Placer: Full-Line Supermarkets Weather Coronavirus Well

Full-line supermarkets are maintaining relatively strong store traffic during the COVID-19 pandemic, with more specialized operations tending to suffer, according to analytics platform Placer.ai.

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.

Publix Named A Top Diversity Workplace

Great Place to Work Institute and Fortune magazine have recognized Publix Super Markets as one of the 2018 Best Workplaces for Diversity, ranking it number three out of 100 companies, up from number six last year.

KPMG Spotlights Customer Experience Leaders

A report from audit, tax and advisory firm KPMG, the 2018 U.S. Customer Experience Excellence Analysis, identified companies that offer the best personal experiences to their customer, and four retailers made the top tier of the list. 

Colleen Wegman Named CEO Of Wegmans

Wegmans has a new CEO. Danny Wegman has announced that his daughter, Colleen Wegman, has been named president and CEO of Wegmans Food Markets. In relinquishing the CEO position, he will assume the title of chairman.

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