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Randy Hofbauer

Digital/Technology Editor

Randy Hofbauer is Progressive Grocer's digital and 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.

Blog posts by this author

October 2018

Positive or negative, reviews require addressing in today's grocery business
June oven's UI now allows easy prep of grocer's products

August 2018

Shoppers, especially Millennials, feel location is more important than brand

July 2018

New 'Bob's Burgers' meal kits continue service's transformation to more experiential model

May 2018

Recently launched Check Out With Me might be ready for expansion
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Articles by this author

November 2018

Grocer partners with Cincinnati USA Regional Chamber to attract top tech talent worldwide

10-plus machines to be involved in national pilot test

Retailers join Myxx platform for connected commerce

Mega-grocer teams with Google Assistant for contextual commerce

While NYC, D.C., Dallas dominate, the Windy City offers some more particularly noteworthy advantages

Grocer's IT VP shares insights surrounding Tally's pilot, its future at the chain

Ecommerce company has already onboarded 4,500-plus vegan-friendly products, including groceries

October 2018

Grocer adopts AI, robotics following similar moves by Walmart, Kroger

Deal includes orders for 20 fulfillment centers

This is despite other findings of the stores' high performance potential

Pilot follows similar ones from Kroger, Buy For Less, Robomart

Grocery-centric store will also act as grocery technology incubator, test center

Event held on National Prescription Drug Take-Back Day

Series' 1st video focuses on overabundance of added sugar in foods

Kroger leverages expertise of private label team to point to what's on the horizon

Launch follows ramped-up promotion of grocery ecommerce service

Club chain expanding Instacart partnership that launched in February

Grocer will introduce Pickuliar Picks private label line beginning next year

Data received from specialty shop will help grocer, vendors better address trending markets

Deal follows several high-profile grocery technology acquisitions since last fall

Service will begin in 14 states before expanding

CEO sees groceries as logical extension of current foodservice delivery service

Meal kits sell in rotating groups of 4 varieties per week

Google G Suite improves grocer's productivity, collaboration, cost efficiency

CFO Maryann Correnti: Great product and customer intimacy, while necessary, just weren't enough

Harnessing the power of Google can bring strong growth in incremental traffic

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