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04/09/2021

Trend Talk Video: The Evolving Role of Grocers in Health Care, With Progressive Grocer's Mike Troy

Retail Leader Editor Amy Baxter sat down with Mike Troy, editorial director of Progressive Grocer, in the inaugural episode of Trend Talk to discuss the long-haul trend of grocers expanding into health care and the recent changes in the sector brought on by the Covid-19 pandemic.

The Covid-19 pandemic has led grocery stores to rapidly change the way they do business, accelerating the move toward e-commerce and omnichannel order fulfillment. While grocers became a critical player as an essential service during the pandemic, the sector also took on another role in the healthcare response acting as a community hub for health. 

Retail Leader Editor Amy Baxter sat down with Mike Troy, editorial director of Progressive Grocer, in the inaugural episode of Trend Talk to discuss the long-haul trend of grocers expanding into health care and the recent changes in the sector brought on by the Covid-19 pandemic. 

Trend Talk is a new thought leadership interview series from Retail Leader. Each week, Trend Talk will identify a macro trend in the retail industry, focusing on the grocery, convenience or drug channels, through a deep-dive discussion with an industry insider.