Top Women in Grocery

Top Women in Grocery

Progressive Grocer’s podcast focused on the trends, topics and interests that move women forward in grocery retail

Episodes

July 17, 2024 30 mins

TWIG talks to Christina Minardi, Executive Vice President of Growth and Development for Whole Foods Market & Amazon and a past TWIG winner, about how the organization creates a unique shopping experience at its stores spread across diverse locales.

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Nicole Zube, EVP and chief human resources officer at SpartanNash, joins this episode of TWIG Podcast to talk about the food solutions company’s “People first” approach. Nicole talks about its impressive strategy of investing in its own people, helping SpartanNash find great success in retaining associates at a time when many companies are struggling with staffing issues.

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FMI's Krystal Register joins the TWIG Podcast to discuss her career journey, the importance of embedding registered dietitians in the grocery industry, lessons from her favorite mentor and more.

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Publix's focus on helping others started with founder George W. Jenkins and continues in earnest today, as employee-owners constantly give their time and talent to support communities. Maria Brous, director of media and community relations, joins the podcast to talk more giving heart efforts, including her own experiences in paying it forward.

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FMI's latest research shows that customers still love shopping for food, and FMI President and CEO Leslie G. Sarasin breaks it all down on this TWIG podcast. 

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Progressive Grocer talks with Kasey Sheffer, a two-time TWIG winner and VP of Own Brands at Giant Eagle, Inc. about her non-traditional path to grocery retailing and how her background and mentor helped her become a leader in the fast-growing private label arena.

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Communications expert and consultant Lisa Mabe joins the podcast to discuss shopper research, today’s female consumers, her foray into U.S. market tours for international grocers and more.

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Kelly Nigh, chief merchandising officer at Misfits Market and Imperfect Foods joins the podcast to discuss the power of e-commerce product storytelling, innovating within private label, her career journey as a woman in both tech and grocery, and more.

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Daily Harvest's Annie Streit joins the TWIG Podcast to discuss the company’s expansion into the grocery channel, her career progression, her pioneering journey into remote work and much more.

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In this podcast, Progressive Grocer talks with Nancy Dalton, head of community experience and customer marketing for Amazon Access about how to drive systemic change in food access, through listening, engagement and passion.

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Mary Moorkamp, Chief Legal and External Affairs Officer and Corporate Secretary for Schnuck Markets, Inc. and Stacy Brandt, Vice President of Operations for Schnucks, are passionate about not having a piecemeal approach to work and life. In this podcast, they share ways that messiness in their lives has made them more resourceful -- and good leaders -- at work.

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An interview with Rosalind Campbell, a 2023 TWIG winner who uses her design background to create beautiful store and corporate officer environments.

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Giant Food's brand strategy director -- and 2023 GenNext winner -- Kate Kowalzik joins the podcast to share how authentic storytelling differentiates a hyper-local grocery brand and why grace is important in collaborative leadership.

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Flashfood's new chief customer officer discusses honing the company's new visual identity, the intersection of B2B and B2C, the art of a great deal and more.

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Earth Fare is on a mission to help educate its shoppers about the benefits of eating natural and organic foods, and Laurie Aker, the grocer's director of marketing, joins the TWIG Podcast to discuss its focus on education, a new partnership, and her unique career journey into food retail.

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Progressive Grocer Managing Editor Bridget Goldschmidt and Senior Editor Lynn Petrak join the podcast to discuss their history with the Top Women In Grocery Awards program and discuss what they look for when judging a nomination.

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Top Women In Grocery and GenNext honoree Liz Bleakley, who serves as head of PR and communications for UK-based St Pierre Groupe, joins the podcast to talk about her career journey, telling a brand story across continents, the power of kindness and more.

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Kowalski's Markets' co-founder and owner Mary Anne Kowalski and CEO Kris Christiansen Kowalski join the TWIG podcast to talk about the 40 year legacy of the Twin Cities Grocer and how family intertwines with their family of customers.

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Circana's Joan Driggs and Tops Friendly Markets' Kristen Hanson join the podcast to talk all about holiday trends and ways to meet shopper needs in another unusual year.

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Odile Ducatez from Retail Business Services joins the podcast to discuss the importance of an international perspective, hiring the right talent, women in STEM and more.

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