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Albertsons’ Denningham Adds Duties; Chain Will Take Full Control Of Denver, PA Warehouse From SVU; Prospectus Reportedly Out On Farm Fresh

Wayne Denningham adds president role to his current duties as COO of Albertsons; Justin Dye exits company.

Shoppers To Oversee Farm Fresh Merch; Parent SVU To Buy Unified

Supervalu has made two moves in its business model, rolling merchandising for its Farm Fresh division into Shoppers Food and Pharmacy and bidding to merge with West Coast based Unified Grocers.

After Record Year Of Growth, Weis Remains Bullish On Future

A report from Weis Markets’ recent vendor strategic alignment summit meeting.

Redner’s Markets Founder Earl Redner Dead At Age 92

Earl Redner, founder of Redner’s Markets, died April 5. He was 92.

Claus Out as Save-A-Lot Names Kenneth McGrath New CEO

Kenneth McGrath replaces Eric Claus as Save-A-Lot CEO.

Shoppers Adding Farm Fresh Merchandising; Nye To Be Regional VP-Ops

Farm Fresh will be shifting primarymerchandising responsibilities to its sister supermarket organization Shoppers Food & Pharmacy.

Retail Marketing Group Adds New Members, Ups Store Count To 25

RMG has added two new members – Kennie’s Markets and Supermarkets Plus IGA – bringing its store count to 25.

Abel Porter Named Chief Executive At Fairway Market

Abel Porter has replaced Jack Murphy as Fairway Market CEO.

Earnings Solid, But Kroger’s 13-Year Positive ID Sales Streak Snapped

Earlier this month, Kroger Co. posted identical store sales of negative 0.7 percent (excluding fuel) in its fiscal fourth quarter ended January 28, ending a remarkable streak of positive ID sales that dated back to 2004 (52 quarters).

Ahold USA Veteran Wilkinson To Head bfresh Specialty Unit

Ahold USA’s bfresh banner (part of its Fresh Formats unit) has a new leader – company veteran Dean Wilkinson has been named bfresh lead and will oversee activities at its fledgling bfresh specialty food stores group, effective March 1, 2017.