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AUSA Makes Modest Sales Gain; Restructuring May Cut 120 HQ Jobs

Ahold USA reported modest sales gains in its recently released fourth quarter and full-year 2014. Additionally, the retailer announced several personnel changes.

Under New Albertsons Control, Safeway’s Eastern Division Unveils Decentralized Plan

Jim Perkins recently held a meeting for vendors in the Safeway Eastern Division marketplace to unveil the company’s new decentralized go-to-market model.

Joe Kelley Resigns As President Of Stop & Shop NE, Sussman To Expand Duties On Interim Basis

Joe Kelley has resigned as president of the 220 store New England division of Stop & Shop, effective March 2, to pursue other career opportunies. He will be replaced on an interim basis by Don Sussman, Ahold USA’s current president …

Industry Loses Three Retail Pioneers

Three food industry pioneers passed away last month – Allen I. Bildner of Kings Food Markets, Raymond Bartolacci Sr. of Laneco and Frank O. Genuardi of Genuardi’s Family Markets.

AUSA Realigns Merchandising Team; Herring Joins Dichele As SVP

Tonya Herring has joined Ahold USA as senior VP on non-perishable merchandising, joining company veteran Jeff Dichele in that role.

Mars Super Markets To Shutter Four Baltimore Area Locations

Facing increased competition for shoppers’ dollars, Mars Super Markets has said it closed its Bel Air, MD stoer and will close three others y May 1.

FTC Clears Albertsons’ Buy As Safeway Begins Localization

Following FTC clearance, AB Acquisition LLC and its parent company Cerberus officially completed the purchase of Safeway.

Perkins, Dye, Croce Promoted As Albertsons Revamps Team

Just before presstime, the newly merged Albertsons and Safeway organization announced that Jim Perkins, president of Acme Markets, has been named chief operating officer of the company’s east region, part of the company’s New Albertsons Inc. (NAI) unit. Perkins will …

Ahold USA Identical Store Sales Increase 0.3% In Q4

Ahold announced consolidated net sales of $9.5 billion for the fourth quarter of 2014, an increase of 7.9 percent compared to last year.

CEO Jack Murphy: New Initiatives Geared To Put ‘Swagger’ Back In Fairway Market

Jack Murphy, Fairway Market’s new CEO, said plans are under way that will re-establish the Manhattan based grocer as a stronger retail entity.