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Klug leaving industry for 'terrific opportunity' in recycling 
Sue Klug, EVP and chief merchandising officer for Unified Grocers, is leaving the company and the food industry at the end of this week to pursue “a terrific opportunity” with a waste management and recycling company, she told SN Monday.
Click now: Amazon's rise, industry growth requires retailers to get selling online 1
The future of e-commerce is now, and supermarket operators who don’t jump on board very soon may not be around to hitch a ride later, according to industry observers.
‘Insta-pendents’ testify to online basket growth 
Small, independent retailers are seeing overall sales increasing and average basket sizes rising since installing Instacart delivery programs.
The Digital Top 10: Amazon leads but everyone grows  1
E-commerce sales among food retailers are picking up.
Industry ponders future of Florida Safeways  8
Albertsons converted its three remaining stores in Florida to the Safeway banner in mid-June, leaving industry observers wondering why — and what it might do next.
Safeway, economy create net loss for Sobeys 
Sobeys said Wednesday it is focusing on pricing, network renewal and efficiencies to strengthen its business across Canada as ongoing integration issues with the acquired Safeway stores in western Canada contributed to earnings losses for the year and fourth quarter ended May 7.
Philadelphia-area Thriftway, Shop n Bag stores to join IGA  3
The Thriftway and Shop n Bag stores in Pennsylvania and Southern New Jersey will become IGA members soon, according to the retailers’ website.
Sprouts getting 'sales lift' from Amazon 
Sprouts Farmers Market is seeing “attractive sales lifts” from its home-delivery relationship with Amazon, Brad Lukow, CFO, told an investors conference Wednesday.
365 exceeds basket sizes of legacy Whole Foods  1
Whole Foods Market said Wednesday its first 365 store is getting bigger basket sizes than its legacy stores and matching meat and seafood sales at those stores.
Kroger exploring home delivery options  1
Kroger Co. is willing to test a variety of options to determine whether customers prefer store pickup or home delivery programs, J. Michael Schlotman, EVP and CFO, said during an investors conference Tuesday.
Kroger: Roundy's integration 'on plan' but remodels running late  1
The integration of Roundy’s is tracking “on plan,” though it’s taking a little longer than expected to get the remodeling process started, W. Rodney McMullen, chairman and CEO of Kroger Co., told investors Thursday.
Industry executives optimistic about 2016 sales, profits 
Industry executives said they anticipate increased sales and profits for 2016, according to a survey conducted on behalf of WeiserMazars earlier in the year.
UNFI plans Aug. 1 launch of regional selling 
United Natural Foods Inc. will begin selling across all categories in its three newly established regions on Aug. 1, right after the start of its new fiscal year, Steven L. Spinner, president and CEO, told investors Monday — a move that will not disrupt established customer relationships, he noted.
Supervalu seeking ways to unlock value  1
Supervalu plans to focus on being a wholesaler, but it also intends to unlock the value it sees in its business in other ways “because we can do more than ship cases of bananas,” Mark Gross, president and CEO, told an investor audience Thursday in Boston.
Ahold, FTC still talking divestitures  10
While Ahold said it continues to expect to complete its merger with Delhaize by mid-2016, it is still in discussions with the FTC and is not sure how many stores it may have to divest, Dick Boer, Ahold chairman, president and CEO, told investors Wednesday.
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