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Short-term cannibalization affecting Smart & Final sales 
The impact of cannibalization from the acquired Haggen stores on existing Smart & Final locations hit 1.3% of sales during the first quarter ended March 27 and is likely to rise to 1.6% for the fiscal year, company officials said Tuesday.
There’s a lot to learn at IDDBA 2016 
IDDBA expects to broaden its role by putting more emphasis on education alongside selling at its annual trade show, Mike Eardley, the group’s president and CEO, told SN.
Supervalu seeks to extend services as growth vehicle  4
Supervalu believes it can leverage additional business by taking over professional services for some of its customers, based on its experience working with Albertsons, Mark Gross, president and CEO, told investors Tuesday.
Metro will continue programs that brought strong comps 
Metro intends to stick to its guns on merchandising and pricing programs in Ontario and Quebec, Eric La Fleche, president and CEO, told investors Wednesday.
FTC approach chills consolidation, sources say  3
As industry trends and consumer habits evolve to create more shopping options across multiple channels, some industry observers believe the Federal Trade Commission's narrow approach to defining competition could hinder efforts to make the industry more efficient.
Husband, wife emphasize NOSH at SoCal Grocery Outlet 
Mom-and-pop stores aint what they used to be, if Grocery Outlet Bargain Markets is any example.
Grocery Outlet CEO deems SoCal 'huge growth market' 
Grocery Outlets Bargain Markets is in the midst of introducing itself to Los Angeles consumers, with 10 stores already opened since December, 10 more scheduled to open this year and another 12 to 15 due next year.
Gallery: Small stores, big deliveries from Yummy.com
Online grocery business Yummy.com has expanded its brick-and-mortar companion operation to six stores after opening its newest unit this week in the Los Angeles neighborhood of Century City.
New Yummy.com store geared to Millennials 
Yummy.com expanded its home-delivery service area to West Los Angeles when it opened its sixth store Monday — a store geared to Millennial shoppers, the company said.
Dollar General seeking consumables improvements 
With economic headwinds likely to continue to create additional core customers for years to come, Dollar General said it is making plans to capture that business through ongoing improvements in its consumables assortment.
PCC-Amazon partnership off to quick start 
PCC Natural Markets said Thursday it has formed a home-delivery partnership with Amazon Prime Now — an effort that got off to a promising start even before it was formally launched, Cate Hardy, CEO of the 10-store chain, told SN.
Aldi sets Southern California debut Thursday  9
Aldi is only a day away from making its Southern California debut.
Smart & Final sees expansion beyond the West 
As Smart & Final converts 33 acquired Haggen stores in Southern California to its own banner over the next year, it is contemplating growth beyond its existing geography in six Western states, a company executive told investors Tuesday.
Kroger likes Roundy's real estate, metrics, execs say 
Kroger Co. acquired Roundy’s Supermarkets for the real estate and the company’s metrics, although it may take more work to improve sales than other potential acquisitions might, company executives told an investors conference Tuesday.
Private ownership could ease TFM stress, observers say  4
The pending acquisition of The Fresh Market by Apollo Global Management should give the company breathing room to pursue a turnaround strategy in a less-stressful, private setting, industry observers said Monday.
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