Elliot Zwiebach

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Zwiebach
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Gallery: Bashas’ remodel welcomes customers
Chandler, Ariz.-based Bashas’ unveiled its first remodeled store for 2015 in late February in Peoria, Arizona.
Sprouts focusing on private-label, foodservice
Sprouts Farmers Market is focusing on expanding its private-label assortment and also running tests to expand its foodservice offerings, company executives told investors during a conference call Wednesday.
Food will be 'critically important' to Target's future: Cornell
Food will be “a critically important area of opportunity” for Target Corp., Brian Cornell, chairman and CEO, told analysts Wednesday.
Food in the crosshairs at Target  2
Target Corporation is reassessing its grocery offerings as it focuses its attention on its U.S. stores following the shutdown of its Canadian venture, industry observers told SN.
Unified to expand GM/HBW by leasing Raley's facility
Unified Grocers said Monday it has reached an agreement to take over operation of the Raley’s nonfood distribution center in Northern California and use it as a platform to expand its GM and HBW business companywide.
Gallery: Looking back 80 years at Raley's
Here's a look back at Raley's Supermarkets' 80 years in business.
Albertsons-Safeway: What's happening now? (audio slideshow) 1
SN’s Western Retail Editor Elliot Zwiebach reports on size of the newly combined Albertsons and Safeway and how the company is handling banner names and leadership in this audio slideshow.
Whole Foods posts record sales, plans more stores 4
Whole Foods Market said Wednesday it expects to open between 38 and 42 new stores this year, including relocations, for annual square-footage growth of 9% to 10%.
Gallery: Los Angeles’ Yummy.com delivers, fast
Yummy.com, a Los Angeles-based grocery delivery company, opened its sixth store in a mid-city location in early February.
Niche offering key for Yummy.com: CEO 
Yummy.com believes it has found the key to home delivery of groceries that has eluded most supermarket operators — keeping the focus on serving the needs of a very specific target customer.
Wild Oats banner returns at Fresh & Easy in Scottsdale 2
Fresh & Easy is testing a new concept under the Wild Oats banner at a single store in Scottsdale, Ariz.
Fairway plans more robust growth
Fairway Market plans to resume a more robust expansion pattern over the next few years, with one new store scheduled to open late in fiscal 2016, two in 2017 and three the following year, Jack Murphy, CEO of the 15-store chain, told financial analysts Thursday.
Haggen to begin rebannering stores 5
Haggen will begin converting the 146 Albertsons and Safeway stores it acquired to its own banner beginning next week, with all stores expected to be converted within 120 days, an industry source with knowledge of the company’s operations told SN.
2015 Top 50: Independent Spirit 
A diverse group of independent operators rounds out SN’s annual list of the Top 50 Small Chains and Independents.
Northgate Gonzalez: Modernizing stores 
Northgate Gonzalez Market plans to boost its efforts to reinvest in its store fleet in 2015 — “to modernize some stores, to make the shopping experience more exciting and entertaining, and to serve customers in new and different ways” — Mike Hendry, VP of marketing, told SN.
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