Elliot Zwiebach

Retail/Financial Reporter,
Supermarket News
Value Trapped: Many shoppers still feeling the pinch 
Consumers remain cautious despite improvements in the economy, said participants in SN’s 2014 Financial Analysts Roundtable
UNFI says cap-ex will level off in F2016
United Natural Foods, Inc., plans to continue aggressive investments in infrastructure for the next two years, after which it expects capital spending to level off to more normal levels, company executives told investors Wednesday during a conference call to discuss financial results for the fiscal year ended Aug. 2.
Gallery: Bashas’ Food City stores get revamped
Bashas’ opened a remodeled Food City on Sept. 10 in the heart of Phoenix.
Family Dollar urges shareholders to reject Dollar General tender offer
Family Dollar Stores recommended Wednesday its shareholders not tender their stock, following a conditional tender offer by Dollar General Corp Family Dollar characterized as “illusory.”
Gallery: Introducing Los Altos Ranch Market
Los Altos Ranch Market introduced its newly rebanded stores with in-store events and ribbon cutting ceremony.
Dollar store war could impact Walmart 
The biggest winner — or loser — in the battle to acquire Family Dollar Stores might be Walmart, according to industry observers.
Mariano’s Quick Turnaround 
SN honors Mariano’s with its 2014 Retail Achievement Award for its rapid growth in Chicagoland.
Gallery: Mariano’s store tour 
The Mariano’s store in Ravenswood, Ill., is what the company calls “a showpiece” — a location that features the best of what that chain has to offer.
Retailers report rising supermarket sales 
As the economy keeps improving, so are supermarket sales, according to industry executives around the U.S., who told SN summer sales have been increasing — and most said they expect more of the same through the fall.
Dollar General ups the ante for Family Dollar
Dollar General Corp. said Tuesday it has sent an enhanced acquisition proposal to the board of directors of Family Dollar Stores that would increase its all-cash offer to $80 per share, for a total offer of approximately $9.1 billion.
Mariano's leases shuttered Dominick's in Naperville, Ill.
Mariano’s Fresh Market said it will open a store at one additional former Dominick’s location — a shuttered site in Naperville, Ill., that it plans to lease.
Plastic-bag ban goes to California governor
A bill banning single-use carryout plastic bags statewide is headed to California Gov. Jerry Brown following Friday’s passage by the state Senate, a day after the state Assembly also voted in favor of it.
Family Dollar rejects Dollar General, sticks with Dollar Tree offer
Family Dollar Stores has rejected a higher acquisition bid from Dollar General Corp. and said it will pursue completion of its prior agreement to be acquired by Dollar Tree, citing antitrust considerations.
Target seeking to improve operations in U.S., Canada
Target Corp., Minneapolis, is taking steps to improve the performance of its U.S. and Canadian business segments following lower earnings and flattish sales during the second quarter ended Aug. 2, company executives told investors.
SpartanNash expects little change in economic pressures
SpartanNash, Grand Rapids, Mich., does not see much easing of economic pressure on consumers for the next couple of years, Dennis Eidson, president and CEO, told investors Thursday.

Twitter Facebook Youtube Iphone APP RSS Feeds Google Plus
Penton Media Food Group and Related Sites

Sponsored Introduction Continue on to (or wait seconds) ×