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It’s Official: Kroger Completes $2.48 Billion Harris Teeter Acquisition

Kroger officially completed its acquisition of Harris Teeter on January 28.

Miller Exits As SVU Chairman; Earnings Gain, Sales Decline

Robert Miller has resigned from as CEO of Supervalu “to focus on other demands.”

It’s Official: Senior Management Buys Tops From Morgan Stanley

The Tops Markets management team, led by Frank Curci, has completed the purchase of Tops Markets from Morgan Stanley Capital Partners.

Changes At A&P: Sam Martin Out, Greg Mays To Serve As Interim CEO

Sam Martin has left A&P as its CEO; chairman Gregory Mays will serve as CEO on an interim basis.

Giant, Safeway Sign New Pacts With UFCW Locals 27, 400

New three-year pacts will cover 25,000 Giant and Safeway workers.

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.