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Aldi To Reopen 30 Of 66 Former Bottom Dollar Foods Locations

Aldi recently announced that it will reopen 30 of the 66 former Bottom Dollar Foods that Delhaize shut last year.

Albertsons Realignment: Miller Now CEO, Edwards To Vice Chair

Albertsons has realigned its executive management team with Bob Miller assuming the role of CEO.

Donovan, Sgro, Puleo, Nizinski, Tarloff Head C&S Regional Team

C&S Wholesale Grocers recently announced organization changes to its sales, merchandising and category management team.

Lidl Aggressively Pursuing Sites; Buys HQ Building In Arlington, VA

Lidl, the large European limited assortment retailer is reportedly aggressively seeking new sites in the Mid-Atlantic, and has purchased office space in Arlington, VA.

Kim Gray Elevated To Merchandising-Marketing VP At Acme Markets

Kim Gray has been named VP-merchandising and marketing at Acme Markets.

Ahold USA Restructuring Costs 120 Jobs; Sussman To Head All S&S As Kelley Out

Ahold USA earlier this month announced an internal restructuring and that Joe Kelley has left the Stop & Shop New England division as president.

AUSA Makes Modest Sales Gain; Restructuring May Cut 120 HQ Jobs

Ahold USA reported modest sales gains in its recently released fourth quarter and full-year 2014. Additionally, the retailer announced several personnel changes.

Under New Albertsons Control, Safeway’s Eastern Division Unveils Decentralized Plan

Jim Perkins recently held a meeting for vendors in the Safeway Eastern Division marketplace to unveil the company’s new decentralized go-to-market model.

Joe Kelley Resigns As President Of Stop & Shop NE, Sussman To Expand Duties On Interim Basis

Joe Kelley has resigned as president of the 220 store New England division of Stop & Shop, effective March 2, to pursue other career opportunies. He will be replaced on an interim basis by Don Sussman, Ahold USA’s current president …

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.