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Brian Baer Is Named New President of Safeway’s Eastern Division

Steve Neibergall is out as Safeway Eastern Division president. Replacing him is Brian Baer, formerly head of Safeway’s Dominick’s division in Chicago.

Giant, Safeway Facing December 20 Pact Deadline With Locals 27, 400

Baltimore-Washington market leaders Giant/Landover and Safeway, and United Food and Commercial Workers Locals 27 (Baltimore area /Eastern Shore) and 400 (Washington area) are quickly approaching a December 20 deadline to reach agreements for new contracts. Between the two unions, nearly …

Wal-Mart Makes DC Debut, Names McMillon To CEO Post

The past 30 days have been extremely frenetic for Wal-Mart. The world’s largest retailer announced that company veteran Doug McMillon, 47, currently CEO of Wal-Mart International, will succeed Mike Duke, 63, as president and chief executive officer, effective February 1, …

Wakefern Annual Retail Sales Reach Record $14.1 Billion

Wakefern reported record retail sales of $14.1 billion for its fiscal year ending September 28, 2013.

Gheysens: Wawa Seeks Further Florida Growth, More Productivity

Wawa CEO Chris Gheysens recently addressed the students at Saint Joseph’s University’s Pat McCarthy Lecture Series.

Obituary: Gerson Barnett, Former Giant/Landover SVP-Store Operations

Former Giant/Landover executive Gerson Barnett passed away October 8 at ago 90 after a long illness. Barnett was born in Utah in 1923. He attended the University of Utah and served in the Merchant Marines during World War II as …

After 83 Years, Santoni’s Closes

After 83 years, Santoni’s Supermarket has closed its doors.

Busy Times At Safeway As It Exits Chicago, Draws Cerberus’ Interest

Safeway will exit Chicago by the end of the year, selling or closing all of its Dominick’s units.

Gordon Reid Named New Giant/Landover President

Gordon Reid has been named the new president of Giant/Landover.

Fairway Continues Bold New Store Expansion Program

Fairway Market continues to ramp up its expansion effort since becoming a publicly traded company in April.