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Roger Wheeler Named President Of Ahold Delhaize Business Unit

Veteran Ahold USA executive Roger Wheeler was named president of Retail Business Services LLC (RBS), an independent Ahold Delhaize company, on January 1.

Current, Ex-Employees File Two Class Action Suits Against WFM

Whole Foods Market (WFM) is currently facing two class action lawsuits as a result of alleged improprieties in the retailer’s “gainsharing” bonus program.

Fairway To Open Long-Awaited Brooklyn Store Next Month

Fairway’s new Brooklyn store is set to open in January.

Albertsons Reportedly Near Deal To Buy Golub Corp’s. Price Chopper

Albertsons reportedly near deal to buy Price Chopper.

Continued Deflation Results In Lowest Kroger Comps In A Decade

Adversely impacted by the continuing effects of deflation, Kroger earlier this month reported an 8.6 percent drop in its third quarter earnings from $428 million to $391 million for the period ended November 5.

After 18 Day Extension Safeway, Giant Ink New UFCW Pacts

Nearly 26,000 clerks and meatcutters employed by Giant Food and Safeway in the Baltimore-Washington region ratified new three-year labor contracts with United Food and Commercial Workers (UFCW) Locals 27 (Baltimore) and 400 (Landover, MD) late last month.

Celebrating 70th Anniversary, Wakefern Retail Sales Hit $16 Billion

Wakefern reported record retail sales of $16 billion for the 52-week fiscal year ending October 1, 2016

Key Food Continues Record Revenue Pace; Sees Retailer Sales Reaching $3B In 2019

More than 800 suppliers, brokers and distributors attended the annual Key Food Stores Co-Operative vendor summit earlier this month.

Mackey Back At Helm As Whole Foods’ Sole CEO; ‘365’ Opening In Fairfax, VA

John Mackey will be the sole CEO going forward for Whole Foods Market, the Austin, TX-based organics and natural foods chain that he founded in 1980.

Wegmans’ 100th Anniversary Highlighted By Opening Of New Charlottesville Store

As it nears the conclusion of its 100th anniversary, it’s been another sensational year for Wegmans.