Ahold USA is ready to launch its “Winning Together” initiative with vendors after more than a year of restructuring its merchandising programs with a vertical rather than a horizontal approach, Mark McGowan, the outgoing EVP, operations, told a vendor audience Tuesday evening.
Wakefern Food Corp. plans to move quickly to add blood-sugar testing as one of the health and wellness services it offers at its ShopRite stores, Jonathan Thacker, vice president, pharmacy, for the member-owned cooperative, said Tuesday.
If the merger of Ahold and Delhaize occurs, Dick Boer, the CEO of Ahold, would become president of the supervisory board of the combined company and Frans Muller, CEO of Delhaize, would run day-to-day operations as CEO, according to speculation outlined in an analyst report that was quoted by Dutch media.
New-store productivity at Sprouts Farmers Market has risen by about 15% — to an average of $320,000 per week — as the company has broadened its assortment and shifted its focus from being a specialty store to an everyday healthy grocery store, the company’s CFO told investors Thursday.
Dollar Tree plans to begin re-bannering a handful of Family Dollar locations as soon as its acquisition of the company is completed this summer, Robert L. Sasser, president and CEO of Dollar Tree, told analysts Thursday.
Meijer said Wednesday it has signed an agreement to acquire Aureus Health Services, a Pittsburgh-based specialty pharmacy and health services company, to enhance its customer offerings, particularly to patients with complex chronic conditions.
The Asian-American consumer may be a more significant shopper segment than previous research has indicated and is ripe for further study, a researcher told the Asian Market Summit in Los Angeles, sponsored by the Asian American Advertising Federation.