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Executive Profile
Wendy Altamura, Wegmans, Category Merchant, Housewares

As the growth of housewares in the grocery retail channel continues to expand, Wegmans has been a strong example of how the category can find a prosperous home in the supermarket. According to vendors, the chain has been one of the most aggressive grocery chains to present kitchenware and housewares, providing steep competition to other retailers such as specialty and discount stores.

Retail
H-E-B Opens Tech Hub

H-E-B has opened its Eastside Tech Hub— the retailer’s state-of-the-art, East Austin office for its growing team of digital employees, as well as the new headquarters for Favor, the Austin-based on-demand delivery company that is a wholly-owned subsidiary of H-E-B.

Retail
Report: Save-A-Lot Exploring Sale

Save-A-Lot, a discount grocer owned by private equity firm Onex Corp., is exploring a sale of all or part of itself, as it deals with increased competition and debt load, according to a recent Reuters report.

Retail
Kroger, Lindsay Goldberg Team On Growing Consumer Product Brands

Kroger and Lindsay Goldberg, a private investment firm that focuses on partnering with families, founders and management teams seeking to actively build their businesses, have formed PearlRock Partners. The new platform will identify, invest in and help grow the next generation of leading consumer product brands, the companies said.

Retail
Kroger Expands Meal Kit Options

Kroger continues to work at becoming a comprehensive meal provider, launching a pilot program with Home Chef to enhance its existing selection with three new meal kit options carried in more than 900 Kroger banner stores across the U.S.

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