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Kroger’s McMullen: Flexibility, Diversity To Determine Supers’ Future Success

Kroger CEO Rodney McMullen recently spoike at the Food for Tomorrow conference sponsored by The New York Times.

James McCann Resigns As Ahold USA COO; Kevin Holt To Head Large Northeast Chain

James McCann has resigned as COO of Ahold USA; he will be replaced by current Delhaize America CEO Kevin Holt.

Breaking News: James McCann Resigns As COO Of Ahold USA

James McCann has resigned as COO of Ahold USA, effective October 5. Delhaize America CEO Kevin Holt replaces him immediately.

Results Support Wal-Mart’s Gain; Comp Sales, Traffic Counts Grow

Slowly, but steadily, Wal-Mart’s U.S. stores continue to improve their performance as customers have responded favorably to the changes the retailer is making.

Ahold Delhaize Start Creates ‘Good Momentum;’ ID Sales Up

After more than a year of waiting for its merger agreement to be finalized, the Ahold Delhaize marriage is off to a good start, according to CEO Dick Boer.

German Discount Grocers Poised For Greater Mid-Atlantic Growth

Two German discount retailers – Aldi and Lidl – have announced aggressive strategic moves designed to expand their businesses in the Mid-Atlantic.

Valenzuela Tapped As New Head Of Safeway’s Eastern Divison

Safeway’s Eastern Division has again made a change at the top with Dan Valenzuela being named president, replacing Steve Burnham who has left the company.

Dan Valenzuela Named New Safeway Eastern Division President

Dan Valenzuela has been named the new president of the Eastern division with responsibility for the company’s more than 120 stores in Maryland, Virginia, Delaware and Washington, DC. He replaces Steve Burnham who has left the company. Valenzuela most recently …

Angelo, Gordon Sells Balducci’s, Kings To Qatari Investment Firm

Kings Food Markets and Balducci’s have been bought by Delaware based K.B. Holdings, a subsidiary of Quatari Investment firm GSSG Capital.

Controversial GMO Labeling Bill Finally Becomes Federal Law

President Barack Obama late last month signed into law a bill requiring the labeling of foods with genetically modified organism (GMO) ingredients. The mandatory federal GMO labeling law will supersede all state precedents and put an end to a fight …