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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 content strategist, researcher and marketer, 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.

Blog posts by this author

February 2019

Feb
13
But Millennials, online shoppers show stronger demand for technology that eases grocery ecommerce experience
Feb
07
Because most currently find online grocery shopping inconvenient

January 2019

Jan
31
Progressive Grocer sister brand The Path to Purchase Institute asks grocery giant 5 key questions
Jan
21
Kroger, Target, Walmart, Ahold Delhaize USA execs among the many calling for empowering associates, better partnerships
Jan
14
Partnerships, store of the future, customer-centricity discussed at Retail's Big Show 2019

October 2018

Oct
25
Positive or negative, reviews require addressing in today's grocery business
Oct
12
June oven's UI now allows easy prep of grocer's products

August 2018

Aug
27
Shoppers, especially Millennials, feel location is more important than brand

July 2018

Jul
05
New 'Bob's Burgers' meal kits continue service's transformation to more experiential model

May 2018

May
16
Recently launched Check Out With Me might be ready for expansion
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Articles by this author

February 2019

Grocers revealed 1st location, in Cincinnati suburb, last November

Ecommerce giant secures prime real estate to build first location abroad

Ecommerce giant faces backlash, still plans HQ2 development in VA

Move comes 8 months after retailer ends ties with Uber, Lyft

Grocers teams with Food Runners to help quarter of residents struggling with food insecurity

1st-to-market feature comes as Kroger expands kits to 500 more stores

Most also prefer digital shelves over traditional counterparts

January 2019

He'll replace retiring EVP and CIO Christopher Hjelm

Here's how to make a tech opportunity in grocery a little more sexy to STEM grads

Walmart, Publix, Food Lion and more helping those affected

Departure comes 16 months after service's acquisition, 3 months after co-founder's departure

6 Amazon Scout devices are being tested in Snohomish County neighborhood

Network of Executive Women also honor retailer for women's leadership

Deal with Sodexo, Starship Technologies will serve 40,000 people with 25-plus vehicles

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

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