Elliot Zwiebach

Retail/Financial Reporter,
Supermarket News
Jerry Garland, Associated Wholesale Grocers 
Jerry Garland, president and CEO of Associated Wholesale Grocers, is ranked No. 4 among Wholesalers in SN's 2014 Power 50.
Bob Ling, Unified Grocers 
Bob Ling, president and CEO of Unified Grocers, is ranked No. 5 among Wholesalers in SN's 2014 Power 50.
Dan Bane, Trader Joe’s 
Dan Bane, chairman and CEO of Trader Joe’s, is ranked No. 5 in Other Retailers Selling Food in SN's 2014 Power 50.
Craig Jelinek, Costco Wholesale Corp. 
Craig Jelinek, president and CEO of Costco Wholesale Corp., is No. 3 in Other Retailers Selling Food in SN's 2013 Power 50.
John Mulligan, Target Corp. 
John Mulligan, interim president and CEO, and CFO of Target Corp., is No. 4 in Other Retailers Selling Food in SN's 2014 Power 50.
Hank Meijer, Meijer Inc. 
Hank Meijer, co-chairman and CEO of Meijer Inc., is ranked No. 7 in Other Retailers Selling Food in SN's 2014 Power 50.
Steven Goddard, WinCo Foods 
Steven Goddard, president and CEO of WinCo Foods, is ranked No. 8 in Other Retailers Selling Food in SN's 2014 Power 50.
Retailers upbeat about second half of 2014 
As retailers move into the second half, they anticipate stronger sales, though some are more optimistic than others, according to an SN survey.
Sobeys closures will encompass several banners
The 50 stores Sobeys plans to close include units acquired from Safeway as well as locations that carry some of the chain’s existing banners, the company told investors Thursday.
Dreiling will retire as Dollar General CEO
Rick Dreiling, chairman and CEO of Dollar General Corp., Goodlettsville, Tenn., said Friday he plans to retire as CEO at the end of May 2015 or upon the appointment of a successor — a move that had Wall Street analysts debating whether it meant a potential merger with Family Dollar Stores was more likely or less.
Gallery: Unified Grocers Expo
Unified Grocers, the Los Angeles-based member-owned cooperative, held its annual Expo earlier this month.
Analysts: Food consumption picture unclear 
The amount of food being consumed in the U.S. is actually declining, according to Dollar General CEO Richard Dreiling, although some analysts said his observations might really indicate a shift in consumption trends.
Brookshire Grocery shuffles management
Brookshire Grocery Co., Tyler, Texas, said Thursday it has promoted two executives and made other changes in its leadership team.
UNFI to seek add-ons to Tony's acquisition
United Natural Foods, Inc., Providence, R.I., plans to seek further acquisitions in the protein space over time to supplement the business it will add from acquiring Tony’s Fine Foods, Steven L. Spinner, UNFI’s president and CEO, told investors Tuesday.
UFCW study urges legislative support for unions
Despite healthy industry growth, the wages of grocery store employees in California — encompassing union and non-union members — has declined since 1999, with more than one-third of workers forced to rely on state government assistance to provide for their basic needs, according to a UFCW study.
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