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Bridget Goldschmidt

Managing Editor

Bridget Goldschmidt is managing editor of Retail Leader and sister brand Progressive Grocer. She can be reached at [email protected] 


November 2020

Aldi Opening 1st Philly Mixed-Use Development Store

Downtown location also has retailer’s largest sales floor space in city

Google, eBay Execs Join GS1 US Board of Governors Charles Schafer Yossi Zomet

New members will guide strategy to support digital transformation

Schnucks Launches Supplier Diversity Program ECRM RangeMe

Grocer wants to expand reach of new vendors

Walmart Health Arrives in Chicago Remodels

Centers at 2 revamped area stores

Natural Grocers Logs Double-Digit Q4 Sales During Pandemic

Retailer reports highest annual net sales in its history

1st South Asian Local Food and Grocery Marketplace In U.S. Quicklly Bay Area E-Commerce

Quicklly selects Bay Area as inaugural expansion market

Fred Meyer to Feature OnPoint Community Credit Union Branches

20 locations will open in retailer’s stores next year

FMI Unveils Board Appointments Lisa Roath Target Bob Palmer C&S Wholesale Grocers

Additions reflect broader food retail landscape

Walgreens Revamps Loyalty Program myWalgreens

New perks include same-day retail pickup in as little as 30 minutes

Mercato Now Delivering From Frisco’s Ferry Building

Area residents can order from more than a dozen shops

Retail Vet Allan Noddle Honored by Alma Mater Nebraska-Lincoln’s College of Business

Award recipient held senior roles at Daymon, Ahold

NRF Reveals Retail’s Big Show 2021 Lineup

Virtual tech event will feature industry stars

Restaurant Group 1st in U.S. to Adopt Contactless Experience Eureka! Restaurant Group OneDine

Eureka! teams with OneDine on customized technology platform

KKR, Rakuten purchasing Stakes in Seiyu From Walmart

Deal positions Seiyu to become Japan’s leading omnichannel retailer

HomeValet Appoints Chief Experience Officer Steve Yankovich

Steve Yankovich is an entrepreneur, former eBay exec and e-commerce expert

Walmart Adds to Pet Services Petplan Rover

Retailer partnering with Petplan insurance, Rover neighborhood care

Walmart Debuts Pop-Up E-Commerce Distribution Centers

Retailer making move to deal with higher volume of online holiday orders

eMeals Welcomes Former Shipt VP Lindsey Seal

LIndsey Seal will head brand-building program

Tinuiti Launches Instacart Ad Management Program MobiusX

Agency wants to boost brands sold by grocers using service

Retail Expert Comes to DailyPay as Special Advisor James McCann

James McCann will offer key insights to on-demand pay platform

Food Lion, CVS on ‘Best-of-the-Best’ List of Inclusive Companies National Business Inclusion Consortium

National Business Inclusion Consortium recognizes commitment to diverse employees and business owners

Walmart, Verizon Media Team Again on Holiday Campaign 30 Days of Savings

Effort offers first-look deals on hundreds of retailer’s products

October 2020

Walmart Pulls Gun and Ammo Displays

Retailer originally pulled them to avert theft amid social unrest

Former Kraft Exec Now on Albertsons Board of Directors Mary Beth West

Mary Beth West has extensive CPG experience and also worked at J.C. Penney

Giant Food Hires Ops SVP Irfan Badibanga

Irfan Badibanga strengthens retailer’s leadership team

Asian emporium opens 1st-ever food-focused concept

Sara Custer previously worked for Imperfect Foods

Several cities selected for retailer’s experience-based stores

Partnership spans 4 U.S. markets

Saladworks Debuts Restaurant at Giant Co. Store

Camp Hill, Pa., location opened Oct. 12

Hive offers sustainable, socially conscious products online

Hy-Vee Appoints New CIO Casey Decker

Casey Decker replaces Matt Ludwig in role

The Home Depot, Lowe’s, Floor & Decor aim to bring transparency and accountability online

All U.S. Lidl Stores Getting Hospital-Grade Air Filters

Grocer undertakes installations to prevent spread of COVID-19

Gerald L. Harp, son of company’s founders, was 80 years old

Albertsons Keeps Up Online Sales Surge in Q2

Triple-digit growth boosts company’s financials

NRF Foundation Offers COVID-19 Training for Retail Workers

Credentials provide operations, customer conflict prevention solutions

Blendid opens kiosk in Fremont, California, location

Products now include nondairy options, chicken-less patties and grinds

Best Retail E-Commerce Services Revealed Ipsos

Ipsos research singles out Target, Walmart and Nordstrom, among others

Feastin also offers groceries and cocktails in the Bay Area

Analysis of 30 top retailers by Label Insight finds ‘empty aisles’

Value retailer partners with Nerd Street Gamers

Specialty grocer makes modest comeback after shuttering all stores

Market Next at University of Houston employs Standard’s AI-powered platform

9 stations to roll out to Illinois and Michigan stores

Good Food Holdings Appoints Neil Stern CEO Bristol Farms Lazy Acres Natural Market Metropolitan Market New Seasons Market New Leaf Community Market

McMillan Doolittle partner succeeds Matt Turnbull

Deep-discount retailer honored for green power use, eco-friendly refrigerants

In spite of e-commerce rise, shoppers still going to stores

Program takes place during pandemic

Made In America Store Opens 2nd Physical Location

Retailer comes to area hit by mall closures

Partnership promoting Italian food and wine

Ocado Sued for Tech Patent Infringement

Move could affect e-grocer platform’s rollout in North America

6 facilities transitioning to network next year

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