Sobeys said it is not only working to integrate systems at the stores it acquired from Safeway last year but is also implementing merchandising programs to address concerns with sales in some categories.
Dollar General Corp., Goodlettsville, Tenn., plans to pursue a “lifecycle remodeling” program for its smallest stores rather than relocating them, Rick Dreiling, chairman and chief executive officer, told investors Thursday during an earnings call.
While Whole Foods Market intends to retain marketing flexibility at the operating level, it contemplates moving more backstage decisions to its home base in Austin, Texas, Walter E. Robb, co-CEO of the chain, told the UBS Global Consumer Conference Wednesday in New York.
Roundy’s is seeing improvements in its Pick ‘n Save stores in Wisconsin as it continues to focus on stabilizing and growing its core business there, Robert A. Mariano, chairman, president and CEO of the Milwaukee-based company, told financial analysts recently.
Kroger Co. does not expect the synergies from the merger of Safeway and Albertsons to have much short-term impact once the deal is completed late this year, J. Michael Schlotman, Kroger CFO, told an investor audience Tuesday.
Wal-Mart Stores still considers its Express format to be a pilot project, though the expansion of the format this year could provide the company with answers to a lot of open questions, the company’s chief financial officer said Tuesday.
Jim Keyes should be up to the task of converting a brand that lacked much identity — Fresh & Easy Neighborhood Market — into a profitable business, industry sources told SN, though it could be a tough challenge.
A spate of expansion announcements from some regional supermarket operators reflects fresh opportunities for growth among some of the nation’s strongest traditional chains — and promises to shake up some markets for years to come.
California authorities said Thursday Safeway, Pleasanton, Calif., has agreed to pay $2.25 million in costs and fines to settle a civil complaint alleging it had engaged in false advertising and unfair competition and had defied a 2008 injunction.
The data breach Minneapolis-based Target Corp. suffered in mid-December not only impacted comparable store sales but also contributed to declining shopper penetration, according to a study by Kantar Retail ShopperScape, Boston.
Supermarket operators can boost health and wellness sales by partnering with companies that serve consumers interested in healthy lifestyles, a speaker told the Supermarket News at Expo West conference in Anaheim, Calif., Thursday.