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Thad Rueter

Senior Editor

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

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June 2020

Customers gain more access to same-day food deliveries

Customers gain more access to same-day food deliveries

May 2020

Aramark Brings Pop-Up Groceries to Hospitals

The temporary stores have gained traction during the pandemic

Retailers Earn Praise for Pandemic Responses

But a new Forbes lists also notes problems for businesses

Retail-related logistical operations are getting smarter and more efficient

Retail-related logistical operations are getting smarter and more efficient

Its pandemic relief efforts also include employee assistance

Its pandemic relief efforts also include employee assistance

The food retailer also wants its workers classified as essential

Food retailer also wants its workers classified as essential

New reports will cover e-commerce, grocery, CPG and other areas

New reports will cover e-commerce, grocery, CPG and other areas

U.S. Consumers Feel Safer About In-Store Shopping

But many shoppers say they will stick with online retail for the time being

Dollar General Expands Fresh Produce Offerings

The retail chain seeks to win over more grocery shoppers

Amazon reportedly will move the annual event to September

Amazon reportedly will move the annual event to September

The move comes as food retailers increase pandemic charity efforts

The move comes as food retailers increase pandemic charity efforts

The pandemic encourages more brands to sell directly to consumers

Pandemic encourages more brands to sell directly to consumers

The retailer has donated more than 1 billion meals since 2018

The retailer has donated more than 1 billion meals since 2018

The market research group launches CPG Supply Index

The market research group launches CPG Supply Index

Even so, Frito-Lay finds consumers keeping some snacking habits

Even so, Frito-Lay finds consumers keeping some snacking habits

Fetch Rewards Hires Shipt Vet for Technology Role

David Berk joins Fetch as more consumers seek grocery discounts

Federal figures show massive retail pandemic declines

Federal figures show massive retail pandemic declines

Kroger Boosts Employee Pandemic Bonuses

The food retailer also offers quicker paydays for workers

Shopic raises $7.6 million toward tech push involving smaller retailers

Shopic raises $7.6 million toward tech push involving smaller retailers

The move follows price spikes for meat, eggs and other grocery items

The move follows price spikes for meat, eggs and other grocery items

Food retailers are expanding pandemic delivery options

Food retailers are expanding pandemic delivery options

All shoppers now will use the chain’s main retail app

All shoppers now will use the chain’s main retail app

Offerings are geared toward supply chain, online and other retail pros

Offerings are geared toward supply chain, online and other retail pros

Meat and egg prices lead the April price increases

Meat and egg prices lead the April price increases

Challenges abound as more brands embrace direct-to-consumer sales

Challenges abound as more brands embrace direct-to-consumer sales

Meijer Makes Massive Donation of Face Masks

The 750,000 KN95 masks go to hospitals, police and others

Natural Grocers Reports Sales and Private Label Gains

Food retailer’s expenses increased due to hiring, other factors

Stop & Shop Honors Nurses With Grocery Deliveries

H-E-B and other grocers also offer rewards to health care workers

Meijer  food retailer builds a better foundation for grocery growth

The food retailer builds a better foundation for grocery growth

The German discount grocer is investing heavily in fulfillment

The German discount grocer is investing heavily in fulfillment

A new report details the sharp rise of food retail e-commerce

A new report details the sharp rise of food retail e-commerce

One large grocer calls the claims “meritless”

One large grocer calls the claims “meritless”

Meal kit providers enjoy increasing demand as outbreak continues

Meal kit providers enjoy increasing demand as outbreak continues

Robots Deliver More Groceries to Homebound Shoppers

Pre-pandemic robotics trend gains steam during the outbreak

Restaurant Depot Opens Doors to Individual Consumers

The pandemic is blurring some of the lines in the broader food industry

The food retailer continues to make investments in pay and other areas

The food retailer continues to make investments in pay and other areas

The plant-based food is sold at more than 1,700 retailers

The plant-based food parent company also selling cookbook

Food retailers have expanded their pandemic testing programs

Food retailers have expanded their pandemic testing programs

Other major food retailers have also imposed their own limits

Kroger, Albertsons among those that have also imposed their own limits

Leaders from Walmart, Pepsi and other companies take leadership spots

Leaders from Walmart, Pepsi and other companies take leadership spots

Calls increase to pay food retailer workers more during the pandemic

Calls increase to pay food retailer workers more during the pandemic

The new service could help shoppers avoid delivery logjams

The new service could help shoppers avoid delivery logjams

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