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Industry Loses Three Retail Pioneers

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.

AUSA Realigns Merchandising Team; Herring Joins Dichele As SVP

Tonya Herring has joined Ahold USA as senior VP on non-perishable merchandising, joining company veteran Jeff Dichele in that role.

Mars Super Markets To Shutter Four Baltimore Area Locations

Facing increased competition for shoppers’ dollars, Mars Super Markets has said it closed its Bel Air, MD stoer and will close three others y May 1.

FTC Clears Albertsons’ Buy As Safeway Begins Localization

Following FTC clearance, AB Acquisition LLC and its parent company Cerberus officially completed the purchase of Safeway.

Perkins, Dye, Croce Promoted As Albertsons Revamps Team

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 …

Ahold USA Identical Store Sales Increase 0.3% In Q4

Ahold announced consolidated net sales of $9.5 billion for the fourth quarter of 2014, an increase of 7.9 percent compared to last year.

CEO Jack Murphy: New Initiatives Geared To Put ‘Swagger’ Back In Fairway Market

Jack Murphy, Fairway Market’s new CEO, said plans are under way that will re-establish the Manhattan based grocer as a stronger retail entity.

Rite Aid Continues Turnaround With Impressive Third Quarter

Rite Aid reported significant earnings and sales gains in its fiscal third quarter ended November 29, 2014.

Albertsons Sells 168 Supermarkets As Safeway Purchase Nears Closing

With the Albertsons acquisition of Safeway store imminent, the chain announced that it will sell 168 stores to four separate buyers.

New NLRB Rule Will Allow For Speedy Organization Voting

The National Labor Relations Board has adopted a new rule to alter and accelerate union representation elections.