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Wal-Mart Looking At Northeast For Smaller Format Expansion?

Wal-Mart may be looking at the Northeast as it prioritizes the opening of smaller format units.

Grocery, Fresh Targeted In Amazon’s Explosive Warehouse Growth Plan

Amazon planning multiple new Mid-Atlantic depots to allow growth for its grocery and fresh food offerings.

Leadership Changes At Delhaize USA, Ahold’s Giant/Landover Unit

Roland Smith is leaving his post as CEO of Delhaize America and Anthony Hucker is exiting as president of Giant/Landover, it has been announced.

Fairway Loss At $27.9M In First ‘Public’ Qtr.; Plans New NYC Unit

Fairway Market posted a $27.9 million loss in its first financial posting since becoming a publicly traded company.

The Fresh Grocer To Join Wakefern

The Fresh Grocer announced July 31 that it will join the Wakefern, becoming the 50th member of the cooperative.

Bly Exits Shoppers; Gleeson, Nye Will Act As Interim Co-Presidents

Bob Bly has left Shoppers Food & Pharmacy where he had served as president of that division of Supervalu for about a year.

Wal-Mart Threatens DC Pullout If Mayor Signs ‘Living Wage’ Bill

Wal-Mart has said it will cancel plans for future stores in the District of Columbia if that city’s mayor signs a ‘living wage’ bill.

Kroger Pays Premium For Harris Teeter

Kroger has agreed to acquire Harris Teeter for approximately $2.5 billion.

Kroger To Buy Harris Teeter

Kroger has agreed to acquire Harris Teeter, the company announced July 9. The companies announced a definitive merger agreement under which Kroger will purchase all outstanding shares of Harris Teeter for $49.38 per share in cash, or approximately $2.5 billion.

Ken Martindale Named COO, President Of Rite Aid Corp.

Ken Martindale has been named COO and president of Rite Aid, reporting to John Standley, chairman, president and CEO.