Elliot Zwiebach

Retail/Financial Reporter,
Supermarket News
Regional Report: CGA speaks for large and small stores post-merger 1
The California Grocers Association is speaking with a louder voice these days following its merger in May with the California Independent Grocers Association.
Social media, grassroots, research propelled Atlanta openings: Sprouts
Connecting with consumers through social media, grassroots efforts and extensive research helped propel the entry of Sprouts Farmers Market into Atlanta, company officials told investors.
Roundy's seeking improvements in core markets
Roundy’s plans to focus on expanding Mariano’s beyond the Chicago market while it tries to improve the performance of its Pick ‘n Save stores in Milwaukee, the company told industry analysts Wednesday.
Natural Grocers continues focus on store growth
Natural Grocers by Vitamin Cottage said Thursday it is continuing to focus on new-store investments, including infrastructure, to support future growth.
Gallery: Executive promotions, departures for July
Key executives came and went all over the world in July, with top-level changes at Walmart, Loblaw and Tesco.
Whole Foods sets first national marketing effort
Whole Foods Market, Austin, Texas, said Wednesday it plans to launch its first-ever national marketing and brand campaign in the fall — a program focused on responsible growing standards for the produce and flowers it sells
Other bids for Family Dollar possible: Analysts
Competitive pressures for small-box retailers may intensify if the definitive agreement for Dollar Tree to acquire Family Dollar Stores is completed early next year as scheduled, according to industry analysts — though it’s still possible other bidders could alter the outlook, they added.
Gallery: Target trials small Express footprint
Target Corp. opened its first TargetExpress in mid-July — at 20,000 square feet it is the smallest store the discount chain has ever opened.
Dollar Tree agrees to acquire Family Dollar 1
Family Dollar Stores has agreed to be acquired by Dollar Tree for $74.50 per share, a 22.8% premium over Family Dollar’s closing price on Friday, both companies announced today.
Duncan: Supervalu 'off to solid start' 
Supervalu, Minneapolis, said Thursday fiscal 2015 is “off to a solid start” following release of financial results for the first quarter ended June 14.
Fresh & Easy aims to grow shopper appeal 
Fresh & Easy is making progress as it seeks to reposition itself to appeal to a broader range of shoppers, the company told SN.
Robert Edwards, Safeway 
Robert Edwards, president and CEO of Safeway, is ranked No. 3 in both The Trending 10 and Traditional Supermarket Operators in SN's 2014 Power 50.
Robert Miller, Albertsons 
Robert Miller, CEO of Albertsons, is ranked No. 2 in both The Trending 10 and Traditional Supermarket Operators in SN's 2014 Power 50.
Randall Onstead, Bi-Lo Holdings 
Randall Onstead, president and CEO of Bi-Lo Holdings, is No. 9 in Traditional Supermarket Operators in SN's 2014 Power 50.
Sam Duncan, Supervalu 
Sam Duncan, president and CEO of Supervalu, is ranked No. 6 in The Trending 10 and No. 1 among Wholesalers in SN's 2014 Power 50.
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