Safeway and the Teamsters Locals 730 and 639 reached an agreement late last month to keep the retailer’s Upper Marlboro, MD depot open, reversing a decision made last October to close that facility (along with a smaller non-foods warehouse in nearby Landover, MD) and outsource the supply to three C&S Wholesale Grocer distribution centers.
When Wal-Mart announced on January 15 that it will close 269 stores, including 154 U.S. units, it didn’t mention that it would also discontinue its plans to build two new Wal-Mart stores in Washington, DC.
Jeff Metzger’s take on the news that Publix will build its first two Virginia stores in the Richmond market, opening in 2017 and 2018. Plus, the rest of the news of the market.
Food World/Food Trade News recently sat down with McCann at Ahold USA’s headquarters in Carlisle, PA and discussed a wide array of subjects including his vision for AUSA’s future.