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.
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.
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 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.
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.