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.
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. Those changes become effective January 1, 2018.
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.