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With Whole Foods Deal Done, Amazon Begins Era Of Change

On August 28, Amazon completed its $13.7 billion acquisition of natural/organic retailer Whole Foods.

Bivona Named Exec Director Of SJU’s Academy of Food Marketing

Joe Bivona has been named the new executive director of the Academy of Food Marketing at Saint Joseph’s University.

Deflation Abates, Weis Markets, Ahold Delhaize Post Profit Gains

Two of the Northeast’s, largest retailers, Ahold Delhaize and Weis Markets, posted strong earnings in their respective second quarters ended last month.

Weis Earnings Jump 15.2 Percent; Positive Comps Streak Continues

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 …

Ahold USA Names More Merch Execs

Ahold USA has named the next group of merchandising executives who will support the company’s three divisions (brands).

Weis Adds Bonacci, Banks-Ficcio To Fill Key Leadership Positions

Weis Markets adds Donna Banks-Ficcio and Ron Bonacci to its executive team.

Kroger To Pull Plug On Three Planned New Virginia Stores

Kroger announced that it has scrapped plans to build three new stores in Virginia.

Walgreens Ends 21-Month Quest To Acquire Rite Aid Corporation

Walgreens has ended its two-year quest to take over rival drug chain Rite Aid Stores, saying it would change its focus to acquiring about half of the Camp Hill, PA based retailer’s locations in a new $5.175 billion deal.

Bertram To Head Giant/Martin’s; Perkins Back At Helm Of Acme

Two of Pennsylvania’s largest chains – Giant/Martin’s and Acme Markets – announced leadership changes at the tops of their organizations.

Despite Overstoring, Deflation, ShopRite Still Rules $98B Market

The results of the 2017 Food Trade News market study.