Elliot Zwiebach

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Supermarket News
Grocery Outlet CEO deems SoCal 'huge growth market' 
Grocery Outlets Bargain Markets is in the midst of introducing itself to Los Angeles consumers, with 10 stores already opened since December, 10 more scheduled to open this year and another 12 to 15 due next year.
Gallery: Small stores, big deliveries from Yummy.com
Online grocery business Yummy.com has expanded its brick-and-mortar companion operation to six stores after opening its newest unit this week in the Los Angeles neighborhood of Century City.
New Yummy.com store geared to Millennials 
Yummy.com expanded its home-delivery service area to West Los Angeles when it opened its sixth store Monday — a store geared to Millennial shoppers, the company said.
Dollar General seeking consumables improvements 
With economic headwinds likely to continue to create additional core customers for years to come, Dollar General said it is making plans to capture that business through ongoing improvements in its consumables assortment.
PCC-Amazon partnership off to quick start 
PCC Natural Markets said Thursday it has formed a home-delivery partnership with Amazon Prime Now — an effort that got off to a promising start even before it was formally launched, Cate Hardy, CEO of the 10-store chain, told SN.
Aldi sets Southern California debut Thursday  9
Aldi is only a day away from making its Southern California debut.
Smart & Final sees expansion beyond the West 
As Smart & Final converts 33 acquired Haggen stores in Southern California to its own banner over the next year, it is contemplating growth beyond its existing geography in six Western states, a company executive told investors Tuesday.
Kroger likes Roundy's real estate, metrics, execs say 
Kroger Co. acquired Roundy’s Supermarkets for the real estate and the company’s metrics, although it may take more work to improve sales than other potential acquisitions might, company executives told an investors conference Tuesday.
Private ownership could ease TFM stress, observers say  4
The pending acquisition of The Fresh Market by Apollo Global Management should give the company breathing room to pursue a turnaround strategy in a less-stressful, private setting, industry observers said Monday.
Albertsons will retain Haggen name on 15 stores 4
Albertsons plans to operate 15 of the 29 Haggen stores it has agreed to acquire as a separate business unit under the Haggen banner, the company said Monday.
Haggen agrees to sell remaining stores to Albertsons
Haggen said Friday it has accepted a bid from Albertsons to acquire 29 core stores in the Pacific Northwest.
Dollar General expanding test of smaller box
Dollar General Corp. said Thursday it plans to continue to open smaller stores in urban as well as rural markets.
Smart & Final: Deflation likely to last through mid-year 
Deflation is likely to continue to impact sales growth through the first half of the year before modest inflation takes over, executives at Smart & Final Stores told investors Wednesday.
Gallery: Bashas' opens remodeled Food City
Bashas’ opened a remodeled Food City in Tucson, Ariz., earlier this month — a 42,000-square-foot store featuring hanging pinatas and bright wall decor in keeping with the stores’ Hispanic focus.
Kale to the chief 
Customers keep asking for kale, so retailers keep giving them more of it.
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