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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.

SVU Promotes Gleeson, Nye To Division Presidents

Supervalu made two regional appointments in September, naming Bob Gleeson president of Shoppers Food & Pharmacy and Micky Nye president of Farm Fresh.

Hepfinger’s Departure Creates Renewed Focus At Weis Markets

A new era has begun at Weis Markets following the resignation of CEO David Hepfinger.

Hepfinger Out At Weis; J. Weis Named Interim CEO, Schertle Given Additional Duties

David Hepfinger has resigned as president and CEO of Weis Markets, effective immediately.

Seeking To Improve Food Deserts, Fare & Square To Debut September 28

Not-for-profit grocery store Fare & Square will debut in Chester, PA on September 28.

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.