training participation company-wide

Grocer partners with Robomart, which debuted a year ago at the Consumer Electronics Show

Mega-retailer partners with Udelv to bring driverless vans to Surprise

As a result, these grocers are learning critical information about their health-conscious shoppers

Natural grocer is latest to ease product-finding experience for shoppers

Digital displays, touchscreens, shelf sensors among innovations added

December 2018

Voice-assistant shopping, shoppable recipes and more will make contextual commerce huge in 2019

Independent grocer follows Target, Walmart, Amazon, which all upped wages in 2018

David Kenny shares top happenings, predictions and keys for survival

Partnership with Nuro makes formal debut in Scottsdale AZ

Several hundred personal shoppers to be affected in move

Top young talent talks topics ranging from the biggest food trends to brick-and-mortar's future

Exec discusses value of open-mindedness, education, women in leadership

Retailer currently is testing hamburger-flipping automaton at headquarters

App connects with ecommerce site to order for in-store pickup or home delivery

Ecommerce giant reportedly using Amazon Go technology in larger-format Seattle test store

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