Elliot Zwiebach

Retail/Financial Reporter,
Supermarket News
California retailers enact drought measures 
California retailers are finding new ways to conserve water as they adjust to the state’s ongoing drought.
Haggen bulking up pharmacy staff
Haggen said Monday it is expanding its pharmacy management staff from six to 28 to manage its larger store network.
Remodeling, expanded assortments boost 99 Cents Only results
99 Cents Only Stores said the completion of its “Go Taller” effort, which increased shelf heights by 18 inches, and an enhanced merchandise selection helped boost sales and return the company to positive earnings for the year ended Jan. 30.
Top-level changes signal 'Albertsons feel' for merged company 
The transition of Safeway into an operating division of Albertsons got a big boost earlier this month when the company installed Bob Miller as CEO and moved Robert Edwards to vice chairman, industry observers told SN.
Gallery: Food industry goes to Washington
A Day in Washington is scheduled April 15-16 for members of Food Marketing Institute, the National Grocers Association and the Food Industry Executives Association to talk with legislators.
Miller named CEO at Albertsons in head office shakeup 5
Albertsons said Friday Bob Miller, executive chairman, will assume the additional role of chief executive officer as part of a new four-person office of the CEO as Robert Edwards moves into the new title of vice chairman.
Haggen slows conversion pace 5
Haggen is slowing down its schedule of store conversions, the company told SN Thursday.
Menu labeling tops retail agenda in Washington 
Delaying implementation of a new menu labeling rule will be the industry’s top priority at the annual Day in Washington scheduled for April 15 and 16, according to a Food Marketing Institute executive.
The Fresh Market introduces employee sales bonuses
The Fresh Market has developed a bonus plan for its 12,000-plus employees that enables them to earn more mony based on sales rather than tenure.
Piccinini was always confident of Save Mart's success
Bob Piccinini was confident Save Mart Supermarkets could succeed in an increasingly competitive marketplace.
Haggen mailer touts 'one-shop,' price 

To introduce itself to consumers who have never heard of it, Haggen has adopted the slogan,"Hello Haggen. Goodbye Hassle."

Fresh & Easy shuttering stores to advance c-store plan 1
Fresh & Easy is undergoing an evolving transformation to become something it considers unique — a fresh-food convenience store.
Fresh & Easy discloses plans to rationalize store base 3
Amid reports Fresh & Easy plans to close 50 stores of its 200 stores, the company said Sunday it plans to rationalize its store base and divest locations “that do not meet the criteria of Fresh & Easy’s model of modern convenience.”
Shaner: Haggen aiming for 'white space' between conventional and specialty 
As Haggen enters Southern California as a completely unknown entity to most consumers, it believes it can fill a niche that is not being filled there Bill Shaner, CEO of the company’s new Pacific Southwest division, told SN in an exclusive interview.
Smart & Final to expand natural, organic offering
Smart & Final said Wednesday it has a “robust slate” of initiatives planned for 2015 to support ongoing same-store sales growth.
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