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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.

FreshDirect Gets $189 Million Cash Infusion To Fuel Growth

Online grocery retailer FreshDirect announced late last month that it has completed a $189 million investment led by J.P. Morgan Asset Management and its PEG Digital Growth Fund II. “We are thrilled to partner with a group of world-class investors …

Holt Named COO Of Ahold USA After McCann Resigns; Muller To Lead Delhaize America

Ahold Delhaize announced October 5 that James McCann, a member of the management board of Ahold Delhaize, has resigned and will be replaced by current Delhaize American head Kevin Holt.

Kroger’s McMullen: Flexibility, Diversity To Determine Supers’ Future Success

Kroger CEO Rodney McMullen recently spoike at the Food for Tomorrow conference sponsored by The New York Times.

James McCann Resigns As Ahold USA COO; Kevin Holt To Head Large Northeast Chain

James McCann has resigned as COO of Ahold USA; he will be replaced by current Delhaize America CEO Kevin Holt.

Breaking News: James McCann Resigns As COO Of Ahold USA

James McCann has resigned as COO of Ahold USA, effective October 5. Delhaize America CEO Kevin Holt replaces him immediately.

Results Support Wal-Mart’s Gain; Comp Sales, Traffic Counts Grow

Slowly, but steadily, Wal-Mart’s U.S. stores continue to improve their performance as customers have responded favorably to the changes the retailer is making.