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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] 


February 2021

easor’s Deploys Automated Salad Station Sally Chowbotics DoorDash

1st-in-region 'Sally' robot provides fresh custom options

Dollar General Seeks Possible Successor to CEO Todd Vasos: Report Jeff Owen

COO Jeff Owen reportedly among those under consideration

Target Part of Miami Mixed-Use Development Project

Construction on CentroCity begins this summer

Wakefern Food Makes 2 C-Suite Promotions Neil Falcone Karen Meleta

Falcone appointed CFO; Meleta leading communications

Ideoclick Offers E-Commerce Platform Support to Instacart, Walmart and Target

Single-vendor solution provides cohesive cross-platform online advertising strategies

Issa Brothers Wrap Up Asda Acquisition Walmart

Walmart revealed impending sale last October

BJ’s Offers New Shopping App Features E-Commerce

Warehouse club chain aims to provide more convenience, value and personalization

Dean & DeLuca Has Emerged From Bankruptcy

Upscale food retailer working to restart operations

Ahold Delhaize USA Boosts Micro-Fulfillment Capabilities E-Commerce Supply Chain

Peapod Digital Labs teams with Swisslog, AutoStore for pilot

Cardenas Markets Names Chief Administration Officer Prabash Coswatte

Prabash Coswatte promoted from CIO at independent grocer

DDI to Hire 140K+ Driver Partners in 2021 Gig Economy Aaron Hageman

Pandemic has generated greater demand

Website Offers New Shopping Hub for Dieters Thomas and Andrew Parkinson E-Commerce Health

Sifter also enables users to select products based on medical need or lifestyle

United Supermarkets CEO Will Retire Next Month Robert Taylor Sidney Hopper

Sidney Hopper to succeed Robert Taylor

NCA Unveils 2021 Confectionery Leadership Awards Peter Kempton Jr. Maureen F. Keenan

Winners are CVS’ Maureen F. Keenan, TravelCenters of America’s Peter Kempton Jr.

HomeGoods Sued for Alleged California Wage Violations

Class action claims company failed to compensate employees adequately

Plant-Based Product Shopping Platform Rolls Out 2-Day Shipping E-Commerce

Vejii Express offers bigger selection of perishable and frozen items via UNFI

E-Commerce Platform Rosie Prepares for Growth Avenue Growth Partners Series A Financing

Company completes $10M round of Series A financing

Medly Pharmacy Adds Retail Vet to Leadership Team Raymond McCall

Raymond McCall hired as chief strategy officer

Crocs Names SVP and General Manager of the Americas Emma Minto Nike

Emma Minto comes to footwear company from Nike

Walmart Gives Out 1st Round of Racial Equity Grants

$14.3M awarded to various nonprofit organizations

January 2021

Southeastern Grocers Postpones IPO Harveys Winn-Dixie

Grocer provided no reason for decision

Citarella Chooses Mercato for Grocery Delivery E-Commerce

2 locations now using platform; others to follow

PetSmart General Counsel Joins Retail Litigation Center Board Lacey Bundy

Lacey Bundy will work on programs to help retailers fight mass-action litigation

ShopRite Shuttering 62 Pharmacies CVS Prescriptions

Business will be taken over by CVS

RILA Names VP of Corporate Social Responsibility Erin Hiatt

Erin Hiatt promoted to newly created role

Southeastern Grocers Goes Official With IPO

Anticipated price per share set at $14-$16

Weis Markets Names New CFO Michael T. Lockard

Financial retail vet Michael T. Lockard succeeds Scott Frost

RILA Adds 5 Execs to Board of Directors Michelle Gass Kohl's

Kohl’s CEO Michelle Gass among new members

Walmart Will Offer Western Union Money Transfers and More

Services begin to roll out in spring 2021

Ingles Markets Modernizing Network Ops Aruba E-Commerce Curbside Pickup

Aruba also powers retailer's curbside pickup service

Ahold Delhaize Chief HR Officer to Step Down Abbe Luersman

Abbe Luersman will return to U.S.

Cardenas Markets Appoints Chief Legal Officer Leticia G. Espinoza

Leticia G. Espinoza was previously general counsel and corporate secretary

Milam’s Markets to Open 6th Location Link at Douglas Miami

Store will be located in Miami mixed-use development

Amazon Prime Pantry Discontinued

Shoppers no longer need pay monthly fee for household groceries and cleaning products

Subway to Offer Licensed Products Food Lifestyle

Restaurant chain to focus on food, lifestyle categories

Ahold Delhaize USA Tests UV Disinfection Robot in Workplace Ava Robotics

Retailer teams with Ava Robotics on pilot

NCR Acquires Freshop E-Commerce Solution Point-of-Sale Technology

BOPIS proposition to become major part of POS platform

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