Albertsons Cos. has named Jim Perkins to head the approximately 120-store decentralized division, replacing Dan Valenzuela who has left the company.
Lidl has named a new German-based executive to oversee its operations in the U.S. Michael Aranda, former CEO of Lidl Spain, has replaced Daniel Marasch as the new German head, according to a published report in German trade publication Lebensmittel Zeitung.
Ahold USA earlier this month completed the largest (in terms of personnel) segment of its decentralized integration plan when it announced its category management and operations teams at its three divisions (brands) – Giant Food, Giant/Martin’s and Stop & Shop.
Independent Grocers Alliance (IGA) announced this month that John Ross, current president of Inmar Promotion Network, has been named president and CEO of IGA Inc., succeeding current IGA chairman, president and CEO Mark Batenic.
The Walgreens Boots Alliance (Walgreens) acquisition of many of Rite Aid Corp’s stores finally gained regulatory approval on September 20.
Walt Lentz will replace Jennifer Carr-Smith on an interim basis as head of Peapod.
On August 28, Amazon completed its $13.7 billion acquisition of natural/organic retailer Whole Foods.
Joe Bivona has been named the new executive director of the Academy of Food Marketing at Saint Joseph’s University.
Two of the Northeast’s, largest retailers, Ahold Delhaize and Weis Markets, posted strong earnings in their respective second quarters ended last month.
Continuing its strong overall performance which began in 2014, Weis Markets posted solid earnings and revenue gains in its second quarter ended July 1. In the 13-week period, Weis’ operating income increased 15.2 percent to $27.7 million compared to $24.1 …