Just before presstime, the newly merged Albertsons and Safeway organization announced that Jim Perkins, president of Acme Markets, has been named chief operating officer of the company’s east region, part of the company’s New Albertsons Inc. (NAI) unit. Perkins will …
Tonya Herring has joined Ahold USA as senior VP on non-perishable merchandising, joining company veteran Jeff Dichele in that role.
Jeff Metzger reports on the new Stew Leonard’s to open on Long Island. Also, his take on Wal-Mart’s announcement that it will raise its minimum wage to $9/hour, along with the rest of the news of the market.
Three food industry pioneers passed away last month – Allen I. Bildner of Kings Food Markets, Raymond Bartolacci Sr. of Laneco and Frank O. Genuardi of Genuardi’s Family Markets.