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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.

Wal-Mart’s Q4 Comp Sales Best Since 2012; Traffic Also Grows

Wal-Mart recently posted its best comparable store results at its U.S. stores in more than four years.

Ahold Delhaize Moving To More Decentralized U.S. Merch Model

Ahold USA and Delhaize America, the U.S. units of recently merged retailer Ahold Delhaize, announced on February 6 another major step in the integration of efficiencies for the two companies.

Jerry Clontz Named New Kroger Mid-Atlantic Division President

Jerry Clontz will replace the retiring Joe Fey as president of Kroger’s Mid-Atlantic division.

Brett Wing Named New President Of ShopRite Supermarkets Inc.

Brett Wing has been named president of SRS.

Albertsons Reportedly Ends Effort To Purchase Golub’s Price Chopper

Albertsons has reportedly withdrawn its interest to buy Price Chopper, primarily because it wants to concentrate on launching its effort to go public, which was first announced in July 2015.