Elliot Zwiebach

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Costco CEO: Values, culture are key 4
No matter how big a company gets, it must maintain its core values and its culture or it could fail, Craig Jelinek, chairman and CEO of Costco Wholesale Corp., said in a speech Monday.
Haggen on schedule for 100 stores in 100 days: Shaner 9
​Haggen is on schedule to complete 100 openings in 100 days, Bill Shaner, CEO of the Pacific Southwest stores, told SN Sunday.
Overall grocery sales outpacing restaurant sales: Food Institute speaker
Grocery sales outpaced restaurant sales during the first two months of 2015, despite reports to the contrary, Brian Todd, president of The Food Institute, told a webinar audience Wednesday.
NLRB to hear El Super charges 1
Workers at Bodega Latina, which does business as El Super, said Wednesday the National Labor Relations Board has set a fact-finding hearing for June 8 to determine whether the company has interfered with their ability to ratify a new union contract.
Kroger investing $500 million in Indianapolis
Kroger Co. said Wednesday it plans to spend nearly $500 million to open 11 stores and remodel or expand 22 others in the Greater Indianapolis area as part of a four-year strategic plan.
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Outreach to businesses helps Smart & Final results
Smart & Final Stores said initiatives focused on getting business customers to buy more per visit have helped boost sales by 25% at stores where the program is in place.
Albertsons IPO speculation 'premature': Analyst
Reports that Albertsons might be considering an initial public offering are probably premature, a Wall Street analyst told SN Tuesday.
California retailers enact drought measures 
California retailers are finding new ways to conserve water as they adjust to the state’s ongoing drought.
Haggen bulking up pharmacy staff
Haggen said Monday it is expanding its pharmacy management staff from six to 28 to manage its larger store network.
Remodeling, expanded assortments boost 99 Cents Only results 1
99 Cents Only Stores said the completion of its “Go Taller” effort, which increased shelf heights by 18 inches, and an enhanced merchandise selection helped boost sales and return the company to positive earnings for the year ended Jan. 30.
Top-level changes signal 'Albertsons feel' for merged company  2
The transition of Safeway into an operating division of Albertsons got a big boost earlier this month when the company installed Bob Miller as CEO and moved Robert Edwards to vice chairman, industry observers told SN.
Gallery: Food industry goes to Washington
A Day in Washington is scheduled April 15-16 for members of Food Marketing Institute, the National Grocers Association and the Food Industry Executives Association to talk with legislators.
Miller named CEO at Albertsons in head office shakeup 5
Albertsons said Friday Bob Miller, executive chairman, will assume the additional role of chief executive officer as part of a new four-person office of the CEO as Robert Edwards moves into the new title of vice chairman.
Haggen slows conversion pace 6
Haggen is slowing down its schedule of store conversions, the company told SN Thursday.
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