Sam’s Club, a division of Walmart, abruptly announced on January 11 that it will close 63 stores nationally.
Wawa opened its first store in Washington, DC on December 14.
Kevin Holt has been named chief executive for the newly created Ahold Delhaize USA, effective January 1, 2018.
In the highly competitive battle among wholesale grocers, C&S Wholesale Grocers paced the field in a market study compiled by Food Trade News
Mike Duffy has been named CEO at C&S Wholesaler Grocers; current CEO Rick Cohen will focus on his role as executive chairman of the board.
Ahold Delhaize announced the creation of Ahold Delhaize USA, to be effective on January 1, 2018. The organization will be headed by Kevin Holt, who will be appointed CEO.
Produce industry legend Joe Procacci died earlier this month at age 90.
Wakefern Food Corp. once again reported record retail sales of $16.3 billion for the 52-week fiscal year ending September 30, 2017 (a 1.5 percent increase from the prior year).
Kurt Schertle, COO of Sunbury, PA based Weis Markets, has been named the “Pete Manos Retail Executive of the Year,” the publishers of Food World and Food Trade News announced.
New Safeway Eastern division president Jim Perkins is stepping into a job that he has some familiarity with, having overseen parent company Albertsons’ eastern division (Safeway, Acme and Shaw’s) from 2015 to 2016.