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Thad Rueter

Senior Editor

Thad Rueter is Progressive Grocer's senior editor. Reach Thad by email at [email protected] 


October 2020

$500K commitment includes at least 4 organizations

Food retailer offers virtual diabetes education

Food retailer’s new plan includes suppliers and recruitment

The race heats up for more transparency about environmental impacts

NFRA Announces New Board Members, Officers

Selections came at the group’s virtual annual board meeting

Retailer joins real-time rewards redemption network

Brand partners with Loop on zero-waste packaging test

Meijer Recognized for Hiring Workers With Disabilities

Food retailer wins award for its inclusivity efforts

Yasso Greek Frozen Yogurt Launches DTC

Rise of pandemic online shopping brings more DTC sales

Extended deal with Synchrony comes amid larger push

Fresh Thyme Uses Shelf Tags to Enrich Shopping Experience

New tech enables access to rich product content and other data

Feature available for users of retailer’s loyalty app

National Cooperative Bank also lists other grocers in new report

The move is part of larger investment in its labor force

Amazon Moves From Prime Day to Black Friday

Deals include Whole Foods promotions

Food and beverage sales increased 11.5% over September 2019

Company teams with Brighter Bites to prevent obesity

Grocery operations helped drive that growth

New charitable effort focuses on access to healthy food

Location will help company better serve northeast region

But Deloitte report also finds problems for retailers

Hershey’s Goes to (Virtual) Camp With Walmart

Chocolate brand joins Walmart’s interactive retail effort

Amazon Offers More AR as Prime Day Kicks Off

The tech enables consumers to have ‘fun’ with delivery boxes

LendingTree survey also shows who orders the most food delivery

The programs focus on Halloween and college game days

Grocery Prices Rise as Retail Promotions Shrink

New Nielsen research comes amid increased focus on value shoppers

J. Word Enterprises also appoints grocery operations director

Deal includes the right to buy 5.4M shares

Retailer reportedly testing new online notification technology

Retailer also revises holiday deals plan

Kroger Embraces Ghost Kitchens

Grocer works with ClusterTruck on new on-premise concept

Food Retail Vet Frank Lazaran Joins Board of Alkaline Water

Exec led Winn-Dixie and Marsh Supermarkets

Inaugural 10.10 Shopping Festival comes just before Amazon's Prime Day

Dickey’s At Home offers 3 food boxes for home delivery

Grubhub Teams with Lyft on Free Food Deliveries

Lyft Pink members also get Grubhub perks

Getting the Most From Micro Fulfillment

As grocery e-commerce grows, food retailers need better ways to pick online orders

Meijer Turns to ‘Boo Bags’ for a Safer Pandemic Halloween

The digital initiative is designed to replace high-risk trick or treating

KeHE Distributors Signs Deal with National Co+op Grocers

The agreement fortifies NCG’s supply chain capability

Amazon Says 20K Frontline Workers Got COVID-19

The figures include employees of Whole Foods

Food retailer working with RangeMe online platform

September 2020

Amazon Bringing Grocery to Philadelphia

The company keeps expanding its food retail offerings in 2020

Kroger brand honors associate for his efforts, too

Event, which launched in 1884, offers ‘Drive-Thru Eats’

Move represents latest food retail sustainability push

Walmart’s New Store Design Reflects E-Commerce Values

The retailer’s ‘new look’ will start rolling out to supercenters first

Del Monte Combines DTC Commerce With Same-Day Delivery

Fruit and veggie provider joins growing pandemic trend

Amazon Tests Palm Biometrics for Retail Transactions

2 Amazon Go stores using contactless payment method

Blue Apron Launches Its 1st Thanksgiving ‘Feast’

Chef recipes and social media are part of holiday effort

Schwan’s Home Delivery Adopts Automated Inventory Tech

The new tools provide real-time monitoring and other benefits

Food retailer focuses on local beverages

Food Lion Adds Fresh Fuel to Its E-Commerce Offerings

Order pickup service expands to more locations

New funding reflects broader trends among food retailers

Retailer details food waste challenges, consumer awareness

FMI report finds more focus on value and different cuts

Food retailers increase efforts to protect the environment

How E-Commerce Is Shaping Target’s Holiday Staffing

The retailer’s plans reflect pandemic trends

But pandemic worries could keep some consumers away

Brookshire Grocery Co. Establishes Scholarship Fund

Money will help students in the food retailer’s service area

Ben’s Original rice will start appearing in stores in 2021

Move reflects rise of precision ads for retailers and brands

Retailer reportedly reschedules Prime Day and sets early Black Friday deals

Retailer teams with provider of virtual primary care services

Retailer revises leadership structure in supercenters

Retailers hope for renewed stimulus before holidays

Report: Amazon plans to open 1,000 hubs in U.S.

H-E-B Will Deploy Micro-Fulfillment in Response to E-Commerce Rise

Swisslog to provide the technology for the food retailer

Retailer reportedly wants more contractors for Whole Foods orders

As holidays approach, Amazon is opening 100 fulfillment facilities

Waiver, set to expire this week, is extended through 2020

Big Y Family Name Goes Onto College Building

Assumption University honors Donald and Michele D’Amour

The program applies to sanitizer, face masks and traditional school items

More U.S. supermarkets could soon start using the technology

Can a Walmart Recipe Contest Boost Food Sales?

Walmart workers vie for top spot in online-focused competition

Postmates Takes the Snap From the NFL

As football season begins, delivery services prepare for more growth

Amazon Goes for Innovation With Newest Grocery Store

The second Amazon Go grocery store opens in Washington

UNFI Steps Up Its Diversity Efforts

Guillaume Bagal becomes its 1st VP of diversity and inclusion

The retailer’s first virtual Open Call event happens Oct. 1

Consumers face food insecurity during the pandemic

Move comes as retailer offers quicker shipments to consumers

Carnival Cruise vet Jim Heaney takes over from Oded Shein

Retailer opens facilities in Texas and Florida

People magazine ranked businesses based on employee surveys

Nourishing Neighbors program already has raised $100M

Maurice Cooper will help shape retailer’s holiday efforts

The meals come from top local restaurants

The food retailer is offering more locally made products

Pandemic puts new focus on September observance

The program also includes a retail partnership with Staples

The program launches as other pandemic bonus programs shut down

Allen comes from NPD, where he managed its Checkout business

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