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.
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.
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.
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.
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 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.
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.