Grocery COVID-19 Facebook Live Panel Thursday 4/14/20

The Lempert Report
April 14, 2020

Grocery's ‘Clear and Present Danger’

Given the pivotal role grocery stores are playing during this extraordinary time, the editors of Winsight Grocery Business and SupermarketGuru Phil Lempert are teaming up for a Grocery COVID-19 Facebook Live series that will breakdown the latest developments unfolding on the front lines in U.S. grocery stores.

In today's segment, we will discuss:

A signal of the national catastrophe we're facing as a nation struck us at Winsight Grocery Business this morning when our daily editorial budget meeting evolved into a discussion of how we're going to be able to report on, much less keep track of, the deaths of grocery workers due to the coronavirus.

Grocery’s ‘Clear and Present Danger’

Grocery Retailers Adding Online Waiting Rooms

Smithfield Plant Closure Pushes U.S. Meat Supply ‘Perilously Close to the Edge’

Join us for our next segment of Grocery COVID-19 Facebook Live, which will continue with thought-provoking commentary and analysis from the nation’s foremost food industry experts.


Meg Major, VP of Content

Meg helms WGB’s overall content strategy and operations, including its monthly print issues, website, newsletters and events and has more than 25 years of experience covering the U.S. grocery industry.

Jon Springer, Executive Editor

Jon oversees WGB’s daily newsletter and covers WBG’s East Coast and technology beats, breaking news and exclusive profiles and features for the brand’s print and digital platforms.

Jennifer Strailey, Senior Editor

With more than two decades of experience covering grocery, natural products and specialty foods and beverages, Jenn focuses on fresh food, retail foodservice and specialty categories and is responsible for covering the West Coast beat for WGB’s daily news.

Kat Martin, Content Manager

Kat’s has spent her career covering the food industry with a focus on helping independent grocers run profitable operations. Kat serves as the Midwest beat reporter, as well as covering trade associations and public policy for WGB’sdaily news.