News Archives

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Kroger Keeps On Rockin’ With Strong 1st Qtr., Vitacost Deal

The Kroger Company continues to be the hottest supermarket operator in the country. Last month, the Cincinnati-based chain posted another strong earnings report, the first to include its acquisition of Harris Teeter.

Creation Of New Formats Unit Spurs EVP Changes At Ahold USA

Bhavdeep Singh and Mark McGowan will be taking on new roles at Ahold USA.

AWI Puts White Rose On Selling Block

Associated Wholesalers Inc. announced that it will put its White Rose division up for sale; additionally long-time CEO Christopher Michael has retired.

ShopRite Widens Lead Over S&S, A&P, Giant In $93.1 Billion Market

ShopRite was the leading retailer in the market study for 2014 of the $93.1 billion spent on groceries in the Food Trade News marketing area.

Despite Slumps, Giant, Wal-Mart Hold Top Slots In $45.3B Market

Giant and Wal-Mart retained the top spots in Food World’s 2014 market study.

Breaking News: AWI’s Michael Retires; White Rose On Sales Block

AWI announced June 13 that Christopher Michael has retired as president and CEO and it will be seeking a buyer for its White Rose division.

Mrs. Green’s Ousts Robin Michel As CEO After 18 Months At The Helm

Robin Michel has been removed from the top post at Natural Markets Food Group.

Weis To Spend $101 Million On Cap Ex; Comps Down In First Quarter

Weis Markets has said it will spend $101 million in its growth program in 2014.

Baltimore Independent Retail Group Buys 4 Farmer’s Foods Stores In Virginia

A group of Baltimore independents retailers has acquired four Virginia stores from veteran independent retailer Johnny Farmer, president and CEO of Farmer’s Foods.

Wegmans Continues Virginia Expansion With Two Richmond Units Planned

Wegmans has announced plans for two new stores in the Richmond, VA suburbs.