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Randy Hofbauer

Randy Hofbauer is Progressive Grocer's Digital/Technology Editor. He has more than a decade of experience as a journalist and researcher, almost all of it covering CPG retailing. Follow him on Twitter or connect with him on LinkedIn.

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October 2017

Speculation follows Walmart announcement of direct-to-fridge delivery
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Articles by this author

November 2017

Ecomm natural, organic retailer served 18 states

Partnership follows similar ones with Fexy Media,

Customers want accurate content that makes shopping more convenient, personalized.

Deal follows similar initiative with Prime Now, Fexy Media

Move marks 2nd major round of slashes since Amazon's acquisition

PG research with Field Agent discovers "whys" behind app usage, drivers to encourage more use

Grocer contributes $150K, collecting further donations at checkout

Prepared turkey, sides join gifts, décor for festivities

New from Nancy’s are Petite Stuffed Bagels, are freshly baked bagels made with delicious creamy Philadelphia cream cheese from the Kraft Heinz Co., ready to serve and enjoy in minutes.

Pullout from neighborhoods across several states has industry speculating

Simply Recipes, Serious Eats ingredients available through Prime Now

5 Minute Lunches match consumer desire for convenience-minded kits

October 2017

Dunnhumby CEO: 6 tips to lead in age of new retail

Grocer partners with American Homestead Natural Meats for better meat

Move follows similar tests by Target, Ahold USA, Schnucks

Online list-building, click-and-collect coming to UT grocer

Appointments include one ascension from production floor to R&D kitchens

Smart-lock intro follows similar Walmart innovation

Grocers' purpose-driven goals can set off meaningful chain reaction

Uniquely J offers 50 'carefully curated' SKUs

Clear goals, complementary values, keeping things simple all matter

Meal-kit delivery service cut approximately 6% of workforce

Grocery vet Bob Mariano offers 3 ways tech drives back-end efficiency

Chain's first to close, location was open only 1 year

demand forecasting

Maintaining appropriate supply in each channel is a daunting task

Grocer plans to expand program to 12 stores next year

Two-day, same-day delivery now available

75 reportedly let go this week, totaling 400 since July

Farmstead sources, delivers farm-to-fridge in Bay Area

Parcel to help Walmart, Jet test faster delivery in NYC

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