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Wakefern Reports Record Sales; 16 New Units In Real Estate Plan

Wakefern Food Corp. reported a record retail sales level of $15.7 billion for its 53-week fiscal year ending October 3, 2015.

Court Approves Extension As A&P Seeks To Sell More Supermarkets

The wind down of the once iconic Great Atlantic & Pacific Tea Company goes on and the results continue to be underwhelming.

Lidl Breaks Ground On Virginia Depot; On Track For 2018 Debut

Lidle broke ground October 27 for a new regional headquarters and distribution center in Spotsylvania County, VA.

Walgreens Purchase Of Rite Aid To Form 12,800 Unit Drug Chain

Walgreens and Rite Aid announced October 27 that they have entered into a definitive agreement under which Walgreens Boots Alliance will acquire all outstanding shares of Rite Aid

Albertsons IPO Delayed; Joe Kelley Joins Shaw’s As VP-Merchandising

Albertsons said it will delay its planned IPO indefinitely.

A&P Store Auction Underwhelms; Court May Seek New Bidding

The A&P store auction held earlier this month left more than 100 units still unsold.

Acme, S&S, Key, Wakefern Remain Leading Bidders For A&P Stores

As expected, the auction has heated up regarding the sale of A&P stores as the Montvale, NJ chain sells and closes stores under Chapter 11 bankruptcy.

Mars Super Markets Reportedly Seeking Sale Option Once Again

Baltimore-based Mars Super Markets is reportedly exploring options to sell its 13 remaining area supermarkets.

Baldwin Joins BJ’s Wholesale As Chief Operating Officer, President

BJ’s Wholesale Club has named Christopher J. Baldwin as its new chief operating officer and president, reporting to CEO Laura Sen.

A&P Auction Reset For Oct. 1; Judge OKs Retention Program

The deadline for submissions for A&P’s stores has been extended to September 17 with the auction date pushed back to October 1-2.