Elliot Zwiebach

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Supermarket News
Raley's will leave Kehe for UNFI: sources
Raleys Supermarkets will reportedly switch to Kehe Distributors, Naperville, Ill., as its primary supplier of natural and organic foods, trade sources told SN Wednesday.
Healthy meets indulgent: 2015 center store category guide 
Center store suppliers gained traction during the past year by making indulgent snacks healthier and healthy snacks more indulgent.
Natural, organic sales growing at Smart & Final
Increased offerings of natural and organic products are helping boost sales for Smart & Final Stores, particularly among home-delivery customers, Dave Hirz, president and CEO, told analysts Wednesday.
UNFI announces early termination of Albertsons agreement 
United Natural Foods, Inc., said Monday its contract with Albertsons Cos. will terminate in September rather than a year from now.
A&P announces sale of 120 stores on heels of Chapter 11  15
Within hours of filing a voluntary petition for Chapter 11 protection late Sunday, A&P said it has executed asset purchase agreements for approximately 120 stores at a price of approximately $600 million.
Haggen cutbacks could impact nearly 1,000  9
The staff reductions at Haggen that were announced Wednesday could affect between 600 and 1,000 employees, industry observers told SN.
Haggen cutting staff hours 8
Haggen is reducing staff hours at its just-opened stores across the Southwest to improve its efficiency, the company said Wednesday.
Haggen cutting staff hours, reports say
Haggen is reducing staff hours at its just-opened stores across the Southwest as a result of competitive pressures, according to published reports.
Overwaitea sets entry into Saskatchewan, Manitoba
Overwaitea Food Group said it plans to expand into the provinces of Saskatchewan and Manitoba next year with seven Save-On-Foods locations as part of a 40-store expansion plan over the next three to five years.
Gallery: Market Street comes to Abilene
Take a tour of Market Street's first store in Abilene, Texas, created from a converted Albertsons unit.
Consolidation: Favorable forecast for merger activity 
The climate for mergers and acquisitions is positive, industry observers told SN.
Consolidation: What will Kroger do next?  9
What role is Kroger Co. going to play in future industry consolidation?
UFCW local sets meeting to discuss A&P future 4
Uncertainty over the future of A&P has prompted several locals of the United Food and Commercial Workers Union to call member meetings to discuss the chain’s financial situation, including one scheduled for Wednesday by UFCW Local 1776 in Philadelphia.
Dollar Tree completes Family Dollar acquisition, names president
Dollar Tree said Monday it has formally completed the acquisition of Family Dollar Stores and named Gary Philbin president and COO of Family Dollar, effective immediately.
Consolidation: Southeastern, publicly held conventionals could be next  3
With Ahold and Delhaize set to join forces, the discussion now moves to the question, “Who’s next?”

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