Elliot Zwiebach

Elliot
Zwiebach
West Editor / Retail ,
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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.
Target picks L.A. stores to pilot innovations  1
Target Corp. has no short-term plans to get into fresh food categories, company executives told Wall Street investors.
Costco sees more organics growth 
Costco Wholesale Corp. said Tuesday it expects sales of organics to increase 20% or more this year.
Talk to Millennial employees for help, IGA speakers urge 
Independents should talk with Millennial employees to help ease their way into social media and other online programs, a wholesaler told IGA’s 90th annual convention in Las Vegas.
Don't overprice private brands, Topco executive says 
Retailers should price private brands to drive dollar sales rather than to boost gross margins, a Topco executive told a workshop audience Tuesday at the annual National Grocers Association convention in Las Vegas.
Wegmans at 100: A winning formula  1
Wegmans Food Markets has achieved a major milestone — reaching its 100th anniversary as an iconic company still at the top of its game.
Wegmans at 100: Pushing boundaries 
As Wegmans Food Markets moves into its second century, its scope as a regional powerhouse is continuing to expand.
Vary shopping patterns to create excitement, NGA audience told
Independent retailers can make shopping more exciting by rearranging gondolas to vary shopping patterns, a single-store operator said Monday at the annual NGA Show in Las Vegas.
Fresh enhances c-store ambience
Offering fresh and prepared foods in a convenience store raises the level of customer expectations and can boost sales, Rich Niemann 3rd told a workshop audience Monday during the annual convention of the National Grocers Association in Las Vegas.
NGA speaker leery about click-and-collect 1
Although click-and-collect programs are growing in popularity, a Coborn’s executive said he is still leery about such initiatives and is moving ahead cautiously.
Independent future linked to ability to adapt: NGA speakers
Independent operators will remain relevant because they have the flexibility and commitment to adapt and change, Peter J. Larkin, president and CEO of the National Grocers Association, said Sunday in Las Vegas at the opening session of NGA’s annual convention.
SpartanNash sticking with retail segment
SpartanNash Co. intends to continue to use its retail segment to become a better distributor, with no plans to deemphasize it, Dennis Eidson, president and CEO, told investors Thursday.
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