Elliot Zwiebach

Elliot
Zwiebach
West Editor / Retail ,
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Ahold says merchandising restructuring is complete
Ahold USA is ready to launch its “Winning Together” initiative with vendors after more than a year of restructuring its merchandising programs with a vertical rather than a horizontal approach, Mark McGowan, the outgoing EVP, operations, told a vendor audience Tuesday evening.
Wakefern to introduce blood sugar testing
Wakefern Food Corp. plans to move quickly to add blood-sugar testing as one of the health and wellness services it offers at its ShopRite stores, Jonathan Thacker, vice president, pharmacy, for the member-owned cooperative, said Tuesday.
Retailers need to define 'freshness,' FMI speaker says
It may be time for retailers to do a better job explaining “freshness” to consumers, a marketing executive told an FMI Connect seminar audience in Chicago Tuesday.
Report predicts executive lineup if Ahold, Delhaize merge
If the merger of Ahold and Delhaize occurs, Dick Boer, the CEO of Ahold, would become president of the supervisory board of the combined company and Frans Muller, CEO of Delhaize, would run day-to-day operations as CEO, according to speculation outlined in an analyst report that was quoted by Dutch media.
Gallery: Acme Long Beach, N.J., store tour 1
The Acme division of Albertsons opened a 39,000-square-foot replacement store in Long Beach Township, located on Long Beach Island along the Jersey Shore.
Dollar General satisfied with labor initiative results
Dollar General Corp. said a variety of labor initiative are producing positive, sustainable results.
New Andronico's CEO focusing on food and fitness 
Suzy Monford, the new CEO of Andronico’s Community Markets, is not a typical supermarket executive.
Costco 'willing to eat' higher chicken costs 1
With poultry prices going up due to an Avian flu outbreak, Costco Wholesale Corp. said Thursday it plans to hold the line on pricing of rotisserie chicken.
Risky growth play for Haggen 
Haggen is growing in a unique — some have said risky — way: through an acquisition eight times its original size that will expand its operations into three new states.
Trader Joe’s sailing to Texas, Florida 
Trader Joe’s is hoping to drop a lot of anchors in Texas, Florida and the surrounding areas.
Costco eyes balanced growth home and abroad 
If Costco Wholesale Corp. had its way, it would open 30 stores a year, with half in the U.S. and half overseas.
Sprouts says new-store productivity rises 15%
New-store productivity at Sprouts Farmers Market has risen by about 15% — to an average of $320,000 per week — as the company has broadened its assortment and shifted its focus from being a specialty store to an everyday healthy grocery store, the company’s CFO told investors Thursday.
Dollar Tree plans to re-banner some Family Dollars as test 2
Dollar Tree plans to begin re-bannering a handful of Family Dollar locations as soon as its acquisition of the company is completed this summer, Robert L. Sasser, president and CEO of Dollar Tree, told analysts Thursday.
Meijer agrees to acquire specialty pharmacy 2
Meijer said Wednesday it has signed an agreement to acquire Aureus Health Services, a Pittsburgh-based specialty pharmacy and health services company, to enhance its customer offerings, particularly to patients with complex chronic conditions.
Asian segment needs more study, researcher says
The Asian-American consumer may be a more significant shopper segment than previous research has indicated and is ripe for further study, a researcher told the Asian Market Summit in Los Angeles, sponsored by the Asian American Advertising Federation.

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